Setting The Romance

I love pink. Red is charming but there’s something enchanting about the colour pink that grabs my attention. And the combination of both always signals romance. Valentine’s Day is my excuse to introduce these hues into my decor without offending those not so keen.

Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, a girls’ night in, or a room full of eager children ready to swap their candy grams, a pretty table setting is a fun way celebrate with those we love. Aside from classics like red roses and heart balloons, the possibilities of creating a unique tabletop vignette are endless. Here are some gorgeous tablescapes that caught my eye.

My favourite meal is brunch and this fresh setting would start the day of love off on the right foot. I see my crêpes with Nutella and raspberries mingling well amid this beautiful layout of white with a touch of pink.

Gold and pink with hints of navy is a striking combination for a fun night in with the girls.

If you reject cliché colour combos for V-Day, this delicate, nature-inspired table of white birds and hearts is a perfect way to stir up romance without going overboard. (Visit Decor8 for these DIY projects.)

For the little people in your life, dress up a play area with hearts and cupcakes.

A personal touch goes a long way when planning dinner for two. I’m not big on Scrabble but that centerpiece is adorable.

Include some mercury glass vases for a touch of fancy.

Double dating on V-Day is totally acceptable. Keep the ambiance casually romantic with playful garlands and tons of bright flowers.

Check out our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for some last-minute ideas for your sweetie.

Photo credits:
1. Dreamy Whites blog
2. Christina Marie Interiors blog
3. Decor8 blog
4. Valentine’s Day Table Runner, Pottery Barn Kids
5. Stylizimo blog, photography by Nina Holst
6. Design Darling blog, photography by Carla Ten Eyck
7. Martha Stewart Weddings via

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