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This post shows you cute inspo for the best summer centerpiece ideas!

Summertime is finally here!

It's time to embrace the sunny vibes and bring out the bright colors, fresh patterns, and light, airy textures.

I love to change my table decor with the seasons, but I leave a few evergreen key pieces.

If you're looking for some inspo for chic and easy DIY summer centerpieces, you're in the right place.

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You should experiment with a few different centerpieces and find out which one you like the most.

Now, let's get into these summer centerpiece ideas!

1. Add fresh flowers

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Nothing says summer more than adding fresh flowers to your summer centerpiece.

This beautiful summer centerpiece incorporates a mason jar with pink roses, tea lights, and fairy lights.

Twinkle lights

2. Blue tablecloth and fresh lemons

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A blue and yellow color scheme is a game-changer for your home this summer. 

If you want your home to feel like Greece, this is perfect for you.

The blue tablecloth and fresh lemons add a pop of color to the space.

This setup is perfect for summer gatherings.

Ceramic pitcher

3. Eucalyptus and baby's breath

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If you want a simple and elegant centerpiece, arrange eucalyptus and baby's breath together.

The greenery from the eucalyptus paired with the white flowers is a timeless combo.

This is also one of my favorite styles for summer wedding centerpieces or just on the dining table.

4. Classic white hydrangea

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If you want something a little more neutral, then try this out; this idea is as classic as it comes.

Pop some white hydrangeas in a simple glass vase; consider adding some large green leaves or candles to add some interest.

It is an evergreen idea that can be used year-round.

5. Bright colors

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Is summer decor complete without including vibrant colors?

Create a gorgeous centerpiece on your dining table by adding a bunch of your favorite summer flowers.

Choose vibrant colors such as orange, pink, and yellow to create the warmth and energy of the summer months.

Pop them in a beautiful vase to finish off the look.

6. Candle holders

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Instead of the usual floral arrangement, candles are another equally good way to add summer decor. 

Create a modern summer centerpiece look by keeping things minimal.

To recreate this look, all you need are a few candle holders along the center of the table.

It’s a simple decor, yet it’s so eye-catching.

Gold candle holders

7. Floating candles

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How cool are these floating tea lights?

Instead of the usual summer centerpieces, this is a great way to spice it up.

Add some faux flowers to make it look more elegant.

This is perfect for a dinner party, wedding, or just general home decor.

8. Get a cute tray

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Trays are so much fun to design and are the perfect base for all summer table centerpieces.

To create a coastal-themed tray, layer it with various summer-themed items such as seashells, starfish, driftwood, and beach-scented candles.



9. Ceramics and greenery

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Stick to the basics.

Sometimes, all you need are a few ceramics, some greenery, and wooden beads.

This instantly elevates any home and is super simple to create.

Wooden bead garland

10. Sunflowers and mason jars

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Nothing screams summer like sunflowers!

These gorgeous yellow flowers add a pop of color to your home.

You can display them in cute mason jars like this or place them in a traditional vase for a focal point.

11. Citrus fruit and gorgeous flowers

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Bring a touch of freshness to your home by adding citrus!

Citrus is a great way to embrace the summer spirit, adding an insanely good fragrance to your home. 

Consider adding wildflowers of your choice; my personal favorites are lavender and daisies.

12. Use a tray for a simple summer centerpiece styling

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I am showing you another tray example because they look super adorable.

There are an endless amount of different tray decor you can do, so experiment with them to find the perfect one.

You can choose to be really playful with a coastal-themed tray or go super minimalistic with a few of your favorite decor pieces.

Woven tray

13. Flowers and mason jars

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Check out this fun DIY project!

To recreate this, you only need a wooden box with three drilled holes in the top.

Place your mason jars inside and add your bouquets of colorful flowers.

It's cute and simple, making it the perfect DIY for summer.

14. Play with scale

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The easiest way to make your centerpiece look balanced is to play around with the scale.

How do you do this? Make sure you have summer decor pieces that vary in size.

For example, a tall vase of flowers, a bowl of fresh lemons, starfish, and a few smaller items like coasters or candles.

15. Pillar candles and lemon table runner

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Here is another way to make use of lemons.

If you want a different centerpiece, then you'll love this idea!

Table runners add a touch of elegance and color to a dining setup.

Fill a long wooden basket with large green leaves and lemons. Finish off the summer decor with some candles.

Faux eucalyptus garland

16. Dry flower centerpiece

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Creating a dried flower centerpiece is a lovely twist on a classic floral arrangement.

Not only does this look beautiful, but it lasts for a long time.

It brings a rustic, natural charm while still remaining modern chic.

17. Flowers, mason jars, and pearls

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You only need a few faux pearls and a mason jar to recreate this summer centerpiece.

I love how this simple living room idea uses bright colors to brighten up the space.

Add blush roses and baby’s breath for a soft and romantic touch.

This DIY centerpiece is perfect for any summer occasion.


18. Tulips

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Who doesn't love tulips?

Fill tall glass vases with water and place a single tulip inside each one.

Add floating candles on top to create a soft, inviting glow.

These glass vases filled with bright tulips are a beautiful yet simple summer centerpiece.

Flower vase

19. Yellow and white flowers

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Yellow and white are a match made in heaven. 

Brighten your home with cheerful white and yellow accents. 

Add a display vase or a ceramic pitcher filled with vibrant yellow and white flowers, such as tulips, sunflowers, or daisies.

20. Create a Fourth of July themed tray

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As the warmer months are approaching, why not celebrate Independence Day in style?

A tiered tray decked out with patriotic mugs, greenery, and a flag is perfect for your holiday celebration.

It's a simple and stylish way to celebrate Independence Day.

21. Eucalyptus in a glass vase

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Transform your space with this minimalist eucalyptus arrangement.

Place a few bunches of eucalyptus in a glass vase.

This easy summer centerpiece gives you the best of both worlds: It can be used to showcase cute decor and adds a touch of nature.

Eucalyptus stems

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This post shows you inspo for the best summer centerpiece ideas!

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