Staying in for Valentine’s Day? If the answer is yes, then let’s make it special together! As you celebrate this romantic day, create a beautiful dining experience with an elevated table setting that’s easy, yet elegant. Whether you are spending it with a special someone, friends or solo, I’ve put together some tips to help you create a DIY romantic tablescape for Valentine’s Day!
How to Create a Romantic Tablescape for Valentine’s Day
Tablecloth or Runner
Start by getting a tablecloth or table runner for your romantic tablescape. I have a white table, so if I choose 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 find them so romantic and they remind me of the Regency and Victorian Eras. A great place to find them is in 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 (shipping included). Below are a few options I found that will add an elegant feel to your romantic tablescape.
Placemats and Napkins
Keep in mind, when deciding on napkins and placemats, that layering fabrics, colors, and patterns on a table adds texture. For a simple, yet elegant option, you can’t go wrong with hemstitch linen napkins. I own them in a couple different colors that I use for various occasions throughout the year. The highest quality I know of are from Sferra, but Amazon has some great options too (listed below).
Vases and Flowers
Creating the flower arrangements is one of my favorite parts of this DIY romantic tablescape. The best thing about a monochromatic look is that, unless you’re a seasoned flower arranger, it tends to be easier to put together. Finding flowers at supermarkets can be difficult because they’re often hit or miss. I’ve been experiencing this a lot with Trader Joe’s flower selection. One way to keep it simple is to pick one or two flower types and buy a couple bunches of them. I’m not a huge fan of greenery, but eucalyptus can be a great way to add some interest to this look! Arrange them in mint julep cups and there you have it! An easy, but romantic, flower arrangement for your tablescape.
In general, if I don’t have access to a good flower market, I tend to choose roses. I love hydrangeas, but they always wilt quickly and I don’t have the patience to constantly snip the ends and change the water. If availability wasn’t an issue, my favorites are 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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