Whatever your style, whatever your budget, decorating in a coastal theme for the holidays can be as diverse and individual as you are. Gathered items such as seashells, starfish, driftwood, pine cones, Spanish moss and magnolia leaves work perfectly into any traditional seaside motif; the best part – these items can be acquired for free. Add powder-blue ornaments and ribbons inspired by the colors of the sea with coastal finds such as bouys, sea glass and small sand pails for a truly coastal inspired look. If bright and bold is your style, try a brightly colored tree adorned with tropical fish ornaments and topped with a whimsical mermaid for an under the sea theme. Or perhaps hues of red, white and blue lift your holiday spirit, try blue-striped ribbon with sailboats, navigation wheels, and lifeguard chairs on your Christmas tree this season.
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