IDEAS FOR TABLE CENTERPIECES
by Jessica Ackerman
Placing a decorative centerpiece on your coffee or dining table adds color and interest to the table and the room. It can convey your sense of style and creativity, and let guests know what is meaningful to you.
These ideas for table centerpieces are simple to create and make use of what you likely have in your home already.
Containers like flowerpots or vases can be embellished with ribbon or glued-on glass beads to dress up their appearance. Make sure your flower displays are in proportion to the area of your table surface.
Clear jars of anything:
You may want to arrange three clear jars together, varying the height of the jars. If the jars are all the same height, consider raising one or two on a stack of books. Varying the height adds interest to your display.
Twigs and branches:
Candles are a popular component in centerpieces. You’ll find them in a variety of colors and sizes, such as pillars, tea lights, votives, and tapers.
Fruit and vegetables:
Add seasonal appeal to a fall buffet by floating fresh apples in a grouping of clear glass vases or cylinders filled with water.
Trays and plates:
Or, arrange multiple items of the same color with different textures on a tray to create a centerpiece: For example, you could start with a mirrored glass tray, group a cluster of silver candles on top and sprinkle silver beads with different sizes, shapes and finishes among the candles. Mixing textures, materials, and shapes is the key to having an eye-catching centerpiece that can be a conversation starter.