How to Decorate with Lemons for a Fresh, Vibrant Look

When you decorate with lemons, you infuse your room with vibrant, refreshing energy. Today I’m sharing a collection of ideas for adding lemons and lemon motifs into your decor, perfect for the summer months ahead. Whether you choose real lemons or faux, the look is bright and lively. (This post contains affiliate links – see my privacy policy.)

Lemon wallpaper is a fun look and you’ll see it a few times in this post. Whether you paper a whole room or paper behind a set of shelves, the look is playful and cheery. I was a bit intrigued by the book on the shelf, Dinner with Jackson Pollack. I’ve only known him as an artist but apparently he loved to cook. The book is filled with both his artwork and his favorite recipes.

lemon wallpaper in kitchenPhoto by Holder Parlette Architecture + Landscapes

The color blue pairs so well with lemon yellow. The inspiration for this kitchen is the lemon-patterned window valance with blue accents. Herbs are planted in bright yellow pots while a trio of lemons sit on the marble counter top. 

white kitchen with blue and lemon yellowPhoto by Beaulieu Cabinetry, Inc.

Consider a large botanical print if you want to decorate with lemons. A vintage style print is pretty in an elegant dining room with a settee and bamboo style side chairs. The French chandelier is beautiful but doesn’t distract from the wall art. 

French style dining roomPhoto by

Leafy lemons dance against a light blue background in this wallpapered laundry room. What a cheery place to wash clothes.

decorate with lemons with wallpaperPhoto by Wood By Designs at Lakewood Ranch

Here’s a contemporary lemon art print that makes a statement in the corner of a kitchen. Artwork is easy to swap out, so if you want to decorate with lemons for just the summer months, a print or painting is a great way to do it. 

large lemon wall print in kitchenPhoto by Monika Petersen

Lemon pillows are another easy way to add a bit of citrus to your home for summer. Use them on a bed, tucked in a chair, or on a couch. 

lemon pillows for the home

The same lemon wallpaper you saw in the first photo is used in this bathroom with white and turquoise tile. What a cheery spot to start the day.

lemon wallpaper in a bathroomPhoto by Fireclay Tile

How about adding a live lemon tree in your kitchen? When citrus trees bloom, they smell fabulous!

lemon tree in kitchenPhoto by Lauren Liess Interiors

I’m completely smitten with this young girl’s bedroom with its lattice ceiling, lemon wallpaper, and lemon curtains. The way the paper is positioned makes it looks like the lemons are growing off the curtains onto the walls. And then there’s that adorable giraffe and sheep. Lovely!

little girls room - decorate with lemonsPhoto by SEN Creative

A fun citrusy wallpaper can be used in a more grown-up bedroom, too. You’ll also find lemons on the comforter and in wall art above the bed. A few pops of orange break up the blue, green, and yellow of the room. 

English style bedroom with citrus wallpaperPhoto by Crystal Blackshaw Interiors

If you enjoyed today’s ideas showing how to decorate with lemons, take a look through the photos below for lemon-inspired home decor. Click on any photo for shopping sources.

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  1. The wallpaper in the laundry room really pops with the blue background. The little girl’s room makes me smile. The giraffe is a must have and the wallpaper with the curtains makes you feel like you are in a small garden in Europe. Love..

  2. I LOVE the idea of having a lemon tree in the house. I have the PERFECT spot for one in our breakfast area! I always have a large snake plant there, but I think a small lemon tree will work better. Thanks!