That has spurred me on to repurpose items in my house (most of which you probably have in your own house) to create centerpieces that are a little more whimsical and creative. I bought nothing extra for these pictures. They are simply items I had in my home that I put together to create a more personalized look on my table. They aren't earth shattering or designer-worthy, but hey, they're cheap and cute. What more could you ask for? Here are my creations....
Display a pretty plate in the center of your table.
Use those mason jars on a table runner. During the holidays you could fill them with cranberries, or acorns, or cinnamon sticks to create a holiday themed centerpiece.
Simple candle and holder with little succulent plants.
Pile up some cute cookbooks and place a darling little teapot on top.
I know, I know, still fruit in a bowl, but I layered a placemat on top of a tablecloth to give some more color and I put the fruit in a trifle bowl on a stand, rather than in a short bowl.
I grabbed this piece out of my living room. It gives it a more formal architectural feel.
Open up a cookbook to a cute recipe page and set in a holder.
Grab a basket and fill it with fruit, cookbooks, or rolled up tea towels.
I hope you've been inspired to look around your house for items that would spruce up your dining room table. It's just a simply elegant way to add more interest in your dining room.