If you’re like my husband and me and don’t like going out or spending a ton of money on Valentine’s Day to enjoy a romantic dinner together, you might like these tips! Here’s how I create a romantic dinner table for two at home on a budget.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Brick. As always, all of the opinions here are my own.
While my hubby and I love sneaking out on date nights whenever we can, we don’t like crowds or paying blown-up prices for a dinner on Valentine’s Day.
Enjoying a cozy dinner at home is our idea of a good time on Valentine’s Day, and creating a table setting for two by the fire is a great way to make the event feel special even though we’re staying in.
Here are 5 tips for creating a romantic table for 2 on a budget:
1: Use a smaller table for an intimate feel
To create this warm & romantic table setting by our living room fireplace, I used our Cranfill Table from The Brick. This is our every day coffee table by our sectional, but one if its best features is that you can crank a handle on its base to raise it up to dining height. Not only would this table be fabulous in a small space, but it’s perfect when we want to set up a more intimate dining experience in our living room. It has a beautiful, rustic feel that I love pairing with more soft and romantic accessories, but the price point is affordable. For this fancy dinner, I draped what looks like a gauzy table runner over the table – but it’s actually an inexpensive sheer curtain panel!
2: Make your own centerpiece with grocery store flowers & faux greenery
I bought some inexpensive roses, sweat peas and baby’s breath at the grocery store and then combined them with some faux greenery from the craft store to create a beautiful but affordable floral arrangement. Using flowers as a centerpiece will make your setting feel extra special, and they smell great! The faux greenery is a simple way to save some money but make the arrangement feel more full.
3: Spray paint candle holders to match your cutlery
Fancy coloured cutlery also helps make a setting feel fancy, and matching candlesticks is the icing on the cake! This rose gold cutlery was an inexpensive grocery store find, and I painted these thrift store candles in the same colour to add some glam to this tablescape.
4: Make easy linen napkins
There’s something so beautiful looking (and feeling!) about a real linen napkin, and they’re easy to make if you can’t find any to buy. Click here to see my tutorial on how to make these simple but lovely linen napkins. Leftovers from my grocery store flowers & fake greenery look pretty but romantic tied around the napkins with some rustic twine.
5: Set the mood
The final touch to any cozy dining experience is music & ambient lighting. Put on some soft tunes, light a fire, and scatter the room with candles and twinkle lights. You’re all set to enjoy a romantic dinner for 2 at home!
Now tell me: Do you enjoy going out or staying in on Valentine’s Day?