Whether you’re planning a date-night dinner for two or throwing a festive party that celebrates love for both friends and family, a chic tablescape is a great way to lend your home a Valentine’s Day vibe. With festively fragrant candles, touches of red, and a few hearts thrown in, this decorative DIY is sure to inspire. Create your Valentine’s Day tablescape without heart overload by sticking to a red-and-white palette with decorative details you’ll be able to reuse for future holiday and summer gatherings.
1. A Solid Base
Threshold Stain-Resistant Tablecloth, available at Target for $20
Keep the base of your tablecloth simple with white linen, then add some “love”-ly touches.
2. A Red Table Runner
Marit Table Runner in Red, available at Ikea for $7
Add a colorful runner as the foundation for fun accents to the table.
3. Striped Napkins
Workshop Collection Dinner Napkins, available at Etsy for $32
We love these cute napkins from Etsy—the trendy pinstripe pattern makes them easily reusable for parties too.
4. Festive Fragrance
Glade® Candle, available at Soap.com for $4.45 or in Target stores
Scent the scene with Glade® Candles. Our two favorites for the 14th are Apple Cinnamon and Pure Vanilla Joy. Both colors will look fantastic on your tablescape and make the whole room smell delicious.
5. A Touch of Texture
Pearl Cluster Napkin Rings, available at Pier 1 Imports for $3.68 each
Add some texture and a bit of romance to the table with pearl napkin rings.
6. Gorgeous Goblets
Waterford I Love Lismore Red Flutes, available at Bed Bath and Beyond for $185 for two
Pour your bubbly into a chic pair of Waterford Crystal flutes for an extra-dressed-up feel.
7. Festive Flowers
Image via buyflowersme.com
Make a visit to your local florist to pick up a bouquet of red tulips—they’ll look chic and simple in a cube vase.
8. Hearts on Fire
Alabaster Heart, available at Z Gallerie for $15
A few hearts on top of your red tablescape will make for a sophisticated flourish at your V-Day celebration.