There’s an unwritten rule that says dining room table centerpieces are a must-have if you want the whole experience to be complete and beautiful. The way you design these centerpieces and the way they interact with the rest of the design and décor is up to you but a little inspiration is always welcomed.
Wooden Planter Centerpieces.
If you want something simple with a little bit of rustic charm, gather your leftover wood and make a crate/ planter. Inside you can put a few mason jars with fresh flowers of your choice.
This is the type of centerpiece you can build out of a wooden pallet or scrap pieces of wood. Garnish it with a variety of fresh flowers featuring different colors and shapes.
Instead of one long planter you can have two or more of smaller sizes. These two each have two compartments big enough for two glass jars. The stain on the planter matches the table. Space them out evenly on the table.
Another way to design a wooden planter centerpiece is like this. It has double the width and the jar vases can be placed in two parallel rows.
For some extra cottage/ rustic charm, you can repurpose a metal bucket and use it as a large centerpiece. Place ir on a wooden shutter along with a few large candles.
This planter centerpiece is actually a re-purposed antique trough. It looks beautiful in combination with the antique chandelier, the ceiling beams and the stone wall.
Another interesting idea is to use an old sprinkler can as a vase for the dining room table. Decorate it with large flowers and feel free to give it a makeover and to repaint it.
Use wine bottles or any other type of glass bottles as vases. You can place five or more in a long and narrow tray and create a beautiful centerpiece for the dining table.
Give the dining table a romantic and elegant look by using large candles as centerpieces. These woven candle holders in combination with the starfish and the shells create a tropical, beach-inspired décor highlighted by the sailboat.
Use a variety of candles and candle holders to create a simple, classical but also diverse centerpiece design. The different shapes and heights bring out the diversity of the whole arrangement.
Place candles in hurricane glasses to add dimension to the design. In the center, you can have a large transparent vase decorated with thin branches.
A matching pair of candle holders can be used to frame an elegant flower arrangement like this one. The table runner ties everything together beautifully.
Go for a traditional design, like the ones you use for the Christmas table. A simple tray filled with leaves or tree cuttings and a few fruits and two candles sticking out.
You can alternate candles and small vases filled with flowers. For a cohesive look, place the candles in glass votives or decorative glass containers.
Simple vases with a twist.
A large centerpiece like this one featuring a variety of different flowers looks really good if complemented by a chandelier. You can see this combination here.
A large glass vase can be 1/3 filled with small, smooth pebbles and decorated with tree branches. Add a few smaller green accent decorations around it for variety.
To give your vase centerpiece a unique look, you can fill the transparent vase with corks and then decorate it with fresh flowers as usual. It’s simple but out-of-the-box.
A beautiful fall centerpiece featuring a tall glass vase decorated with orange and yellow accents and tree branches sticking out. Two tiny pumpkins add extra charm.
A vase that’s not transparent can look interesting if it has an unusual or eye-catching shape, like this bulky one for example. Decorate it with large flowers that mimic its shape.
Diversity in trays.
If you prefer the traditional look, get a woven tray or basket and fill it with all sorts of things like twigs, pine cones, flowers, maybe even a small vase in the center and make your own centerpiece.
by Bryce Covey
Use a metal tray and simple vases or candles to create a modern centerpiece with a little bit of rustic and industrial charm. Use white flowers to keep the design simple and bright.
Get your favorite flowers and plants and bundle them up in a tray or container. You can raise it off the table if you want to add dimension to the design or if your dining room has a high ceiling.
Of course, there are numerous other possibilities which don’t involve flowers, candles, vases and the other things we’re discussed so far. For example, a minimalist, contemporary dining table can feature a rock centerpiece with sculptural elegance.