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How To Decorate For Sunflower Season

Are you ready to bring some sunshine into your decor? I’m sharing some tips on decorating for Sunflower Season and adding a little history about sunflower symbolism. Did you know there are a variety of sunflower colors as well?

So let’s take a look at why Sunflower’s make us so happy!

Sunflower Blog Hop

Today I’m joining a fun group of ladies for a Sunflower Blog Hop hosted by Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home. You will see so many beautiful decor ideas using these gorgeous flowers.

If you are joining me from Christy at Our Southern Home, welcome. Her rehearsal dinner centerpiece is just perfect.

Sunflower Symbolism - sunshine, happiness and longevity.  Basket filled with faux sunflowers.

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What is the Sunflower Symbolism?

The Sunflower is associated with the sun and happiness. Their cheerful faces brighten your mood and are therefore a great addition to any floral arrangement or a great gift to lift someone up who’s feeling down.

The Sunflower Symbolism is longevity, loyalty and signifies optimism. No wonder we love them so much and enjoy having them in our homes.

Are All Sunflowers Yellow?

Did you know that not all sunflowers are yellow? There are a variety of sunflower colors including orange, red, mahogany, brown and a cream white.

Although you will see all the colors, the yellow sunflower is the most common.

There are many Sunflower Colors however, the yellow and white sunflowers are the most popular.

Can you use Faux Sunflowers in your decor?

Faux flowers have come such a long way in terms of authenticity. Sometimes you actually have to touch to determine faux from real.

The faux sunflower is a favorite of mine and since I don’t live close to a Trader Joe’s or a flower field, I opted for faux while decorating the greenhouse.

Sunflower Season in the Greenhouse with a basket filled with sunshine and ferns.  She Shed Happiness.

How Do You Use Faux Stems?

First, there are so many ways to add faux stems to your decor. Here are a few of the ways I add faux for a more authentic arrangement.

  • Mix with twigs
  • Add with real greenery
  • Mix with real flowers
  • Arrange loosely like they have just been picked
  • Lay flat in a basket or tabletop
  • Bend stems to appear droopy like real flowers
  • Add to a wreath
Repurposed Chandelier in Greenhouse filled for Sunflower season with faux floral for a farmhouse feel.

Sunflower Season in The Greenhouse

First, I decided to add a little sunshine to the DIY Greenhouse. I added a few black eyed susan stems to the top of the Faux Apothecary Cabinet and a few other places around the greenhouse.

DIY Apothecary Cabinet and Greenhouse decorated for Sunflower Season with baskets and clay pots.

Although my sunflowers are faux, the black eyed susan’s are blooming fiercely in my garden and they wanted in on the action.

You can see this IKEA Hack Apothecary Cabinet here.

DIY Apothecary Cabinet IKEA Hack, with clay pots and black eyed susans. 
Greenhouse Decor.

A basket filled with fresh cut flowers looks great with the vintage shears and wall planter.

Sunflower Color in these Black Eyed Susans in a basket with a ironstone planter filled with blooms in greenhouse
Desk with basket of Black Eyed Susans and Thrifted Ironstone Planter

Add Greenery

When adding flowers, be sure to let a little greenery fill in any gaps.

This basket is huge and instead of filling it completely with sunflowers, I added a Kimberly fern.

In addition, the fern is a great backdrop to make the sunny flowers pop.

Sunflower Symbolism is happiness and sunshine perfect for the greenhouse late summer decor.
Sunflower Basket is surrounded by a large concrete bird statuary

The arrangement is anchored with a vintage quilt draped over the worktable and above is a DIY Repurposed Chandelier.

How to Decorate for Sunflower Season in the Greenhouse to symbolize longevity.
Work Table under DIY Repurposed Chandelier

Add a wreath for Sunflower Season

In addition to the arrangement on the worktable, I added a cute beaded Sunflower wreath to the wall to give the greenhouse a fun Sunflower Season feel.

Sunflower Wreath and Cloche filled with a single bloom in DIY Greenhouse for Sunflower Season

It’s really hard to tell that this wreath is made entirely of faux stems.

Beaded Wreath with Sunflowers and Eucalyptus leaves showcase the sunflower colors.

The wreath is a mixture of sunflowers, eucalyptus and large white beads for a creative design.

Be sure to see Inspiring Ways to Decorate with Glass Cloche Domes.

DIY Greenhouse Decorated for Late Summer with Glass Cloche, blooms and Sunflower Wreath include sunflower colors

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In addition, a single bud is placed on a flower frog and looks stunning under the cloche glass.

Single Black Eyed Susan bloom on vintage flower frog for farmhouse style late summer decorating.  Sunflower Colors

The greenhouse is always fun to decorate however, these tips work well inside the home during sunflower season also.

Decorating the Greenhouse  Sunflower colors for a last Summer Season Decorating Ideas and Sunflower Symbolism

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Greenhouse decorated for late summer with these beautiful sunflower colors. I hope they brightened your day.

Up next is Laura at Decor to Adore sharing her late summer kitchen filled with sunflowers. Be sure to click each link below for more Sunflower inspired decorating.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Kristin | White Arrows Home

Tuesday 30th of August 2022

All so pretty! Love them in your greenhouse and so fun to learn about the symbolism!


Wednesday 31st of August 2022

Kristin, I'm so glad you like this.

Laura Ingalls Gunn

Sunday 21st of August 2022

Rachel, this is such a pretty and CHEERFUL post! I love all of your vignettes. Sunflowers truly are such happy flowers.


Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

Laura, I'm so glad you like this. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday 21st of August 2022

Love, love, love your greenhouse, what a special place. Your floral arrangements are stunning. I especially love the wreath.


Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

Marty, I'm so glad you like this. The greenhouse is my special place. Thanks so much.

Wendy McMonigle

Saturday 20th of August 2022

Love all of your beautiful sunflower inspiration!


Sunday 21st of August 2022

Wendy, I really appreciate this. Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday 20th of August 2022

Rachel your greehouse is such a wonderful space to decorate with sunflowers! I agree that faux sunflowers have come a long way. I love your pretty arrangement and wreath. The little black eyed susan in the tiny flower frog is the cutest too!

I love that you shared the meaning of sunflowers, so interesting!

Thank you so much for joining the hop!


Sunday 21st of August 2022

Amber, I'm so glad you found my post informative. Thanks for organizing and including me this time.