The Many Ways I Styled an Antique Dough Bowl
March 8, 2022
I think a beautiful dough bowl is the perfect decor vessel. I have a giant dough bowl that sits on my western rustic sofa table. It’s versatile for everyday decor and perfect for seasonal decorating. I have discovered some great options that are not only easy but can be used again and again.
Today I’m sharing a few ways that I have styled my “small canoe” as it has often been referred to. It measures in at a 46″ long, so it has a bit of a presence about it. A favorite statement piece for sure.
During the past winter months and at Christmas I have styled it with some very large pinecones.
Maybe this year I will venture out of my comfort zone and fill it with tons of red ornaments of all different shapes and sizes.
Some Other Dough Bowl Inspiration
I recently stacked a bunch of books of mostly all one color and paying close attention to the color of the titles.
With no bookcase to stack my books, no problem! I simply used my dough bowl for added interest, simple & clean. And who says that dried flowers aren’t pretty? I kind of think that these dried pink roses laying on top of my books looks a little rustic and refound. Perfect for me.
With an added small found deer antler for more interest and texture.
How about styled for spring?
Simple, 5-minute styling using all white candles and some greenery. Some faux eucalyptus branches and a few live (unknown) stems. Using what I had on hand.
Using more faux branches, these pink blooms look pretty flanking a row of white candles.
This is such a fresh and bright way to welcome spring, and it can look beautiful for weeks on end.
On a bench at the end of a bed holding extra pillows… all soft and pretty.
Since I have a couple of smaller size dough bowls, here’s how I styled a smaller version.
Using sheet moss that I purchased from a local craft store, I crumpled up newsprint and added the moss in sections on top of the paper.
Simple home decor using a dough bowl for a centerpiece.
With so much potential, with dough bowls it’s almost the skies the limit. They are just waiting to be decorated.
Here are a few more ideas of things to decorate a dough bowl with:
- faux branches
- dried hydrangea
- faux apples
- mercury glass ornaments
- rolled up sheet music
- dried lavender
- faux flowering branches
I’m sure there are other ways to style a dough bowl, but don’t be afraid, fill it up!
Dough bowls also look chic empty or leaning on end, up against the wall.
Now do you see why I love this thing. I hope that I have given you some ideas and inspiration on how to style a dough bowl. Feel free to drop me a note with any other ideas. I’m always up for a new task.
Thanks again for stopping by Rustic and Refound.