Over-the-top centerpieces (like sky-high arrangements, hanging florals and towering chandeliers) are fun to look at, but they’re not for everyone. If you’d define your taste for tabletops as effortless and understated, this is the roundup of simple centerpiece ideas you’ve been waiting for. By the way, simple doesn’t need to mean boring or one dimensional—and everyone has a different style and interpretation of “simple.” Consider compact bouquets, scattered votive candles, driftwood branches, single-stem vases or even balloons (really!). Below, some of our favorite simple centerpiece ideas.
Bouquets and BalloonsKrystle Akin Photography
Gorgeous Greensonelove photography
Simple StacksLove & Light Photographs
Geometric GlassRebekah J. Murray Photography
Framed PhrasesMeghan Melia: Photographer
Matte Mason JarsJUSTIN & MARY
Rustic RunnersNicole Haley Photography
Trim TapersM2 PHOTOGRAPHY
Botanical BottlesDIANA LUPU PHOTOGRAPHY
Neat and NauticalKristen Jane Photography
Punchy PatternsMikkel Paige Photography
Woodland WhimsySteven Michael Photography
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