12 Original Centerpieces For Your Table

Today, we're going to show you how to create some original centerpieces for your table. These are the perfect decorations to surprise your family on special occasions.
12 Original Centerpieces For Your Table

Last update: 10 February, 2020

A great way to give your tables a real sense of character is to decorate them with original centerpieces. Whether you’re decorating a coffee table or a dining room table, there are plenty of options that will allow you to bring any room to life.

Using flowers, candles, or even candy, you can make most of these yourself. With a little time and effort, the results will be simply spectacular. Ready to get started?

Finding the perfect centerpiece

1. Original centerpieces – metal buckets


Vintage-style metal buckets have become something of a decorating obsession in recent years. You can turn them into flower pots, kitchen storage containers, or in this case, beautiful original centerpieces filled with roses. They’re perfect for creating that rustic, farmhouse-style look. It really couldn’t be simpler.

2. Combining elements

Original centerpieces.

We simply love the amount of detail in this subtle and original centerpiece. Built on a wooden base, it’s made up of flowers, candles, a glass candle holder, and everything is contained within a vintage metal lantern. If you’re preparing to celebrate a special occasion, then this is the centerpiece for you.

3. Original centerpieces – 3 in 1


Tulips are decorations in themselves and are full of elegance and style. The three miniature bouquets – each a different color – remain separate from one another, while remaining united by the simple glass container.

4. Fun and fresh

Fruit and flowers.

All you need is a single, large glass vase, a bouquet, and some sliced fruit. Citrus fruits, such as grapefruit, orange or lemon are best, although you can also use uncut grapes, apples or pears. Try to make sure that the colors of the fruit and the flowers complement one another. This a great way to surprise and delight your guests.

5. Original centerpieces – the devil’s in the detail

A romantic centerpiece.

We love this alternative centerpiece. The key is to choose the perfect base (in this case, a wood slice) and arrange a few simple, complementary elements – a vase of flowers, a decorated bottle, and a photograph. The designer has skilfully played around with the shapes and sizes to create the perfect look. What do you think?

6. Flowers and fairy lights

Original centerpieces - flowers and fairly lights.

Flowers and fairy lights: a match made in heaven. Here, the designer has lined the base of a goldfish bowl with vibrant green moss, before adding a vase of flowers and surrounding it with fairy lights. This would be a beautiful addition to any outdoor table – perfect for a dinner with friends on a warm summer evening.

7. Original centerpieces – sweet tooth

Ice cream bouquets.

Centerpieces don’t get much sweeter than these. These cones hold delicate pink flowers instead of ice cream and are supported by elegant sundae glasses. Place these centerpieces on your dessert table for the perfect look.

8. Classic minimalism

Natural centerpieces.

We couldn’t help falling in love with these beautiful minimalist centerpieces. Luckily for us, they’re also super easy to make. All you need are some glass bottles, a few elegant sprigs of your favorite plants, and some candles to serve as stoppers for the bottles. They’re the perfect example of simple decorations with a huge impact.

9. Original centerpieces – flowers and marshmallows

Marshmallows and paper flowers.

By filling a jar with pink and white marshmallows and adding matching pink paper flowers, this designer created a sweet and playful centerpiece. Kids will love this delicious addition to your table.

10. Mini wooden crates

Mini wooden flower crates.

These miniature wooden crates are perfect for anyone who loves the rustic look. By using them to display pots of plants or flowers, you can give them pride of place on your table.

11. Original centerpieces – dinner by candlelight

Original centerpieces - candles and leaves.

If flowers aren’t your thing, why not try out this idea, and create a centerpiece out of candles and elegant green foliage. Sounds easy? That’s because it is! And the best part is, your centerpieces will look elegant and romantic.

12. Gourmet centerpieces

Tulips and vegetables.

We’ve already shown you how to make centerpieces using fruit. Well, now we have one for all you veggie lovers out there. Asparagus and carrots form the perfect complements to these pink and white tulips, creating a look that won’t fail to turn heads.

Create original centerpieces that reflect your personality and the style of your home, and they’ll make the perfect addition to any table.

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