Table Centrepiece Inspiration: 3 Ideas for Adding Dried Flowers to Your Table Styling | 3 min read

With the festive season in full swing, there are many a family gathering, and social occasion scheduled in the calendar. Dried flowers offer a lasting option to ensure your table is always styled and ready for entertaining. To follow are three unique and beautiful ways to decorate your table using dried flowers that will see you through Christmas and beyond.

1. Keep it Simple: Bud Vases

Dried flower arrangement of bud vases simple centrepiece.

Styling with bud vases could not be easier, requiring little effort or floral materials. There are no rules for vase selection; however, from an aesthetic point of view, it works best if vases are contrasting shapes and sizes to create different levels throughout your tablescape. You might have collected a selection of ceramic bud vases or perhaps you have an eclectic mix of glass jars and bottles; whatever the material, bud vases can be placed in groupings down the length of a long table or feature as one central arrangement. The flower requirements to fill bud vases are minimal, so I would start with your own garden, then forage where appropriate, or consult your local florist. If you are one to entertain with platters or shared plates, bud vases are ideal as they add a floral accent without sacrificing valuable table space.

2. Make a Statement: Table Centrepiece

Dried flower table arrangement in wooden vase Christmas inspired.

A statement table centrepiece using dried flowers provides an effortless option for entertaining. Depending on your dining area and table style, a statement centrepiece complements beautifully. There are endless vessel styles from ceramic to wood or elevated to low. If you are game to design your own centrepiece, I recommend first deciding on an aesthetic that you love and choosing a vessel and florals to complement. Alternatively, enquire with your favourite florist and discuss a custom design.


3. Go Big: Wreath Centrepiece with Candle Holder

Dried flower wreath table centrepiece

If you are looking to wow your guests, a wreath table centrepiece will do just that. Combining flowers with candle lighting has a magic effect. Although you certainly have the option of adding candle lighting to the previous table styling ideas, the wreath design sculpted in such a way as to highlight the candle at its centre makes for a transformative floral impact. Wreaths can be made with seasonal décor in mind or to your preferred colour palette. If you are new to wreath making, like any new skill, it requires practise. I recommend participating in a workshop or enquiring with your favourite florist to design the wreath of your dreams.


I hope these table styling ideas spark some creative inspiration that you can run with and make your own. Whether you are seeking a subtle floral accent or a lavish floral impact, dried flowers have infinite possibility for table styling and creating a memorable tablescape for your guests to enjoy.


Tess xx

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