Ways to Decorate With Tulips In Your Home

Tulips…I just can’t get enough of them and I love to decorate with them.  Even they don’t last long, I just can’t stop myself from buying them this time of year!  If you’re like me, you’ll agree that decorating with tulips is a simple and inexpensive way to update a room for spring.

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Here are some ideas to decorate with tulips in your home…

white tulips in white kitchen

Simple Easter Decor:

Since I don’t over-decorate for holidays, I love the way these white tulips contribute to the little bits of Easter decor around my house.

White Tulips on Rattan Tray

And I really do mean “little bits” when it comes to Easter decor!  You can see my three little ceramic bunnies up on the mantel in the background.  Yeah, those and the kitchen bunny are almost all I use…simplicity.

Simple Vase of Tulips on the Kitchen Island:

White tulips in kitchen


White tulips - decorating for spring in your home

Just a simple vase of flowers is all I need to brighten up the kitchen island for spring.  This towel I bought at Homegoods pretty much says it all!

Artificial tulips on the front door:

white tulips on black door

Spring Front Porch

And what better way to welcome guests to our “home sweet home” than with tulips hanging on the front door.  Obviously, these are faux tulips but they still provide a warm spring welcome…and they will last all season!

Table Centerpieces with Tulips:

Pink Tulips with Navy Table Setting

 Blue and White for Mother’s Day

Although the white tulips are probably my favorites, I have used more colorful ones on occasion.  Plus, I have always loved using pink tulips with navy…such a cheerful color combination.

Pink tulips really stand out against white cabinets too…

pink tulips in crystal vase

I use my crystal vases all the time.  They are probably my most used wedding gifts!

Although, I do fill my white pitchers with flowers almost as often as the crystal vases!  The white pitchers have more of a casual farmhouse look than the crystal.  I usually buy them in Homegoods whenever I see them.  You can never have enough of those!…

Mantel decorating:

Red Tulips and Spring Mantel - Tulip Decorating Ideas

Simple Spring Mantel

That year, I went bold with the tulips and added some red ones to the mantel…

Red Tulips in White Pitcher

The red tulips work well during the Valentine’s to spring transition.  I think we can all appreciate a vibrant color to brighten up those dreary late winter days!

Tulips in the Foyer:

white tulips in crystal vase on foyer table

Spring Flowers, Shopping and Wine

My foyer is another place I like to put a vase of tulips.  Once again, I bought white ones but those tulips were starting to droop down a bit by the time I took the picture.

**Helpful tip:  Someone mentioned on Instagram to put a penny in the water.  Recently, I tried that with my latest tulip purchase and so far, so good!  Really, I will do anything to keep them fresh longer!  Apparently, the shape of the vase seems to help too.  On this vase above, the top is wide so I think the flowers tend to fill out a little faster.

As you can see in the photo below, the tulips don’t droop as much when I use the vase with the narrow opening…

Tulips in the Kitchen for Spring - Tulip Decorating Ideas

March 1st Table Setting on the Island

Obviously, I seem to go for the same look each year…this was last year’s spring counter setting.  Either way, I never get tired of tulips in the spring!

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If you want even more ideas for decorating with tulips, swing by my recent tulip post, Spring Tulips on a Colorful Easter Table

Then for decorating ideas using other flowers, don’t miss my post, Flowers on our Minds – Decorating and Gardening Inspiration and 7 Easy Ways to Decorate with Hydrangeas.

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Ways to Decorate with Tulips for Spring




  1. Tanya
    March 30, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    This looks so fresh for spring! As the years go on, my holiday decor seems to be getting more and more simple. I'm adding tulips to my shopping list! have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Brenda Pruitt
    March 30, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Your tulips are lovely throughout your home! I almost bought some today, but decided not to. I got some faux sedum at my grocery store instead.Brenda

  3. Pam Richardson
    March 31, 2017 / 11:26 am

    Shelley, tulips are the perfect spring flower and you can never go wrong with white or pink! Happy weekend!

  4. Katie Clooney
    March 31, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Love white tulips. They look great in your pretty house. Have a great weekend, Shelley.

  5. Sheila @ Maison de Cinq
    March 31, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    I love tulips! And especially white ones! They just scream "spring" to me.Love your kitchen as always Shelly!Sheilaxo

  6. Preppy Mountain Farmer
    April 2, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Beautiful. I usually just pick flowers from our property to display inside. It's slim picking right now as I'm still waiting for the daffodils to be in full bloom. My favorite spring favorite is probably lilacs from our bushes. I absolutely love their fragrance, but they don't make it in a vase past a couple of days, unfortunately.

  7. Sarah
    April 3, 2017 / 4:30 am

    Tulips are always a winner in my book. You've used them beautifully around your home. I bring tulips home frequently. Love the look!

  8. April 3, 2017 / 11:02 am

    You make me want to go out and buy a bunch of tulips for my kitchen table. I also love them.

  9. Carol (" Mimi") Benton
    April 3, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths are the perfect spring flowers. Your tulips add a fresh breath of spring to your home. Very pretty!

  10. Unknown
    April 3, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    Those chandeliers above the island though…..<3

  11. Bev Carter
    April 4, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    I love tulips and all of the other spring flowers. I miss having them in my yard as I did up north. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party.Hugs,Bev

  12. Mary Ann Pickett
    April 6, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Just gorgeous. Your home is lovely…especially with tulips. I want some!

  13. Bonnie
    April 6, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Your tulips are exquisite! Your home is so inviting. I want to scroll through again. Lots of eye candy!

  14. Kelly
    April 15, 2017 / 1:24 am

    Tulips just scream Spring to me! Yours are beautiful.

  15. Mother of 3
    March 22, 2018 / 1:08 am

    I love tulips! My wedding bouquet was made out of them and the florist warned me they wouldn't last long but I really didn't care as long as they lasted long enough for the pictures. They're just so simple, clean lined, and happy feeling. Pinned.

  16. February 21, 2021 / 3:30 pm

    Tulips are my all time favourite flower – well, maybe second to roses. I love them. I haven’t grown any in my own garden because I’m not sure whether is gets cold enough where I live to give them the hard frost that they need. These are stunning. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • calypsointhecountry
      February 21, 2021 / 5:23 pm

      Thanks Carol – I love them too! I only wish they lasted a little longer…

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