Simple Valentine’s Day Tablescape with Classic Red

Are you looking for some Valentine’s Day table inspiration?  Well, you’re in luck because today I’m sharing my simple Valentine’s Day tablescape ideas (with classic red) to inspire you!  I’m also joining an amazing group of bloggers for a Valentine Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by the talented Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate.  Please be sure to visit the links at the end of this post for tons of Valentine’s Day tablescape ideas from over 20 bloggers!

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Simple Valentine’s Day Tablescape Ideas with Red Roses:

Classic Colors and Classic Flowers…

Centerpiece of Red Roses - Valentine's Day tablescape ideas

For my Valentine’s Day table, I started with red roses for my inspiration.  After all, most of us associate red roses with Valentine’s Day.  Luckily, I found this pretty bouquet for only $12.00 at the grocery store.  As Valentine’s Day gets closer, I am sure the prices will go up…you know how that goes!

I’ve had the woven vase in my collection for awhile and thought it added some nice texture to the table.

Red and White Valentine's Day Table Setting

In the photo below, the lighting is a little better so you can see how well the red napkins work with the roses.

Table setting with red and white accessories for Valentine's Day

Texture and Neutral Colors:

Tone down the color with neutrals…

In addition to the vase, I mixed in some more natural items like the seagrass chargers and these incredibly cute woven hearts from Target.  The natural textures helped tone down the reds from the roses, napkins and placemats.

Valentine's Day Place Setting with Red Napkin and Seagrass heart

When decorating with bright colors, I think it’s important to add in some neutrals for balance.

Valentine's Day Tablescape Ideas with Red napkins and roses

Then again, it is a Valentine’s Day table setting so the red should be the focus.  Last year, I decorated for Valentine’s Day using softer colors. It’s always fun to try something different each year!

Red and White Valentine's Day Table Decorations

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know I like to keep my table settings simple.

Valentine's Day Place Setting with seagrass heart

That way the unique accessories can really stand out.

Stainless flatware on Red and White Place Setting for Valentine's Day

Practical can be just as pretty as something more elaborate.

Red and Neutral Valentine's Day tablescape ideas

Speaking of practical, you might have noticed my red and white checked curtains in the background.  Well, I hung them when I decorated the kitchen for Christmas and I decided to leave them up for awhile.  After all, the red works with my Valentine decor!

Simple Valentine's Day Tablescape with Red Roses

This is really the only time of year I get to enjoy red in my home ever since we painted our red dining room navy.

Red and White table setting for Valentine's Day

Since we have an open concept kitchen family room, I like to keep the same colors throughout the spaces.  As you can see, I still have my red and black buffalo check pillows on my sectional from Christmas.  I’ll switch those pillow colors after we are done decorating for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day table in open concept kitchen

But for now, we are going to enjoy all the red!

Red Roses for Valentine's Day

Hopefully, I gave you some simple ideas to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day. 

After all, just a few pops of red can go a long way!

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Once again, thank you to Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate for hosting.  The next stop on the tour is PMQ for Two.

Please also visit the rest of the participants on the blog hop from the list below…

Valentine Tablescape Ideas Blog Hop



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  1. This is a nicely coordinated and simply classic mix on your table, Shelley. Those corn husk hearts are the perfect pairing with your vase and placemats. I agree with your statement on balancing neutral to vibrant colors, and you did a fine styling of the two. Happy February!

  2. Shelley… I love love love your beautiful tablescape!
    And those little hearts and roses are fabulous together!

    I really like your curtains! ❤️

    Have a beautiful week my friend!


    1. Thank you, Nancy! What a sweet comment… I think I might be adding more blue back to the room so I’ll probably change the curtains soon. They have been great for Christmas and Valentine’s day decorating, though! Have a great week!

      1. Well, they were perfect for you!
        You did give me some inspiration… I may make some just like yours but Valances for my sunroom at the LakeHouse when we go there in the Spring.❤️

  3. Shelley, I adore your woven accents, grainsack stripe placemats, and gorgeous rose centerpiece! You have created a lovely table featuring different textures! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  4. Shelley, I love the red roses in the woven basket. It perfectly reflects your style. The stripe placemats are wonderful. The woven hearts on each place setting are a great idea. I love your red check buffalo curtains don’t I would keep them up as long as possible too.

