Here’s how to set a perfect table at home for Valentines Day 2024, 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 2024
While many people love to dine out at a romantic restaurant for Valentine’s Day, others view it as a night when restaurants are overcrowded and overpriced. For those, a meal at home is the best and most loving gesture. And whether you’re celebrating with your friends, family, crush object, paramour or by your own sweet self, you can make Valentine’s Day dinner a sparkling and joyful occasion.
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 and combination of red and pink, add some sparkle with candlelight, crystal and silver, and texture with dried florals and linen napkins.
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.
BUY NOW: From $944.00.
2. the napkins
These charming linin cocktail napkins are perfect for your Valentine’s meal.
BUY NOW: $145.00 for a set of 4.
3. the candles
We love the look of a heart-shaped candle at the dinner table. These candles will add to the decor of your Valentine’s Day meal.
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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 blush foxtail 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.
BUY NOW: $255.00 – $288.00 for a set of 4. (Depending on Color/Size)
6. the wine glasses
For a riot of bold happy color, you can always count on Flora wine glasses. These Flora wine glasses come in many different colors, but we feel that blush is the perfect color for your Valentine’s celebration
BUY NOW: $69.00 for a set of 4.
7. the bubbly glasses
For the champagne toast, we love these timeless Baccarat crystal flutes with just a touch of red.
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8. The cake tray
If cake is on the dessert menu, show it off with a classic glass cake stand like this one Gucci.
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9. the after-dinner coffee
As we wrap up this primer on how to set the table at home for Valentines Day 2024, 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.
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set a beautiful table at home for valentine’s day 2024
Those are some ideas for how to bring whimsy and sparkle to your dinner table at home for Valentine’s Day 2024, 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!