Romantic Tablescape Ideas

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.

Use candlelight

Her first tip is to decorate with candles since they instantly cozy things up and add romance to any space.

For her Valentine’s setup, Melonie combined real candles with Balsam Hill’s Miracle Flame LED Chamberstick Candles and LED Rechargeable Votives to set the mood.

balsam hill miracle flame LED chamberstick candles as part of valentine's day tablescape

When arranging candles, she suggests getting creative by clustering them, spreading them out, or using varying heights to create a charming setting.

balsam hill spring magnolia foliage as valentine's day tablescape centerpiece

Incorporate flowers

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.

balsam hill faux white phalaenopsis orchid

To brighten her dining room, she used Balsam Hill’s Spring Magnolia Foliage arrangement as a table centerpiece and White Phalaenopsis Orchids as an accent on her sideboard.

valentine's day tablescape set up ideas

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.

valentine's day table setting ideas

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.

balsam hill napa romance garland as table centerpiece

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.

candle sticks and candleholders as table decorations

Layer your tableware

valentine's day table setting styled with balsam hill faux florals

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.

table setting for Valentine's Day

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.

balsam hill floral arrangements as valentine's day table decoration

Set the table according to seating

romantic table setting for valentine's day

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.

Add greenery

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.

balsam hill outdoor english ivy circle topiary on bar cart

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.

fresh and faux florals with table setting on rustic wooden table

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.

balsam hill faux garland as centerpiece on rustic wooden table

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.

candles inside hurricane lanterns

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.

fresh and faux florals for valentine's day tablescape

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.

valentine's day table set up outdoors

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.

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