5 tips for creating a fabulous fall centerpiece

I love, love, love to create eye catching centerpieces!  My kitchen and dining tables feel bare if I don’t have some sort of centerpiece adorning them year round.  Sometimes, I’m in a hurry or I’m in the mood for something simple, like my 5 Minute Late Summer Centerpiece (click HERE to take a look), but most of the time I prefer a centerpiece that is overflowing with lots of elements of whatever theme or season I’m decorating for.

Trust me though, I totally get how intimating it can be to pull off a centerpiece that looks exactly like you want it to!  With that in mind, let me share my five best tips with you for creating a fall centerpiece.

 

TIP #1: DECIDE ON A COLOR THEME

Over the years, I’ve accumulated quite a collection of fall decor.  I bet you have too. {winkwink}  I have decorations and bits and pieces in every sort of fall color you can think of – bright pumpkin oranges, neutrals, burnished colors, etc.  For the past couple of years though, I’ve been crushing on the burnished colors of fall.  So, as I’m going through my fall stash, I will pull out anything with those colors.  At this point, I’m not making final decisions on what will actually wind up in the centerpiece.  It helps me to bring all of these items to the location where the centerpiece will actually be.  That way I can easily add or takeaway as I go.

 

Decide on a color theme first when creating a centerpiece

 

TIP #2: DECIDE HOW YOU WANT TO DISPLAY THE CENTERPIECE

By this I mean, do you want to display your centerpiece in a tray or a container of some kind?  Do you want it on a runner?  Or do you just want it to reside directly on the table?  For example – I often like to contain my centerpieces in a tray.  Trays usually have sides, so I know that I’ll need to either use tall items or elevate the smaller ones so that they can be seen.  Knowing how I’m going to display the centerpiece will make a difference in which items I choose to be a part of it.

 

If you display your centerpiece in a tray with sides, you'll need to use tall items or else elevate the smaller ones

 

TIP #3: USE AT LEAST ONE STATEMENT PIECE

I like to use one larger or taller element in my centerpieces that will really catch your eye.  Often times, I place the statement piece in an unexpected location within the centerpiece – such as close to one end instead of in the middle.  You should also consider the angle that your centerpiece will be viewed from.  My kitchen table sits longways in my breakfast area, so I usually place my statement piece at the far end of the centerpiece.  That helps to draw a person’s eye down the length of the table.

 

Add a statement piece to a centerpiece in an unexpected place

 

TIP #4: THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

My favorite centerpieces are ones that either have unexpected elements in them or common centerpiece elements that are displayed in a different way.  In other words, don’t just look in your fall boxes.  Look around your house for items that you could include that would still tie in to the centerpiece.

 

Use unexpected pieces in a centerpiece

 

TIP #5: HAVE PATIENCE, EXPERIMENT, PLAY AND HAVE FUN!

This might just be the most important tip of all!  Don’t think that just because you don’t get it right on the very try that you can’t do it.  Start out with what you think you want.  If that isn’t just right, tweak, rearrange, add/remove items or maybe just start all over.  Walk away for a while if you find yourself becoming frustrated – whether it’s for a few minutes or even for a whole day.

 

1c Farmhouse Fall Table Centerpiece (14)

The bottom line – some people are a natural at creating fabulous centerpieces with little or no effort.  I’m not one of those people!  It usually takes me a few hours to a few days to get a centerpiece to look exactly like I want it to.  So if you’re like me and struggle with the whole centerpiece thing, be kind to yourself and enjoy the process! 

 

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My 5 best tips for creating a fabulous fall centerpiece

 

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