25 Spring Centerpiece Ideas to Steal for Your Next Dinner Party

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Nicole LaMotte

Ready for spring? Start by refreshing your table with crisp linens, potted blooms, and a pop of bright colors. If you weren't getting ready to throw a dinner party already, you will once you see these gorgeous spring centerpieces. Warning: They may outshine your entree. From modern decorative displays to gorgeous floral arrangements, you'll find a chic tablescape that speaks to your hosting style below.

spring centerpieces
Ngoc Minh Ngo
Orange Accents

Photographer/author Ngoc Minh Ngo collaborated with floral designer Nicolette Owen to design the table, complete with flowers in small containers of varying heights and styles.

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outdoor spring centerpieces
Nicole Lamotte
Outdoor Festivity

Designer Heather Taylor recreated the motif on her great-grandmother's plates for a garden party's bouquets. "Even if guests don't notice the reference, it's a lovely detail that adds a fun symmetry," she says of the bluebells and marigolds.

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tropical centerpieces 
Ashley Maxwell for Cheetah Is the New Black
Quirky and Tropical

This floral arrangement by Alicia Lund of Cheetah Is the New Black adds a fun, tropical quirk to the contemporary dining room. It proves that a contemporary dining space can feel like an island getaway with the right floral arrangement, no matter how land-locked you truly are.

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donna karan tablescape
Trevor Tondro
Natural

Designer Donna Karan created a natural tablescape. "I love this tree!" she says. "It looks like it's growing out of the table, creating a canopy. Wood adds so much warmth."

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modern spring centerpieces 
Nicole LaMotte
Inspired by Art

This painterly-inspired throw blanket turned tablecloth by Australian textile designer Shilo Englebrecht sets an artful scene at this dinner table. The pink, red, and orange flowers contrast with the cooler tones and inkier hues of the walls and table cloth alike. There are also knitted linen napkins and ceramic vases for a perfectly unfussy finish. It's no surprise that this brunch situation was set up by California designers Mat Sander and Brandon Quattrone of Consort Design.

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al fresco centerpieces 
Charlotte Moss
Citrus Garden

At this brunch party hosted by interior designer Charlotte Moss, the woven rattan place settings and garden pots of dainty, unpretentious yellow flowers on a lemon-printed tablecloth feel classic and upbeat while the splatter painted green plates add a modern art feel. An umbrella to create shade is also always a nice touch for al fresco dining.

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citrus centerpieces 
Nicole Franzen
Citrus Accents

Roses paired with citrus and wispy branches makes for a dramatic and colorful centerpiece, no matter the season. Surrounded by black candles, this tablescape is the perfect blend of edgy and whimsical.

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edible plant centerpiece ideas
Ingalls Photography
Contemporary Simplicity

This pretty outdoor setup is in the Woodstock, Vermont garden of Zoe and James Zilian, the ceramicists behind Farmhouse Pottery. The earthy textures and tones of their ceramic pieces blend in beautifully with the surroundings, and those potted plants on the table are actually edible. So if you're looking for spring centerpiece ideas that'll beautify the table while also adding some functional flavor (literally), take note.

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spring tablescape ideas
ALISON GOOTEE
Eclectic Cool

Mix and match vases and candles of various heights to give your table a sense of movement as it changes from one end to the other. Then choose a tablecloth with a small, repeating pattern as well as a tight color scheme for something that's both consistent and cohesive, unique and full of surprises, at once.

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wildflower centerpiece
Nicole Franzen
Country Fresh

Liven up a country kitchen or rustic breakfast buffet table with bright yellow wildflowers. An aged vase will contribute to the historied feel. This is the perfect spring centerpiece when you want the meal to feel casual yet thoughtful and special.

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colorful spring centerpiece ideas
House Beautiful
Southwestern Touches

A bright lilac linen table runner that matches the pink salad plates is an nice cheerful surprise and contrast against the darker plates and wooden table. To keep your floral centerpieces interesting and laidback, simple lay the stems on the table as is. Then offset the flowers with decorative objects, like painted antlers, petrified wooden objects, tea light candles, and crystals, as Alicia Lund did here.

