Hey good mamas! No matter where you live spring is the season of renewal and rejuvenation. I live in Hawaii and it always seems like spring and summer here but there is just something about this time of year. I love it. Even though I have roses growing and blooming all year long I take special pride in my flowers during spring. With this time of renewal what better way to celebrate than with a beautiful home decor update? One trendy and timeless decor item that has been gaining popularity is the dough bowl. I hadn’t heard of them or heard them being called this until one of my friends was making a few for her home and as gifts. Dough bowls were traditionally used for kneading and rising dough and now I love them for making a versatile and rustic centerpiece in any room. Now let’s add a unique and creative flair to our home with a Spring Dough Bowl Mood Board.
What is a Dough Bowl Mood Board?
Have you ever heard of the delightful creation known as a dough bowl mood board? It’s basically a gorgeous display of natural and rustic elements artfully arranged in a humble dough bowl. The textures and colors all blend together in such a lovely way, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere wherever it’s placed. The best part? It’s so easy to put together yourself! Just gather up some twigs, leaves, flowers, or whatever else strikes your fancy, and arrange them in a way that makes your heart sing. And the possibilities are endless – you can switch it up for any season or occasion. It’s a beautiful way to add some personality and charm to your home decor, and it’s sure to bring a smile to anyone who lays eyes on it. So why not give it a try? You might just surprise yourself with how crafty and creative you can be.
Choosing the Right Dough Bowl
When creating a Spring Dough Bowl Mood Board the first thing you need to do is choose the right dough bowl. There are so many types of dough bowls out there, from antique and vintage to new and modern.
Take a look at the different sizes, shapes, and materials then decide which will work best for you. A larger bowl can hold more items, while a smaller bowl can make for a cute and intimate display. The shape of the bowl can affect your mood board’s layout. A shallow and wide bowl will need more items to fill up the space than a deep and narrow one. The material of the bowl can affect the vibe of your mood board. I feel wooden bowls can create a more rustic and natural feel, while a metal or ceramic bowl can make things feel more sophisticated. I can’t get enough of the dark wood look of this one and this whitewashed dough bowl would be a stunning addition for spring. Growing up on Maui we always had a koa bowl in the living room or on the dining room table.
Spring Elements to Include
Spring is the perfect season to incorporate natural and colorful elements into your dough bowl mood board. Here are some ideas to consider:
Fresh Flowers and Greenery
Adding fresh flowers and greenery can instantly brighten up the dough bowl and give it a natural and fragrant touch. Consider using seasonal blooms such as daffodils, tulips, or cherry blossoms. Alternatively, use faux flowers, dried flowers, or a daffodil plant for a longer-lasting display. Wind this beaded garland through the decorative balls and any other elements for a rustic look to complete your vignette.
Easter Eggs and Bunnies
Easter is a significant event in Spring, and incorporating Easter-themed items can add a playful and festive touch to the mood board. Use decorative eggs like these robin’s egg blue and pastel green faux eggs, bunny rabbit figurines, or carrots to add pops of color and whimsy.
Bird Nests and Feathers
Spring is also the season of birds and their nests, and incorporating bird-themed items can add a natural and charming touch to the mood board. Use bird nests, eggs, feathers, or even bird figurines to create a nest-like and cozy feel. To complete that theme, add these sweet bird figurines among the moss and nests.
Fruits and Vegetables
Spring is the start of the growing season, and incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables can add a natural and healthy touch to the mood board. Use colorful fruits such as lemons, limes, or oranges, or vibrant vegetables such as artichokes or asparagus.
Candles and Lanterns
Adding candles or lanterns can create a warm and cozy ambiance and give the mood board a romantic and intimate touch. Use scented candles or LED candles for a safer option. If scent is your jam make like mine, bring in some essential oils into the space to complete the room.
Putting It All Together
Once you have chosen the right dough bowl and collected your Spring elements, it’s time to put it all together. Here are some tips on creating a visually appealing and cohesive Spring Dough Bowl Mood Board:
Start with a Focal Point
Choose a central item or theme to serve as the mood board’s focal point. This could be a large flower arrangement, a bird’s nest, or a candle.
Layer and Vary the Heights
To create depth and interest, layer the items in the bowl and vary their heights. Use risers, books, or boxes to elevate some items and place others directly in the bowl. Varying the heights can also help ensure that all the items are visible and not obscured by others.
Mix Textures and Colors
To add interest and create contrast, mix textures, and colors. Use rough-textured items such as realistic-looking moss or twigs alongside smooth-textured items such as eggs or candles. Combine bright and bold colors with muted and natural colors for a balanced and cohesive look.
Fill in the Gaps
Once you’ve arranged the main elements of your bowl, fill in any gaps or any empty spaces with smaller items such as berries or moss. You can also find decorative balls in seasonal tones of moss, dark brown, and beige. This will help to create a fuller and more abundant look. Gorgeous, full, and beautiful!
- What other themes can I use for a Dough Bowl Mood Board besides Spring?
You can create a dough bowl mood board for any season or occasion, such as Fall, Christmas, or a wedding.
- Where can I find a dough bowl?
You can find dough bowls at antique stores, flea markets, or online retailers such as Etsy or Amazon.
- Can I use faux flowers or other artificial items for my mood board?
Yes, using faux flowers or other artificial items can be a great option for a longer-lasting display. Just make sure to choose high-quality and realistic-looking items.
- How often should I change the items in my dough bowl mood board?
You can change the items in your dough bowl mood board as often as you like, depending on the season or your personal preference.
- Can I use a dough bowl mood board in other areas besides my home, such as my office or event space?
Yes, a dough bowl mood board can be a versatile and unique centerpiece for any space or occasion. Just adjust the elements and theme to fit the context.
Spring Dough Bowl Mood Board
Let your new Spring Dough Bowl Mood Board give your home a creative and seasonal splash. Choosing the right bowl and everything you put inside will give your decor your own special feel. You’ll be bringing in your very own centerpiece with your character and warmth.