Effortless and Elegant Summer Table Centerpieces

by in Entertaining, July 26th, 2012

beach themed table
Summer centerpieces are a great way to add simple elegance to your table. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just sitting down with your family for a meal, the perfect centerpiece can do a lot to enhance the whole experience. Plus, finding table decorations doesn’t necessarily require breaking the bank. There are plenty of ways to create amazing centerpieces using items you can probably find around the house. Here are a few of Food Network’s favorite ideas for tasteful and effortless summer decor.

Beach-Themed Table
If you live near the beach, search for different-shaped shells (this is a great activity to do with the kids) and place them in a nautical-themed pot in the center of your table. If you are far from a beach and no one in your family is a shell collector, shells are inexpensive to buy at craft or design stores. For an added touch, try gluing individual shells on each of your napkin holders.

Asian Inspiration
Enhance your meal with easy-to-do Asian-inspired table decorations. Place disposable chopsticks on brightly colored plates and make purple irises your centerpiece for a fun, colorful display.

Want more interesting ideas like these? Look no further than our Summer Table Centerpieces gallery, part of our Summer Parties Guide.

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Comments (6)

  1. Karla says:

    This table setting is very airy and refreshing looking. Especially with the warm weather across the country right now. Let the cool breezes blow.

  2. teachermomof2 says:

    This is from Between Naps on the Front Porch! I love her table settings!

  3. Susan says:

    Thanks so much for sharing my beachy tablescape. I've actually updated that table setting using some fun shell candlesticks. You can see it with the shell candlesticks at my blog, Between Naps on the Porch here: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/reminiscing-the-

  4. edita says:

    Very nice. The soft blue accents make this table setting beautiful. Don't forget the condiment set! I think these will fit right in, but maybe in a sandy color.

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