Staying in for Valentine’s Day? If the answer is yes then lets make it special together! Create a beautiful dining experience as you celebrate this day with an elevated table setting that’s easy and simple yet elegant and delightful. Whether you are spending it with loved ones or solo I’ve put together some tips to help you create a DIY Valentine’s Day tablescape for a special night in and help you get inspired.DIY Romantic Valentine’s Day Tablescape!
Tablecloth or Table Runner
Start by getting a tablecloth or table runner. I have a white table so if I did a runner I have to make sure it’s a color that pops. Also make sure to measure your table before ordering a tablecloth to make sure you have the right size!
Candelabras or Candlesticks
I absolutely LOVE silver candlesticks and candelabras for the table, I think they are so romantic and remind me of the Regency and Victorian Eras. A great place to find them is obviously antique shops but Facebook Marketplace and Etsy can be good options for less expensive finds. The ones I use in my pictures are not real silver but I think they look beautiful and I scored them on Facebook Marketplace for a total of $42.oo with shipping included. Below are a few I found that are as beautiful and ready to purchase.
Placemats and Napkins
Layering fabrics, colors, and patterns on a table adds texture so keep that in mind when you are deciding on your napkins and placemats. For a simple yet elegant option you can’t go wrong with I hemstitch linen napkins. I own a couple colors that I use for various occasions throughout the year. The highest quality I know are from Sferra, which I own in a couple colors, but Amazon has some great options too that I list below.
Vases and Flowers
This is one of my favorite parts of setting the table, creating the flower arrangements. I love a monochromatic look and think it’s easier this route unless you are a seasoned flower arranger which I am not. Picking flowers can be tough because supermarkets are often a hit or miss (I’ve personally been experiencing this myself lately with Trader Joe’s), but one way to keep it easy is to pick one or two flower types and buy a couple bunches of them. I’m not a huge fan of greenery but I do love eucalyptus, just not the really tall ones (and I greatly dislike babies breath, I know it’s a thing and people are all over spray painting it but not me). Arrange them in mint julep cups and you are good-to-go. In picking flowers if I do not have access to the flower market I just go for roses (hydrangeas can do the trick I just find them to always wilt on me and I don’t have the patience for snipping the ends and changing the water). If availability wasn’t a problem these are some of my all-time favorites: garden roses, peonies, tulips, ranunculus, and anemones.
Dinnerware + Accessories
Because we have such limited storage space I tend to just reuse what we own. Listing the dinner plates and flatware we received from our wedding registry which have really passed the test of time. I also added a couple things here and there but nothing too major since I also want to be practical and not buy things just to buy…who’s with me? At some point I will expand the assortment but this will do for now.
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