Roses Are Red Valentine’s Day Table
Today I am sharing a few little designer Tips for Setting a fantastic Valentine’s Day Table along with a few of my favorite candles.
I am sharing a few of my easy go to tips I used in setting my Roses Are Red Valentine’s Day Table. I also am sharing a few of my favorite things, like these beautiful Vintage Candles which are the perfect way to set the mood.
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1. Make It Inviting
Nothing says ick more than a cold sterile environment for the holidays. If that is what people wanted, they would go to a hotel for the holidays. Honestly, the one thing I always hear is how inviting my home is, and how cozy everyone feels. They are not afraid to sit on the sofas or pull up a chair in the dining room, and that is because it is a real home we live in; while it is clean and staged to be pretty at all times, it is still very livable, which is key. Adding cozy throws or pillows to your chairs can help to make the space even more inviting.
2. Use the Good China, just add in Accents
I am always looking for a reason to use my good china. That includes the gold or silverware, as well as stemware. So many times, people say that they are always saving the good stuff for that special occasion. For this table I used my casual china and added in fun accent pieces like these cute, “Ooh La La” plates. These would make cute party favors for guest to take home as a ring holder by the sink, or nightstand, but can be a cute meal starter plate with a single serve chocolate on it.
3. Cloth Napkins Say It is Special
In the same vein as my previous tip, of using the good china, I also say take the time use the cloth napkins too. Wash them, iron them and use them, you will be glad you did. I have this beautiful vintage tulle set from Two’s Company that I adore, and they really do make me happy to use them. Plus, I love pairing them with unexpected fabrics like the Buffalo Check runner, the red, black and white makes a stark, striking look but still says Valentine’s Day without all the pinks and purples. It keeps the color pallet a little more refined.
4. Keep Centerpieces Low
I admit that I am known for creating very large and unique tablescapes, but I do try to keep the centerpieces low so that my guest can have an actual conversation at the table. No higher than 10-12″ is industry standard. Also don’t get stuck on that fact that they always have to be live flowers, I have done both and they can be beautiful either way. Sometimes I mix faux and real, to keep my guests guessing, which is fun.
5. Add in Warm Light with Candles
Adding in candles is such a great way to add ambient lighting to your tables. I love these fun little vintage dough bowl and wooden cheese mold candles from the Vintage Candle Company. They are beautiful and create a lovely tablescape to any centerpiece, be sure to check out the link above to see more of the beautiful options that my friend Michelle offers.
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This looks so romantic but country chic I love it!
This tablescape is so beautiful and classically Valentine’s! I can’t wait to recreate it for my dinner table this year.
this is incredible. i will be taking some of these ideas to decorate my table <3
What a cute table! I might have to decorate mine for Valentine’s Day. Normally I don’t bother but I really like this.
Oh my goodness, I love it! I so want to transform our table for Valentine’s.
This is absolutely perfect for a Valentines Day dinner
As usual, your designs and photos are so vivid and catchy! Red is the theme for Valentine’s… such an exciting dinner table.
You table is delightfully full of L.O.V.E. The ooh la la dishes jumped out at me and I’d definitely want to take mine home. And yes, please don’t be saving the good things … let’s bring out the silver and gold and find pleasure in the moment. Happy Valentines Day!