I’ve got love on my mind. And rightfully so, since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. At The Mad Table, we love Valentine’s! Sure it’s a hyper-commercial holiday, but it also provides a wonderful opportunity to show others how much they mean to you. This Valentine’s Day, make sure that love is in the air by creating the right atmosphere!
Here are my tips for sprucing up your basic table setting to create the perfect environment for a special dinner party or an intimate dinner for two:
Get Creative with Colors
Mix things up with vibrant, bold colors and softer pastels. Vibrant reds are traditional, but a soft, pastel color palette is a delightful alternative for more intimate dinners.
Add tiny touches of pink to a table setting that’s dominated with greenery.
Keep it simple with bright, cheerful tulips and metal lace pedestals.
Adorn your table with classic roses in flirty pinks and romantic reds.
Avoid matchy-matchy! The contrast between lush green plants and sleek, geometric copper accents is insanely romantic.
Make a bold statement with a black and white striped runner. The color contrast is a treat for the eyes!
It’s All in the Details
Tie gold utensils with a red velvet ribbon. Not a fan of gold? You can still get a luxurious vibe with silver utensils.
Add baby pink and white flowers to a monochrome centerpiece. Then, accent with brass.
Make the room glow with scattered tealight candles accented by gold candleholders and flatware.
Add lush chrysanthemums, seductive dahlias, bountiful peonies and flirty anemones to those romantic roses and create a more eye-catching and captivating centerpiece.
Showcase smaller arrangements spread across the table for an understated look that’s often a welcome alternative to large arrangements.
Get cozy with soft accents like throw pillows and blankets. Place throw pillows in locations prime for intimate moments and drape blankets over select chairs.
If hosting a dinner party, design guests’ hand-lettered name cards for a personal touch.
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