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How to Set a Perfect Table at Home for Valentine’s Day 2021

How to Set a Perfect Table at Home for Valentine's Day 2021

Here’s how to set a perfect table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers, glassware and more. And all of these would work equally well for Galentine’s Day, or really any day that you feel the urge to celebrate love, affection and appreciation.

how to set a perfect table at home for Valentines Day 2021

We all know that this year, Valentine’s Day promises to be . . .  a bit different. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be fun! And whether you’re celebrating with your friends, family, crush object, paramour or by your own sweet self, you can make it a sparkling and joyful occasion.

set a perfect table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers, glassware

How to set the table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers and glassware.

There are now going to be restaurant options on the day itself in many locations. But, as you know, our insiders say that Valentine’s Day is the last day you want to be eating out at a fancy restaurant.

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There are lots of reasons this year to stay in and order in from your favorite eatery.

And if you do decide to host a romantic meal at home this year, we say go all in with your tabletop décor. ‘Cause why not? You can use every shade of red and pink, add some sparkle with candlelight, crystal and silver, and texture with dried florals and linen napkins.

How to set the table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers and glassware.

How to set the table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers and glassware.

Most of all, though, just have fun with it. Here are some ideas to get you started.

1. the tablecloth

Don’t be shy . . . show your love loud and proud with this Bespoke Word white linen tablecloth from one of our favorite brands, Summerill & Bishop. Their workshop is in Notting Hill in London, and we love the magic and whimsy of their tabletop collections. In this specific case, if you have a better word in mind, you can commission your own custom tablecloth (3-8 characters, max) in a wide range of colors.

 

How to set the table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers and glassware.

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2. the napkins

These charming hand-crocheted cocktail napkins are from Hibiscus Linens.

BUY NOW: $160 for a set of 4.

3. the candles

We love the look of a thicket of slender candlesticks of varying heights to add drama to a dinner tablescape, especially one that focuses on love and romance. RW Guild sets the standard with their Reed Candlestick collection. They’re available in Burnished or Blackened Brass and Silver, and the designer refers to them as a “metallic meadow.”

How to set the table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers and glassware.

BUY NOW: $280 for 2.5 inch to $840 for 16.25 inch.

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4. the flowers

Budget and weather permitting, fresh flowers are wonderful – and there’s a world of options beyond the typical red rose.  But you can also add color and texture to your table with faux or dried blooms (or a combination of both!), like these protea from Crate & Barrel.

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5. the plates

These fine china plates from Feldspar are handcrafted in Devonshire, England. The merest hint of red at the rim pulls the tablescape color palette together perfectly.

How to set the table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers and glassware.

BUY NOW: $171 for a set of 4.

Or opt for this gorgeous Sisterhood plate in the Kindness pattern, designed by Maggie Stephenson and available at Anthropologie.

How to set the table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers and glassware.

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6. the drinking glasses

Since we can’t be in Paris for real, we can still have a touch of Parisian magic this year with these Paris skyline glasses from One Kings Lane.

 

BUY NOW: $40 for a set of 2.

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7. the wine glasses

For a riot of bold happy color, you can always count on La Double J. These Murano wine glasses are from a collaboration with Salviati – historic Italian glassmakers since 1859.

 

BUY NOW: $490 for a set of 4.

8. the bubbly glasses

For the champagne toast, we love these timeless Baccarat crystal flutes with just a touch of red.

BUY NOW: $390 per pair.

 

9. the sweets tray

To serve cookies, cupcakes, gourmet chocolates and more, this heart-shaped stoneware serving platter from Pottery Barn adds a whimsical touch.

How to set the table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers and glassware.

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If cake is on the dessert menu, show it off with a classic rose-hued glass cake stand like this one from Luisa Beccaria. 

BUY NOW: $223.

10. the after-dinner coffee

As we wrap up this primer on how to set the table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers and glassware, we end with espresso. Finish your meal on a high note with these blush-pink espresso cups and saucers from the Augarten Wien Porcelain Manufactory.

 

BUY NOW: $1,194 for a set of 4.

set a beautiful table at home for Valentines Day 2021

Those are some ideas for how to bring whimsy and sparkle to your dinner table at home for Valentine’s Day 2021, from the tablecloth to the plates, flowers and glassware. However you choose to spend the day, we hope everything comes up roses for you, dear reader. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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