Seashells Are "In" So Live Your Best "Little Mermaid" Life

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The last time seashells were "in" (minus kitschy beach houses), was, what? The '90s? 2000s? It's definitely not a motif that we would have thought to revive, but as the saying goes: What goes around comes around. Now, indie designers and mass makers alike are making some rather cute shell-inspired items. The perfect summer pick-me-up is right around the bend ...

Brooklyn's Tamar Mogendorff is known for her sculptural creations — like this shell pillow. Snag it in velvet in a variety of pleasing tones, or there's a linen version for something more Hamptons-y.

H&M Shell Dish, $5.99
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What is it with shells and bathrooms? Well, we're not saying this H&M shell dish has to go in your bathroom, but it seems like a good place for it.

Pricey Scandi design, but damnnnn, we like.

Aventyr Seashell Vase, $86.92
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Anyone else getting The Little Mermaid vibes from this fun vase?

PB Teen x Emily and Meritt Shell Upholstered Bed (Full), $999
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This upholstered bed certainly makes a statement. But why the shell not?

Clare V x Wallshoppe Lotus Wallpaper, $149
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We adore Clare V.'s Wallshoppe collab. Some may say these little doo-dads are flowers, but we say they can also look like shells.

Zara Home Shell-Shaped Coasters (4), $35.90
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Put these in your beachside home — if you're that fancy. Otherwise, they make a glam addition to any coffee table.

This is intended for a kids' room ... but you know how we feel about using kids' decor outside of the playroom. (Hint: We are pro.)


Leonora Epstein

Leonora Epstein

Leonora Epstein is Hunker's Senior Director of Content. She has previously served as Executive Editor at HelloGiggles and as BuzzFeed's Deputy Editorial Director. She is the co-author of "X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story" (Abrams, 2014). Feel free to reach out at leonora@hunker.com.