In most cases, it would be a place where your guest will spend the majority of time. The table settings will be a focal point that commands the attention of everyone. Depending what kind of space one has to work with you have to consider a few aspects while designing the centerpieces for dinner tables; scale, texture, color and even sense. Lighting could be the most important design element. It evokes a different atmosphere.
Table arrangement consists of two parts - flowers and container or a stand. However, before we get into design let's back up a little. Visualize the overall look that we are trying to achieve. If we were to build a high centerpiece, wouldn't you say that using small flowers might not be feasible? On the other hand, flowers like hydrangea, gerberas, and lilies would cover a lot. A lot of times my clients don't want to see any greenery. Ok, not a problem. Use less expensive flowers like carnations as a base. It just happens to be that carnations are very good, sturdy and colorful flowers, but if you do not particularly like them, not to worry, you will not see them. Use them as a filler and a base. If your theme is more towards the natural look, you can use branches with flowers attached. I love to work with curly willow. When using a proper container you can build a centerpiece that would be over six feet high and still cost under a hundred dollars. Another option is to use natural trees. For example, a six feet tall Manzanita tree gives you a spectacular, chic and unique look. Again, although those trees are very pricey you may easily find a company who rents them.