Decorating your home may seem overwhelming due to the different styles of furniture and accessories that are on the market. However, you can make the decorating process easier by choosing a rustic style that will stand the test of time. The farmhouse style is a current trend that continues to grow in popularity, but you may not know how to incorporate this rustic look into your dining room's centerpieces. From reclaimed wood and wildflowers to antiques and twigs, creating a rustic centerpiece for your dining room requires a bit of effort and creativity. Using this guide, you can create a centerpiece for your table that is inspired by an antique farmhouse.

Crate of Mason Jars

Creating a centerpiece made from a wood box and a few glass jars may not seem ideal for your dining room table, but these elements are perfectly suited to the farmhouse style.

To get started, visit your local home improvement or craft store to purchase a rectangular-shaped wood crate and a few mason jars. Be sure you have enough mason jars to fill up the wood crate.

Use wood stain or paint to add color to the wood crate. If staining, consider a wood tone that is a few shades lighter or darker than your dining room table. This will help the crate stand out in the center of the table.

Next, you will need to decide if you want to use fresh or artificial flowers in your mason jars. If using fresh flowers, make sure to fill each mason jar with water before adding your flowers. Also, whether you are using fresh or artificial, make sure to cut the flower stems to a shorter length. Shorter stems allow you to arrange the flowers in the mason jar in a more appealing manner. Here are a few flowers and herbs to consider for your mason jars:

  • Baby's Breath
  • White, Cream, Yellow, or Pink Roses
  • Hydrangea
  • White, Yellow, or Pink Tulips
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary Sprigs
  • Daisies

You can also work with a florist for other ideas and inspiration.

Once you fill the mason jars and place them back into the wood crate, center the entire arrangement on your dining room table.

Antique Pitcher

One simple floral arrangement in the center of your table is also a great way to achieve the farmhouse style in your dining room. Shop at local flea markets, thrift stores, or antique shops to find an attractive pitcher that is made from galvanized metal, porcelain, glass, or ceramic.

Line your dining room table with a burlap or linen runner and place the pitcher in the center. Fill with water before adding fresh wildflowers. For a unique look, consider adding a few stems of cotton or a bundle of twigs off a tree from your yard.

Boxwood Centerpiece

Artificial boxwood plants are popular options found in home décor stores, but you can enhance your farmhouse dining room even further by using preserved boxwoods as your table's centerpiece.

Preserved boxwoods are made from clippings of actual live boxwood plants. They are soaked in a solution of glycerin and dye, ensuring the boxwoods turn and stay a lush, attractive green.

While surprising for many people to learn, preserved boxwoods will remain green throughout the entire year with very little maintenance. Be sure to keep the preserved boxwoods out of directly sunlight, since this will dry out your plant. In addition, spritz the boxwood with water every few days to ensure they stay moist and green.

To create your centerpiece, invest in a few preserved boxwood topiaries. Line the center of your table with these whimsical plants. Place votive candles along the table, as well. These candles will help fill up the center of your table. When they are lit, the candles will illuminate the boxwood plants.  

Incorporating the farmhouse design in your dining room is possible with proper table centerpieces. Using one of these arrangement ideas, your dining room table will align with the antique farmhouse style of the rest of your home.