Welcome to our gallery featuring a number of the most beautiful ideas for floral centerpieces for your dining table.
From formal arrangements fit to grace a wedding table at a reception to simple, sweet arrangements for summertime parties, you’re sure to find whatever you need in this gallery.
Some of the centerpieces featured are in traditional clear glass vases, while others embrace a more kitschy ideal and are in old ceramic teapots. Some of these arrangements are featured in vintage milk jugs or in burlap-wrapped cheap vases. There are an incredible amount of options when choosing a vase for your centerpiece.
Floral arrangements from florists can be very expensive, so if you choose to DIY your arrangement (you might have a spectacular garden that you can select blooms from) there are a few tips to make your arrangements last longer and look just as beautiful as professionally made arrangements.
Before you place your flowers in water, cut 1 inch away from the stem. The stems absorb water better from a fresh cut, so you’ll want to trim your flowers from time to time. For tight blooms, use warm water to help open up the petals and bigger blooms.
Using florist foam helps keep your flowers in place, and will help keep shorter flowers well-watered. Be sure to strip off any leaves that will fall below the waterline.
When arranging, place larger, heavier flowers first, then fill in with foliage and lighter, airier flowers. Your bouquet, when finished, should be one and a half times taller than your container, and the width should balance out the height.
For a subtler arrangement, pick monochromatic flowers in different textures instead of a variety of boldly colored flowers.
Bonus tip: it’s easier to arrange on a lazy susan, so you can spin the arrangement and ensure it looks good from all sides.
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A small and delicate floral arrangement consisting of white roses tucked into a glass vase with ivy and ferns. This smaller centerpiece is perfect for any occasion, from a wedding reception to a formal date night dinner.
A longer floral arrangement with a base of succulents leading up into a vase of white rosebuds. The taller vase portion is surrounded by thin sticks.
A beautiful floral arrangement of light pink roses and white hydrangeas with a soft touch of pink on the very tips of the petals. The flowers are suspended in a small, square glass vase.
To create this centerpiece, a tall glass vase’s is bottom is filled with an inch or so of crystals. Branches are tucked into the crystals and small votive candles are suspended from the branches alongside the delicate blossoms.
A beautiful full bouquet of lilies and irises in a ridged glass vase is a summery addition to any table and adds a pop of color to the room, in addition to a haunting scent. Using flowers fresh from your own garden is a great conversation starter.
A romantic and elegant bouquet of greens and roses in white and lavender roses. Tall pillar candles rest in the metallic candle holders on four sides and in the center of the bouquet.
A crystal holder topped with an eclectic bouquet of large-bloom flowers in lovely pastels.
This floral centerpiece consists of beautiful bright yellow roses in a wide glass vase. The blooms rest neatly on the rim of the vase, creating a dome of petals. The vase is surrounded by small votive candles.
An autumn centerpiece full of daisies and holly berries, all resting neatly in a hollowed out gourd vase. The bouquet also includes sheaves of wheat, which match the accent on the napkin ring. Check out more table settings by clicking here!
A simple vase painted in metallic silver is the perfect contrast to the beautiful vivid purple orchids and orange pinecone ginger flowers.
A more rustic-chic centerpiece in a re-purposed tin bucket. The flowers are roses and other large blooms in white, pink, purple, and salmon.
An incredibly simple, small square vase with a black twig at the bottom and a bright orange gerbera peeping over the edge.
A beautiful white ceramic vase is filled with bright purple flowers with large white roses and stalks of lavender.
A simple country floral arrangement in a tin pot painted with a daisy motif. Perfect on a rustic wooden table on an outdoor patio. Click here to see how a simple container garden can dress up your patio.
A simply beautiful ornate antique teapot with bird imagery around the middle. The top is filled with delicate large-bloom flowers and smaller purple flowers.
Bold yellow orchids are suspended in water in a tall glass vase. At the top are floating candles.
This centerpiece is simply stalks of dried lavender tied together into a bouquet with burlap and tucked into a tall glass vase. Fragrant, beautiful, and best of all, will last much longer than fresh.
A series of three differently-shaped glass vases each with a combination of the same three cream and purple large-bloom flowers.
A tall cylindrical vase filled with tall gladiolas in white, pink, and red makes a perfect centerpiece for this outdoor dining table.
This wide glass vase is lined with a metallic liner and filled with greens, roses, and lilies, among various other kinds of smaller flowers.
A much more simple floral centerpiece, with two lily blooms in a small bowl next to a pink candle.
A tall glass vase with crystals and a bit of water at the bottom is filled with three yellow calla lilies ranging from short to tall.
A beautiful springtime floral arrangement in an old steel dutch oven filled with tulips in yellow, pink, purple, red, and white.
A globe-like glass vase is host to a number of light green hydrangea blooms, white roses, pale yellow lilies, and a few other lavender blooms.
Embracing the burlap trend is this glass vase wrapped in burlap and a paper doily, filled with roses and baby’s breath. Love the above look? You can achieve this great look using our handy burlap wrapping DIY feature!
This take on a floral arrangement places a small bouquet of lavender daisies tucked into coffee beans. The flowers don’t quiet reach the top of the vase, which is wrapped in a pastel ribbon. As the candles next to the vase warm, the coffee beans will start giving off a fragrant scent.
An elegant peach, green, and white bouquet with an eclectic mix of flowers. A single red flower spices up the color palette.
This low-profile centerpiece combines roses and lilies with evergreen boughs and an apple to create a centerpiece perfect for Christmas dinner.
This simple, chic centerpiece consists of several light orange chrysanthemum blossoms grouped together on a wooden plate.
A grouping of tall flowers with small blossoms including daisies and carnations is tucked into a vintage milk jug, adding a level of rustic chic design to this elegant table.
A large grouping of orchids and other tropical flowers spill over this glass-topped table out of a white ceramic planter.
A beautiful and elegant wedding centerpiece consisting of short-stemmed roses and greenery tucked onto the top of a modern silver holder.
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