Centerpieces are an excellent way to transform your dining table and give it an endless variety of personalities. They help you transform normal into special and make the dining experience for you and your guests more memorable. Here are some great ideas for centerpieces for your table:
Lovely Blossoms – A simple, but always elegant, look, gather flowers that are in season and in full bloom and arrange them in a decorative bowl or vase. Add leaves for filler.
Aquatic Design – Arrange seashells, starfish, and freshwater stones atop fine white sand in a fish bowl or vase. Light a small candle in the middle to complete the look.
Short Towers – Cut small twigs from trees or bushes with small leaves or blossoms and arrange them in tall, clear containers. This works beautifully with both rustic and romantic settings alike, depending the other design elements and colors you use on the table.
Historical Finds – Collect several antiques or vintage pieces in similar shapes and group them in the center of your table. Themed items like a collection of old jars, plates, or tea pots create old world charm. Just be sure the items you use are small enough to leave room for serving dishes and place settings and to allow people to see each other as they dine.
Fruit in Water – Gather apples, oranges, or other in-season fruit and place them in a clear glass container. Add water to allow the fruit to float. For an added touch, add small floral blossoms to float on top.
Creative Finds – Check your home for anything you can recycle for your centerpiece. For instance, old, colorful pieces of cloth can be stitched together to create an artistic runner for your table. Used bottles can be cleaned, adorned with ribbons and used as vases.
Bright and Bloom – Decorate your table with huge blooming flowers and large lit candles in between. The oversized items will create rich, elegant ambience.
Basket of Fruit –Place ten to twelve oranges, apples, limes, or other round fruit in a decorative basket. This is great for rustic, country, or summertime and fall-themed tables.
Simple Solo – A single small plant or one flower stalk in a tall vase will create a dramatic, elegant look for your dining table. Tulips, roses, and lilies and beautiful options for this look.
Sweet Bins – Introduce dessert anytime during the meal with a bin of sweet finds. Fill a small pail or decorative carton with candy and accent it with hue lollipops and sugar sticks. This is a fun option for a child’s party or springtime.