Many Australians live not far from the coast so Christmas tends to be laid back and relaxed. Coastal Christmas decorating conjurs up a colour scheme of blues, aquas, white and neutrals. Often we pack up the family and head off on holiday for a coastal Christmas. Whether you are at home or away on vacation for Christmas you have all the decorating elements you need at your fingertips. Scavenge the beach for shells and starfish to decorate your tree or table, use sand instead of glitter but most of all just enjoy the atmosphere, food and fun of a beach christmas!