Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Save Money with Mismatched Centerpieces

Party decor can really add up when you're searching for just the right pieces.  Lots of hosts and hostesses can spend countless hours looking for the right number of matching vases. But we're here to show you how beautiful mismatched can be! Using mismatched pieces for your decor and table centerpieces is super easy and affordable and eco-friendly at that! By purchasing mistmatched pieces, you can search for the right price, and you can find vases at second-hand stores and yard sales, preventing one man's trash from ending up in the landfill!

Going mismatched is a simple and easy way to decorate your event. Just follow a few simple rules and you'll be on your way to inexpensive centerpieces that will wow your guests.

1. Choose pieces that are all the same color (or in the same color family), but vary in the shape and size.  By sticking with the same color vases, the centerpieces will look similar, but not matchy-matchy. As Stacey from What Not to Wear says, 'it doesn't have to match, it just has to go.'

2. Use flowers in the same color or family to bring together mismatched vases.  In the picture above, the vases themselves are barely noticed. Instead, you're focusing on the bright yellow flowers, so why waste tons of money on vases that your guests won't really see?

3. Use ribbon or another accessory to tie together the vases. Just like you see above, you don't have to use the same pattern of ribbon, but by using the same colors on each, the vases coordinate without being matched.

4. Or go for your own look with completely different vases with no unifying theme.  As shown in the top picture, even different vases with different flowers can look stunning together.

Have you put together mismatched centerpieces? We'd love to see how it turned out. Email us at info@wevegotitchicago.com to share!

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