Set the scene for a remarkable meal with a beautiful tablescape. A cohesive theme and the right accessories come together to entice the senses and make moments spent around the table even more memorable. Keep reading for inspiration and centerpiece styling tips for every season, from springtime flower centerpieces to festive Christmas table decorations.
Table Centerpiece Ideas For Spring And Summer
Spring is the ideal time to host a fun garden party or gathering with family and friends. Using realistic ARTIFICIAL FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS and foliage as centerpieces bring the promise of spring and brightness of summer into your dining area. Best of all, they won’t wilt or droop under the heat of the sun.
Feel The Vintage Vibe With Romantic Florals
Flowers are often the first thing that come to mind when you think of centerpiece ideas. Artificial floral arrangements featuring pastel roses bring a soft touch perfect for the season. Place arrangements in clear glass or vintage vases or lay a long garland down the center of the table for a rustic and romantic feel.
Go Rustic With Garland Runners
Long garlands are easy to place down the center of rectangular tables. They add just the right touch of visual impact without taking up too much space, allowing an open view and conversation to flow freely between your guests. Match your garland runners with natural fabrics or textiles such as burlap and linen to amplify the rustic theme.
Choose Spring Florals For Country Charm
Spring flowers add a pop of color to your tablescape. For a foolproof centerpiece idea, place an arrangement in a wicker or woven basket for a farmhouse feel. Choose tableware and dining accessories that pick up the color of your chosen blooms.
Table Centerpiece Ideas For Fall And Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving table décor is all about celebrating the abundance of harvest season and the beauty of fall colors. Here are some stylish décor ideas for a table centerpiece that’s sure to impress everyone coming to your turkey dinner.
Have A Palette Of Harvest Hues
Transition your tablescape to fall with an autumnal palette. Choose accessories and foliage that mimic the colors of the changing leaves outside: Deep greens, browns, and rust tones bring a warm and cozy feel into your home. Use tableware in complementary gold or brass finishes to complete your Thanksgiving table setting.
Showcase Fall Foliage
Wreaths or garlands accented with autumn leaves and pinecones celebrate the season. Complement with VOTIVE CANDLES or other lighted décor to accentuate the warm tones of the foliage. The result is a comforting yet classy homage to all things Fall.
Include A Nod To Nature's Bounty
A Thanksgiving centerpiece won’t be complete without the gourds, pumpkins, and apples so emblematic of the season. Whether you choose to display real or artificial produce, make sure to keep the colors within the same palette for a cohesive feel.
Table Centerpieces For Christmas
Christmas table centerpieces elevate the festive atmosphere of your holiday gatherings. Consider how your table décor fits your home’s overall décor. Use similar elements and color palettes as your Christmas tree design and other display areas to keep your theme intact.
Go For Gilded Glamour
Even if you’re entertaining in a more relaxed setting, there’s no reason not to add a special touch. Give your Christmas brunch the gilded treatment with eye-catching serving ware finished in metallics and marble. Drink dispensers, tiered serving platters, and cheese boards serve both a functional and aesthetic purpose. Accessorize with Nutcracker décor or even a vase filled with your extra silver, gold, or blush Christmas balls and ornaments.
Opt For Traditional Greenery
The aroma and appearance of live wreaths and garlands add to the festive ambience. Place a long garland runner adorned with pinecones and berries down the length of the dining table for a classic touch. Paired with a burlap table runner and a simple Christmas table setting, it emphasizes the nostalgic feeling of having loved ones gathered around for a meal.
CHOOSE RUSTIC ELEGANCE
A Christmas centerpiece can be simple but impactful. An arrangement of festive foliage accented with ribbon lends a rustic charm to your dining table. Pillar candles cast a warm and cozy glow over your Christmas feast. Accessorize further by scattering vintage wooden ornaments around these galvanized wooden boxes.
Tips For Styling Your Own Centerpiece
Designing your own table centerpiece is just one of the many ways you add a personal touch to entertaining. Here are some tips you can follow.
Check Your Centerpiece Shape
Mirror the general shape of your centerpiece to your table. Rectangular tables pair best with elongated centerpiece designs. Round tables benefit from circular arrangements. Not only is this more visually pleasing, but it also ensures you have enough space for table settings.
Layer Your Table Accessories
Settle on a focal point, which should the grandest or central element of your tablescape. Build and layer around it with complementary accessories. Strive to strike a balance. For example, add height to a long and low garland by complementing with tall candles.
Always Exercise Caution
Candles are essential to a beautiful centerpiece but do observe proper fire safety when decorating. Avoid having lit candles too close to foliage or other flammable materials. Consider a safer alternative, like battery-operated FLAMELESS CANDLES that look and feel like the real thing.
Invest In Versatile Décor Pieces
It’s smart to start building a collection of decorative items if you entertain often. Clear glass or acrylic containers in varying sizes and heights, basic gold or silver candlesticks, and simple baskets or wooden containers are all accessories that can be utilized in a variety of ways year after year.
Decorate When Not In Use
Decorating a dining table even when it’s not in use is a great way to keep the area stylish and clean. A fruit bowl, a flower arrangement in a tall vase, or candles in varying heights are just some of the things you can use as table decorations.
We hope this article helps you get creative with your tablescape, season after season. For more visual inspiration, check out our ONLINE CATALOG. To see more decorative accents from Balsam Hill, click the link below.
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