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

Photo by: Crate and Barrel

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

Photo by: Williams-Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma

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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Photo by: Courtesy of the manufacturer for HGTV Magazine

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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YLiving

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

Photo by: Etsy

Etsy

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

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

Photo by: Amazon.com

Amazon.com

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

Photo by: Overstock.com

Overstock.com

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

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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Cheery + Charming

If you’re hosting or headed to a house warming, dripping paint bucket floral arrangements might be the perfect fit. Pick up an empty aluminum paint bucket from the home improvement store, lay out a drop cloth along a long, flat surface, then use a turkey baster to add a dripping effect from the opening of the bucket to the bottom. Let the paint dry for about three to four hours, then use a utility knife to cut any paint buildup from the drop cloth.

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

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.

Pitcher Perfect

This uncomplicated, freshly-picked arrangement captures the lush, natural abundance of spring. Tulips and billy balls are especially beautiful tucked into a simple pitcher with bright pink peonies, but you can use whatever you have in your garden.

Celebrate Spring With a Vibrant Bouquet

The harmonious pinks and oranges of this vibrant bouquet sing with intensity. This arrangement makes a gorgeous Mother's Day gift or sensational centerpiece.

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.

A Visually Striking Springtime

This arrangement of daffodils and kumquats brings a fresh, vibrant optical illusion to any kitchen table, windowsill or even bathroom. Using a low cake stand or footed bowl makes this professional-looking display simple to create.

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

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.

Tea-Time Tulips

The simplest arrangements can make a big impression. These loosely arranged tulips can accent a dressing table, lunch table or foyer table perfectly.

Sweet Pea Brunch

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 irresistible delight for your brunch party.

Photo By: Aiselin82

Simply Lush

This gorgeous peony, tea rose and eucalyptus arrangement is overflowing with classic beauty. This display will look pretty in a foyer or on a banquet table for a meal.

Photo By: iStock/yoh4nn

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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