It is said that turtles & tortoises are positive omens that bring 10,000 years of happiness. While closely related, turtles and tortoises are different in that turtles are primarily water-dwellers and tortoises live on the land. Both live long lives, which is why they are symbols of longevity. If you want to inspire serenity and peace with a touch of whimsy in your home, decorate with sea turtles. Artists of all mediums and styles are fascinated with sea turtles, which means you have plenty of options. Dreamy underwater photographic prints are perfect for your tropical decor. Playful and vibrant watercolor prints were made for your powder room or the kid's room. Marine biology illustrations and more subdued watercolors are ideal in the entryway.