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  • Writer's pictureCami Danielle

Simplicity and Elegance in Tablescaping

There is something about a simple yet impactful dining table centerpiece!

Spring is just around the corner, and it's time for a change, starting with your dining table centerpiece! With so many options to choose from, selecting the right components for your centerpiece can be a daunting task. To help you get started, consider the size and shape of your dining table. If you have a smaller table, remember that less is more. However, you can definitely get away with a more elaborate centerpiece when working with a larger table. Regardless of the table's size, I suggest taking a minimalistic approach to achieve an elegant and elevated look. Picture a massive table with a simple yet sophisticated centerpiece – it's a surefire way to add that extra touch of class to your dining room.

Achieving an effortless and sophisticated look for your table can be a challenge if you're not clear on the vision, but there are some tricks you can use to make it easy. One great method is the "groups of three" technique. This approach is simple to execute, even if you don't have a clear vision in mind. I recently applied this technique at the Blackwelder Project and was pleased with how little effort it took to choose my centerpiece combo.

Here's how it works:

  • Start with the focal point: I began with a bowl of pears to add a pop of color to my table (you can use faux fruit instead of real fruit when staging a space) atop a stack of plates. By adding plates underneath, I achieved height with my focal piece!

  • Add two supporting pieces: To enhance the focal piece, I paired it with two complementary objects. When choosing my 3 elements in the "groups of three" method, I like to incorporate pieces that are directly connected with the dining experience. What I mean by that is that I like centerpieces that can actually be left on the table for meals. In Blackwelder, I chose to use a pitcher. (I also refer to this as a "functional centerpiece.") For the final touch, I chose to use a white textured vase with stems I cut from a tree in the backyard. Adding natural elements such as the stems from a tree warms up the space and adds interest to any arrangement!

  • Enjoy the results: This straightforward technique creates a clean, fresh and organic look that is perfect for any occasion.

There are so many amazing options to consider to achieve a simple, yet elegant centerpiece!

Want to see 5+ examples of my most favorite ways to scape a dining table? Read on!

7. For longer tables, repeated vases!

Love the idea of pairing fruit with flowers in a vase arrangement! This look is fresh and perfect for Spring! Southern State of Mind.

6. Grouping aesthetic and functional items together.

This has to be one my favorite ways to decorate a dining table! Mixing together aesthetic and functional elements creates a perfect balance to any surface. Homzie Designs.

5. A wooden bowl filled with fruit.

Adding vibrant pops of color with fruit is definitely another one of my favorite centerpiece ideas. Especially for those who lean more towards a neutral color scheme, this is a perfect way to add color without a full on commitment. An Indigo Day.

4. A group of vases.

If you are looking for a way to add an organic feel to your space, using natural elements like stone vases is an effective way to do so and elevate the aesthetic to any space! Sara Smith Interiors.

3. Large vase with a large bouquet of flowers.

Transform your dining space with this simple yet effective centerpiece idea! Not only will this centerpiece make a bold statement, but it will also bring the beauty of nature indoors. Magnolia Home.

2. Low bowls with moss.

Are you seeing a theme here?! I'm in love with adding natural pops of color through greenery and florals. It's an effortless way to create a striking impression without going overboard. Taryn Whiteaker.

1. Candles in hurricane vases.

If you're searching for an easy way to elevate the ambiance in your room, look no further than hurricane glass vases and candles. Not only will this duo create a warm and inviting ambiance, but it will also add a touch of sophistication to your space. Crate & Barrel.

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