I know most of us immediately think pink and red when it comes to Valentine’s Decor! However, what about neutral Valentine’s Decor?
I don’t personally feel that your decor style has to change drastically to create a fun and festive Valentine’s table. So today, I’m sharing Neutral vs. Reds and Pink when styling your table for Valentine’s.
I’m sharing how I put together two completely different table settings that reflect a Valentine’s Theme!
First, let me say I didn’t leave the house! I only used items I had on hand to create both of these tables.
Neutral Valentine’s Decor
I have been gathering a few things for Spring. Some are new items, but most are vintage finds—some I’ve had for years, and others I’ve picked up recently at Thrift Stores.
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But for now, let’s get started.
Let’s begin with a neutral table, and here are some step-by-step methods I use when planning my table.
Add Texture for a Neutral Valentine’s Decor Tablescape
I begin planning my neutral Valentine’s Decor tablescape by adding texture.
This helps to keep the table setting from disappearing on the table. I’ve used woven placemats, and the table runner is a handcrafted macrame runner. Both add lots of texture immediately.
Next, I add a couple of my DIY heart garlands. These were made using old music sheets and red construction paper. I strung them together with jute twine.
Next, I used a combination of new large white plates and vintage ironstone plates. I love mixing old and new!
I then added these french ironstone bowls on top of the plates. Inside I tucked another of the hearts cut from old sheet music and held them in place with a cute little white bird. We’ll assume it’s a LOVE bird.
DIY Neutral Tablescape
Several DIY projects include the paper heart garlands, and the silverware cones help to decorate the neutral table.
To keep the sheet music theme going, I made silverware cones from old hymnal pages and tied them with some red check fabric I had on hand. I placed them on a white napkin for added impact.
Neutral Table Centerpiece
I decided to add a milk glass cake stand to the center of the table.
I initially added a eucalyptus ring to the top of the stand, but it felt too heavy, so I placed it under the stand. The brass bird salt and pepper shakers are vintage family heirlooms.
Next, I added two sets of candle sticks for a more neutral Valentine’s decor.
I painted both groups’ thrift store finds with Old White Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan.
It’s important to keep these pieces at varying heights. So I placed one on the cake stand and one on the table beside it.
You can see that I added a stack of ironstone dessert plates underneath one of the small candle sticks to help vary the height and make this whole space more eye appealing. You can then use the dishes when dessert is served as well. I added several more pieces of ironstone to the table to balance it.
You can see the cream and sugar bowls on the cake place, the butter pat plates, and a gravy bowl. The vintage water goblets were one of my latest thrift store finds at The Triad Goodwill.
I’m loving this neutral Valentine’s table decor
I was able to create this whole table with mostly items I’ve had on hand for some time. I used a few new thrift store finds that literally cost pennies. The macrame table runner and the eucalyptus ring are new items for Spring! This neutral table is complete with my Spring Cow Painting “Faith”!
Traditional Valentines Colors
Here is another look at the same table with more traditional colors for Valentine’s! It will be interesting to see if you prefer the neutral Valentine’s decor or the colorful design.
I was able to pick a few new daffodils blooms yesterday! (I know, crazy here in February!) They are so lovely, and I had to incorporate them into this fun, festive table.
As you can tell, I like a bird theme, whether Traditional Colors or Neutral! Here are a few of the planning steps that went into creating this table setting.
I also added some additional pops of yellow with a water pitcher and a salad bowl.
Notice I changed out the pitcher holding the daffodils. This pitcher has a wonderful aged patina and works better with this table setting. It was a recent thrift store find, and I love using new finds in exciting ways.
Thanks so much for making it to the end.
Share with me below which style you prefer.
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Regardless of your preference, I hope you got some tips on planning your table styling for Valentine’s and into the summer months. You can always feel free to comment and ask me questions here.
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