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Sea Senses: Beach-Inspired Home Decor (with Video)

Beachy Home Decor Projects To Inspire Your Senses

Sight
While I have zillions of photographs of my sweet kids digging, building sand castles, floating on tubes, snorkeling and exploring all the gifts of the sea, I’ve decided this year to dedicate some wall space to display some framed pictures of my dogs at play. Here’s an inspirational bunch of images of beach-loving dogs. These Glass Jar Photo Frames can bring some beachy daydreaming right onto your desk.

Taste
What are your favorite beach eats? My family thinks everything tastes better over an open fire pit. If you live in an area where you can cook outdoors consider adding an outdoor fire pit. Here’s are DIY instructions for creating one in your own backyard fire pit. What to eat? Organic Vegetable Kabobs can get everyone cooking.

Sound
Sea glass or beach glass are those gem-like colorful broken pieces of glass that the rhythmic surf has tumbled and softened the rough edges. While many sea glass collectors choose to keep their treasures in jars and bowls, others create crafts with them. These Sea Glass Wind Chimes sing beachy tunes.

Smell
The smell of the salt air is perhaps the most visceral, and wonderful part of a day at the beach. Add a fresh dash of sea salt to your eco-cleaning regime. Here are Care2′s Way’s To Use Sea Salt in your natural cleaning recipes.

Touch
I describe in this DIY Stone Knobs post about how collecting stones and rocks can help you connect your home with nature. Cairn rock piles stacked and placed strategically around your home will inspire some hands-on beach-loving reflection.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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2:46AM PDT on Jul 16, 2013

These are the great blogs; I assure you that I really enjoyed a lot in reading. Rubber Roofing

4:47AM PDT on Jun 13, 2013

Awesome work! That is quite appreciated. I hope you’ll get more success.
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4:53PM PDT on Aug 30, 2010

I enjoy the beach very much.

12:40PM PDT on Jul 28, 2010

great article and a wonderful video! i'm longing for the sea now :(

4:16PM PDT on Jun 30, 2010

I suddenly have the urge to go to the beach. Thank you.

7:13PM PDT on Jun 27, 2010

Pretty!

5:17AM PDT on Jun 17, 2010

beauty! thank you

2:45PM PDT on Jun 15, 2010

Beautiful

5:32AM PDT on Jun 11, 2010

I really liked the idea and the article thanks

3:05AM PDT on Jun 11, 2010

Oh wow! You have given mind blowing and fabulous idea to me. I love to stay around the water very much. I also like to go on a beach very much and staying on a beach house is the awesome idea.
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