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Easy Centerpiece Ideas and Tips
Whether you’re adding a bit of greenery to your kitchen table, planning your wedding, or deciding on a color theme for your party, adding centerpieces to your tables will make your celebration even more special! Putting together your own centerpiece is so much fun because you can create something that’s unique and perfect for your table setting.
We get a lot of questions about the "right" kind of centerpiece to add to an event table, so we’ve put together a helpful guide! Comment below if you have any questions or wondering how to decide on the perfect table decor, we’re here to help!
Centerpieces should be under 12 inches tall or over 20 inches tall, depending on how your guests will be seated. You’ll want to avoid blocking the view of guests sitting across from each other.
For the head table or the sweetheart table, you’ll want to keep the centerpiece low to the table or create a floral arrangement that hangs over the table.
Where to Start
Once you know how many tables you’ll be decorating, the next step is gathering ideas. We love Pinterest and Instagram for centerpiece inspiration, and you can also browse our centerpiece collection by new arrivals for the latest trends.
If you’re decorating your dining or kitchen table, you’ll need just one or maybe two centerpieces. If your event tables are round, then you’ll want one centerpiece per table. If your tables are rectangular, think about putting one centerpiece every 2-3 ft or so, or alternating tall and short centerpieces for the whole length of the table.
Tall or Short?
It’s completely ok to mix and vary the heights of the items in your centerpiece. For example, if you have geometric holders or terrarium glass vases, then adding tall taper candles will complete the look. Include a few garlands or tea light candles on your table if you feel like filling in the space. If your vases are the same height, think about adding a stand underneath (or even log circles!) to give them a little height boost.
Tall centerpieces are great for when you’d like your reception space to look bigger. If you have a round table, adding a round mirror can help you achieve the same look!
Shorter smaller centerpieces are perfect for (you guessed it!) smaller tables or if you already have table runners and greenery on the table. For example, silk flower garlands or balloon runners can be used to fill in the space, in addition to smaller flower bouquets. Vases made from heavy-duty mercury glass and are a top choice for flower shops and wedding planners, but feel free to play with material!
Looking for gorgeous centerpieces you can make in minutes? Just think container + fillers. For example, adding a few acrylic ice pieces or faux pearl beads to a glass vase with silk flowers on top = instant, gorgeous centerpiece! Need to fill in space? Add greenery with an LED fairy lights garland. Kid friendly? You can’t go wrong with a balloon centerpiece. The most important thing (besides your event budget!) is letting yourself be creative!
We hope this helped you plan your perfect table decor! Let us know your centerpiece plans or questions in the comments! Tag us @BalsaCircle or #BalsaCircle if you make one of these centerpieces fr your home or special event, we'd love to see your beautiful arrangements!