Cake domes, bell jars, whatever you want to call them – these amazing pieces of décor are a staple in the coolest homes on Pinterest. But while you might love them, it’s not always exactly clear what bits and pieces you should place inside to really make the most of their classic design.
I genuinely love glass domes because you don’t have to commit to just one use, and a versatile home accessory is great for flexing your styling muscles. If you’ve got quirky little trinkets or treasured relics around the house already that fit neatly inside, then that’s great – you're sorted. I often pop a glass dome over a hardy succulent for an instant terrarium-style look myself. But what if your home lacks these pick-and-mix staples? Well, I'm here to help.
Tasked with finding three ways to style up a dome for HomeStyle, I’ve tried to think outside the box (or should that be 'dome'?) and have devised three practical and pretty ideas that are easy to achieve at home, using one I sell in my shop – a steal at just £20.
1 Let them eat cake
As some people refer to them as cake domes, this was my first point of reference. However, there’s no way you’ll fit a whole Victoria sponge under one of these, but how about this as a sweet idea when entertaining guests? Instead of battling to keep the biscuit barrel looking full, team up a big, block-y wooden or marble chopping board with a select few treats as a centrepiece to your coffee table.
2 In the frame
My larger glass dome is just the right size for a mini photo frame, so I whipped up this quick print for an inspiring display to add another layer to an inspiring display.
3 Wake up
A bedside alarm clock has become a bit more of a pretty piece of décor rather than a necessity these days, as more people rely on their phone for their morning wake-up call. That means you can afford to get a little creative with your bedside display without worrying about knocking your glassware off the table while trying to hit the snooze button!
I hope you enjoyed this week's column; click here for my very first one, which was all about styling a storage basket. And don't forget to check back in a few weeks for the next instalment!