• Mansa Krishnamurthy

Celebrating Valentine's Day In A Casual Way: A Quick & Easy Tablescape

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

We are at the end of January, and I guess it's a little late to wish you all a Happy New Year! Nevertheless, I hope 2020 is off to a great start for you all! After the rush and madness of the holiday season, I have taken a bit of time off from the blog - but today I'm back and I'm joining a few blogger friends to share with you a few easy ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day.

If you are joining me from Holly at Home With Holly J - welcome! So glad you are here! If you are a frequent visitor, I'm glad you stopped by! Let's jump right into today's tablescape shall we?

In the past, I have used an all pink palette with a ton of florals and all the frou frou. You can check out my Valentine's decorating ideas from last year here. This year, I headed in a less traditional direction to decorate for the holiday and I'm quite happy with it! The theme of this year's decor was casual and crisp. I mixed together florals, food and drink for a breezy tablescape and I think this theme can be used beyond Valentine's day. I can easily see these ideas be used for a backyard summer soiree or a spring time bridal or baby shower.

Let me break down my approach! Here's a look at Celebrating Valentine's Day In A Casual Way: A Quick & Easy Tablescape.

ONE: Let's Start With Some Linen

Most of my tablescapes are fairly straight forward: they contain a floral centerpiece, fancy dishes, glass stemware and shiny cutlery. This year, I thought it would be nice to add a bit of texture to the table by starting off with blue-white ombre linen (this linen was a scarf I purchased in Italy - totally being resourceful over here!). I layered the linen on top of an all white table runner and the effect was bright and flouncy.

I just love how the soft pink blush roses and eucalyptus look against the ombre blue linen!

TWO: Mix Faux With Real Florals

I came across a few faux orchid stems in my basement and fell in love with the pink-white colored petals. Orchids are not a typical Valentine's day flower, but I thought combining them with eucalyptus, real blush pink roses and faux white filler florals would create a splendid color scheme.

THREE: Add In Some Sugar

So no table is complete without some sweetness - am I right? For many, Valentine's Day is another excuse to indulge in all the sugar-y goodness and this year I did just that! I made my favorite chocolate cake with rose water butter cream cake, topped it with fresh raspberries and blueberries and added it to the table. I also added a mini cake and some raspberry shortbread cookies into the mix to complete the look of the table!

FOUR: Mix In Your Favorite Drink

Whether you are in the mood for a mocktail or a cocktail this year - adding your drink of choice is a great way to complete the look of a table.

Cocktail glasses or any type of stem ware is a great way to add height to a table, especially when you opt for a low lying floral centerpiece like I did this year. Changing the shape of your glass ware is also a fun way to add interest to your table. Instead of choosing a classic wine glass, opt for a champagne flute, coup or a even a tumbler to instantly update the look of your table!

Next up on this blog hop is Ashley from DASH Lifestyles. Her decorating style is a great blend of modern with classic farmhouse and I'm sure you will want to check out what she's up to this Valentine's Day!

Before I sign off, I'll leave you with a few more views of this Valentine's day table.

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