When I was little, I asked my parents to paint my room the color purple! They did, and I am still crushing on decorating with purple today! And when the first purple Lilacs bloom, I can’t wait to arrange them in every room. And boy, my jealousy kicks in when I see all my friends in the south posting photos of their amazing purple Lilac bouquets, and we’re still over here in the North spring skiing… So today is my day to share all my decorating with purple Lilacs.

Purple Lilacs at Home in Maine

Purple Lilacs and Vintage Decor

I may not have the lushest purple Lilacs, but that’s ok. I’ll take them any way I can! We have two Lilac bushes here in Maine, but unfortunately, the soil at our home on the coast just isn’t great for growing Lilacs. My friend Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse has a great post about 3 Reasons to Plant a Lilac Bush. And it’s all so true!

Purple Lilac in the Sunroom

Hanging out with our morning coffee in the sunroom is one of our favorite things to do. So naturally, adding a bouquet of purple Lilac enhances our time spent here. The scent of the lilacs radiates throughout the room.

Purple Lilac Centerpiece in the Sunroom

A few years ago, I finished a sunroom makeover at our home in Vermont. The purple Lilacs were magnificent that year, and I loved showcasing them in my first-ever room makeover here on the blog.

Purple Lilacs centerpiece on glass table.

Here, I switched out the lilacs to an old thrifted tin vase that I found thrifting for just $8.00 while Ella patiently awaited her dinner…

Bernese Mountain Dog next to purple lilacs on glass table.

Purple Lilac in the Living Room

I added the purple lilacs to one of my mother’s vintage crocks and decorated the antique butter churn, a coffee table that has been in our family for decades.

Antique coffee table decorated with lilac.

One of my “Thrifting with the Gals,” Kim over at Shiplap and Shells, also has an amazing post on Spring Lilac Inspiration and Tips from her beautiful 100-year-old cottage in the Pacific Northwest that I know you will enjoy.

You may also enjoy A Very Vintage Weekend post, where I also share decorating with purple faux peonies.

Living room with purple lilac on the coffee table.

You guys know I love decorating with old and thrifted blue bottles. Ann Marie and Anne over at Simply 2 Moms Blog have a wonderful Spring Dining Room | Simple Neutral Tablescape that I know you will love!

Living room coffee table with purple lilac.

The Color Purple and Lilac with Antiques

The color purple in the Lilac pairs so well with the darker antique furniture tones. Here is the same vintage crock full of lilacs on an antique table at the end of our dining room. For a complete home tour, please join me over on the Coastal Maine Home Tour page for all the recent updates.

Lilacs on an antique table.
Vintage crock of purple lilacson an antique table.

Lilacs in the Bathroom

Do you ever think of displaying flowers in your bathroom? Lilacs are such a beautiful addition to this master bathroom on top of a cabinet that my father made years back. I repainted it to match the new color trim. I chose a simple white pitcher for the bathroom’s purple Lilac arrangement.

Lilacs on a blue cupboard in the bathroom.

Surrounding the Lilac on the cupboard are antique mustache cups. Have you heard of them? They were designed to keep one’s mustache dry when drinking coffee or tea. I always think it’s so funny how feminine they were made. These are my mother’s collections. I also found this antique sterling silver baby’s brush, which was mine as a child.

Lilacs on a blue cupboard in the bathroom.

Small vintage tin jars filled with potpourri sit on the windowsill. My mother styled them there, and I adore them to this day.

purple Lilac in the bathroom.

You may also enjoy the Bountiful Bouquets of Lilacs post.

Basket of purple Lilac

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Coastal Maine.

Be sure to also check out our Home in Vermont too, where we spend winters enjoying the coziness of home in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

How to Decorate with Purple Lilac

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  1. What lovely pictures. We are very lucky to live in Upstate NY and near Highland Park where we have the lilacs festival every year. I have a few lovely lilac plants my favorite is a deep purple!

    1. Aren’t they such gorgeous flowers? Our neighbors have the deep purple and they are stunning!

  2. Rebecca Payne says:

    Simple Beautiful.

  3. I love the lilacs Ann. I have one rebloomer and it is awesome. Beautiful pics!

  4. Ann,
    Your photos are just stunning! Thanks for the mention! I get to be jealous now because mine are completely gone!

  5. I had lilacs in my bathroom as well. The fragrance takes me back takes me to sitting on the floor as my babies played in the tub. Happy, clean times! 😁

    1. Aren’t they the best Katherine?? What beautiful memories. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I love this Ann! I remember when I was in 9th grade and my best friend had a purple bedroom and I was always so jealous. I only wish lilacs lasted longer, they are so beautiful. I’ll be featuring you in my weekly wrap-up this week.

    1. I painted my room purple because I had a friend who had a purple room too. So funny. Thanks so much, Kim!

  7. You have such beautiful lilacs! I love how they smell and they always remind me of my parents’ home in Maryland. Love how you used them throughout your home!

    1. Thanks so much, Anne, I appreciate it so much!