When your table isn’t the centre of attention at a dinner party, keep that wow factor going with a centrepiece bowl for everyday décor impact. Whether you use it to keep fruit in, or just love it for its sculptural form, texture or colour, centrepiece bowls play an important part in any interior design plan. It’s the little touches that can bring real interest to a plain, flat surface, as well as having plenty of practical applications, too.
When you’re choosing centrepiece bowls, you have two key choices to make – the colour and the form. Subtle colours work well in more minimalist surroundings, while more vibrant designs can bring a pop of colour to an otherwise fairly plain interior. We love the Aquatic Bowl, with its rich turquoise hues, or the rainbow effect of the Fossili Centrepiece Bowl, with a swirl of colour that echoes the iridescence of an abalone shell.
Keep things simple with the sleek Dove Grey Oblong Centrepiece Bowl, with its practical size and unusual shape. This bowl works well on a side table too – the perfect place to put your grab-and-go essentials like keys, wallet, and cell phone, or filled with tasty fruit treats for the family in the kitchen.
A centrepiece bowl can also be a work of art in its own right, and can also make the most of unusual construction and materials to give it that ‘wow’ factor. We love the industrial look of the Starburst Bowl, and the delicate, almost lace-like Marisol Centrepiece Bowl, both of which use metal rather than ceramics or wood in their construction.
Care for your centrepiece bowl – we recommend that if you have a ceramic or glass centrepiece bowl that you simply wash it by hand in warm, soapy water, and avoid putting it through the dishwasher. Other materials, like the delicate wooden construction of the Morela Centrepiece Bowl or the Melita Centrepiece Bowl, should simply be dusted carefully regularly to stop them looking dull.