Decorating with Sunflowers in the Fall (7 Easy Ways)

Welcome friends!  Have you started planning your fall decor yet?  Well, if you’re looking for ideas (and you love sunflowers), I have a treat for you!  Today, I’ve joined a group of home decor bloggers for a Sunflowers in Bloom – Blog Hop hosted by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home.  She’s the first stop on the blog hop and I’m sure your going to love her beautiful sunflower decorations.  For my stop on the hop, I’m sharing 7 easy ideas for decorating with sunflowers in the fall!

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Sunflowers in Bloom Blog Hop:

Sunflowers in Bloom - Collage of sunflower decorating ideas

Before we begin, I want to welcome those of you who are arriving from The Crowned Goat!  I’m sure you loved Coco’s pink sunflower arrangement!  Everything she does is beautiful!

At the end of this post, you can find a list of all the participants in the blog hop.  Be sure to visit as many as you can for some creative sunflower ideas!

7 Easy Ways to Decorate with Sunflowers in the Fall:

Even though I’m still savoring every moment of the summer, I’ve started to add a few touches around the house to welcome fall.  Since I consider sunflowers to be a late summer – early fall flower, I think they’re perfect for transitioning us to the new season!

Here are some sunflower decorating ideas to try…

1 – Make a Colorful Bouquet with Sunflowers:

Sunflower bouquet in crystal vase on small table

With sunflowers as a focal point, mix in some other late summer – early fall flowers.  Place them in a pretty glass vase and you’ll brighten up any room!

If you’re not talented with flower arranging, grab a pre-made bouquet at your local grocery store.  From what I’ve heard, Trader Joes has some beautiful summer flowers.  I actually bought my mixed flower bouquet from a farm stand.

2 – Fill a Vase with Sunflowers for a Simple Centerpiece:

Sunflowers on dining room table

Liven up your dining room table with a bouquet of fresh sunflowers!  They make the perfect everyday centerpiece.

Sunflowers in glass vase - decorating with sunflowers in the fall

Since my dining room is navy blue, yellow colored sunflowers add a perfect pop of color to the room.

3- Create a Sunflower Themed Table Setting:

Table setting with sunflower centerpiece

After enjoying the simple sunflower centerpiece for a day or two, I decided to create a tablescape around it!  I know, I just can’t help myself sometimes!

Sunflower in glass vase and table settings - decorating with sunflowers in the fall

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To create the dining table setting, I pulled out my blue and white accessories and added some textures like the burlap table runner and the seagrass chargers. Then I mixed in some faux sunflowers with the real ones.  Those little “napkin rings” came in a packet of 6 for under $3.00!

4 – Line Your Windowsill with Sunflowers in Mason Jars:

sunflowers in mason jars on window sill

Mason jars are perfect containers to use if your going for a farmhouse vibe…which is great for a kitchen.  To dress up my mason jars, I simply wrapped them with burlap and tied around a blue and white gingham bow.  In my opinion, blue works for summer or fall.  In the past, I’ve decorated with blue and white in the fall many times...and I’ve included sunflowers!

5 – Fill a Basket with Sunflowers:

Basket of sunflowers - decorating ideas for fall

exact woven hyacinth basket

Remember that sunflower centerpiece I displayed in the dining room?  Well, I just took the whole vase and set it inside this basket for a whole new look.  Sure, you could use faux sunflowers if you want…but why not experiment?  In the summer months, I like to decorate in front of my fireplace screen. The basket of sunflowers brightens up the dark and unused spot.

Baskets are a decorating staple in my home decor.  In fact, this one has a hook on the back which is so convenient.  In the past,, I’ve hung it on my front door.  Such a versatile piece!

6 – Frame a Sunflower Photo:

Framed photo of sunflowers - early fall decorating ideas

Instead of keeping all your photos on your phone forever, print them out and enjoy them!  Last week, I visited a sunflower farm and took a bunch of photos..  (Besides that blog post, you can also see some of them on my Instagram reels).  Then, I decided to frame a few for some instant sunflower artwork around my home.  

7 – Get Creative and Paint Your Own Artwork…Or Cheat and Use the Waterlogue App:

3 sunflower watercolors - fall decorating

If you’re artistic, pull out the watercolors and paint away!  But if you’re like me, it’s just easier to use the Waterlogue app on your phone and create sunflower “watercolors” from photos.  Have you used the app before?  It was all the rage a couple years ago.  At one point, I even “made” my own artwork from some travel photos.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hopefully, I’ve inspired you with my fall sunflower decorations!

Once again, thank you to Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for hosting this sunflower blog hop.  Also, please visit the rest of the participants from the list below. 

If you’re following along in order, White Arrows Home is next.  Kristin has more beautiful ideas for decorating with sunflowers from late summer to early fall.  Enjoy!


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  1. These are all such great ideas, Shelley! I love all the cheery pops of yellow and how you’ve used them in so many different spots around the house. They’re really pretty. Hope your summer to fall transition is a special one, CoCo

  2. The sunflowers look so wonderful with the dark navy blue walls and accents in your dining room! Love the tablescape and the sunflowers in jars in the window!

    I saw your reels and that looked like so much fun to visit a sunflower farm!

    I am behind the times on the watercolor app! I love how your sunflower photo “watercolors” turned out. So cool!

    Thanks so much for joining the hop!

  3. Love all your sunflower arrangements in your home. I always love seeing your gorgeous dining room, Shelley. Sunflowers make it easy to transition to Fall. So sorry I’m late visiting!

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