Long tables should have more than a single centerpiece. They provide enough space to hold an array of decorative pieces that can be used to highlight the kitchen or dining room as well as the table. Longer displays can look amazing, especially seasonal arrangements or those for special celebrations. Consider these creative centerpiece ideas for long tables. They are ideal for wedding receptions, holiday meals, home decor and more.
Wrap Long Tables with Big Ribbons and Beautiful Bows
Imagine how lovely long dining and/or buffet tables would look if they were wrapped like gifts. Use cheap vinyl tablecloths to wrap the tabletops. Simply tape the edges underneath using duct tape or something equally as strong. Finish by creating a gorgeous centerpiece that will make the tables look like presents. Attach wide ribbons in a crisscross pattern, and top each one with a big beautiful bow. The tables will look like beautifully wrapped gifts, and they can be color-coordinated for any holiday, season or occasion.
Display a Row of Candle Holders on a Pretty Runner
Pretty runners are a good way to begin designing great looking tables, especially long types that are setup for dining or serving food. Center a runner on each table, and display a row of candles in beautiful holders. Consider using unique candleholders that coordinate with the theme of the event. For example, use faux bird’s nests on sky-blue runners when decorating long spring tables. Place battery-operated candles in between the nests. Fill the nests with faux bird’s eggs. Line up real or faux candles in holders of your choice. What you choose will depend upon the season, holiday or reason for a celebratory meal.
Beautify the Tables with Glass Pebbles and Unique Tea Light Candles
Glass pebbles and unique tea light candles make gorgeous centerpieces for long dining tables. Liberally scatter the pebbles on runners, or use candle trays to contain them. Consider choosing shaped candles like those in the second photo. They were chosen for a Wedding reception with a Dallas Cowboy’s theme. Select your candles and colors according to the theme of the celebration.
Use Boat-Shaped Baskets to Hold Gorgeous Twig Orbs
Decorative orbs are still popular items for embellishing the home. Select something other than the usual spheres. Opt for colorful twig orbs like those in the first photo, and place them in boat-shaped woven baskets. Depending on how long the tables are, select two or more baskets for each one. Fill them with twig orbs in colors that coordinate with your decorating scheme. No matter the season, reason or occasion, they will look phenomenal.
Source: Professional Home Decorating and Advanced Crafting Experience