Don't settle for any old candles in your Christmas centerpiece. It's only a little extra effort to dress up some mismatched candlesticks with gold leaf. The gilded treatment ties the candlesticks together so the table looks warm and unified.
Create a tall grim centerpiece by filling a three-tier cake stand with various Halloween decor. HGTV fan Tamgypsy filled the centerpiece with glittery skulls, bones, spray-painted Christmas ornaments and a silver witch's hat. She placed miniature skulls on the plates and brought crystal elements to the table with candle holders and wine glasses.
For a quick, easy winter centerpiece use hot glue or super glue to attach evergreens to an assortment of glass canning jars. Fill the jars with candles, Christmas lights, or both and let the light twinkle through the greenery.
This minimalistic dining room pairs together soft gray chairs with a cool gray and black dining table, while a rectangular chandelier hangs above. A pair of glass doors offers a view of the backyard, while an orchid and simple white candles act as a table centerpiece.
Repeating colors give your room a designer look. Add napkins and a few choice decor pieces, like a bowl, that match your dining area chairs. An aqua candle in the table luminary ties in with the decor in this new construction kitchen, and the contrasting yellow along the counter in the lemons and pasta creates balance.
This modern outdoor dining area features a painted gray wood plank table complete with vibrant red placemats and white dishware. Clear glass bowls with bright yellow lemons and white candles are used as an easy yet eye-catching centerpiece, creating a festive yet laidback outdoor dining experience.
A long wood dining room table is flanked by 10 upholstered chairs. A modern geometric silver chandelier hangs from the ceiling above the table, which uses two white pillar candles as a centerpiece. Along one wall is a cabinet unit that provides plenty of storage for this dining space.
Make even the most simple centerpieces stand out with a little washi tape, like wedding designer Michelle Edgemont did here. Select tape with pretty patterns and colors that match your wedding palette, then adorn bottles, votive candles, menus — anything that needs a jolt of style.
A large harvest table is a bold focal point in this formal dining room. Reclaimed wood planks from Canada and an industrial steel base add strong, sharp lines to the room's soft, romantic design. An industrial-chic chandelier with Edison bulbs illuminates the lovely white hydrangea and candle centerpieces.
Velvet chairs, dark metallic curtains and a candle centerpiece give a romantic look to this formal dining room. A long buffet with marble countertop is surrounded by built in glass door cabinets for elegant dish display. A midcentury modern chandelier hangs over the oval shaped wood dining table.
Create this simple, classic centerpiece with dishes and ornaments you have on hand. Top sprigs of fresh greenery with sparkling sliver and white ornaments, trees and mercury glass candle holders. The soup tureen in the center is both beautiful and functional. Photo by Marian Parsons.
A two-piece sectional allows for plenty of seating in this Tuscan-inspired living space. The bright red curtains, metallic gray open back shelving and leather-tufted chair bring warmth and comfort. The steel and wood coffee table is spruced up with a cement bear, candles and flowers to keep the rustic look alive.
Simple in its design, but dramatic in its presentation, this dark wood vanity serves as a strong anchor in this white bathroom envisioned by Pure Interiors Design. The pristine backdrop of white subway tiles and China blue and white toile wallpaper allow this beautiful piece of furniture to take center stage. A gold-framed mirror, simple candle sconces and a vase of cut roses add to its formal design.
Simple white votive candles create a linear centerpiece atop a honeycomb-patterned tablecloth in this formal dining room area. Large, detailed wood ceiling beams and a brick archway add drama to this luxurious space. The archway leads to an outdoor entertaining area that continues the Old World charm of the dining room.
“An outdoor reception doesn't mean you have to let go of elegant elements. We used a mix of bistro lights and candelabras, as well as hurricane lamps and smaller votive candles for this garden dinner. The lighting only became stronger after sunset, creating a truly elegant mix of candle light, bistro lights and the natural light of the moon and stars." - Planner Adam Donovan-Groves, of Donovan-Groves Events. Audrey Isaac, of 100 Candles, adds, "Tall, elegant candelabras towering over floral centerpieces create a dynamic feel to a table. Match the candlesticks to the floral vessel for maximum impact!" Florist: Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Design.
Fresh flowers can be a real budget buster, so if you're looking for ideas to cut back in a big way, consider putting together non-floral centerpieces. Depending on your wedding theme or style you could consider anything from vintage books and candles, spray-painted branches, greenery, potted plants, fruit or picture frames.
Designer Vanessa DeLeon used plush fabrics and deep gray accent pieces to put an elegant spin on this complete home remodel. The eclectic teal and black dining room features an over-dyed turquoise rug from Creative Touch in Secaucus, N.J., while the table hails from Brooklyn-based artisan woodworker Palo Samko. The neutral walls are complemented by a faux-painted black and gray ceiling and black leather chairs around a rustic hardwood dining table with mismatched candle holders and two brass pendant lights.
You can choose to eat at the dining area inside or dine alfresco at this waterfront home in Tampa, Fla. A dark wood dining table and benches on either side offers casual outdoor dining with a trio of candles as the centerpiece. A built-in grill and mini fridge makes it convenient to entertain guests here.