Nature can provide the best accessories. Shells, driftwood, ocean glass, seeds, acorns, pinecones, rocks and woven grass pieces can all become elements of modern, shabby chic or blended decor. They also work well with cottage design and casual designs for beach homes, log cabins, lodges and boats. The nice thing about natural pieces is that they add amazing texture and shading. They can easily become the focal point of a table or mantel, and they're great conversation starters. When using smaller elements, be sure arrange them in odd numbered groups (threes and fives). For very small pieces like acorns or seeds, collect them in apothecary jars or woven baskets.