With the holidays virtually here, there’s no doubt you’re beginning to feel the stress that comes along with hosting all your friends and family. While it can be exciting to host everyone in your home around this time of year, you want nothing more than for your home to look its best. The Christmas tree is up, the stockings are hanging and you even braved the cold this year to get lights on all of the trees outside. It’s been plenty of hard work, but your home is looking great.
The only room that leaves something to be desired is the dining room. It can be be a tricky room to decorate in the holiday spirit, because the dining table occupies most of the room. With so many of your holiday decorations occupying other parts of the house, what can you do to keep everyone in the holiday spirit at dinner?
Try featuring a holiday centerpiece!
We at Teleflora know that you’ve been busy running around your house making sure everything is perfect. You probably don’t have the time to make it to a florist to pick out a centerpiece in person, but there’s no need to worry – you can find exactly what you’re looking for online. Ordering flowers online will give you more time to take care of the other things you have to get done for the holidays.
Here are three things to keep in mind when choosing flowers online for your holiday centerpiece:
1. Choose the right size for your table
The size of your dinner table is going to be the determining factor in how large your centerpiece will be. If you have a big family or are hosting extended family, you all will probably be seated around a long table. If that’s the case, don’t be afraid to use a long swag to fill out your table. Using a shorter table? Look into smaller centerpiece options, like a cornucopia.
- Centerpieces should be less than 12″ tall or greater than 24″ tall (with a narrow vase or base) so guests can converse easily. You don’t want your guests putting your centerpiece on the floor so they can see and talk to other guests. if your home has high ceilings, tall centerpieces can look wonderful, but remember that the flowers themselves should be higher than your line of sight.
2. Incorporate candles
The lunch or dinner you’re going to share with friends and family over the holidays is a special one. Set the appropriate mood with the lighting at the table. A great alternative to the glaring, artificial lights normally found around a kitchen table is candlelight. Try incorporating candles in your centerpiece, and you’ll have another tool make your holiday meal an intimate one.
- Light them before guests arrive for holiday ambiance.
- Make sure that if you are using scented candles that they don’t compete with the wonderful aromas from your holiday baking or cooking.
- If you’re concerned about flames, use flameless candles that are battery operated.
- Arrange your holiday centerpiece along with varying-size votive or pillar candles on a reflective silver tray or mirror.
3. Stay consistent with your decor
Keep color schemes and flower choices you’ve already used around the house in mind when choosing your centerpiece. If you’ve used poinsettias in your decorations, make sure your centerpiece has them, too. You don’t have to directly match the new centerpiece to any decor you have, but you want to ensure that it doesn’t clash with anything. Traditional holiday colors are red and green, so sticking with these tones in your flowers is always a safe option. If your other decor is topiary, your holiday centerpiece should be, too.