4 Easy Winter Centerpieces
Winter centerpieces are so easy to create and if you are savvy they can transition right through early spring! Winter is a time to pare down, clean out, and strip down your decor and give your home a bit of breathing room. Let’s style 4 easy centerpieces today!
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Let’s style our kitchen or dining room tables with pretty, easy to create winter centerpieces! These will take minutes to put together!
Simplicity is my winter buzzword. Simplicity with warmth and texture!
I’m not a fan of using evergreens or Christmas trees after Christmas. I look towards the season ahead of me rather than what has passed, decoratively speaking!
To make things easy I used the same tray on our dining area table for the four winter centerpieces.
This is such a pretty tray. It’s part of the Kelly Clarkson collection at Wayfair. You can see it HERE. It’s a very attractive and long tray, and I just love it! Perfect for filling up a good deal of the center of a table.
And with just a few things I found in the basement, I’ve created 4 winter centerpieces!
EASY WINTER CENTERPIECE
The first centerpiece is a nod to the colder weather of winter.
It took minutes to put together. I found some lighter wood candlesticks, battery operated candles and a combination of pinecones.
Snowy and sparkly pinecones were scattered in the tray. You could use lots of pinecones to cover the bottom of the tray if you like that look.
I really love the look of the whitewashed rattan on the bottom of the tray for this winter centerpiece so I used pinecones sparingly.
WINTER TRANSITIONAL VIGNETTE
Transitional decor is something that can go from one season into the next.
The remainder of the vignettes will work now and you will be able to use it into the spring.
Really they could work almost any time of year.
I love the look of organics during the winter months! They brighten up our homes and bring life into any room they grace!
For this winter centerpiece, I used the same tray and candles, removed the pinecones and added faux ferns in white pots.
Again this vignette is simple and clean looking! This winter centerpiece it is a harbinger of things to come!
I think this will be the winter centerpiece I’ll keep on the table through early spring!
It’s simple, with clean lines and a bit of organic green. What’s not to love!
The evenings still get dark early so the candles on timers will give this vignette a pretty soft glow!
PERFECT FOR COMPANY
Remember the days when we had company for dinner? I’m longing for them. Hopefully this spring!
So with just a couple quick changes I can style another transitional centerpiece.
I think this is perfect for company because of the low profile of the centerpiece.
Everything is low but because it is long it still has presence!
I traded out two tall candlesticks for three white, stout candleholders with slightly uneven top edges.
White pots with faux ferns run down the center of the tray mixed in with the candleholders.
And to give it a bit of interest to the centerpiece, texture, and fun I added some corks.
Bobby and I have a cork collection of the wines we drink.
You would think there was enough texture in the tray, and you would be right. But the candleholders and fern pots are white and smooth so a bit more texture won’t hurt!
Texture is a very important part of decorating. It’s a gorgeous thing when done right. To see more about how to incorporate texture in your designs go to THE BEST KEPT DECORATING SECRET.
A BIT OF EARLY SPRING
Yes, this is a winter centerpiece! And a spring one too! This is a wonderful, happy dose of looking forward!
By replacing the ferns in the winter centerpiece above with white tulips I created a softer, more romantic feeling vignette!
I seriously love tulips. And white tulips are my all-time, forever-love, favorites!
I took tulips I had on my desk, cut them down and unceremoniously dropped them into the white pots. It should never look like you tried to hard to arrange tulips.
They are the most beautiful when they are a little unkempt!
You might like HOW TO CARE FOR CUT TULIPS SO THEY LAST LONGER.
Because this arrangement would be marvelous for company, or family or any dinner really, it has a low and long profile.
Here are a few things to remember when creating a centerpiece for a table…
- keep it simple
- run the centerpiece down 2/3 the length of the table if you can
- keep it low profile if you are using it when you eat
- candle glow is important
- organics bring life to a table
- think about texture
Now you have four simple and pretty winter into spring centerpieces you can use right now!
Yvonne,I agree with you about over doing it with evergreens after Christmas. I always think I should leave some around because at first they look so pretty ,but I quickly tire of them and look for something else. I like your suggestion of ferns and candles. My orchids have some fabulous blooms on them this month so I have placed them more prominently in vignettes. I also have some pretty Amaryllis still in bloom so I can hold off on buying any flowers yet. Real flowers are so mood lifting on these cold days.
My orchids from Christmas are done or I would be using them too!
Fantastic ideas for January! What is your favorite brand of battery operated candles? I seem to have bad luck with investing in them and then not getting enough years of use out of them.
Jill, I’ve had good luck with those bought at Costco – I buy the batteries there too. I have two sets – both bought at Christmas time – one package with four, all the same size, and a set of five, varying length with a “wavy” edge and a flickering wick – and those came with a remote which works well on my mantle. Those all take AA batteries. I’ve bought colored candles at Hobby Lobby. They take AAA batteries. I don’t think those last as long.
Jill, there are so many good brands on the market. But you get what you pay for. Always look for candles that have timers or remote controls.
Looks so clean and fresh for the New Year. Really like how you can transform to Spring without much work! Thanks for the great ideas!
Simply love everything you do & yes to the white tulips. I have some in a white ironstone pitcher on my coffee table right now. Love those candlesticks!
I love all your winter centerpieces, Yvonne! You always do such a wonderful job and we always appreciate seeing your wonderful creations! My absolute favorite is the one with the candle sticks and the ferns — so pretty! Such great ideas! Thanks, so much!
Where did you get the little white pots? BTW, I saw on my FB memories that you sent me a note a couple of years ago about me being a very special friend. XO
The pots are from Ikea. And you are such a special friend, Pinky! xo
As I was reading your post today, it occurred to me that I’ve never thanked you for all your wonderful ideas and the beauty that you share. Thank you so much. I look forward to reading your posts that are so carefully put together. Best wishes for a New Year filled with lots of happiness. laughter and love!
Barbara, so kind! You are welcome. Happy New Year to you too!
Yvonne, I just love your style! These centerpieces are perfect, beautiful and simple. I’ve got most of the items you’ve shown on hand already. That tray is perfect, and on sale right now! I was going to keep my dough bowl as my winter centerpiece, but now that I’ve seen that tray… thank you for sharing your beautiful style with the rest of us! Happy New Year! and God Bless!
Happy New Year, Dixie.
Yvonne, Happy wonderfully blessed New Year !! I’m so thankful I found your site . I absolutely love your style, so clean, peaceful, calm and refreshing. I enjoy the books you share from your Bible studies and the devotions. I have some candlesticks similar to yours. I have also bought a lot of the candles with timers and keep a good supply of batteries on hand. I really enjoy the excellent ideas and tips you share. Thank you so much for all the work you put into your site.
Happy New Year! May your year be full of the most lovely blessings!
Thank you for your inspiring post. I have a round table – would these centerpieces still work ?
Yes, just play with the a bit until your eyes tell you they look nice.