Did you know that a centerpiece can be a generic item that is not only used for events or a dinner party? Centerpieces give the dining room a more interesting and homely atmosphere. Plus it can add to the decor of the room.
Before starting with the decoration, you should decide on whether to use a tablecloth or runner. Many people will choose a runner to protect the wooden furnishing from scratching and staining plus it looks modern and elegant. The tablecloth and runner also does not need to match the curtains but if a carpet is present, make sure that the color suits the carpet. Alternately, you can use contrasting colors such as black and white, yellow and red, or maybe purple and green.
Centerpieces can be more than just flowers and candles. They can also be a combination of decor items or something completely out of this world and abstract.
The item that will be used as the main focus should be in a different color than that of the tablecloth or runner. Try to avoid blending the same color decor items so that guests can actually see the distinctive decor elements. The only exception to this decor rule is the use of transparent glasses and vases.
A trend that is taking wedding venues by storm is the upside down wine glass containing an item of sentimental value and a candle placed on top. This centerpiece is placed on a dark plate that accentuates the glossiness of the wine glass. This should be done in sets of three for a wholesome look.
Filling a tumbler (a tall glass) halfway with beads in the color of your choice might seem generic. So try topping the bead filled glass with water and placing three of these tumblers on a reflective plate. This is a simple yet gorgeous centerpiece that will not take too much effort to construct.
Sometimes people travel to different parts of the world and tend to buy souvenirs such as a bottle of local gem stones. However, when you get home you realize that you do not have any use for these gem stones. Filling small mason jars with either a specific type of stone or mixing them could give the room a rustic appearance. You can either top the jar up with water or place a tea candle on top of the gems.
Modern furniture can be an artistic piece on its own but adding interesting centerpieces with a personal touch will give your house that homely touch.