How to Decorate a Glass Cloche for Summer

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Looking for a summer refresh? Try these quick and simple ways to decorate a glass cloche + other budget-friendly summer home decor tips!

  • Well, here we are, halfway through our summer break already.  It’s hard to believe; why does time fly so fast in the summer?!  However, now that the 4th of July is past, it’s actually the perfect time to do some quick little refreshes around your home.  Easy vignettes are a great way to achieve a refreshed look.  Today, let’s take a look at some quick ideas to decorate a glass cloche for summer!

We are full on embracing the coastal beach life over here.  After all, we do live in a cute beach town!  However, there are lots of ways and styles you can enjoy for summer as you decorate a glass cloche.

How to decorate a cloche dome?

Here are 3 tips to help you get started if you decide to decorate a glass cloche for the first time!

  1. Tip #1: Use a candle.
  2. Tip #2: Decorate a glass cloche dome with a vignette.
  3. Tip #3: Turn small decor items into a statement piece.

You can find a lot of details and pictures that expand on each of these tips over on THIS POST, along with 21+ ways to decorate a glass cloche!

What can you do with glass cloches?

Glass cloches are perfect to add around your home for decoration.  However, if you want to make your glass cloche even more interesting, try placing it on top of one of these items.  Or, if you really want to have fun, play around with several different ideas and use this list to inspire using decor you already have!

  • A stack of old books
  • A wooden bread board
  • Architectural salvage piece
  • In a wooden bowl
  • In a footed pedestal bowl (THIS is my favorite!)
  • Amarble or stone tray
  • A cake pedestal
  • A pretty plate or dish
  • + so many other things you have around your home!  Anything that you can layer under a cloche is worth trying for extra dimension, character, and texture!

How to Decorate a Glass Cloche for Summer

Idea #1 to Decorate a Glass Cloche for Summer: Coral

What do you put under a cloche?

My go-to way to decorate a glass cloche for summer is to place it over a grouping of some pretty coral pieces.  Sometimes, I use one large coral piece.

However, I also sometimes lay a few pieces of coral together and place the glass dome cloche over them.

Create This Look:

Another fun way to use coral is to put a piece of coral in a pretty bowl.  I like to use some of my vintage mortar and pestles!  Then, I place the glass cloche over the bowl.

Even if I’m using a smaller piece of coral, it looks more significant in the bowl.  At the same time, another layer of decor just adds dimension and character!

Idea #2 to Decorate a Glass Cloche for Summer: Old Books and Shell

What can you use a glass dome for?

One of the best ways to take some smaller pieces of decor and turn them into a singular statement piece is to group them into a pretty vignette under a glass dome cloche.

For summer, an easy vignette idea is to combine a few old books in your summer colors (I love THESE blue ones) and a large shell.

Create This Look:

Idea #3 to Decorate a Glass Cloche for Summer: Pedestal Bowl Centerpiece

This was a new way I tried this summer to create a centerpiece and I have to say, I’m loving it!  It only took a few minutes to assemble and I’ll give you everything you need to create this exact look too!

THIS pedestal bowl is so fun to style no matter the season.  However, it was just kind of sitting around this summer so I decided to experiment.  I’m loving how this easy centerpiece turned out!

First, I put some brown craft paper in the dish to create a faux bottom.

Next, I added a layer of sea shells.  You can get really pretty ones in bulk HERE!

Then, I added my favorite little wood slab and a battery operated pillar candle for a little cozy summer evening glow.  I love that THIS flameless pillar candle has a timer and uses a remote so it just flickers on at dusk each evening!

However, you could put anything on top of the shells.  For example, you could add old books and a large conch shell from Idea #2!

Lastly, I put an extra large glass dome cloche to make this centerpiece have a large, significant look.  It is perfect for our dining table or you could use it on a console table, kitchen island, or side table too!

Create This Look:

What goes inside a cloche?

As you can see, there are so many fun ways to decorate a glass cloche for summer.  These are just a few ways that I’m using around my house at the moment.  However, when I get the itch to play with some decor, glass cloches are one of the most fun things to experiment with!

I hope this post inspires you as you continue creating a home that feels extra special for the summer!

Don’t forget to check out these ways to decorate with a glass cloche for the other seasons!  Then, pin your favorite ideas so you can find them when the seasons arrive!

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