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Decorating your dining table with artificial flowers

Annabel Thain Content marketing executive 🌱

In this blog post, Annabel, our interior and garden decor expert will explore the art of decorating your dining table with faux flowers, providing tips and inspiration to help you craft a captivating and inviting dining experience.

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Enhancing your dining table with an artificial flower arrangement is a timeless (and easy!) way to add elegance and charm to your space. Whether you're hosting a formal dinner party or enjoying a casual meal with your friends, faux flowers offer endless possibilities for creating stunning centrepieces that captivate the eye and elevate the ambience.

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Choosing the right artificial flowers

Choosing the perfect artificial flowers for your dining table is key to creating a captivating centrepiece.  

Consider the overall theme and style of your dining space, including your colour scheme. Perhaps you want an arrangement that can blend timelessly into your decor all year around, or maybe you want some seasonal variety.  

Most importantly, you want to opt for high-quality faux flowers that closely resemble their natural counterparts to ensure they look realistic. By selecting flowers of varying shapes, sizes, and textures, you can add depth and visual interest to your arrangement.

Artificial elegance bouquet on wooden dining table

Which artificial flowers are best for a dining table?

The right flowers for your dining table will depend on what you want to achieve and the message you want to convey. Do you want to make a statement, or complement your current aesthetic?

To create a statement, use bold colours and large flower heads like sunflowers, vibrant peonies, brightly coloured tulips and big, fluffy hydrangeas which will stand out among your table decorations. Just make sure to choose colours that won't clash too harshly with the rest of your interior.

For a more subtle look, try blending creams, blush pinks and soft pastel shades with flowers like cabbage roses, ranunculuses, lilies, light pink roses and gentle eucalyptus sprays. Examples include our softly coloured harmony bouquet.

Next, every flower has a meaning, some happy, some sad so it's vital to consider the message that your flowers will deliver.

For a dining table, you'll likely want to use flowers that symbolise happiness, friendship and luck so try choosing something from the list below:

  • Violet: loyalty & faithfulness

  • Daffodil: positivity & joy

  • Larkspur: positivity & love

  • Chrysanthemum: loyalty & joy

  • Narcissus: faithfulness, good wishes & respect

  • Red rose: eternal love

  • Sunflower: happiness

  • Delphinium: cheerfulness & goodwill

As a more general guide, yellows, pinks, purples and green tend to symbolise, happiness, health, joy and tranquillity. But try to steer clear of too much white as it's often used in memorial services or for sympathy.

Artificial regal bouquet on dark wooden dining table

How do you arrange artificial flowers for a centrepiece?

Once you've chosen your artificial flowers, it's time to create a striking centrepiece for your dining table!

Start by choosing a suitable vase or container that complements the style of your flowers and the decor of your dining space. If you’re creating your own arrangement, remember to pay close attention to balance and proportion. Experiment with different heights and angles to create a dynamic and eye-catching arrangement that serves as the focal point of your table.

  1. Start by breaking your stems into groups based on colour or flower type

  2. Decide on what will become the centrepiece of your bouquet and begin adding your different stems around this. Make sure you aren't putting several stems of the same type next to each other, otherwise your arrangement might end up looking a little uneven. Instead, spread them evenly throughout.

  3. Keep rotating your arrangement as you add your stems and repeat until you've used them all up. When you're done, take a look from the top down and adjust until you're happy.

Watch our video guide below or check out our full how-to guide and more of our top tips on arranging an artificial bouquet and trimming your faux flowers.

Arranging artificial flowers for your dining table

When you're finished arranging your centrepiece, you can take it one step further by scenting your artificial flowers, so that not only do they look real, but they'll pass the scent test too!

Add greenery and accents

To enhance the natural look of your flower arrangement, try popping in some greenery like bay, fern and eucalyptus sprays.

These elements add depth and texture to your dining table centrepiece while lending a touch of realism to your artificial flowers. Arrange them strategically throughout your arrangement, intertwining them with the flowers to create a cohesive and organic look.

You could even create a foliage-only centrepiece which will suit any season and look good in any interior style.

Artificial meadow bouquet on outdoor dining table with green living wall

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Mixing and matching

Don't be afraid to mix and match different types of artificial flowers to create a unique and personalised centrepiece.

Experiment with complementary colours, textures, and shapes to achieve a harmonious balance that suits your taste and style.

Incorporate seasonal blooms or foliage to add a festive touch to your dining table decor or opt for timeless classics that exude elegance year-round. Explore our huge range of single stems.

Faux yellow sensational flower bouquet on wood kitchen island

Maintaining your arrangement

One of the benefits of decorating your dining table with artificial flowers is the ease of maintenance. Unlike fresh flowers, artificial blooms don't need any fuss and can be enjoyed for years to come with proper care.  

To keep your arrangement looking its best, gently dust the flowers and foliage regularly to remove any dirt or debris. You can read our step-by-step guide on maintaining your faux flowers.

Dark pink artificial romance bouquet on dining table

The benefits of using faux flowers for dining tables over real

Using fake flowers for your dining table has several advantages over real flowers. 

Firstly in the real vs fake flower debate, faux flowers provide longevity and durability, maintaining their beauty and freshness indefinitely without the need for watering or special care. This means that your dining table centrepiece remains vibrant and visually appealing for years to come, even throughout all your special occasions and events of the year.

Additionally, fake flowers won't trouble any hay-fever sufferers who decide to dine with you, and they won't pose a threat to any pets who like to nibble real blooms. Without any wilting leaves or dropping petals, you won’t need to worry about food contamination either!

Finally, artificial flowers offer unlimited creative possibilities, as they aren't constrained by seasonal availability, allowing you to design elaborate and customised arrangements to suit any theme or aesthetic.

So, there we have it, our top tips for creating a breathtaking dining table centrepiece using artificial flowers.

Of course, if you’re not feeling especially crafty, you can explore our range of stunning, hand-tied bouquets all ready to go!


In a wide vase, tie your bouquet looser so that the stems can flare out at the bottom. This will help your flowers spread out and fill your vase better while adding a nice rounded shape across the top, with the middle stems slightly taller.

Roses are the classic choice here. They're perfect for a traditional romantic centrepiece symbolising love and romance.

Alternatively, break the mould and go for tulips or baby's breath which both represent everlasting, unconditional love.

If this blog didn't answer all your questions, check out our other knowledge articles and design blogs where you can find all our best plant tips!

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