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Creating the Perfect Tablescape Part 1: Centerpieces

May 22, 2023

If you’ve followed me for a bit you know I LOVE entertaining my friends and family at home and I’ll make any excuse to execute a gorgeous table setting. A beautifully set table is such a thoughtful and memorable addition to any at home party or event and will make any gathering feel even more special. There are a lot of components to creating a tablescape so I want to break this concept down into a series. First, lets talk about creating a theme/concept and then all things centerpieces!

Where to start

There can be many components of a tablescape so figuring out where to start can be a bit intimidating. If you’re hosting for any holiday or themed event (like a baby shower, birthday party, etc) start by deciding the motifs and color palettes around the theme and build from there. If there is no theme, build you concept based on season. If it’s summer, for instance, you can build around in-season florals or a summer color palette you like! Another helpful aspect to build off of is what you already have on hand. Do you have some new plates you’ve been dying to use? Create a theme or color palette around that! Pinterest is my best friend when it comes to dreaming up the perfect tablescape.

Centerpieces

I wanted to start out with centerpieces because they can be a great thing to build the rest of your table around. In my personal opinion, florals are a MUST for any table. Like I mentioned before, it’s best to pick florals based on seasonality. Here are some other tips for creating a centerpiece:

– Add seasonally relevant items such as fruit in the summer or holly in the winter. Colored eggs on easter or seashells for a coastal theme are some other examples!

– Candles are always a great addition! Little votives scattered throughout or a few taper candles on pretty candlestick holders. I also love a colored taper candle for a pop of color.

– Play with height to create more dimension. Putting your florals in 1-2 big vases then scattering smaller vases with the same florals around is a fun way to do this. Candles are another great way to vary height.

I’m sharing a roundup of some of my favorite centerpiece items below!

Vases

Candles + other decor

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