In this post: Looking for Valentines Day decor ideas for the home and table? This shopping guide offers 42 Valentine table decorations to buy now.⇒
Do you just let Valentine’s Day go by without much of a notice?
There are people who love to celebrate every holiday and seize the opportunity to pull out all the stops with decorations, meal prep and detailed plans.
Then there are those who find it all pretty silly and prefer to ignore it altogether.
I would guess most of us fall somewhere in the middle, or at least I do.
In my view, Valentine’s Day is a charming concept if you don’t take it too seriously. I enjoy the respite from the winter blahs to add bountiful color to my pared back surroundings. Why not have an excuse to indulge oneself, as well as your loved ones?
A day at the spa. A bowl full of chocolates. A package of gorgeous sugary confections.
It’s a day to let people know how much you love them, or even to show yourself some love.
In our house the ritual is sending hand written cards to everyone in our extended family. I’ve also taken to sending gifts of sweets, a habit I got into when my kids left for college. Who wouldn’t want to receive a giant chocolate chip cookie, miniature cupcakes or French macarons?
After a while, half the fun was finding something new to send to try to top the year before, or at least to be different. The key was to take advantage of the element of surprise.
For hubby and I, things are somewhat understated, but we do mark the day with a lovely dinner.
There are times I want nothing more than to relax and have dinner out in one of my favorite restaurants. But often on Valentine’s Day the offerings are limited and the tables crammed in tight. The past few years, instead, I’ve set a romantic table at home and ordered in a lovely meal.
Sometimes it’s cooked lobster from the grocery counter (one of the best discoveries I’ve ever made! Who knew?) Sometimes it includes champagne and chocolates, but it could just as easily be pizza and a salad.
For me the most fun, and the place I expend my energy, is on setting a table that exudes romance.
It always involves a display of flowers, different each year but always in theme. I use pinks and reds, sometimes one or the other, but mixed together they make the richest presentation. I’m not a huge fan of red but this is where I make an exception, and it delivers a reward like at no other time.
So how about you? Do you set a special table or arrange pretty vignettes? Do you have the same decorative pieces that you use year after year? Perhaps the same charming heart dishes or a favored pink vase?
Or do you like to infuse your decor with a smattering of new items, little treasures that elevate the entire effort?
Following you’ll find a curated shopping guide of Valentine table decorations and other Valentines Day decor ideas, that would look great coordinated together or merged with your existing pieces.
The beauty of buying some of the red and white pieces is that they work well for the holidays when December returns, too, while the pink items can flow right into spring.
Whatever you wind up doing and whomever you spend the day with, I wish you much love! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine Table Decorations Resource List
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