Sea-inspired decor and beach finds don't have to be ultra-casual or nautical. HGTV fan LuluD proves seashells and coral can be dressed up to fit right into an elegant shabby chic vignette. Get the Look: Even if you don't want a full beach-inspired decorating scheme, you can still coordinate subtle hints of marine life and seashells into your decor. Coral can make a stunning accent piece in a hallway vignette.
Liven Up Corners "If you have a corner that's kind of dead, make a rectangular pedestal out of plywood and lacquer it with high-gloss white paint. Anything you put on it, from a glass bowl to a concrete urn, suddenly becomes important. It's like a little museum installation." -Frank Roop