Valentine’s Day is a holiday all about showing someone how much you love them, whether it’s with your significant other, best friends or even your kids. This holiday isn’t just about romance – it’s about love in general.
If you’re planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home, there’s a good chance you’ll be enjoying the company of your Valentine(s) around a table. To create a festive atmosphere, we’ve put together our five favorite elements to use to style a Valentine’s Day table setting. You can mix and match them or throw them all into the mix. Use your creativity and put some love into it!
Whatever your plans are for Valentine’s Day, we hope these table setting ideas inspire you:
Décor Ideas for a Valentine’s Day Table
Black & White
If you want a Valentine’s Day table that is chic and sophisticated, you can never go wrong with black and white. This color combination is as classic as they come. It also looks fabulous when accented with pops of pink or red in any shade or tone.
An easy way to give your table setting some character is to incorporate pattern. For Valentine’s Day, we love classic, fun patterns like stripes, polka dots or chevron. You could also get more festive with an “xo” or hearts pattern or bring in some floral touches.
Gold or Silver
Gold and silver instantly make any table setting a little more glamorous. Besides just the cutlery, incorporate a metallic element in the form of a table runner, chargers or even include it in your centerpiece décor. A little bit of sparkle goes a long way.
Nothing represents Valentine’s Day more clearly than hearts. Besides just using it as a pattern, you could incorporate them in a subtler way, such as folding your napkins in heart shapes, heart-shaped metallic balloons or even heart-shaped chargers. Depending on your style, you can use a little or a lot of hearts in your table setting to give it that Valentine’s Day flair even if you keep everything else neutral.
To make any table setting more dynamic, bring in some texture. This is especially helpful if you want to give your Valentine’s Day table setting a rustic flair. Place a burlap runner down the center of the table or use wooden chargers under the plates. You could even use a wooden box in the middle of the table to hold a centerpiece.