Centerpiece Ideas for Your Dining Table

Centerpiece ideas for your dining table

Dining tables these days have multiple functions already. It’s not just for sharing meals with the household or with friends, it also doubles up as several things for different purposes.

It can be a study table for the children or a work desk for the remote worker. It can be a worktable for arts and crafts activities, or even for hobbyists and it can also be a gaming table when you want to just enjoy company with friends and family.

For this reason, we created a list of different centerpiece ideas for your dining table.

Cutting boards

Cutting boards

It’s affordable but stylish, and very on point. It creatively ties up the other decors on the dining table and promotes a more united look as opposed to having several different smaller decors.

Trays

Trays

The number one reason trays are ideal centerpieces for your dining table is practicality. In case there is a need for the entire space on the table to be used, just take the tray off it and all the other decors with it.

Napkin or tea towel

Napkin or tea towel

Softer materials will add a more homey and relaxed feel to your dining table. All the cold-looking appliances and furniture in the kitchen affects the mood of the dining area so to soften the look and feel, napkins or tea towels are centerpieces will benefit the space.

Greenery

Greenery

A succulent centerpiece for dining table is a nice touch. Letting nature into the area in the form of small plants, a bouquet of flowers, or even fruits (more on this later) will make statement pieces that will altogether elevate the look of your dining room.

Arranging fresh blooms as a centerpiece is a no-fail mood booster. Arranging flowers to create a pleasant centerpiece is not as difficult as you think. You just have to choose assorted flowers that go together in colour. Choose flowers with different stem heights for that added height effect. Place a foam sphere into your favorite vase and begin adding your flowers!

You may also want to create your own unique and unique succulent centerpiece with just a few supplies: a variety of succulents, a nice statement planter, soil, pebbles, and stones.

Plants also have health benefits both physically and on a psychological level as it helps improve your mood and lowers stress levels and anxiety.

Fruits

Fruits

Putting fruits on the table not only gives you instant access to snacks, it also adds a vibrant pop of color on the dining table.

Another popular way to use fruits as centerpiece is by making a fruit kabob. Fruit kabobs are especially enticing when hosting parties in the summer. Create a fun and healthy fruit centerpiece by aligning assorted fruits into a skewer and placing them in a container plate for display. The most common fruits used in fruit kabobs are strawberries, grapes, pineapples, apples, etc.

On the other hand, you can also try faux fruits to avoid fruit flies; this will also have the same effect but would last longer than real fruits.

Salt and pepper shakers

Salt and pepper shakers

Although one of the most common centerpiece ideas, what’s a dining table without these two seasonings? The market has came up with several creative designs and themes for salt and pepper shakers so you will have a lot of choices.

Decorative bottles

Decorative bottles

An expensive bottle of liquor or fancy bottles of water will add a sense of luxury in the dining room table.

Candle holders

Candle holders

Even if you’re not into candlelit dinners, candles add a touch of romance and elegance to your dining space.

Creating a beautiful and unique candle centerpiece doesn't have to be difficult. Whether it's for a party, wedding, or holiday decorating, adding candles to the table creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Decide whether you would only use 1 candle or a group of candles that are good to go together. Gather your supplies such as tapers, holders, glassware, and last but not the least: your accents. Your accents depend on your theme; the most common ones are beads and stones.

Centerpieces can both be decorative and functional; you can mix and match as long as it follows the overall design and style that you are going for.

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Tips on Decorating Your Dining Room

Tips on Decaorating Your Dining Room
One of the areas in the home where the household spends time together is the dining room. Let’s check out these decorating tips.

House decorations are usually confined to the living room, the bedroom, and the kitchen. But for some people, the dining room deserves attention in the same way that the rest of the house does. For us, we look at the dining room as a space that requires the same attention as the other parts of home.

So, we have compiled a list of some tips on decorating your dining room.

  • Choose the right table width
  • Use essential lighting
  • Be mindful of the texture and warmth
  • Say no to naked walls
  • Make room for storage

Choose the right table width

Choose the right table width

Whether it’s a round table or a rectangular one, the table width should depend on the room size and leaves ample space for the people who will use it to move around comfortably. 

The size of a table also defines the kind of bonding and quality time that the people around it would foster. Conversations are easier if you have just the right amount of personal space to feel comfortable but at the same time, close enough to the people you are talking to without it being awkward.

Essential lighting

Essential lighting

If it’s a small dining room and there is already available natural light from the windows that brighten the space, all you need is the normal light fixtures. However, if it’s a bigger dining room, there should be accent lights just above the dining table so that homeowners and guests alike can enjoy their meals in a more intimate mood.

The shape of the table and its relation to fixtures is also something to be considered, and so is the size of the chandelier. Essential lighting also adds a warm tone in the dining room, giving off a cozier and homier feel.

Texture and warmth

Texture and warmth

While there is something to be admired with monochromatic and minimalist designs, adding texture and warmth to your interior design can greatly enhance the look and feel of the spaces in your home. Breaking solid colors with a patterned finish or a dash of contrasting tones to add drama to an otherwise impersonal room to add warmth. 

It can apply to the furniture, the fixtures, or the walls, floors, and ceiling. It can be a lamp, a rug or carpet, curtains, or even a wall accent.

No to naked walls

No to naked walls

For some time, blank walls have been a preference across homeowners as it symbolizes simplicity and cleanliness. But because of the emergence of new trends in interior design this year, artworks and other accent pieces are slowly making their way to our walls.

This can also be about the paint and what patterns you include. There are homeowners who also enjoy a mural or two for their walls, so even if it’s devoid of framed artworks, the paintings on the walls itself are more than enough design to serve as the focal point of the space.

Related: Interior Design Trends this 2022

Storage

Storage

Space is a premium; we all have to be clever about storage spaces and the dining room is an ideal place to put cabinets for your dining pieces. Putting them on display will also add interesting conversation topics for when you have guests especially if you have heirloom pieces.

Storage spaces also mean a lot for people who have tighter spaces. To maximize every inch of the home, dining room storage is also highly recommended.

The dining room is usually one of the most overlooked spaces in the home; most homeowners forget that mealtimes are essential in sharing experiences with their family and friends so make sure to decorate your dining room and maximize the space. 

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