Creating a romantic table setting for two for Valentine’s Day isn’t too hard to do.
But it’s more than just adding candles to your everyday table setting.
When I was setting the romantic table setting to enjoy with my husband, I was thinking of him.
I didn’t want to create a tablescape that had a feminine feeling. I wanted to create one that had a masculine feeling. One that he would appreciate.
We associate red and pink with Valentine’s Day. However, that combination of colors wasn’t going to cut the mustard for a masculine feeling tablescape.
To get inspiration for my romantic Valentine’s Day tablescape I “shopped” what I already own. Which is mostly white dishes and the yellow floral china I inherited from my Nana.
Nope, those weren’t going to work with the theme I was working on.
Then I noticed my black blates (rounded plates that have a bowl shape).
Red and black work great together. And then incorporating gold. Yep ~ I had a winner!
My romantic table setting for Valentine’s Day would be a red, black, and gold tablescape.
How to Create Your Romantic Table Setting for Two for Valentine’s Day
Step 1: Select the base layer for your romantic tablescape
When you’re creating a tablescape for an intimate dinner you should definitely consider a tablecloth or table runner. Placemats are typically a little too casual for a romantic meal.
I decided to use a red table runner that has a little bit of a gold accent along the edge, as it would work great with my selected red, black, and gold tablescape theme.
Step 2: Create your romantic Valentine’s day centerpiece
Once you select your base layer, it’s time to work on your Valentine’s day centerpiece.
Since this is a romantic table for two, I suggest keeping it simple and elegant. There’s no need for an elaborate or large centerpiece.
You want to create a centerpiece that encourages romance and intimacy.
I diy’d a pretty black and gold lace vase just for this Valentine’s day centerpiece. I wanted a vase that would hold a small bouquet or a few flower stems, and still look great on my table.
Isn’t it fabulous with the red tulips! Bonus ~ it’s super easy to make!
Then to really provide that romantic feeling; candles are a must.
What’s more romantic than eating by candlelight?
I decided to use two gold glitter candles that I had diy’d for my New Year’s Eve tablescape. I like how their small size complements the tall skinny vase and doesn’t vie for attention.
That’s it for my simple Valentine’s day centerpiece. The tablescape didn’t need anything more. And sometimes less is best.
*Tip: make sure that your centerpiece doesn’t interfere with the ability to see each other. That would NOT be romantic.
Step 3: Add your romantic place settings to the table
After your Valentine’s day centerpiece is done, you need to create your place settings.
You need to decide if you want to sit across from each other, or next to each other, or at the table’s corner.
(I will show you how it looks two of these 3 ways)
As I mentioned, my Valentine’s day tablescape colors are red, black, and gold.
I started with red charger plates and added my black blates (plates that have a bowl shape). Then I put cute red soup bowls I found at a local thrift store inside the blates.
Ya gotta love the layering and alternating colors!
To continue the red, black, and gold tablescape, I added red napkins and my gold flatware. They really pull it all together.
Then to complete the romantic Valentine’s place setting I added water and wine glasses.
Step 4: Add any extras to complete the tablescape’s look
Since this is a tablescape for a romantic dinner, adding a little something extra is a great idea.
Something that lets that special someone know how much he/she means to you.
I made these cute Cupid’s arrows for each of us and added a sweet message to my husband’s.
Don’t they complete the romantic look of the tablescape!
As you can see, creating a romantic tablescape for two at home for Valentine’s Day doesn’t take much and is something you can easily recreate.
Enjoy your intimate dinner at your beautiful tablescape!