How to Use Vintage Dough Bowls in Home Decor

We love vintage items at Prairie in Bloom, and dough bowls are among our favorites for home décor. While these rustic bowls are functional and can be used in the kitchen to hold bread, fruit or vegetables, they also can be displayed in many decorative ways throughout your home.

Seasonal Centerpieces

Whether the dough bowl is round, oblong or rectangular, it’s the perfect base for a seasonal centerpiece. In fall, use pumpkins, gourds, faux branches and leaves to fill the bowl. In winter, consider evergreens and pine cones like these.

Of course, add berries, bells, or other Christmas-related décor for a holiday centerpiece. Take a look at the arrangement below for some inspiration. When spring arrives, transition to bright tulips, sunflowers, peonies, or daisies.

Baguette Bowl for a Narrow Space

Choose a long baguette bowl, like the one below, on a long narrow space like your mantel or dining room table. Faux floral stems and everyday greenery are always a good choice. For an easy filler, pick up one of our potpourri bags – it has everything you need for a beautiful and aromatic display.

Design Mixed with Function

In the kitchen, fill your dough bowl with your favorite florals or greenery, but leave some space on one side to place everyday items like napkins, pot holders, or tea towels. It’s a functional way to use your bowl, but in a stylish way.

Contrasting Colors

When shopping for dough bowls, think about where you’re going to place it in your home. Select a color of dough bowl that will contrast against your furniture, like a black dough bowl on a white or light-colored table. For even more contrast, add vases or bottles to the bowls in a different, but complementary color.

Succulent Arrangement

Succulents are a lovely addition to your home any time of the year, whether in your kitchen, living room, family room, or bedroom. Consider building a layered faux succulent arrangement in your dough bowl with wood orbs for a seasonal neutral look. Here’s one we put together in the store. Come to our succulent bar in our Omaha store to design your own unique arrangement.

Holiday Gift Basket

While we’re still in the giving season, if you still need to find a gift for the person who has everything and are thinking about putting together a gift basket, think about a non-traditional approach. You can change up the typical gift basket with a unique hand carved wood dough bowl like the gorgeous one below and fill it with candies, fruits, ornaments, or other items the recipient is sure to love.

Shop for Dough Bowls at Prairie in Bloom

Shop our great selection of dough bowls in our online shop or stop in at our Omaha, Nebraska store and ask our wonderful designers help you create a dough bowl – or two or three – for your home or as a Christmas gift!

It’s a simple way to add a vintage, rustic look to your home and a great addition to all your other farmhouse style décor!