So you're planning your next party  and it's down to the details; the menu is set, your best friends have all RSVP'd, but you're stuck on how to set the table. While we know a classic flower arrangement is always a beautiful thing, fortune favors the bold, so we say try something outside of the box! These 10 simple ideas will help you break away from the typical bouquet and set a table that will blow your guests away.
While a bowl of lemons can add a bright pop to the table, why not go the unexpected route and litter the table with single lemons still on the branches. The leaves offer a light citrus scent and add depth and texture.
The quirky addition of tins filled with flowers is the perfect way to bring a little extra personality to any event. Whether you are hosting a tea party or something a little more relaxed, these colorful tins are funky and fun.
If you are looking to add a personal touch to a get-together, place vintage family photographs down the center of the table. Old photos offer a charm that comes from years of memories.
While your guest might expect a plate full of fresh vegetables, a tablescape of recently picked farm-to-table goodies is sure to surprise them. Mix textures and colors to keep it from looking limp.
Though they are an unexpected choice, terrariums are like the holy grail of centerpieces. These small pieces are no-fuss, make for an adorable centerpiece, and also make great gifts for guests to take home.
Though a pair of horns may seem a bit rustic (or maybe even dangerous), there is something elegant about them that can help ground a simple tablescape. Break out a pair at an outdoor event and they're sure to be a hit.
Bring a rustic and natural touch to your table with an elegantly laid piece of driftwood. Since the limb is burled and twisted, it will help keep your table from looking too put together.
This holiday staple is small enough to bring a festive touch to any table without looking over the top. If you're wanting to add a little extra punch, spray paint  your pine cones gold or neon — they'll really stand out!
While you don't exactly want your guests to be tempted to start reading at the table, a selection of colorful books can make for a centerpiece worth talking about.
After enjoying a nice glass (or two) of Chardonnay, make use of what's leftover. Topped off with a simple white candle, a sleek green bottle not only looks elegant, it provides mood lighting with the candle's soft glow.