Staying in for Valentine’s Day? There are still plenty of ways to ignite a spark of romance. Today, we’re sharing our top tips to create a dining table look that’s inviting, thoughtful, and of course, romantic.

1. Charm with Candles

 

 

 

Nothing spells romance more than candles, so make sure you go all out. Buying some gorgeous new candle holders is a good place to start. From short tea-light holders to grander, tall designs, this will create an intimate atmosphere in the comfort of your own home.

2. Statement Placemats

 

 

 

For an extra luxurious touch, a gorgeous placemat is a nice idea to help set the scene. But no normal placemat will do. Instead, go with lush velvets or other quality fabrics in a bold colour. Purples and pinks are tasteful, Valentine’s Day-friendly options.

3. Fragrant Flowers

While candles add a certain mood to dinner dates, a big bunch of fragrant flowers in a beautiful vase is a wonderful option for Valentine’s Day brunches. Invest in a large, decorative vase to take pride of place in the middle of the table, and fill it up with your special someone’s favourite flowers. Alternatively, for dinner dates, go with a shorter, round vase of flowers and place it between two candles.

4. A Personal Touch

 

 

 

Place card holders certainly come in handy when organising seating for larger dinner parties, but they can also help you provide that special little touch that your Valentine will appreciate. Rather than their name, why not write a romantic note or quote and place it on their side? It’s a sweet gesture that won’t go unnoticed.

5. Chic Cake Stand

 

 

 

Dessert is the best part of every meal, so why not present yours on an impressive cake stand? Whether you bake a rich cake or petite cupcakes, they will look all the more appealing when presented on stand. It’ll provide that five-star restaurant touch that’s always welcome.

How are you planning to spend your Valentine’s Day? Are you going for a special dinner? Or do you want to prepare something at home?