Centerpieces for Warm Weather

Autumn and winter bring a myriad of centerpieces with them — but what about spring and summer? These centerpieces show that warmer months don't have to be void of stylish tablescapes.

Pretty and Pink

Dual-toned ranunculus placed in a bud vase lend a cheery pop of pink. A gold stripe on the vase picks up the gilded flatware and ties the tablescape together.

Added Vitamin C

Fresh fruit can make a summery centerpiece even zestier. And like the flowers, citrus has a pleasant aromatic quality.

Watering Can Charmer

White tulips are an elegant, affordable flower and when placed in a weathered watering can, seem freshly plucked from a garden.

No Flowers Necessary

If you're worried about wilting flowers, succulents make an excellent alternative. Forget to water the arrangement? No worries! Succulents hold moisture in their stems, roots or leaves. Image courtesy of Viceroy Miami

Here Comes the Sun(flowers)

It doesn't get much sunnier than sunflowers. Because they're so big, you won't need many to make an impact. The happy yellow is a fantastic contrast to the blue in the cushions and outdoor rug. Image courtesy of Laurie Bell

Spiky Stunners

Quill-like petals of flowers such as Cactus Dahlias add a wild beauty to any summertime table. The bold colors amp up the drama, too.

Taking the Heat

Cut flowers don't always hold up well in the summer heat. Outdoor centerpieces of potted plants are a much smarter option.

My Little Buttercup

A springtime celebration calls for small bunches of bright-yellow flowers.

Sea Glass

A beach-themed table with a simple collection of shells as the centerpiece is a great idea for an oceanside retreat or country cottage.

Sweet Sunshine

Daffodils have always lent themselves to Easter, but they can hold their own as centerpieces throughout the spring and summer.

Asian Allure

This vibrant Asian-inspired table is perfect for easy summer meals. A centerpiece of purple irises complements the bright colors of the plates.

La-La-La-Lily

A few long-lasting calla lilies on a bright table are a perfect warm-weather centerpeice.

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