Using real flowers to decorate your dining room is always a good option. Place a large, decorative vase in the center of your table and fill it with a large, fragrant bouquet. Consider using flowers that are in season. Nice spring choices are daffodils and tulips, while miniature sunflowers are ideal for fall.
Three globe-shaped glass bowls can be filled with various items to give your dining room a distinct feel. For a nautical touch, place the bowls in the center of the table and place a candle in each one. Surround the candles with sand and small seashells. If a garden feel is what you are after, use a variety of small rocks instead of sand. Colorful, aromatic potpourri can be used instead of sand and rock to add a pleasant smell to the air, and colorful marbles or glass beads can be used if you are looking to add a certain color.
Bring the Outdoors In
A fun way to bring the outdoors inside is by placing a rectangular wooden box filled with potting soil and grass on your dining room table. Make sure the box has a good plastic liner that will not leak when you add water. Enjoy watching the grass grow just as it would on your lawn and clip as needed.
A Touch of Romance
To add a touch of romance to your dining room table, set several candles on top of a mirror. The candles should vary in height but be similar in shape. Try to use the same color and fragrance; vanilla or white candles are good options.
For an ever-changing dining room table, use seasonal items. Consider using the holidays or four seasons to guide you. Some good options are heart-shaped candy dishes during the month of February and a large ceramic rabbit surrounded by glass eggs during the spring months. Place a wicker basket or cornucopia filled with fresh produce during the fall harvest and use large vases filled with colorful glass ornaments during the holidays.