Happy February and month of love. Although I don’t really get too into Valentine’s Day decor, I love any excuse to create a fun and festive table. This year I didn’t have the time to run out and find all new decor and decided to keep it simple and use what I already have. I also wanted a neutral French vibe, oohh la la….
This table isn’t your traditional red and pink overload, super frilly or fufu. It has a more simplistic, romantic and chic vibe. When I set a table I have a few basics I always use to help me design it.
Element 1 Centerpiece
To create the centerpiece I made a super easy runner. I placed a roll of white paper down the center of the table and used black craft paint to add large X’s and O’s in a fun pattern. I love the casual elegance it gave the base of the table. Then I staggered 5 tall candlesticks on the runner varying the heights then added battery operated candles for ambiance.
For pretty texture and fresh color I layered 3 different types of greenery stems weaving in and out of the candlesticks.
Element 2 Place Settings
The place settings are my favorite way to bring in the theme of the table, I love to add layers and a mix of textures and patterns. First, I started with a black linen charger, a black dinner plate and a pretty accent plate.The black charger and plate serve as the perfect backdrop for the sweet accent plate. I folded the napkins into an envelope fold and tucked in a little love note inside. To seal the envelope and add more embellishment I made small heart stickers with scrapbook paper.
Element 3 Party favor trinket
I love to add a little trinket or gift to place settings for family and guests. I think it adds a fun bit of character and element of surprise to the table.
Cute little chalkboard signs with sweet sayings are a special touch for each place setting. I also added a little vase with some greenery
See, super simple and chic… For more ideas and inspiration you can check out these posts Beautiful And Simple Valentine Table Setting Ideas, How To Host A Fun Galentine's Day Brunch, How To Create A Virtual Galentine’s Day Pajama Party, Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts
Stay tuned soon for a super cute and easy Valentines Day wreath. Be sure to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for all the latest updates and posts .