Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Whimsical Centerpieces Perfect For Summer

Brighten up your space with punches of color


The summer season has always been associated with fun, the beach, and bonding with loved ones over memorable activities and invigorating refreshments. Many of us go the extra mile by decorating the house with sunny touches and vibrant pops of color, too!

Aside from updating your furnishings, bringing out quirky accessories, and repainting an accent wall, you can also prep your space by creating a captivating centerpiece featuring bright colors and lovely details. To help you get started, here are five pegs and ideas to guide and inspire you:

Main photos from: My Wedding and Decozilla.

Craft pinwheels

For a cute and crafty touch, you can create pinwheels using art and printed specialty papers. You can use barbeque sticks or colorful paper straws as base. Place your finished projects inside recycled small bottles. Corral two to three bottles in a tray before putting it on display.

First time to create a pinwheel? Click here for a quick step-by-step.

Photo from My Wedding.

Keep it simple with faux flowers

If buying fresh blooms every now and then is out of the equation, you can work with a couple of faux roses and flowers! Place a stem inside a repurposed soda bottle. Play with height and display three bottles featuring different flowers in the dining area.

Photo from Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

Go fruity

Prepare a large jar or a big vase and fill it with colorful fruits. We loved how lemon worked well with tulips in the centerpiece above. Vibrant colors can easily inject life into a space so choose fruits with exciting hues! Aside from lemons, you can also work with ripe mangoes and red apples. Looking for a refreshing touch? Consider adding hints of green by choosing green apples.

Photo from Yellow Bliss Road.

Channel the beach

You don’t really need a bag of sand to create a centerpiece that would remind you of clear seas and fine sand! Wrap your glass vessel with burlap or twine (these two materials can serve as sand). Leave the upper half bare and start filling the vase with smooth stones or clean ones you’ve collected from your garden. Place the shells and other sea-inspired accessories on top so that it will be the ones seen.

RL Tip: Polish the look of your project by adding plastic starfishes as a finishing touch. You can use a glue gun to stick it to your burlap or twine wrap.

Photo from Weddingomania.

Repurpose old items

Still have the old pail in your garage or in the cabinet under the sink? Clean it and maintain a distressed look. Once clean, you can fill it with fresh flowers. This will be perfect if you’re hosting a casual get-together with friends and relatives. Aside from placing two in the dining area, you can also add one on the table in the living area to create a uniformed rustic look around the home.

Photo from Decozilla.

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