Create a beautifully eclectic and chic Spring table with an easy DIY faux floral centerpiece and a few simple decorating tips.
Hi there! I’m SOOO happy to be with you today. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted that much this month. After a busy January completing a complete room makeover and other projects, I decided to focus on some behind the scenes techie things and have started working with some new decor clients. So I was thrilled when Monica from Monica Wants It asked us to share eclectic Spring tablescapes for a seasonal blog hop. I really enjoying being back on the web with you my friend! 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. We are a military family living overseas in Japan where I love to share rental friendly decorating ideas and DIYs.
Create a Simple and Eclectic Spring Table with an Easy DIY Centerpiece
Our dining room is a traditional Japanese tatami room called washitu. 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.
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.
- Add floral styrofoam (or any styrofoam on hand) to the bottom of the dish.
- Start with short stems to create an overall ball shape mixing floral and leaf stems. Don’t be afraid to throw in air plants, succulents, and cabbages to fill larger gaps.
- Add a few long stems in the middle to stand at the top and each side for a more interesting silhouette.
I simply used a mix of faux stems I had in a storage bin and added a few pieces that were already out in my decor to make this centerpiece completely free. You can also mix real flowers with faux stems to keep costs down. One of my favorite tricks that I used for 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 wrong side up so the blues would be more muted.
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 grandmothers. 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?
Thanks so much for stopping by. There are many other beautiful Spring tables to inspired you. Make sure to check out Stephanie’s from Casa Watkins Living, next on the blog hop! You’ll love her global eclectic style.