CONSTRUCT A CENTERPIECE
A table centerpiece sets the theme, creates a focal point, and contributes some glamour to the scene.
KEEP IT BELOW EYE LEVEL.
Guests should be able to easily converse over the centerpiece, so be sure it’s no more than 12" tall. But, don’t be afraid of having some height—if the centerpiece is too low, the table may look flat and boring.
MIX TALL AND SHORT PIECES.
The combination will make the table vibrant and full, as long as the separate pieces work together as one unit. And be sure the arrangement looks appealing from all angles, as guests will be sitting on all sides of the table.
A small table may have room for only a small flower arrangement, while a larger table will require more or larger pieces to prevent it from feeling underdecorated.
To make this charming centerpiece, Rachel Paxton of Maison de Pax laid three small wreaths side-by-side and placed a pillar candle or brass candlestick in the center of each, which contributes height to the table without overwhelming it.