Experience the captivating beauty and remarkable versatility of lavender flowers in home decor. In this article, I am sharing the art of decorating with lavender flowers, unlocking a world of inspiration and ideas. From lavender centerpieces and wreaths to dried lavender hangings and lavender-themed artwork, let's explore how this delicate flower can transform your living spaces into havens of tranquility.
Whether you're seeking to create a soothing ambiance, infuse your home with delightful fragrances, or add a touch of elegance, I've got you covered. Join me as we unlock the secrets to decorating with lavender flowers and embark on a journey of creativity and enchantment.
After picking a bucket full of lavender, cosmos, and sunflowers, we had more than enough to split up the stash and head home.
Decorating with Lavender Flowers FAQs:
How Do I Display Lavender in my House?
- Lavender centerpiece
- Lavender wreath
- Lavender hanging
- Lavender artwork
- Lavender table setting
- Lavender candles
- Lavender garden
- Lavender plants
- Lavender bundles
- Lavender baskets
What Colors Go Well with Lavender?
Lavender is an incredibly versatile flower that will work with most an color palette. Soft neutrals like off white and soft grays are a wonderful complement to its soft purple color. However, you'll see in this post I also mix lavender with some brighter pinks and yellows. The soft lavender color makes the brighter colors pop while adding a regal and opulent feeling.
I. Creating Stunning Lavender Centerpieces
Lavender makes a beautiful centerpiece for any table. Not only is it pretty, but the aroma adds to the ambiance.
There are many simple ways to decorate with lavender as a centerpiece. You can place clear vases on the table with lavender stems inside or set a dough bowl on the table with a bundle of dried lavender graciously tied with a bow, as I did on this French country table setting.
This is one of the easiest centerpieces you will ever make because you only need a dough bowl and a bouquet of dried lavender. Select a pretty ribbon, tie a bow around the cluster of stems, and place your bouquet in the center of the dough bowl.
It is that easy!
You can leave this decoration on your table or, after the event, move it to another table in your home. When you are ready for a different decoration for your dough bowl, check out the decorating with dough bowl ideas.
This bouquet is using a vintage ironstone pitcher, then adding gorgeous cosmos flowers with their long wildflower-looking stems. I removed the leaves from the bottom to help keep the water clean and cut varying lengths. After putting all the flowers in place, I tucked some lavender stems to finish the look.
This is another simple centerpiece decoration. I love the way this looks on my dining room table. Click here to watch a YouTube video of me making this flower arrangement. And check out this decorating from thrift stores article for tips on shopping great finds like this ironstone pitcher.
II. Adding Charm with Lavender Wreaths
There is so much versatility when decorating with lavender wreaths for any time of year or special occasion. I particularly like to use our lavender wreath in the spring or summer, whereas my daughter leaves her lavender wreath out year around except for Christmas.
While at Wild Daisy Farm, they had a lavender wreath-making class. I watch for a little to discover it is fairly simple.
How to Make a Dried Lavender Wreath
Started with a wreath base like a metal frame or grapevine wreath base. Start creating bundles of dried lavender and attach them to the frame or wreath base. Once you place your first bundle, keep attaching bundles overlapping the stems from the lavender bundle before.
Talk about easy! Watching dried lavender wreath-making made me want to make one of my own.
Now let's get back to decorating with lavender wreaths.
Here is an Instagram reel with her lavender wreath.
This second photo is of an artificial lavender wreath for springtime on my front door.
I love this idea of a bundle of lavender in a French vintage-style pot. Other fun places to decorate with lavender wreaths are nestled in a gallery wall of other art and decor. Hanging on a porch or if it is a round wreath, you can place a candle in the middle as a table decoration.
Here are more ideas for decorating with wreaths to get your creative juices going.
III. Elevating Your Decor with Dried Lavender Hangings
Dried lavender has a long-lasting beauty, and they smell and look enchanting. They make a charming decoration for your home or are useful when you want to do some baking.
This dried flower wall hanging can easily be converted into a dried lavender hanging. Over the year, I have enjoyed this simple decoration by adding other flowers and herbs like chamomile, basil, and more.
The beauty of this piece is that you can move it around to other locations in your kitchen or house. It is very versatile.
However, back when I converted my closet by my kitchen into a pantry, I decided to add a prominent drying rod for the herbs in my garden. This dried herb and flower rod is another simple idea and is made from items I found at Home Depot.
I use these herbs when it is storming, and I don't want to step out into the weather for herbs. Here I have dried oregano, basil, and rosemary. The purple flowers are dried lavender from Trader Joe's. They are a decoration to make all the other dried leaves look pretty. LOL!
All the details on making this herb drying rod are in my how to turn a closet into a pantry post.
IV. Infusing Artistry with Lavender: Artwork
One of my favorite art pieces in our printable Etsy shop is this vintage grain sack lavender farm piece. Like all the other grain sack art pieces, this one has a farm named Les Fleur Farm, which is The Flower Farm in French.
