10 Accessories Gardenia Lovers Will Adore

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Is there anyone out there that doesn’t truly, madly, deeply love gardenias?

'Sweet Tea' Gardenia

'Sweet Tea' Gardenia

A 2016 introduction, this reblooming double gardenia boasts flowers the size of tennis balls and classic gardenia fragrance. Best in zones 7-9.

Photo by: Image courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.

Image courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.

With spring around the corner, it’s no surprise that many of us are already dreaming of new gardening projects. But even if you have a not-so-green thumb, you can still enjoy the magic of this gorgeously fragrant flower around your home.

Here are 12 of my favorite picks for gardenia lovers who are ready to add more of this gorgeous white flower to their home.

1: Glass Bowl

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Crate and Barrel

Gardenias look beautiful in shallow vases or floating on water. It allows you to see the flower while also enjoying its fragrance. If you don’t already have them growing in your garden, you can purchase a bundle of gardenias from your local florist and float them in several bowls, like this one, throughout your home.

2: Hand Soap

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This gardenia hand soap would be a wonderful choice for a guest bathroom or your kitchen sink. Along with the gardenia scent, this soap also includes star jasmine, tuberose, citrus and other essential oils. If you love this scent, you can also purchase additional gardenia products, including hand lotion, dish soap or a scent diffuser.

3: Candle



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Courtesy of the manufacturer for HGTV Magazine

This candle would be a wonderful spring scent to carry throughout your house.

4: Pillow

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Here, a gorgeous pillow features gardenias based on a watercolor painting and pencil sketches from artist Luli Sanchez. The cover is removable, so it can easily be cleaned.

5: Removable Watercolor Wallpaper

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Removable wallpaper is another fun way to update a space in your home without making any permanent changes. You could create an accent wall with this pretty, gardenia wallpaper design.

$38+, etsy.com

6: Fabric

Photo by: Spoonflower


If you’d like to create some of your own throw pillows, a blanket or even reupholster a piece of furniture, this pink gardenia fabric could be the perfect choice. Most gardenias are white; however, if you’re lucky, you might come across a pink one. This large-scale design would look particularly beautiful in a sunroom or on a charming front porch.

$17.50 per yard, spoonflower.com

7: Fragrance Oil

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If you like to use an essential oil diffuser at home, you should definitely consider adding a gardenia fragrance to your rotation. You could diffuse the gardenia scent on its own, or mix it with other essential oils (such as jasmine or eucalyptus) for a more layered scent.

$2.95, amazon.com

8: Linen Napkins

Photo by: Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta loves gardenia flowers, which explains why he created this lovely set of linens as an ode to the pretty, white blossoms. If you dig this pattern, you can also purchase his gardenia placemats and napkin rings.

9: Area Rug

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This simple, hand-tufted rug would look beautiful in almost any space, especially in a more modern bedroom or dining room. The blue-green background would pair well with a gray or beige palette.

10: Soaking Stones

Photo by: Anthropologie


These lovely soaking stones were created by holistic clinician Dr. Kristina Ivy. The stones are meant to help detoxify and relieve tired aches and muscles. In addition to the Spanish gardenia, the stones also include honeysuckle, hibiscus, bergamot, vetiver and green tea. The stones come in a pretty glass bottle that would look gorgeous displayed on your bathtub.

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Rustic Watering Can Arrangements

Bring the act of gardening to the table by arranging white flowers in weathered watering cans (look at thrift stores and flea markets.) Tulips are a great choice, as they’re affordable and evoke a casual-yet-elegant feeling.

Colorful Abundance

Combine loosestrife, peonies and roses with wildflowers in a low, rustic container to brighten up a windowsill. Image courtesy of flickr user hello-julie.

Chalkboard Pots

Give inexpensive terra cotta pots a playful makeover with chalkboard paint; fill with blooming bulbs for a cheery pop of spring color.

