Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or any special occasion, you can easily put together a cozy and elegant table arrangement that will make you and your guests linger a bit longer.
Valentine’s Table Decorating Ideas
We asked 3 style experts to show simple Valentine tablescape ideas and how to create a romantic setting with just a few key elements.
Romantic and Elegant Valentine’s Day Tablescape Tips
When it comes to creating tablescapes, Melonie of The Mellionaire House has a simple process: Choose your favorite linens and dinnerware, and then fill the center of the table with flowers and candles. Watch this video to see how she does it.
Her first tip is to decorate with candles since they instantly cozy things up and add romance to any space.
When arranging candles, she suggests getting creative by clustering them, spreading them out, or using varying heights to create a charming setting.
Melonie’s next tip is to enhance the dining room table décor with flowers. For a longer-lasting display, consider combining fresh flowers with highly realistic faux flowers.
Pick versatile décor
When adding finishing touches, Melonie suggests incorporating pieces that you can transition from the dining room to another location. Accents like a tiered tray and a wine caddy are easy to pick up and transfer to a sitting room or lounge area after dinner.
Cozy and Chic Valentine’s Day Tablescape Tips
Stephanie of Basil Chic used lovely springtime blooms to prepare a charming table setting perfect for small gatherings. Watch this video to get more ideas.
Create a neutral backdrop
Stephanie first laid a white antique tablecloth to set off her Valentine’s table décor. She created a spring-inspired dining table centerpiece by folding Balsam Hill’s Napa Romance Garland in half and arranging candles at the center.
She used a pair of crystal taper candle holders with real candlesticks and a pair of smaller crystal tealight candle holders with rechargeable Miracle Flame Rechargeable LED Votives to create a cozy atmosphere.
Layer your tableware
Stephanie’s tip to creating beautiful table settings is to layer tableware. She started with a round jute placemat then placed two decorative chargers before adding the dinner plate on top for a unique and elegant look.
Then, Stephanie placed folded linen white napkins that match her tablecloth on top of the plates. Next, she added brass silverware for a pop of color on the white tablecloth and crystal goblets to complete the look.
Set the table according to seating
Even if the meal’s just for two, Stephanie suggests setting the table for the number of seats you have to get a better effect.
Brighten bare areas of the dining room with a display of greenery. Stephanie placed Balsam Hill’s Outdoor English Ivy Circle Topiary on top of her bar cart in the corner of the room. She accented the foliage with smaller blue and white jars and fixed the leaves to hang naturally.
Rustic and Refined Valentine’s Day Tablescape Tips
Set up outdoors
Courtney of French Country Cottage chose an al fresco table setting for her Valentine’s tablescape. She began by setting up a wooden table for that warm and rustic look.
Courtney placed a faux eucalyptus garland at the center and dotted the table with fresh flowers and seeded fresh greens.
She also filled several small glass containers with mixed garden roses and tucked them into the foliage down the length of the table. This added a touch of romance to her dinner table décor without being over-the-top.
To enhance the ambience, Courtney placed Balsam Hill’s Miracle Flame LED candles inside metal hurricane lantern candleholders. The soft glow coming through adds just the right touch of warmth to the arrangement.
Opt for gorgeous details on plates and place settings to complement the floral arrangements. For her table setting, Courtney chose gold flatware that adds an elegant touch to her rustic tabletop.
As these style experts shared, creating a beautiful atmosphere at home doesn’t need to be complicated. We hope we’ve inspired you to set the mood for intimate gatherings and date nights at home with our roundup of Valentine’s Day tablescape ideas and decorating tips.
If you’re planning to decorate your home with florals this season, learn more about the different types of artificial flowers here. Find the right type of wreath, garland, and foliage type for your space with our Ultimate Greenery Guide.