Have you ever heard the saying, ‘decorating is in the details?’ I believe that the design details within your decor are the that bring it to life and give your home its personality. Take decorative bowls for instance. They look good on coffee tables, console tables, on bookshelves and just about any other place you put them.
The other day I was shuffling some of my accessories around and put a decorative bowl on the coffee table and one on the console table in the dining area. The bowls looked great where they were but the question of what to put in them popped up. After rummaging through my stash of accessories and crafts, I came up with a few options. Here’s what you might consider putting in a decorative bowl.
I’ve bought a couple of old scrabble games at thrift stores, planning to use the tiles in other projects. Since that hasn’t happened, I decided to use them as decor and placed them in a beautiful blue and white bowl I have. The tiles add an eclectic and fun detail to the coffee table.
I’ve got two baskets filled with pinecones that travelled with us all the way from Seattle when we moved 15 years ago. They add a rustic and wintry feel to my decor this time of year and look really great piled up in a vintage brass bowl.
When my store was open, these alphabet balls were a bigger seller. In the store I displayed them under a glass cloche or in a lidded glass jar but for my decor, I love them in this gold pedestal bowl I found at Hobby Lobby around Christmas. The balls are whimsical but still have a classic vibe to them.
Here’s another look I created for my coffee table last week using Dominos in a gold leaf bowl. What I like most is the contrast of the black and white dominos against the gold bowl and animal print tray. The dominos also add a playful feel to the table.
If you’re looking for something to put in the decorative bowls in your home, these are just a few ideas. You could also try one of these decorative accessories…
MARBLES (Etsy is a great source for really unique vintage marbles)
OLD BOOK PAGES (hit up your favorite thrift store)
Of course you know I’m going to ask? What do you fill your decorative bowls with?