Fruit and flowers are Mother Nature's decorations. And when it comes to decorating your own home, fruit is not only beautiful but ideal when coupled with fruit-themed accessories. Here's a basketful of fruit decoration ideas to fill your home with color and a homey ambiance.
Symbols of fecundity, grapes can add Tuscan grace to your dining room. Display grapes on a golden plate at the center of your dining room table. Use a grape leaf stencil to paint a pattern of vines as a chair rail border all around the room. Add paintings of wine bottles or old-style wine bottle labels. And tie your curtains back with silk strings of ivy.
Exotic and beautiful, tropical fruits give a room the atmosphere of a vacation spot. Display a pineapple surrounded by kiwi and papaya in a large wood bowl or basket. This charming centerpiece will look great on a kitchenette or porch table. Add seat cushions in a tropical motif. And display palm leaves in a glass vase in place of flowers.
Apple decor is charming and easy to find. An apple valance looks enchanting on a kitchen window, especially when matched with apple kitchen towels and oven mittens. A decorative basket filled with fresh red apples will look stunning as a dining room centerpiece, as will a glass bowl of apples with a thick red candle at its center, which you can use to decorate your living room table.
Once considered the color of emperors, purple is a dramatic hue that will grace any bedroom. Paint a contrast wall behind your bed in purple hues. Then display plums in a purple ceramic bowl on your nightstands. Plums are good for the digestion and beautiful to look at.
Lemons & Oranges
Both fragrant and colorful, lemons and oranges are ideal for decorating your home in winter. Display fresh fruit in large glass jugs. Or use fruit-filled bowls on window sills or in your bathroom. Add lemon shaped soap by the sink or lemon and orange colored towels to complete the citrus decor. And don't forget to display a box of tissues with a lemon pattern on the box.
Kids once used to hollow out apricot stones and turn them into whistles. The same playful appeal still exists in this fruit. Decorate an office desk with a bowl of apricots. Then add apricot-colored office supplies, like a pencil holder or paper weight.
Another playful fruit is the banana. Why not decorate a nursery or children's room with large wall stickers of monkeys hanging from a palm tree? Then display a basket of bananas on a table or toy chest. Add banana-stuffed toys or cushions, and banana curtains and pillows. Finally, decorate the kids' bathroom with a banana motif to match.
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