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Monochromatic Magic

A tiered array of one hue is springy and sophisticated. Here, yellow fritillaria, tulips, freesias and daffodils tucked into a mixture of terra cotta pots and glass vases combine to make a stunning focal point for an Easter table or spring celebration.

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Pretty in Pink

Anemones and tulips tucked into a handmade stoneware vase are perfect for a simple spring dinner party, indoors or out. Image courtesy of flickr user hello-julie.

Small But Mighty

Diminutive grape hyacinth, creamy double tulips and tiny fuchsia phlox pack a powerful punch when placed in a compact handmade urn. Image courtesy of flickr user hello-julie.

Restful Shades

Wake up to a soothing bedside arrangement. Designer Lori Dennis used a glass vase filled with hyacinth and white tulips to lend this restful space a touch of spring.

Unarranged Arrangements

Arranging flowers needn't be intimidating or complicated. Simply choose three flowers in complementary colors and shapes. Cut stems so flowers sit about two inches above the top of container, remove all leaves that will fall below the water line, and bunch flowers together in a tight, mounded arrangement. To keep arrangements fresh, trim the ends and change the water every few days. Typically, most arrangements last about a week or two.

Celebrate Spring With a Vibrant Bouquet

The contrasting blues and oranges of this vibrant hand-tied bouquet make the blooms sing with intensity. This arrangement makes a gorgeous Mother's Day gift or, in an orange or black glass vase, a sensational centerpiece.

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

A Visually Striking Springtime

This arrangement of daffodils and dogwood stems brings a fresh, vibrant optical illusion to any kitchen table, windowsill or even bathroom. Using a square glass vase makes this professional-looking display simple to create.

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Organic Appeal

Young flag irises bloom beneath a canopy of horse chestnut leaves in a unique arrangement that highlights nature's different scales and unusual shapes. Position this display on a shelf or mantelpiece in a light, airy room.

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Bring Cherry Blossoms Indoors

Japanese painting is the inspiration for this stunning yet simple celebration of spring: an informal, front-facing vase arrangement that looks like a tree in bloom. This design suits a large, airy hall, living room, porch or lobby.

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Add a Little Zest

Citrus halves add an unexpected bit of color to this vibrant, party-worthy arrangement. Add the cut lemons, limes or oranges to your bouquet just before guests arrive so they will look fresh. Adorn the base of each vase with mounded fresh citrus.

Spring Fling

This whimsical centerpiece is perfect for spring-inspired dinner parties and is surprisingly simple to create. Towering curly willow branches in a tall vase juxtapose simple white hydrangeas in glass vessels. Design by Kate Riley of Centsational Girl

Bring the Garden In

Stagger small and large antique bottles inside an old wooden tool box and fill with your yard's most vibrant spring wildflowers.

Clean and Fresh

Ideal for the kitchen or bathroom, a silver vase filled with pastel-colored flowers can give a room a clean, fresh look.

Sweet Peas Keep it Simple

This small vase arrangement of a few loose sweet peas shows that sometimes, less really is more. Its intimate scale, delicate look, subtle hues and light fragrance provide an irresistable sensory delight.

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Tea-Time Tulips

Small arrangements can make a big impression. These loosely arranged tulips accent a dressing table, china hutch or shelf perfectly, or dress up individual place settings or a children's tea party.

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Classic Beauty

This impressive rose-and-lilac arrangement appears to have an abundance of flowers but much of the substance comes from carefully arranged, front-facing foliage. This display will look pretty in a foyer, minimalist living room or banquet table for a meal.

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Pitcher Perfect

This uncomplicated, freshly-picked arrangement captures the lush, natural abundance of the country. Lilacs are especially beautiful tucked into a simple pitcher, but use what you have in your garden.

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Spring Bursts Forth

This colorful, energetic arrangement features a unique three-dimentional pop of tone-spanning pinks, with fresh green and natural wood complements. Create it for an Easter or Mother's Day gift or centerpiece.

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Harbinger of Spring

Grape hyacinths, in a handmade stoneware vase, add an exuberant spring touch to any space. Image courtesy of flickr user hello-julie.

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