Centerpieces are of vital importance to any set table. They set the theme of your décor, provide a visual focus and bring additional decoration and beauty to the space. Spring affords the budding designer in you to experiment with new styles and pieces –not to mention the gorgeous flowers that this season provides, which can be used either in their entirety or as inspiration. If you’re searching for a new centerpiece for an upcoming event at your home, or you just want to bring a new look to your dining area, take a look at these ideas:
1. Mason Jars
These are a popular design choice for pretty much every event and in every season of late, and spring time is no exception. Try placing them inside a wire container or basket, or have different sizes of them bunched together in the center of the table. Fill them with beautiful springtime flowers that accent the hues in your room.
Top Tip: Don’t be afraid to play with levels – mixing different size containers brings variety to your table.
The great thing about spring is that the vintage/distressed aesthetic works really well with the season. Look around the house or visit consignment stores to see what you can find: watering cans, kettles, tins of all shape and sizes, colanders, metal buckets, birdcages, teacups; the list goes on and on. You can leave them as is or choose to paint them to match your décor.
Top Tip: Remember to consider the shape and size of your table and pick your centerpiece accordingly. It should create an impression, but it shouldn’t limit the space for your guests!
3. Fancy Florals
As we all know, springtime provides a great number of beautiful varieties of flowers to take advantage of daffodils, tulips, bluebells, crocus, and others. Mix colors and types for variety, or stick to one type and color to create a simplistic yet stunning centerpiece. Alternatively, use fruit like lemons to add a splash of color and something different to your table.
Top Tip: Put food coloring into vases with the water to add extra color – just remember the petals will take on the shade of the water after a while!
There are many things to consider when choosing the perfect items to decorate your table. Combine your centerpiece with matching place settings, favors and a table cloth that complements your design in order to create an overall aesthetic your guests will never forget.