One of the easiest ways to bring summer cheer to your home is by using seasonal centerpieces. While the dining room table is the first place many people think of for a centerpiece, these decorations can be used on any table – and even on countertops – to bring a pop of liveliness to your rooms. Here are some ideas for giving your centerpieces that summer flair:
Put Succulents Under Glass Cloches
This is a great idea for special occasions. Just put small succulent plants under glass to make it happen. Once the event ends, remember to take the plants back out and return them to their places on a sunny windowsill. Plants need light to live, but can easily handle spending a few hours on display every so often.
Try Summer Flowers
Make a flower centerpiece more seasonal by using varieties that can’t be easily found during the rest of the year. Marigolds and zinnias work well together and fit the bill as being summer-specific.
Float Candles and Embellishments on Water
This idea has been very popular over the last few years, so you’ll be right in style with your variation. The basic ingredients are clear vessels, water, and candles that float. Many people add rose petals, colored gravel, or other embellishments to dress up the basic formula. Add your own waterproof extras to make the idea your own. Customize it further by using something unusual, such as a brandy snifter, for the vessel.
Fill Lantern Frames With Unexpected Things
Everyone expects a lantern to hold a light source, but if you use the frame of a lantern as a centerpiece, you can put something beautifully unexpected inside instead. A couple of flowers, some sprigs of herbs, or even a whole fruit or two will work well. Choose a lantern style that has plenty of open space (or clear glass) for best results.
These are just some of the ways you can bring summer to your tabletops. Use the ideas as-is or customize them to suit your individuality. Either way, the results should be beautiful!
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