As I did here, you can decorate with this lavender printable by adding it to a homemade clipboard in your kitchen.
This wooden clipboard with a fancy gold clip is hiding an outlet. I paired it with a cutting board, a small lamp, and a faux olive tree.
Another art idea using lavender is the printable botanical lavender art. The simplicity and beauty of this piece displaying a sprig of lavender will make it work with many decor styles. This piece is hung on a hook with twine and two pieces of wood.
V. Setting a Lavender Table: Elegance and Tranquility
Lavender is a great way to enhance your table setting for special occasions or everyday dining. The color lavender is especially lovely when dining outdoors. You can use lavender-colored dinnerware, napkins, and table runner, but my favorite is the simple and delicate touch of adding dried lavender to your place settings.
The details make any design feel more special and look unique.
When creating a place setting for your table, use dried lavender or cuttings of fresh lavender, or if you can find small potted lavender plants, place them on the place setting as a gift for each guest to take home.
VI. Aromatherapy Bliss: Lavender Candles and Fragrance
I love the glow of candles burning but not the danger or fumes they create, so I opted for battery-powered candles. To give my home the beautiful scent of lavender, I run my diffuser with lavender oil inside.
It is truly dreamy!
Now that you have an idea for creating a calming ambiance, here are some rooms you can incorporate lavender scents into your home.
- Add a small lavender bouquet or plant to your bathroom counter
- Place a diffuser with essential oils in a bedroom for a dreamy night's sleep
- Place lavender candles on your dining table
- Create your own lavender sachet from your dried lavender to put in your dresser drawers
VII. Creating a Lavender Garden: Beauty and Serenity
Last year I got my daughter a lavender plant, and after a while, we decided it needed to be planted in the garden. I couldn't believe how big it got in my herb garden. That one lavender plant brought me such joy next to our back patio. Also, lavender bushes are a great way to attract and support your local bee and butterfly populations.
Unfortunately, my lavender plant died during an extreme freeze in the winter, but this time I plan to plant lavender phenomenal per the suggestion of Wild Daisy Farm. This lavender plant thrives in our warm environment and will be great for cooking and drying for decor.
Once you have your own lavender growing in your garden, it will bring a beautiful and delightful smell to your outdoor space, and you will have loads of blooms to use as decorations. Lavender flourishes in full sun so be sure to plant it someplace bright.
VIII: Enhancing Your Decor with Lavender Plants
Consider adding a plant on your end tables, mantel, kitchen window seal, planters on your porch, or pretty much anywhere.
I will not share how to keep them alive inside because truth be told, I do not have a green thumb. But for fun, if they don't seem to be thriving indoors, that is when you can add them to your garden outside.
IX: Incorporating Dried Lavender Bundles into Your Decor
Dried lavender bundles are charming and versatile in home decor. They have a long-lasting fragrance and calming properties.
A few suggestions on how to decorate with dried lavender bunches are placing them in your bathroom. Dried lavender fits a bathroom design so well. In my photo above, I filled a wooden dough bowl with washcloths, then placed a bundle of dried lavender next to it with a white grosgrain bow.
X. Creating a Charming Basket of Lavender Decor
I recently found a beautiful Longaberger basket while vintage shopping. This antique vintage store was very large and so much fun to visit. I share it in this Antique and vintage shop with me a video on YouTube.
I decided to use some dried lavender to fill this adorable small basket. So for my first idea, consider adding dried lavender to a small basket to hang on the wall or place in an ensemble of table decorations.
Other beautiful ideas to decorate baskets with lavender are to roll up lavender-themed textiles inside the basket and place lavender-scented candles. Place this beauty on coffee tables, mantels, or as a centerpiece. Once you have your basket of lavender in place, consider adding some twine, ribbon, or other dried flowers to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the basket.
I hope you see how versatile decorating with lavender flowers in your home can be. You can create a beautiful centerpiece for any table, either on its own or combined with other flowers. Lavender wreaths are perfect for any time of year or special occasion. Try hang drying lavender with other flowers and herbs in your kitchen for its beauty and lovely scent. Lavender inspired artwork is popular and beautiful all year long. Check out these canvas prints to framed botanical illustrations. When creating a place setting for your table, use dried lavender or cuttings of fresh lavender, or if you can find small potted lavender plants, place them on the place setting as a gift for each guest to take home.
Lavender makes a great flower for candles and essential oils to create a soothing and calm environment in your home. You can grow lavender in your garden to add a delightful smell to your outdoor space, and you will have loads of blooms to use as decorations. Add a plant on your end tables, mantel, kitchen window seal, planters on your porch, or pretty much anywhere. Dried lavender bundles are charming and have a long-lasting fragrance and calming properties. Lastly, Decorating baskets with lavender can add a beautiful rustic and natural beauty to any space.
I highly encourage you to experiment with different ways of decorating with lavender flowers. Be creative and don't be afraid to try different things until you find what works with your home decor. Check out places like Pinterest and YouTube for further inspiration. I'd love for you to share your experience decorating with lavender flowers in the comments and on social media.