Valentine's Day Tablescape
One of my favorite ways to change up decor in the home, is to create a themed tablescape for the season. So with Valentine's right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to talk about ways to incorporate the season in your home. My home is decorated in mostly neutrals with lots of whites and creams. Not only does this look clean and keep the aesthetic I prefer, but it also makes it easy for me to decorate for the seasons. One of the easiest ways to change up the decor in your home is to switch up decor on your table. One of the many traits I inherited from my mother, is our love for dishes and serving pieces. For Christmas my dad got my mom these beautiful pink dishes from Dillard's and they became the inspiration for this year's Valentines tablescape.
Layers, layers and more layers, that is the key to creating textures and dimension to your tablescape. You start with a charger, then a dinner plate, then a cloth napkin between the next two layers, and then finally a salad plate on top.The bottom layer of the dishes, are these super fun galvanized chargers from Hearth and Hand line at Target. These are a great staple to have because they are neutral and easily interchangeable and they match everything. They also also bring a different texture and shape to the set-up, which is pleasing to the eye and adds interest.
Next are these gorgeous pale pink plates from Dillard's. This color pink has quickly stolen my heart and it adds the most feminine touch to the table. The juxtaposition of the masculine, heavier chargers against the delicate and intricate dinner plate, makes my little decor-loving heart skip a beat. The dinner plate has this beautiful scalloped edge, that brings this touch of tradition to the table that it needed.
The white linen napkins are from Pier One and I couldn't find the exact ones to link, so here are some that are similar. This step is optional, but I like to place cloth napkins between the dinner plate and salad plate to break it up. You can also place the napkin on the table beside the plates, for a more traditional look.
Finally this cute little Valentine's salad plate is from Pier One, last year, and is the perfect topper for this Valentine's themed tablescape. The wine glass is from the same collection last year and is just a fun addition to the look! Here is this years plates at Pier One and here is the wine glass. This plate obviously screams Valentine's Day and is so fun and festive. The salad plate is where you can really go wild with colors, prints and patterns. If you keep the charger and dinner plate more simple and neutral, it makes it simple to decorate for the seasons with the salad plate. This is also the least expensive plate of the three, they are always reasonably priced, so it doesn't break the bank to interchange the salad plates. I always love Anthropolgie's salad/accent plates and I have some cute Pug ones for Christmas from there, so that is another store to check out! Target always has new salad and accent plates out for the seasons too, if you're looking for a good deal!
I hope this post gave you some ideas to create your own beautiful tablescape, if you create your own be sure to tag me so I can see! Your dining room table should be the heart of your home, and is where so many wonderful memories are made. So why not have something beautiful to look at while you're creating those memories. God puts a big emphasis on breaking bread together and the joy of fellowship over a meal. So if it is important to God, it should be important to us. Big thanks to my mom for allowing me to take some pictures in her home and of her beautiful decor! Follow along on the blog and Instagram for more Valentine's Day inspired content coming very soon.