Inspiration for a Romantic Valentine's Day at Home

Inspiration for a Romantic Valentine’s Day at Home

Enjoying the sweet and simple life, tips and inspiration for celebrating a romantic Valentine's Day at home.

A romantic valentine's day at home set up on the dining room table.

Photography by Rachel Benavides

As an option to dining out, many local restaurants and bakeries offer delicious options to go, so the ability to create the menu of your dreams for you and your sweetheart is all too easy. Since the food is taken care of, the only  task left is setting the scene. Here are some ideas and tips on how to not only design a romantic table setting, but to create an alluring ambiance and have yourselves a lovely Valentine’s Day at home.

Roses are Red

What do you do if you buy roses that are not as open as you’d like? Gently fan out the petals starting from the outer edge for instantly bigger blooms. Bonus: Any petals that fall off are perfect for table decor.

Champagne Pop of Color

Splurging on a set of champagne flutes, like these red ones from Park Seven, will elevate any occasion when you break out the bubbly. Pick a color that complements your existing dinnerware and serving pieces.

Decor Dichotomy

Create a romantic, bespoke look by mixing old and new dinnerware. Our local antique and thrift stores are brimming with unique dining and decor pieces to set your table, often at a bargain.

Lights, Candles, Action

Candlelight is a must for a dinner for two, but remember to buy unscented candles so you don’t take away from the tastes and smells of your delectable food and drink.

Get the Look

Estelle colored champagne flutes, glass hearts, heart tray from Park Seven, Desserts from Pretty One Cake Co, SMEG + Veuve Clicquot Mini-Fridge from Total Wine, Dripless candles from Lucid Candles, Dinnerware from Retail Therapy + HomeGoods, Flatware from Riverbend Home

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