A Coastal Christmas: Four Simple Methods To Incorporating Coastal Elements into Your Holiday Decor

A Coastal Christmas: Four Simple Methods To Incorporating Coastal Elements into Your Holiday Decor  

"Let's get away from sleigh bells, let's get away from snow

Let's make a break some Christmas, Dear, I know the place to go

How'd ya like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?

How'd ya like to spend the holiday away across the sea?

How'd ya like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?" -- Christmas Island, holiday song 

How to Decorate with Coastal Christmas Decor
Seaside Snowman 

Typically, ice, snow, & mistletoe are associated with Christmastime as well as Christmas decor. However, snow, sandcastles, seashells, & maybe a mermaid {or two} are coastal Christmas elements that I find to be rather magical this time of year. 

How amazing would it be to spend Christmas on an island? Think, Nantucket has an annual Christmas Stroll & there is actually an Australian owned island known as Christmas Island. Not-to-mention, Hawaiians surfing on Christmas Day. Now that's pretty rad! 

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know, I naturally just have a flair for coastal & tropical elements--I always have gravitated toward that lifestyle/vibe. 

In this post, I am happy to share with you ways to incorporate coastal charm into your holiday decorating whether you live near the shore or smack in the middle of the country. 

Coastal Holiday Decorations 

Beach Inspired Christmas Decor for your Home
Simple Methods to having a Coastal Christmas theme

1. Little Touches Go Along Way: You could definitely go all out & do a coastal Christmas themed tree. However, I like to add subtle decorative touches to my holiday decor. For example, arranging your favorite shells in a pretty glass round bowl along with some shiny baubles or silver bells is timeless & coastal.  

2. Collect Trinkets: Collecting decorations from your travels & favorite places that can also double as coastal holiday decor is a double bonus when decorating for the holidays. Having elements that fit your coastal theme, but also have special meaning & memories makes bringing them out this time of year so much more special. 

3. Think outside of the Box: Just because something isn't found in the 'Christmas decor' aisle doesn't mean you can't use it when decorating. I love filling up glass domes as well as simple glass bowls with decorative elements. Here the glass bowl that I have the big silver bells inside of reminds me of a pretty fishbowl--that's coastal! 

Festive Coral 

4. Curate Your Collection: Remember Aeriel's Grotto? it was full of her favorite finds. Now, I am not saying become a hoarder, but little trinkets that spark joy, leave them out & incorporate them into your coastal Christmas decor. I pretty much keep this teal coral piece out year-round. I simply twisted a bit of shiny ribbon around it for the holidays--this is both festive & very inexpensive. 

Simple Holiday Decor 

Okay, so these coastal Christmas decor ideas are so simple, right? If you're still feeling ready to decorate all the halls check out my past holiday decor posts here & here.

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