How to Decorate a Table With Hydrangeas

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How to Decorate a Table With Hydrangeas
Hydrangea (purple hydrangea image by Micah Jared from

Hydrangeas make elegant table decor. The blooms aren't associated with any particular season, and can be in everything from Easter to Thanksgiving centrepieces. Hydrangeas are available in a variety of frothy, feminine colours, making them ideal for wedding-reception table decor. Use white hydrangeas to add sophistication to a floral display or bright blooms to add a pop of colour to a centrepiece.

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Things you need

  • Hydrangeas
  • Complementary flowers such as roses, lilies and orchids
  • Decorative container, such as a vase or basket
  • Decorative objects, such as seashells, marbles or sea glass
  • Fresh fruit
  • Bowl
  • Candles

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    Choose the colour hydrangeas you want to use to create the table decor. Hydrangeas are available in several lush hues, such as fresh white, pastel pink, light green, lavender, soft blue, deep pink and burgundy. Pick a colour or colours that coordinate with your overall decorating theme.

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    Pick complementary flowers to include in the table arrangement. Hydrangeas have a sophisticated look, so choose flowers with a similar style. Include pink or white roses, exotic purple or white orchids and calla or Casablanca lilies. Create an all-white bouquet for an elegant look or blend several vibrant hues.

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    Pick a decorative container in which to display the flowers. Choose an ornate metal urn, a tall, clear glass vase or a country-inspired woven basket, depending on the decor style. For a charming shabby-chic-inspired look, place a vase filled with pink and light green hydrangeas inside a white vintage bird cage.

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    Fill a clear glass vase to add interest. For a summer soirée, fill the vase with white hydrangeas and slices of citrus fruit. Place bright antique marbles or stones in the vase for a pop of colour. Use seashells or pieces of sea glass for beach-themed table decor.

  5. 5

    Decide where to place the hydrangea arrangement. Hang a basket of flowers or the vintage bird cage above the table. Place a vase of flowers in the centre of the table and surround it with items such as candles or a bowl of fresh fruit.

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    Use dried hydrangeas in place of live flowers; the versatile blooms look pretty either way. Dried hydrangeas will add soft colour to autumnal and winter table centrepieces. For fall decor, place a tall rust-hued pillar candle on a glass tray and surround it with dried green hydrangeas and ornamental corn kernels in shades of orange, burgundy and gold. Decorate a Christmas table with a glass bowl filled with dried white hydrangeas, twigs of red berries and sprigs of pine.

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