Rather than dining out this Valentine's Day, avoid the crowds and an expensive bill by creating a romantic table setting for two at home.
Villeroy & Boch has these tips to help you create an intimate and treasured experience to remember - one that doesn't necessarily have to take place at the table.
Think outside the box
That's right, a romantic table setting is not restricted to dinner. Breakfast in bed can be made to look just as beautiful and sophisticated.
Use colourful or patterned plates to create a casual and unique look, far from the run-of-the-mill morning meal. Serve orange juice or a fruity mocktail in champagne coupes for an indulgent feel.
Classic with a twist
Tableware should showcase your heartfelt meal with a casual elegance.
Use a mix of dishes for a more intimate mood that still creates a feast for the eye.
Alternating classic black and white tableware creates a trendy look that celebrates the food as the star of the show. Accessorise with metallic or coloured glassware, cutlery and napery for a thoughtful and personal take on a timeless and elegant setting.
Go above and beyond
Decorating the table with flowers, candles or fairy lights makes a setting extra special.
If using a large table, opt for a scattered mix of small bouquets and tealights so the setting feels abundant and colourful.
For smaller or circular tables, tall candles and a floral centrepiece will draw the eye and make the setting appear more impressive.
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