Outdoor gatherings call for nature-inspired, easy-to-assemble arrangements. After all, you want the setting to be the star. Our ideas are as uncomplicated as they are beautiful. Water plants become gorgeous centerpieces when placed in clear vessels.
You don't need a lakefront property to enjoy the benefits of backyard water. Stacked pots filled with a pump and filled to the brim produce sounds reminiscent of lapping waves. The vessels' rolled rims -- and resulting cascades -- amplify the sound of the water, and their coloring corresponds with a nearby begonia.
For a DIY version of the indoor garden, use a recycled palette and fill the cracks with the plants of your choice. Check out the helpful tutorial from Fern Richardson of Life on the Balcony. [via Design Sponge]