10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Valentine’s Day Tablescape This Year

Photography by Mac Jamieson, Styling by Caroline Blum

Text by Hannah Jones

Amid all the pink and heart-shaped décor, it’s easy to get lost when planning a special galentine’s get-together or romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with your loved one. Below, we’ve rounded up 10 ways to add a little something extra to your celebration this year.

Painted Table Runner

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Photography by Arin Solange at Home

This hand-painted XO table runner is a simple and easy alternative to purchasing a new one for your Valentine’s day dinner.

Add a Sweet Treat

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Photography by Willow Bloom Home Blog

Instead of using place cards or napkins atop the plates, a small sweet like macarons or cupcakes make for an adorable treat.

Have a Picnic Indoors

Photography by @salvagedliving on Instagram

With whimsical motifs and nature-inspired décor like branches, this table brings the outside in despite the chilly weather.

Use All the Pink

Photography by @decoratordiva1 on Instagram

This blushing table is complete with plenty of roses—perfect for a galentine’s get-together!

Whimsical and Formal

Photography by Mac Jamieson, Styling by Caroline Blum

Another idea for a romantic table runner: tulle! This simple fabric gives an ethereal atmosphere to any tablescape.

Enjoy Dinner with a View

Photography by Rachel Tweggs

If you have a beautiful view like this, take advantage of it! Instead of sitting face-to-face, sit next to your love and admire the beauty of nature in this intimate setting.

Fun for the Girls

Photography by @mollybellink on Instagram

Heart-shaped confetti, tassel place cards, and natural flower arrangements make for the cutest galentine’s brunch.

Vintage Valentine

Photography by Summer Adams Design

Sweet and romantic, this place setting of vintage china alludes to an elegant dinner but can be toned down with rustic mini cakes and whimsical florals.

Make It Buffet-Style

Photography by Fashionable Hostess

Having a full-on party for Valentine’s Day? Buffet-style is the way to go! Using pink hues and heart-shaped dinnerware, you can make your table fun and formal.

Simple and Sweet

Photography by Mantel and Table

There’s nothing more romantic than sharing brunch or dinner with your loved one at a table that’s simply adorned. A handpicked bouquet of flowers atop a vintage white tablecloth with white plates is all you need.

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