Who would have thought we would have been dealing with a pandemic still a year later? Since it will only be the two of us celebrating Valentine’s Day (we usually share it with a few other couples), I put together a Romantic Red and Gold Valentine’s Day table for Two in our living room for us to share on the special day.
Can you believe it has basically been a year that our new normal began?! I must admit that I have fully embraced having my husband home throughout this ordeal. He normally travels a ton so having him home as we have transitioned into our “empty nest” has been a blessing for me.
He misses traveling and being with his clients but we have gotten a lot more home projects completed with this extended time at home. Yay me!! My hubby has been quite the trooper so it will be so nice to have this special evening with him. He deserves it!
How to create a Romantic Red and Gold Valentine’s Day Table for Two
- Start with a soft, cozy foundation.
- Use your finest dinnerware for this special occasion.
- Create layers with your dinnerware to feature your color theme.
- Choose flowers and a centerpiece that coordinates with your place settings.
- Layer in an abundant amount of candles!
- Make yourselves comfortable with lots of pillows.
Now, let’s break this down…
Start with a soft, cozy foundation. For this table setting, I decided I wanted to have our dinner on our living room tables in front of our fireplace. Such a romantic setting…in front of a fire! Since our tables are glass, I planned to use my faux Mongolian fur throw as a foundation.
You could use a throw blanket, a textured table cloth, or any soft material.
Use your finest dinnerware for this special occasion. My Gold Lenox Tuxedo china is my go-to for special occasions like this. This is why I chose gold as one of the accent colors. The other reason was that I love any opportunity to use our gorgeous Lenox accent plates. They are sooo perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Create layers with your dinnerware to feature your color theme. I found these stunning red and gold glass Turkish chargers from HomeGoods, but have sourced some similar options below. My goal was to provide a foundation for the Lenox china.
They have such a “fancy” feel that completely elevates the place settings.
For the glassware, go “fancy” as well. For the water glasses, I am using my favorite Lenox Trianna Beverage Glasses. They are so festive and compliment the place settings so nicely.
To make sure they stand out, I kept the rest of the stemware pretty simple but coordinated with the rest of the table.
As a side note,
Choose flowers and a centerpiece that coordinates with your place settings. Most assuredly, red roses are a staple for Valentine’s Day…the perfect choice for this table for two! I created the main flower arrangement and the smaller ones with 9 dozen Freedom Roses.
I had planned to add greenery to the arrangements but opted to only feature the spectacular roses for the monochromatic drama. The bold pops of red are so grand and romantic! Happy Valentine’s Day to me!! Plus, my hubby actually really likes roses.
To coordinate with the gold in the place settings, I utilized my new best thrift store find EVER…the brass candlesticks. They are perfect for a romantic setting! I just love that brass candlesticks are making a comeback.
Layer in an abundant amount of candles! Is there anything more romantic than candlelight?! Dim the lights, light the candles, and blow your loved one a kiss!
Use any variety of colors, sizes, and styles for added texture.
Make yourselves comfortable with lots of pillows. For our table, I placed them around randomly for added comfort. You could also add in throws as well.
For the ideas for setting a Valentine’s Day table or other ideas for decorating for the occasion, stop by these posts…
Now, for a challenge or idea for you to create for your Valentine. Admittedly, my husband is not much into Valentine’s Day. His opinion is that it is merely a marketing holiday (ha!). That doesn’t stop me from trying to make the day and/or evening special for the two of us.
To surprise him last year, I made a list of 100 things that I love about him. It was such a wonderful exercise for me to take the time to be mindful of the things that he does and who he is that make me happy. You could do a list of 10 things, 50 things, or whatever number feels right to you. I promise that you will love the outcome!
Here are a few shots of the table in the evening with all of the candles ablaze. (NOTE: I have NO IDEA how to shoot in the dark so I am not totally happy with the way these turned out). I head home to Dallas this weekend and return the day before Valentine’s Day so I wanted to get everything ready before I leave.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to recreate a Romantic Red and Gold Valentine’s Day Table for Two. You could really use any color palette. The most important thing is to make the effort to make your loved one feel special and loved like no other. I hope you have a lovely, cozy, romantic Valentine’s Day!