    1. Thanks, Carol! I really do love using textures and I’m happy to hear you think the woven basket reflects my style! Yes, I guess I must be keeping those curtains up for a reason! I think I would keep them up permanently if my walls were whiter. In person, they don’t look ideal with the Manchester tan walls…I doubt my husband would be thrilled with having the room painted again!

  5. Hi Shelley,
    Your tablescape is gorgeous. Love the red with the neutrals. Those hearts from Target are so cute and different. Might have to look for those. Have a great new week.

    1. Thanks so much, Kris! Yes, those hearts…as soon as I saw them, I knew I’d have to buy them! Enjoy your week!

  6. Shelley, I love your simple but classic style. The red roses are perfect for a centerpiece and of course for the special day. The sea grass and woven hearts give a beautiful texture to your table. It is always a pleasure to blog hop with you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. Thank you Pam! I tend to go simple with my tables so I’m glad you like how it turned out. Great to hop with you again!

  7. Shelley, you really created a sweet tablesetting for your family. The red adds drama (love the roses!) and those woven hearts and other neutral, textured elements add a nice counterbalance and calming effect.

  8. Such a lovely table setting, no matter that it is simple. Those red roses may be from the grocery store, but they are gorgeous. I like the mix of the natural elements, especially those little woven hearts! Your bright white dining chairs are a perfect accent to this red table! Thanks for joining in another hop!

  9. Shelley, I love the simplicity of this Valentine’s Day tablescape. The striped placemats, red napkins and red roses are just enough red to make it a Valentine’s Day statement. I am glad you kept your red and white checkered curtains up. I love red and white check and I think that they make a beautiful back drop for your table. Your woven hearts really stole my heart and it really plays up the casualness of your table. Simple and stunning at the same time. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  10. Love your simple Valentine’s Day table, especially your sweet woven hearts! Happy to be hopping with you this week, Happy Valentine’s Day.♥

  11. Classic, simple and oh how I love all the texture! The woven hearts are a real standout and they could easily be used for a bridal shower table or even a sweetheart table. Great styling Shelley!

  12. Shelley,Your simple tablescape is quite elegant. I love the repetition three times using rattan. Those woven hearts are very unique. Also repeating red in the roses, placemats, and napkins was very effective element of design.

  13. Love love love those woven hearts!! I never saw those at Target!! Wish I had. I am a texture girl and I love all that you have on your table❤️Your table looks so inviting that even all the guys in my family would enjoy sitting at- because they wouldn’t want to sit at mine! I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

  14. Shelley, this is SO pretty! I love the hearts and the other natural texture you added. The red and natural compliment each other so well! (Hope we get to see this at TTA… I’m here by way of Wonderful Wednesday!)

  15. Love your tablescape!! ~ Pinned! Tastefully done and makes a statement. I’m visiting from Thursday Favorite Things. Need more Valentine inspiration? Check out #14 and #18. 🙂 Happy Thursday!

  16. Shelley, I love your incredibly elegant minimalist table setting! I prefer minimalizm too and it does help bring to attention the extra special elements, like the woven hearts. The colors are perfect too. Pinned! It’s a pleasure to hop with you. Happy Valentine’s day, hugs!

  17. I completely agree with you that simple can be just as beautiful as elaborate. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. LOVE your simple Rose centerpiece. I got my Roses from the grocery store also for about the same price. They have held up well to allow us to enjoy live flowers for almost two week. Happy Valentine’s!

  18. Well, if you couldn’t tell I loved this tablescape (from the two comments above AND the multi-pinning), your post inspired me to feature tablescapes this week and Tuesday Turn About, and you, of course, will be one of my features! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much, Julie! I appreciate your support (and pinning!) I’m so flattered that you loved my tablescape!

  19. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  20. Hi Shelley, I’m putting together a Valentine’s Tablescape post, and would love to use this link as an example of a pretty take on a traditional Table.

    Please let me know if you are ok with me linking to you.


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