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Hosting With Heart: Tablescape Tips for Valentine's Day

Updated: Apr 11


While we might not be winning any awards for our cooking, all of us at The Habitat Collective are big fans of gathering friends and family for dinner parties. The joy in hosting doesn’t only have to come from recipes. These occasions always offer an opportunity to be creative. With a few key pieces, your dining table can become a memorable backdrop to a beautiful evening with loved ones. So, with Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s celebrations on the horizon, we've rounded up our best tips and a selection of accessories that will help you design a tablescape with both romance and style. 



 

LAYERING


Adding a mixture of colors and patterns to your dinnerware can turn something simple into a moment of beauty. Sticking to two colors and incorporating the color of your tablecloth can anchor the designs so that you avoid these elements clashing. We love this dinner set from Maison Margeuax with it's romanic burgundy red and white colorway.


Maison Margeuax Ltd


MOOD LIGHTING


Change the lighting and you change the mood! Nothing else can dictate the ambience of a room more than it's lighting, so when it comes to creating a Valentine's day tablescape, the only real essential for a romantic setting is candlelight. Selecting matching candleholders in varying heights is a great way to add a new dimention to your tablescape.



McGee & Co.


FEMININE TOUCHES


We are head-over-heels for scalloped-edge linens! Valentine's day is the perfect excuse to bring out all of your prettiest table decor and accessories to create that romantic atmosphere for a dinner date. We love these Sand and White embroidered napkins from Tuckernuck and this vintage inspired apricot Sorella tablecloth from Pottery Barn that instantly creates a feminine but laid-back asthetic.


Tuckernuck


Pottery Barn


In addition to your table linens, your guests will be swooning over these Eve Coupe glasses from CB2 which can be used as both a cocktail glass or an extra fancy desert dish!



CB2



HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS


We always lean towards a more subtle approach to decorating for the holidays and try to steer clear of any any accesories with an obvious theme. However, these neutral ceramic and woven jute hearts are the perfect addition to a Valentine's Day tablescape whilst not distracting from the rest of your decor choices. They can also be used for gift-wrapping and wouldn't look out of place adorning a Christmas tree.



The White Company



The White Company



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