Simple Ways to decorate for Lent

Do you decorate for Lent? I started decorating for Lent a couple of years ago, and I’ve really grown to love how it sets the mood for the season. 40 days is a long time, and it can be easy to be focused on the day to day and forget to go a little deeper. I love how these little items set out are a constant reminder to me of the season we are in and helps to draw my heart deeper into the season. I think decorating for Lent has been a big part of helping me appreciate the season of Lent instead of completely dreading it!

Decorating for lent can be really simple. The season is really about striping away extras in our life in order to draw closer to Christ, and I think decorations should reflect that—-simple and bare decorations are the perfect reminder of the somber season we enter into before the joyous season of Easter!

For Lent decorations I like a mix of natural elements, the liturgical color of the season- purple, and inspirational quotes.

I don’t decorate my whole house, just my mantle and a few prayer stations. Nothing too elaborate or busy.

Here’s a peak at my 2022 Lenten decorations:

My cactus garden is my favorite spot this year. I’m really feeling the desert theme. I grabbed a few cacti at Walmart and Home Depot and added rocks and tea lights and some purple fabric. If you don’t need one more thing to take care of (I really don’t either!) grab some fake cacti from the dollar store and you’re set. I printed an image of Jesus in the desert to add.

Our sacrifice bean station and apostle peg dolls are set out and serve as functional decorations.

I set out our Lenten meal prayer with a purple candle and small crown of thorns.

My mantle has purple candles, my Lenten banner, a quote, the cactus my son painted, a cross and some sticks. To be honest I was tempted to run to Hobby Lobby because I didn’t love how the mantle came together, but I decided to try to just be content and offer it up!

I hope this gives you a little inspiration. If you decorate for lent, I’d love to hear what you include!

If you are looking for some ideas for celebrating Lent in your home you might enjoy THIS post.

I’m praying you have a fruitful Lenten season!


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Hey, I’m Megan, wife to Chad, mama to our three rambunctious boys, Grady, Marshall, Stafford and our sweet little girl, Ainsley Nell.  I have a passion for celebrating holidays, cherishing seasons, creating memories, collecting traditions, connecting hearts and chasing joy.   Thanks for coming along for our journey.