Create a beautifully eclectic and chic table with simple flower arrangements for beginners and other tablescape ideas from eclectic bloggers.
My friends and I are here to help you think outside the box for an interesting and colorful tablescape using what you have! So don’t fret about your next dinner party, we’ve got you covered.
Hi there! I’m thrilled you stopped by today. I’ve been busy with not-so-fun business tasks that I welcomed an invitation from Monica Wants It to share an eclectic and chic table setting for a seasonal blog hop. Flower arranging can be tricky, especially for beginners, so I wanted to share simple flower arrangement ideas along with other seasonal table decors.
Create an Eclectic and Chic Table Setting with Simple Flower Arrangements for Beginners
If you are coming from A Designer at Home, welcome. I just adore Corinna’s knack for vintage boho style and her amazing talent of mixing layers and patterns.
Howdy! I’m Kathy. We are a military family living overseas in Japan where I love to share rental-friendly decorating ideas and DIYs.
Our dining room is a traditional Japanese tatami room called washitsu. It has so many beautiful warm tones and natural elements in the architecture that I wanted to keep this table setting simple with a gorgeous DIY centerpiece.
I’ve done other easy flower arrangements with faux and real stems in different settings and will share those stories down below to give you a few more ideas.
How to create an easy faux floral Spring centerpiece:
- Use a unique bowl or serving dish for the container. I used Japanese pottery with a great texture. Using a smaller dish makes it easier to put a flower arrangement together until you have more practice. If you do go larger, keep it simple by using 2-3 different types of stems.
- Add floral styrofoam (or any styrofoam on hand) to the bottom of the dish. You can also use a florist frog or tape over the opening to create a grid like I did with this flower arrangement. You pretty much make a tic-tac-toe or larger grid witht the tape to help keep the stems in place.
- Start with short stems to create a dome shape mixing floral and leaf stems. Don’t be afraid to throw in air plants, succulents, and cabbage leaves to fill larger gaps especiallly if you are repusoing stems you already have. In general, select a few varites in different sizes but in the same color family or one to two contrasting colors.
- Once you achieve a round-full shape, add a few additional long stems in the middle and sides more interesting and organic silhouette.
I simply used a mix of faux stems I had in a storage bin and pulled some stems from arrangements to make this centerpiece completely free. Another option is to mix real flowers with faux stems to keep costs down as I did in this floral centerpiece.
Even though there are not as many layers as I usually add to a tablescape, I kept this table interesting by placing a floral tablecloth and a lace table runner under the basic dishes and serving ware.
The tablecloth is actually placed the wrong side up so the blues would be more muted. Pretty wrapping paper, throw blankets, and scarves make great tablecloths too.
Each place setting has my favorite gold bamboo serving ware, an IKEA plate, Calvin Klein cloth napkin, plastic stemware, and an elephant napkin holder that was my grandmother’s. She lived in Africa for some time so these might even be global!
We have many of our nice dishes in long-term storage while we live overseas so I often do crazy things like mixing plastic and china together. Rules are meant to be broken, right?
Other simple flower arrangements for beginners:
Thanks so much for stopping by. There are many other beautiful Spring tables to inspire you. Make sure to check out Stephanie’s from Casa Watkins Living, next on the blog hop! You’ll love her global eclectic style.
You can find all the best decorating ideas and DIYs for Spring and Easter on this page! It also includes seasonal printables and checklists and worksheets for Spring decluttering and organizing.
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Do you have any favorite hacks for simple flower arranging?
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