Hydrangeas have become one of my favorite flowers to use in home decor. Their fullness makes them perfect for centerpieces and they look beautiful whether they are real, artificial or even dried. Definitely a versatile flower to use when decorating.
To give you some examples, today I’m going to share my 7 easy ways to decorate with hydrangeas.
1 – Plant them in Your Flower Garden:
Obviously, this is the easiest way to enjoy hydrangeas all season. Last summer, we were finally able to plant hydrangeas in our backyard gardens. Due to all the deer in our area, I never attempted to grow many flowers until we had a fenced in area. Once our backyard was finished, I asked our landscaper to add several hydrangea plants. I still need to find out the names of each of the different hydrangea species he planted but I believe these are Limelight hydrangeas in the photo below…
Although, I love the way the Limelights look when growing on the bushes, their cone shape makes them harder for me to decorate with for some reason. I prefer a rounder species of hydrangea for centerpieces and other flower arrangements.
For example, I love the rounder shape of the hydrangeas in the photo below. No, these aren’t from my yard but I took this photo on a garden tour a few years ago. Not only are these the perfect shape but I adore the colors!
Besides growing hydrangeas in the garden, here are some other ways to decorate with hydrangeas:
2 – Hydranges in Flower Boxes:
If you don’t have an area in your yard to plant hydrangeas, why not try planting some in flower boxes?
These beauties were the first thing that caught my eye on a shopping day in Martha’s Vineyard years ago. Not only is this a wonderful way to display hydrangeas but what a brilliant idea to coordinate the colors to match the Vineyard Vines logo!
How gorgeous are these flowers? White hydrangeas in the middle surrounded by blue and pink hydrangeas…just perfect.
In fact, I loved this look so much, it inspired me to create my own version of a flower box filled with hydrangeas!
3 – Decorate with Hydrangeas on a Table Top Vignette:
Last year, I bought a blooming hydrangea plant at the grocery store and decided to use it in a spring vignette…
I simply set the full plant inside my favorite galvanized container and decorated around it with some Easter decor. Feel free to pop over to that blog post for all the details and sources. In addition, check out how I used the container for my early fall decorating.
Since I’m loving these galvanized metal containers these days, I also used one to create a tabletop vignette for my outdoor seating area…
All of our hydrangea bushes had bloomed by the time I took this photo so I used some of my very own hydrangea flowers for the vignette.
But when you don’t have any real hydrangea flowers on hand, you can always create a pretty vignette using artificial hydrangeas…
4 – Create a Hydrangea Centerpiece for your Dining Table:
One of my favorite ways to decorate with hydrangeas is to arrange them in a centerpiece!
Recently, I created a garden themed spring table inspired by some embroidered flower napkins. For the centerpiece I used white hydrangeas mixed with some colored flowers to coordinate with the napkins. This table setting ended up being one of my favorites so far!
As you can see, I’ve mixed white hydrangeas with other flowers before…
This was such an easy table centerpiece to create and I was able to make the flowers stay in place with one simple trick.
5 – Use One Hydrangea Flower for Each Table Place Setting:
Simply placing one hydrangea flower on each place setting is a super easy way to decorate with hydrangeas…
Since I was decorating my outdoor table, all I had to do was walk over to my hydrangea bushes, snip a few flowers and voila! Of course, it’s best to do this right before your guests arrive so the flowers don’t wilt. Once dinner begins, just fill a vase with water and drop in all the flowers to keep them fresh.
6 – Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel with Hydrangeas:
In the spring and summer, freshen up your mantel with flowers…
In my opinion, you can never go wrong with white hydrangeas arranged in blue and white porcelain. If you want to keep the look all spring and summer, just go with artificial flowers like I did.
7 – Decorate with White Hydrangeas for the Patriotic Holidays:
When decorating with red, white and blue, throw in some white hydrangeas for some interest.
The white hydrangeas make a perfect background if you are going to add some American flags. Speaking of American…While playing around with old baseballs, I came up with the idea for this patriotic tablescape.
And when you have a navy dining room, white hydrangeas really stand out…
Once again, you can’t go wrong adding white hydrangeas to your blue porcelain!
Shopping Sources to help you decorate with hydrangeas:
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- Large galvanized metal container: Homegoods but I found this similar set of planters (which includes 3)
- Small galvanized metal containers: Homegoods a few years ago but this metal planter is even cuter! I also love the shape of this plant container with twine handles!
- Sterling Silver bowl (vintage) but this pedestal bowl would be pretty for a centerpiece.
- Galvanized milk can – similar milk can from Amazon
- Ceramic pitchers– Homegoods but if not, this Mikasa pitcher is cute.
- Blue and White Pitcher – Homegoods but Spode makes a pretty one.
- Bar Cart – Pottery Barn (discontinued) but this gold bar cart has a similar look
What are your favorite ways to decorate with hydrangeas?
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