Wooden Bowl Display Ideas: From Kitchen Tool to Stunning Decor

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Wooden bowls are a versatile and timeless addition to any home decor. Not only do they add a touch of natural beauty, but they can also be functional pieces for serving food or displaying decorative items. One of our favorite ways to incorporate wooden bowls into home decor is through creative and unique display ideas. From showcasing a collection of vintage bowls to using them as centerpieces, there are endless possibilities when it comes to wooden bowl display ideas.

In this blog post, we will share some of our favorite simple wooden bowl decor ideas that will add charm and warmth to any space in your home.

Create a Holiday Centerpiece

Looking for a festive way to incorporate wooden bowls into your holiday decor? Create a stunning centerpiece using a wooden bowl filled with pinecones, ornaments, or fresh greenery. This simple yet elegant display will instantly add a touch of holiday cheer to your dining table or mantel. You can also incorporate candles or string lights for a warm and cozy ambiance.

Whether you prefer a rustic or modern aesthetic, a wooden bowl holiday centerpiece is sure to be a showstopper. In fact, we like them so much that we created an entire guide to making holiday centerpieces with wooden bowls.

Let Your Wooden Bowls Stand On Their Own

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Let your wooden bowls shine by letting them stand on their own as stunning decorative pieces. In particular, our spalted maple, ambrosia maple, and burl bowls lend themselves perfectly to a stand-alone display because of their unique properties

Place a single wooden bowl on a coffee table or shelf for a minimalist touch, or arrange different-sized bowls together for a captivating display. Additionally, try stacking a collection of wooden bowls on your table, or showcasing them on your walls with plate hangers.

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A simple bowl display like this will add a touch of warmth and organic charm to any room. 

Showcase a Collection

Another wooden bowl decor idea is putting your favorite collections on display.

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Are you a nature enthusiast? Show off your hike finds! Unique stones or gems, feathers, sticks, or moss gathered in a bowl will bring a touch of the forest to your table.

If the beach is more your vibe, why not display a collection of shells, seaglass, or driftwood?

Household or craft items also make a cozy display, such as vintage spools of thread, balls of yarn, and even antique rolling pins.

Create Warmth

wooden bowl candle centerpiece

Bring a cozy and inviting atmosphere to your home by using wooden bowls to create a sense of warmth. This is a great idea especially for the winter months.

Place a few bowls on a coffee table or sideboard and fill them with items like dried pinecones, cinnamon sticks, or potpourri. The natural wood tones combined with the earthy scents will instantly make your space feel warm and comforting. 

You can also add some ambient lighting by placing a tea light or small candle in each bowl. The soft flickering flames will create a soothing and cozy ambiance, perfect for those chilly evenings. If using real candles, make sure they are safely in their own container. You can stabilize real candles by adding small pebbles or sand to the bottom of your wooden bowl. For a safer option, try battery operated candles or a small bundle of battery-powered string lights.

Fill Your Wooden Bowl with Flora

Some of our favorite wooden bowl display ideas bring the natural world into your home. Enhance the natural beauty of wooden bowls by filling them with fresh, dried, or faux cut flowers. The combination of the earthy wood tones and vibrant flora creates a stunning display that brings the outdoors in. Whether you choose to showcase a single bloom or create a lush floral arrangement, filling wooden bowls with flora adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space.

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Live plants like orchids and succulents are another fantastic option for using flora in wooden bowl decor. Air plants are a low-maintenance choice that look great on display. If using potted plants, make sure they are housed in plastic pots to protect the wood of your bowl. The pots themselves can be disguised with clumps of reindeer moss or other cover.

In the fall and winter months, try switching out your plants or flowers for seasonal foliage like leaves that have changed color, boxwood, pine, or holly.

Seasonal Wooden Bowl Display Ideas

As the seasons change, so can your wooden bowl displays. Embrace the beauty of each season by incorporating seasonal elements into your wooden bowl decor. 

During the spring, fill your bowls with vibrant flowers and delicate greenery to bring a fresh and lively feel to your space. Additionally, you could try adding hand-dyed or painted eggs to your display.

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In the summer, showcase bright and colorful fruits for a refreshing and juicy display. Or try an arrangement of air plants and seashells.

As the leaves start to change in the fall, fill your bowls with pinecones, acorns, and dried leaves for a cozy and rustic vibe. Another option is to feature a fall harvest of colorful mini pumpkins and gourds.

And in the winter, arrange pine branches, holly, and red berries in your bowls to create a festive and wintery ambiance. 

With each new season, you can effortlessly transform your wooden bowl displays and bring the beauty of nature into your home.

Our Bowl Collection

We hope you enjoyed these wooden bowl display ideas. Ready to create your own wooden bowl decor?

At Spencer Peterman, we craft all of our bowls by hand at our Western MA workshops from locally and sustainably sourced wood. Durable and practical, our bowls are perfect for serving. Because we work with rare woods like burls or spalted maple, they also make incredible decorative displays.

Shop our entire collection of bowls right here. With a range of sizes, shapes, and wood types, you’re sure to find something for your home and kitchen.



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