Whether you use your centerpieces for dining room tables on special occasions or family dinners every day, a naked dining table is a missed opportunity for dining room design. You can add simple elements to focus on the table and tie together the rest of the dining room decor. There are decorating opportunities for both formal and informal dining rooms. Theme design options help to improve the dining room for special occasions.
A tablecloth is a great way to add new life to centerpieces for dining room tables. If the finish of your dining table is scratched or damaged in any way, a tablecloth hides flaws. Consider the rest of your dining room decor in determining the type tablecloth for use. Luxurious fabrics in rich colors are suitable for formal dining rooms, cotton and linen work well in casual dining rooms. You can further enhance the appearance of a covered table by adding a runner to stretch longitudinally over the table or add place mats at each table setting. If you choose one of these options, select another color that is coordinating or complementary to your tablecloth color.
Centerpieces add focus and dimension to centerpieces for dining room tables. The options for centerpieces are limited only by your imagination. You can add a vase of fresh cut flowers or draw inspiration from nature in other ways. A bowl of fruit, pine cones, dried flowers, leaves or even a fresh pot add color and texture to brighten up your table surface. A bowl or basket of decorative balls, which can be found in any home decor section, provides added dimension and texture. You can choose to display an interesting piece of art, a piece of fine china or candelabra to the middle of the dining table. Consider height when choosing your center, so the object does not obscure the view of the table or remove the key when the guests are seated at the table.