The Best Valentines Table Setting Ideas


Whether you're hosting a Galentine's Day Party or a night for two, we've got you covered!

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how to decorate your table. Whether you’re hosting a Galentine’s Day Party, a lovely dinner with other couples, or a romantic night for two, these Valentine’s Day table setting ideas will help you create a beautiful and inviting Valentine’s dinner table.

From pretty place settings to festive centerpieces, these tips will help you make your Valentine’s Day table look its best! So get ready to impress your guests with your elegant valentine’s day table decor! Who needs to go out to a fancy restaurant when you can create the perfect table at home?

valentines day table setting

The Best Valentines Table Setting Ideas 

The possibilities are endless when it comes to styling a romantic Valentine’s Day tablescape. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can create a beautiful setting that will make your loved ones feel extra special this year!

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1) Choose a Color Scheme and Stick To It

Red and soft pink are traditional, but you could also go for black and white or even gold and silver!

Solidifying the right color scheme for your valentine’s day dinner table is easy and can be tons of fun! You could pick a traditional palate like red and pink or go for something modern like black and white.

Or you could go even further and design with metallic colors like gold and silver – – Disco Balls are so in!

The possibilities are endless, and that’s half the fun of designing. So start finding your perfect Valentine’s day color combo today–your dinner setting won’t regret it!

valentines day table decorated
I love these black wine glasses!

2) Pick Out a Pretty Tablecloth or Table Runner

These can be found cheaply at thrift stores, made by yourself, or bought online.

Creating a beautiful Valentine’s Day tablescape is simple when starting with an eye-catching tablecloth or table runner. Whether it’s a personal touch of fabric you’ve tailored yourself or a piece you find at the local thrift store, there are plenty of ways to add a personal touch to your special valentines day table.

With endless shades and patterns available online, you’re sure to find the perfect design to match your romantic decor. Pick out your favorite for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day dinner!

cake pops on XO table runner
Look at these adorable Valentine’s Day cake pops by Mili Wonka Treats!

valentines day table with XO on plate

3) Get Some Candles

Tea lights are always nice, but you could also get some tall candles to put in holders to add some height and dimension to your tablescape.

Adding some pink candles to your table centerpieces will instantly bring life to your table. Tea lights are always a great choice, as they can be used in a versatile range of table settings and arrangements.

Opting for pillar candles, while they take up more space, can add an element of dimension and sophistication to your table. Or you can place taller candles in holders to give a pretty table with a wow factor to your dining room table.

valentines day table
Taylor of Olive and Pop handpainted the XOs for each table setting.

4) Flowers Are A Must

Flowers are an absolute must, either real or fake, depending on your budget.

Flowers are the finishing touch to any stylish Valentine’s Day tablescape, and luckily there is an option for any budget. Whether you choose fresh flowers or fake ones, both will add a bright and cheerful feeling to your gorgeous table.

Real flowers bring a unique beauty and brightness that can’t be replicated – but if you can’t invest in them this year, the realistic-looking faux options look just as beautiful too, amongst your other Valentine’s day table decorations.

Valentine's Day Table Setting

5) Add Some Sweet Treats!

End your evening on a sweet note with some yummy treats!

Whether you choose to make them yourself or buy them, adding some delicious desserts on a tiered tray is the perfect addition to the tablescape.

You can even get creative with it by creating a dessert bar of sorts that features an array of different chocolates, cakes, and other goodies that everyone can enjoy.

This is the perfect way to end a romantic evening! As you can see pictured below, this beautiful cake adorned with flowers became the main attraction on this beautiful table.

valentines day desserts

desserts on a valentines day table

valentines day cake black and white with flowers
Cake by Lolo Loves Cakes

valentines day cake pops on a wooden tray

6) Pass the Cheese, Please

A charcuterie board makes for a beautiful presentation that also happens to be delicious! It is my favorite part of any romantic Valentine’s Day table!

There’s no better way to spend an evening than gathering around a beautiful charcuterie board on the most romantic holiday of the year. Gather some delicious, thinly sliced meats, soft cheeses, crispy crackers, and freshly cut fruit for the perfect balance of tastes.

A charcuterie board is a perfect opportunity to create an appetizer that looks great amongst your valentine’s day table settings.

Whether you put it together or order one, it’s sure to create memories that will last forever! Just be sure to add some flowers to give it that special finish!

closeup photo of cheese board
Charcuterie Board by Beautiful Boards by Kali

cheese board with candles and disco balls

7) Creative Name Cards on Each Place Setting

Adding creative name cards to each place setting not only adds a special touch of love but it also makes every guest feel extra special.

Whether you choose to use paper cutouts with everyone’s names hand-written or if you go for something more professional like wooden laser cut names or small cards – adding these name cards always creates a personal touch that everyone will appreciate.

You can even add a small gift to each person’s plate, such as chocolates or a special note that you wrote for them. This is the perfect way to make everyone feel loved and welcome at your dinner table!

valentines day place setting with wooden name
As you can see, the designer painted the wooden laser cut name red.

8) Accessories & Decorative Items

Now that all of the essentials are in place, it’s time to add some accessories and decorative items to the table.

Bring some extra sparkle with some glittery disco balls, or add a touch of romance with red bubbled glass tea light holders.

Place votive tea lights around the table or scatter rose petals in between the place settings for an extra special touch.

These little details are what will really bring your Valentine’s Day table to life! So, get creative and have fun with it! As you can see, Taylor from Olive and Pop used several different sizes of Disco Balls to create depth within the centerpiece.

desserts on a valentines day table
Desserts by Whisked Away Bakery

9) Don’t Forget the Champagne and Wine!

Every romantic dinner deserves a special touch!

Having wine glasses at each place setting adds an air of sophistication, elegance, and luxury to any table setting.

Inviting guests over for dinner or spending it with the love of your life? Picking the perfect wine — whether it be a red cab or white chardonnay — and having wine glasses or champagne flutes ready to go will make all the difference in your dinner’s presentation, ensuring that your special evening is perfect!

black wine glasses on valentines day table

SHOP Items For Your Valentine’s Day Tablescape

black wine glasses

CB2 Matte Black Plates

matte black plate

Small Disco Balls

variety of disco balls

Set of 3 Glass Cylinder Vases for Pillar Candles

clear candle holders

Paint-Your-Own Valentine’s Day Wood Hearts Kit

wooden heart painting kit

Wooden Laser Cut Name Place Settings

wooden name on plate

Red Cloth Napkins

red cloth napkin

Light Pink Pillar Candles

blush pink pillar candles

Matte Gold Silverware Set 30 Pieces

golden flatware

Silver Flatware

silver silverware

Matte Black Candle Holders for Taper Candles

tall black candle stick holders

Antique Brass Candle Stick Holders

golden candle sticks

“Love” White Ceramic Salad Plate by Lucia Eames

white love plate

Bubbled Glass Tea Light Holder

red bubble tea light holder

Velvet Table Runner

black table runner

3-Tiered Serving Stand

three tiered dessert stand


I hope you enjoyed these Valentine’s Day Tablescape Ideas! Now it’s time to get decorating. Whether you choose to go with the traditional red and pink scheme or something a little different, make sure to have fun with it! Cheers and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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