As the fall months roll around, your herb gardens may be coming to an end. However, herbs aren’t only used for their great tastes and flavors. You can easily display dried herbs in your fall home décor! The subdued colors and great fragrances make dried herbs a wonderful addition to your fall décor. Plus, they make some great DIY projects!
Start with herbs like lavender, parsley, thyme, sage and oregano. Since these herbs don’t have a lot of moisture, they dry well indoors and will keep their color and flavor!
Here are some of the best ways to display dried herbs throughout your home this season.
6 Ways to Display Dried Herbs in Your Fall Home Décor
To create a wreath out of herbs, you’ll want to form the wreath before the herbs are dried.
Cut young branches that you can form into a wreath shape and then hold them in place with twine or you can use a wreath frame to help you mold your wreath. As the wreath is displayed in your home, the herbs will dry into the shape of the wreath.
This spin on the popular wreath decoration will look unique and quaint, plus it will feel special since you made it. You can display this in your kitchen and pull off herbs as you use them in your cooking, or display it in any other room in your home for decoration!
2. Wall Décor
Since you can dry many herbs by hanging them upside down, you can turn this technique into a decoration!
Gather bunches of herbs that you want to display and get creative with how you hang them! You can hang a string of twine on the wall and hang each of the branches from the string using more twine. Or, try attaching the herbs to a rectangular piece of wood that you can then hang on the wall as a pretty display.
Use a wall decoration in your bedroom and include rosemary, an herb known for symbolizing love, healing and promoting restful sleep. If you would prefer a smaller statement, use only a small number of herbs and hold them in place with a clothespin attached to a piece of wood. This will still add some charm to your home without overwhelming!
3. On the Ceiling
Hanging dried herbs from the ceiling is both fashionable and functional. This will allow the herbs to dry and will also look rustic and homey.
If you have exposed ceiling rafters in your home, hanging herbs from them will look great. You can also hang herbs from pot racks, chandeliers or drying racks to give a fresh new feel to things that you already have in your home.
Thyme is a great herb to hang in your home because it represents courage and strength.
Try hanging the herbs right in front of your kitchen window or another window in your home. You’ll be able to see the tips of the herbs from the outside and they’ll look great once the sun is shining in.
4. In the Bathroom
Herbs don’t have to stay in the kitchen and dining room! Add an unexpected touch by putting some dried herbs in the bathroom or in the laundry room. This will give the room a nice burst of fragrance that it might need!
Use a large glass jar to show off some of your favorite dried herbs. Hang some bouquets on the walls or showcase them in vases. For a unique touch, try making your own potpourri! If you use dried apple or orange slices, pine cones, dried berries and herbs like rosemary you’ll have your very own potpourri. This would also make a great gift! You’ll love how these rooms look, feel and smell!
You can get really creative using dried herbs as the centerpiece for your dining room table.
Try placing a bouquet of dried herbs in a wicker basket or an old teapot for a beautiful statement. A bouquet of lavender on the table will inspire peace and happiness in your home. If you’re a fan of candles, you can place dried herbs around a candle and tie them in place with twine for a homey feel. Use Mason jars to display and store your favorite herbs on the table or along shelves in the kitchen.
Any of these ideas will really stand out in your kitchen or dining room and make family dinners even more special.
6. Herb Ladder
A unique way to dry your herbs is by hanging them on a vintage wooden ladder. If you want your home to feel farmhouse rustic, this is the way to do it! The rungs of the ladder are the perfect place to hang bunches of herbs and they’ll dry nicely and look great.
You can keep the ladder outside in your garden or bring it inside! It would look inviting and welcoming at the end of a hallway or in the entryway, plus it would smell great.
Sage is an herb that is believed to symbolize wisdom and bring protection. According to superstition, sage will flourish when things are going well and wilt when there is negative energy. Add sage to your ladder to bring protection and good feelings into your home.
Not only is it easy to dry your own herbs, but it’s easy to display them in your fall home décor too. Plus, it looks homey and welcoming which is exactly what fall decorating is all about. Try some of these ideas throughout the upcoming months, and you’ll love how your home looks!