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simple spring centerpieces
James Carrière
White-Out Accents

Designed by Martha Angus and Katie McCaffery, this little dining nook in a San Francisco home is classic and pretty yet refreshingly contemporary. The painted porcelain tableware makes it feel consistent while the cheerful tulips add just the right punch of color for upbeat dining every day.

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rustic spring centerpieces  
Cheetah Is the New Black
Effortless Elegance

Exude an effortless elegance with a minimal linen runner, fresh white florals, and and simple ceramic plating. For a touch of character, lay an unexpectedly colorful cloth over every other chair. And if you're outdoors, hang some string lights overhead, as done at this dinner bash hosted by Alicia Lund.

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michael devine tablescape
Michael Devine
Romantic and Fanciful

Textile designer Michael Devine conjures a romantic, swoon-worthy alfresco fete. "To complement the floral arrangements, I chose crisp yellow-and-white table runners in my Chantal fabric," he says. "Vintage blue-and-white chinoiserie-pattern dinnerware was paired with napkins tied with striped ribbon." He wired fanciful faux butterflies into the arrangements, making them appear to be fluttering throughout the Queen Anne's lace.

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MANUEL RODRIGUEZ
Flowers Everywhere

Florals in rich, deep colors will anchor a more whimsical country chic tableware set and tablecloth. With dainty painty flowers, these John Derian plates are channeling spring and reflecting the floral theme throughout. The rattan chairs keep things casual and comfortable, too.

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pink and green tablescape
Eric Piasecki
Pink and Green

Pretty in pink and green, a combo synonymous with Palm Beach, the table, designed by Mimi McMakin, is dressed with china, crystal, flatware, and linens from Mary Mahoney.

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Thomas Loof
Purple Theme

Arrangements in the dining room echo a New York farmhouse's deep purple living room. Paired with lavender glassware and linens, full-petaled sweet peas, and anemones add their own shot of color that usher the dining room into the spring season.

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rachel ashwell tablescape
Joe Schmelzer
Tea Party

Head outside and take the china! Shabby Chic designer Rachel Ashwell loosens up the formality of teatime. "Pile your plates," she says. "It makes the table happy and accessible."

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spring centerpieces for round tables
Alison Gootee
Coastal Vibes

If you're hosting a spring brunch party, celebrate the changing seasons and better weather with an aquatic theme. It's classy and timeless yet festive and stands out as unique, making it perfect for a special occasion. Serving seafood will earn your bonus points for matching your decor to the menu.

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table centerpieces for spring
MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA
Scattered Bud Vases

Interior designer Cathy Kincaid's breakfast room is food-centric and stylish, the two best ingredients for both hosting and dining—just look at that painting. For a unique spring tablescape, consider scattering your florals in bud cases or even displaying them in ceramic egg holders.

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miles redd tablescape
Lucy Schaeffer
Sea-Inspired

For an outdoor lunch, designer Miles Redd — a Pisces — draws inspiration from the sea, filling his table with glimmering objects and watery hues. "The table has an iridescent quality — like the inside of a seashell. Light dances, which gives the eye a lot to play upon and makes the whole dining experience so exciting."

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gemstone tablescape
Joe Schmelzer
Bold Hues

With a love of gutsy hues, Los Angeles-based designer Oliver M. Furth finds that his table is a fun place to experiment with color. "On a table, you can do something trendier or more fashion-forward than you might ever attempt in a whole room," he says.

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rebecca moses tablescape
Ellie Miller
Spring Lunch

Real style is about mixing it up. And fashion designer Rebecca Moses wouldn't have it any other way. "I love polka dots and stripes together," she says. "Dots are sophisticated — and so happy. We have to create happiness in our homes, and for me, the starting point is the table."

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lulu dk tablescape
Eric Striffler
Collage-Inspired

Lulu de Kwiatkowski knows how to set a pretty table without going too girly. "I think of the table as a collage," she says. "I always try to mesh colors and patterns in a way that keeps you entertained, but not so much that it's exhausting. You shouldn't overaccessorize to the point of showing everything in your cabinet."

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tory burch tablescape
Aimee Herring
Shades of Blue

For Tory Burch, setting the table can be the most creative outlet of all. "Just try different things," she says. "Patterns you wouldn't think to put together can surprise you, and look great."

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