Valentine's weekend is a week away. I say weekend because it's a good excuse to milk the occasion and to get excited about something new. And if you aren't celebrating Valentine's, be sure to celebrate you. This occasion is not exclusive.
I thought I'd provide some tips on how to create a romantic Valentine's tablescape.
1. Pick your colour theme
I normally go by the dinner set I'm going to use. If they're white then you have a blank canvas to work with. But if it's a stronger colour then I'd advise to work around the dinner set you have. For this Valentine's I'm going to play with gold and pink. The dinnerware that I've chosen in from our Infinity collection. This collection is beautiful and feminine, it's one of our favourites.
2. Introduce textures and layers.
By building textures and layers around your tablescape you will start to see your setting all come together. Pick a nice placemat that will compliment your dinner set or use a charger plate which will create a dramatic look to your table setting. Introduce table linen to your table, whether it's a tablecloth or a runner. The different textures will work so nicely on the table. And of course napkins, these can really dress up a table and add to your layering of textures. Use candlesticks and tea lights so you have different heights in your lighting. This will really add depth to your tablescape. And of course for Valentine's candle light is a must, right!
3. Choose your glassware.
Choose your glassware, will you be drinking red or white? Or both? Would you add in Champagne or Prosecco? Having your table laid with your glassware will really help you execute what you have planned on the night. The glasses can play reminders to you for what you had planned earlier in the day. A lot of the time I use a different water glass for the table, choose a fancy glass. It can add a pop of colour or an added design to the table. For this table setting I chose our tumbler with embossed diamond like design with a gold rim.
For any occasion I would always include flowers as a centerpiece of introduce them in some way to the table. Pick the flowers to enhance them them of your table. It will really finish it off. If you don't have a large space to put a centerpiece then I would put smaller vases / glasses with flowers and put two or more across the table.
Then this would be your finished look - just changing it to a table of 2!