A dining room setting never feels complete without something in the center of the table. It’s not only an excellent way to anchor the whole room, but also perfect for providing a nice focal point for everyone to talk about once they enter the room.
Top 15 Best Dining Table Centrepieces
Here are 15 amazing centrepieces ideas with which you can spruce up your dining tables with:
1. Vintage light lantern
If you want a dining table centrepiece that brims with personality, then go for something classic or vintage. This distressed lantern is an excellent choice. It’s beautifully crafted, makes you take another look, and would look even more stunning with a matching PVC mat underneath it. You can also put an artificial flickering candle or a tea-light in there to add some romance to your dining experience.
2. Plants never go out of style
A small planter is an excellent way to make your dining tables pop. It’s best if you look for a statement worthy planter that complements the foliage of your desired plan. Pots with bright, vibrant colors are definitely more interesting than plain ones – especially if you want to add some personal touches to the whole set-up. If one doesn’t seem like a good option, then you can even opt for multiple tiny ones arranged in a line.
3. The rule of 3
If you have a small or a round dining table, you can accessorize it with a bunch of things. It’s important to remember the rule of 3 here, because that should be your go-to when you’re creating a centrepiece with multiple décor items.
The rule of 3 is all about ensuring that you choose 3 décor objects. One should be tall, one should be small, and the last one should be medium-sized to balance out the whole aesthetic. The arrangement featured in this image is a beautiful example of how you can create a nice focal point with more than one objects.
4. Candle holders
If you’re one for adding a bit of romantic flair to your dining areas, then a candle holder would be the perfect dining table centrepiece for you. How many you use actually depend on the size of your table. If you’re working with a small 2 or 4-seater, then one large candelabrum can do the trick. However, if your table is long and seats 6 to 8 or more people, then you need to choose multiple candle holders and arrange them in a visually pleasant setting in the center of your table. If you can add a runner underneath, then that’d definitely be a cherry-on-top!
5. Flower bouquets
A beautiful flower bouquet can make your dining table the talk of the town. However, it doesn’t have to be conventional. You can pick a vase style that defies typical ideas and stays true to your own aesthetics. The sill-basket flower arrangement in this image is a stunning example of how you can make this idea your very own.
6. Food sculptures
A gorgeous food sculpture can add so much panache to your dining table settings. It’s an interesting centrepiece idea and is perfect for people who prefer to be unique or avant-garde. You’ll have to hire a pro to make a detailed one for you, but if you really want to get hands-on, you can even design your own (although that might be quite a challenge!). There are many online tutorials on food carving and if nothing else, it’s a good way to add a personal touch to your meal gathering.
7. Fruit baskets or fruit bowls
If you like healthy munching, then a basket full of fruits will make an excellent dining table centrepiece for you. Not only do they look good when stocked with various fruit, they are functional too, so you don’t need to take up any counter space in your kitchen. You can find many unique designs online. Just get them, fill them up with your favorite fruits, and put the whole thing in the center of your dining table for that ideal look! They will encourage the family to snack healthily.
8. For the love of spring
Seasonal dining table décor is always on-point and is sure to evoke a homely vibe. The spring décor in this image is super enchanting. The cheery-blossom vibe really grips you and makes you feel instantly refreshed. If you’re not one for authentic blooms (or don’t have any in your area) then you can make your very own artificial ones by sticking small paper cherry blossoms on bare, long-stemmed twigs. Just put them in glass bottle vases and you’ll have a great set-up on your hands.
9. DIY mason jar tray centrepiece
If you’re looking for a simple DIY dining table centrepiece idea, then this one is for you! All you need is a tray (it could be a simple tray that you found in a thrift store, or even a utensil cap that can be converted into one with some paint and aesthetic makeover), some mason jars and some flowers from your harden. Just take the tray, put your mason jars in it and fill them to the brim with some flowers plucked from your garden. You can even put a small candle in one of the mason jars to even out the whole look!
(Note: you can even switch one or two of the mason jars with trinkets and baubles lying around your house. It could be a ceramic animal sculpture, a tiny planter, or something else entirely! Just remember the rule of 3!)
10. Attractive sculpture
If you love elegance and sophistication, then you’ll love making this gorgeous sculpture your dining table centrepiece. It emulates the art gallery look, so every time you take your meal, you’ll feel as if you’re sitting at the MoMA or the Louvre.
The graceful craftsmanship and clean look make it perfect for modern and contemporary dinning spaces that don’t go well with rustic or homely décor. It’s very minimalist and slated to become a total conversation starter when you’re hosting soirées or family/friends gatherings!
11. Tiered trays never let you down
If you like that “organized clutter” look, but don’t know how to contain all your accessories, then you should make tiered trays your dining room centrepieces. They really work well with 4 to 6-seater rectangular tables and almost all sized round dining tables.
The thing about tiered trays is that they have a lot of potential for personalization. You can load them up with customized salt and pepper shakers, beautiful candles, decorative cutlery, tiny planters, small trinkets and other baubles.
You can also use these tiered trays to feature food items. You can load them up jars full of nuts and healthy foods for when the munchies hit. You can put bottle of jams and mini-croissants on different tiers for when you have guests. They’re also great for featuring appetizers before food.
12. Sculptural lights
Sometimes, your dining table doesn’t have to have a physical centrepiece placed on top of the tabletop. Sometimes, it could be suspended directly on top of it – yes, that’s right, we’re talking about light sculptures.
If you have a separate dining room that requires special focus, then you can install a large light fixture on top of it. They’re stunningly beautiful and always make you feel like you’re attending an upscale soiree at someone’s mansion. Moooi has some pretty great articles in their catalogue, but you can also ask a local artist or expert to design one for you.
13. Simple bowls
If you don’t want an elaborate centrepiece, then you can opt for a tasteful crystal, ceramic or porcelain bowl. They’re very elegant and pair really well with most dining tables, be it rectangular, square, round, or elliptical. Plus, you can find them in so many designs and materials online. Just fill them up with your favorite potpourri blend and enjoy the aromatic experience every time you dine.
14. The up and down effect
You can create a holistic dining table centrepiece experience by featuring a cluster of physical objects in its middle and linking them to the light fixture above. Pendant lights are a great options for such a setting, but if that doesn’t work then you can always opt for some stunning minimalist or rustic chandeliers.
15. Water propagating plants
Have you heard about indoor water gardens? Well they’re actually plant cuttings that don’t need any soil to grow. If you’re interested in this concept, then a propagating water-oriented plant would make a great centrepiece for your dining table. You could go for transplanted peace lilies, tulips, orchids, or more!
So, these are some great centrepiece ideas for your dining table. You’ll definitely find something here that’ll become perfect for your own setting!