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Inspiring Ways To Decorate with Glass Cloche Domes

Wait until you see all the inspiring ways to decorate with Metal and Glass Cloche domes around your home.

Cloches come in various styles and are a great way to add a touch of elegance to any room in your home. You can use them to display a variety of items, from plants to collectibles to simply a stack of vintage books. This blog post will share some inspiring ways to decorate with a cloche year-round.

You may become addicted to adding cloches to your decor because everything looks more special under glass. Am I right?

Flower under glass dome. Inspiring Ways To Decorate with Glass Cloche Domes

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What is a Cloche?

You may be asking, what is a cloche? My husband didn’t have a clue, and it prompted me to ask and clarify the term.

Some more familiar terms are Bell Jar or Dome.

Cloche is the French word for Bell, and the Cloches’ original purpose was to protect fragile items.

Therefore, when you place an item under a Cloche, it elevates its importance. They come in all sizes and materials.

In addition, they don’t have to be glass. You will see many rustic or garden-style cloches made of metals. The cage-like covering helps to protect the plant or whatever may be under the dome. I love them all.

Faux pumpkins under glass dome. Glass Cloche decorating

Pro Tip – How To Make Your Cloche More Interesting

Another fun way to make your Cloche more interesting is to play around with different objects to place it on top of.

  • Use an architectural pediment or a chippy column.
  • Use a flat basket or woven placemat.
  • Add Cloche to a stack of books.
  • A piece of wooden tree round.
  • Place in a wooden bowl.
  • Add to a tray.
  • Use over a plate or cake stand.
  • Place over a breadboard or cutting board.
  • Place it right on the table surface.

Add A Glass Cloche To Enhance Special Objects

Placing a special object or small collectible under a glass cloche will immediately create interest in the object.

Can you imagine how this wooden sea turtle is insufficient when surrounded by other coastal decors? I just added a wicker tray to the pewter riser and a glass Cloche to make the sea turtle a statement piece in the beach cottage.

Inspiring Ways To Decorate with Glass Cloche Domes. Sea turtles under glass dome.

Decorating with old books is a favorite way to add vintage charm to your decorating style. However, a small collection of books can become the center of attention when placed under a glass Cloche

A glass cloche is a great way to protect your prized collectibles and keep them dust free.

Books under glass dome beside vintage glass bottles.

Here I used white chippy accents with dried and fresh hydrangeas to compliment the white pumpkins. The glass cloche adds a touch of elegance to the rustic nature-inspired greenhouse table.

The queen anne lace flower arrangement dried to perfection, and you can see the original wildflower arrangement here.

Inspiring Ways To Decorate with Glass Cloche Domes Using faux pumpkins.

It is simple to use a glass cloche to create a focal point in any room. Simply place it on a table or shelf and fill it with something that you love, such as a vase of flowers, a stack of books, or a figurine.

Cookies under a glass dome sitting on a white plate.

Decorating with Multiple Glass Cloches

Create a unique coffee table or entry table vignette by grouping several cloches together. To make the vignette more interesting, vary the sizes of the glass cloches.

The fall vignette simply places one pumpkin under the three cloches. A combination of design elements is utilized, featuring both an elegant pediment and sleek black books, all connected by a garland of bittersweet.

Faux pumpkins under a glass dome with a wrapped vine.

A large wooden bowl contains a Valentine’s vignette and includes a mixture of flowers, candy, and cookies under two glass cloches.

Vintage bowl with glass domes with candles, cookies and candies.

How To Use Glass Cloche For Seasonal Decorating

Cloches are great for seasonal decorating. They help to draw attention to smaller items normally overlooked in a vignette.

The glass cloche adds style to this simple garden-inspired baker’s rack on the screened porch.

Concrete bunny displayed under glass dome.

The DIY Paper Roses was a winter project but look great year-round under the glass dome. As an added bonus, the dome protects the fragile vintage paper from dust.

Paper roses under a glass dome sitting on a shallow white bowl.

Next, we move to the living room and the coffee table Cloche Display. Here I decided to fill the vintage wine barrel with fun fall decor and showcase each special item under a glass Cloche.

You can enhance the amber bottles with these DIY vintage-inspired labels.

Snow birds under a glass dome.

Bittersweet and dried okra pods surround a trio of pumpkins displayed in the loft for Fall.

Inspiring Ways To Decorate with Glass Cloche Domes. Pumpkins under glass dome.

The holidays are a great time to add glass cloches to make all the Christmas decor shine.

To decorate the mini trees surround the cloches with vintage Shiny Brite ornaments to create a unique coffee table vignette.

Mini Christmas trees under glass dome.

Pro Tip – How To Purchase Cloches

If you have a specific decor item you wish to displace, take careful measurements before purchasing a cloche.

Here is a good rule of thumb when purchasing a cloche. Be sure there is a minimum of 2 inches larger in all directions than the items you wish to display.


Garden Cloche Ideas

Next, let’s talk about Garden cloches. Most are made of metal and are primarily designed to help protect plants and flowers in the garden.

However, they are a wonderful accent for any decor style. I love to bring them inside to add a garden touch to any room.

This Spring, I decorated the porch with a concrete bird, surrounded by a foraged grapevine wreath and the chippy metal cloche.

Wire dome with concrete bird.

You can add metal cloches from winter to summer to highlight your seasonal decor. I like to use them on the porches as well as inside the house.

I used a chippy stool as the base and added a ring of bittersweet around the pumpkin. A gathering of faux pumpkins adds the finishing touch.

This vignette would also be perfect for Spring with a fresh flower under the Cloche mixed with garden tools and concrete statuaries.

Wire dome with faux pumpkins.

Cloches are a versatile and stylish way to decorate your home for all seasons.

You can use them to display almost anything in your home, and are a must-have for any home décor enthusiast.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Inspiring Ways To Decorate with Glass Cloche Domes. Glass dome with paper roses.


Sunday 11th of June 2023

Love all these ideas Rachel!


Sunday 11th of June 2023

Stacy, Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday 10th of June 2023

First I love a beautiful cloche. Second, the paper roses are gorgeous. You are so creative Rachel. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.


Sunday 11th of June 2023

Susan, You are so sweet. Thank you for stopping by.

Anne from Simply2Moms

Monday 5th of June 2023

These are all such great ideas! You’re getting me excited for fall and Christmas decorating!


Tuesday 6th of June 2023

Anne, Adding a cloche really enhances those vignettes.


Monday 5th of June 2023

Such great ideas. I love cloches.


Tuesday 6th of June 2023

Oh me too. Obviously, LOL

Deborah Croft

Monday 5th of June 2023

Once again you have shared and inspired me with a new decorating idea. Thank you Rachel again for being such a truely fun and great decorator.


Tuesday 6th of June 2023

Deborah, Oh what a sweet comment. I appreciate you so much.