There may still be snow on the ground outside, but you don’t have to live like its winter in your heart. Beat back the cold and create a haven of warmth by designing a beach theme in your own home.
A beach theme is relatively easy, with many of the components being things you can pick up at a local beach. Sea shells, sand, and drift wood are all materials that are free of charge, provided you have a beach close enough to you.
If you are stranded from the ocean however, most of those items can also be purchased at the local arts and crafts store. Please note that anything which you take from a beach should be washed, and sanitized before you bring it into your home.
Finding clever ways to use these materials throughout the space is the next step. Large sea shells can be turned upside down and used as ashtrays, or if they are stable, as candle holders and incense stands. Sand can be placed in a glass dish as a decorative item in its own right. Spruce it up by adding tiny sea pebbles, rocks, glass gems, bits of shell, or whatever takes your fancy. If you have a small fork, leave it by the dish, and you will have created your own Zen sand garden, a constantly evolving piece of temporary art, which will reinforce feelings of tranquility within the room.