In general, we’re big fans of any way that we can bring the outdoors in. Beach house or not, seashells can add a punch to any decor. From the den to the bath to that fabulous outdoor space, we love the way that these designers incorporated the shore into every room.

The shell centerpiece in this room, designed by Mary MacDonald becomes a beautiful focal point.

A single shell makes a perfect centerpiece in this outdoor space, designed by Robert A.M. Stern and featured in Architectural Digest.

Designer Seth Anderson uses coral in this tone-on-tone room, also featured in Architectural Digest.

Designer Annette Hannon uses shells to set this table setting apart. This photo is from Home and Design Magazine.

Phoebe Howard uses starfish and coral to add dimension and flair to the built-ins in this dining room.

Peter Vitale photographed this great use of seashells for Veranda.

This outdoor area screams for shells, and designer Michael Ruegamer delivers. This space was photographed for Architectural Digest.

Paolo Moschino uses a shell for a soap dish in this bathroom, featured in House Beautiful.

Rich fabrics, luxurious stone and gilded accessories contrast the shells in this room impeccably. We love Joan Bobbit’s unexpected use of these elements together, as photographed for Southern Accents.

Okay, so ideally we would all comb the beach and find exactly the perfect shell. Realistically, though, that is nearly impossible. Buying them might be a little like cheating, but sometimes there’s no other option. We like this Pink Murex Seashell, Large Conus Litteratus Seashell and White Coral.  If you’re in the market for starfish, this Package of 30 Real Starfish is a bargain and as real as if you found each one yourself!