Valentine’s Day Table Decorations

I love color and I am obsessed with this table creation. I created my first ombré table to use as Valentine’s Day Table Decorations.

Isn’t it fun how the colors fade into each other which makes such an incredible statement centerpiece, simply with color? I had this idea to create a Valentine’s Day table for my family. I wanted to use not only ombré flowers but ombré place settings. The more I thought about the idea, the more I thought that it could be amazing and beautiful.

Family Valentine Dinner

Valentine’s Day Ombre Table Decorations

So how did I achieve this ombre look?

I started with the fresh flowers. I then knew the colors of the flowers would dictate which china, chargers, napkins, and glassware I would use.

Valentine's Day Table Decorations with Flowers

In case you couldn’t tell, this is by far, hands down, my 100%, favorite table I have ever designed. Ever.

The colors are so much fun and although I have seen an ombré centerpiece, I have never seen an ombré table!

Valentine's Day Table Decorations with Pink glassware

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How to Create an Ombré Valentine’s Day Table Decoration

How to Style the Flowers

It all begins with the flowers.

I haven’t been to the Los Angeles Flower Mart in so long! Fresh flowers were a must for this table, so I went to one of my favorite places, the LA Flower Mart. We are so lucky to have a flower mart nearby. Not all cities have a flower mart and Los Angeles is big enough that the mart is open for wholesale business and to the public.

La Flower Market

I knew I wanted to style a pink table (I am slightly obsessed with the color pink these days) and found the most amazing flowers in ombré tones from dark pink to blush and white tones.

So I found a few ruby red peonies, large magenta roses and smaller light pink and white tea roses, magenta hyacinth, and old fashioned carnations (more ruffly than regular carnations) in ruby red, light pink, and white. I also found light pink sweet peas, blush and light pink ranunculus, blush hydrangeas, and iceberg roses in my garden.

Los Angeles Flower Market

Once home with my armloads of flowers, I began trimming them, removing leaves and discolored petals. Next, I gathered nine square vases together to place down the middle of our dining room table. I allocated three for each of the color families, dark pink, medium pink, blush, and white flowers.

Here are some of the flowers I bought at the Flower Mart. I decided to arrange them on our kitchen island since I had so many to work with!

Flowers from the Flower Mart

I wanted the flowers to be low in the vase so that the centerpiece would be uniform in shape and size down the center of the table, the only variation would be color. To hold the flower heads up above the top of the vase so that they wouldn’t slip down into the bottom of the vase, I built a lattice out of scotch tape, placing strips in each direction.

Creating this lattice makes it easy to build a low-profile arrangement. Once the lattice is in place, start filling the top of the vase.

I started with the darkest color first. I used peonies, old-fashioned carnations, hyacinths, and large magenta roses. Once I had three of the square vases equally filled, I moved on to the medium color pink.

For the three square vases to hold the medium/light-colored pink flowers, I used old-fashioned carnations, light pink tea roses, light pink sweet peas, and light pink ranunculus. For the blush/white flowers, I used white tea roses, blush hydrangeas, and iceberg roses from my garden.

Here is a step-by-step photo journal of how I styled one of the vases.

When I lined up the nine flower-filled vases down the middle of the table, I was speechless.

Valentine's Day Table Decorations Pink Centerpiece

Once the flower colors were set, choosing the china, chargers, and glassware fell into place easily.

It wasn’t hard to create the same ombre effect with the tableware.

Valentine's Day Table Pink Decorations

This tablescape turned out more amazing than I ever imagined. I am so, so excited to share this with you!

Valentine's Day Table Decorations Shades of Pink

I even made some Mercury Glass Hearts to match the ombré theme. You can see how to make these ornaments in my blog post DIY Mercury Glass Ornaments. I used glass heart ornaments this time.

Valentine's Day Table Decorations 1

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This table is so amazingly beautiful, I’m thinking I need to make a dinner that is all pink so that the food enhances the flowers. That’s reasonable, right?

Perhaps I could make salmon, pasta with vodka sauce, radish salad, and a strawberry dessert. What do you think?

OK, maybe not.

Valentine's Day Table Decorations Pink Obmre

Frequently Asked Questions

What does ombré mean?

Ombré means “shaded” in French and can be defined as the blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark. Ombre has become a popular feature for hair coloring and even baking, in addition to its uses in home decorating and graphic design.

How is ombré used in home decor?

Following the early 21st-century trend, many popular home decorators have incorporated ombré into their home decorating styles. Ombré can be used in many products from textiles to glassware, and as a wall-painting technique, where walls are painted in colors graduating to a lighter or darker tone towards the other end. 
Martha Stewart describes the gentle progression of color in ombré as a transition from wakefulness to slumber.

Valentine's Day Table Decorations Centerpiece

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  1. Oh, oh, oh! I have never seen or even imagined a table as gorgeous as this one!! This is the pinnacle, the quintessential, the ultimate in beautiful! I want to run out, in my pajamas, and buy every flower in every shade of pink to white I can find! My dining room is done in blue and, oh my, wouldn’t that tablescape look gorgeous in there! Of course, that tablescape would look gorgeous anywhere! I am running through my China, glassware, linen inventory in my mind to see if I have enough to replicate your exquisiteness on my table. Thank you for being so talented and inspirational!

    1. Oh my gosh Delanie, thank you soooooo much! This table turned out better than I had even imagined! Can you imagine the ombre in purple/blues to white with delphinium, hydranga, cornflower and clematis? It would be beyond gorgeous!! Now you’e inspired me!

      1. Oh, yes! The purple/blues to whites would be gorgeous too! My brain is on sensory overload! How I wish I lived close to a flower mart!! I will just make do with grocery store flowers or faux flowers or a combo of both! Kind of exciting to see what’s available and what can be created!

  2. Beyond beautiful! So glad I found your blog, so inspiring and so many beautiful projects to do. Thank you so much for sharing your creations and designs, and have a happy Valentines Day!

    1. Thank you so much Cindy! I am kind of blown away by it also. Sometimes I think things up in my head and they don’t turn out like I had imagined, but this one exceeded what I had imagined! I love it sooooooo much!

    1. Thank you so much Miche! I still walk into the dining room and giggle about how much I love it! It turned out better than I had even imagined!

  3. I agree! This is very beautiful!!! Did you already have all the dishes in the ombre theme? Or did you have to go out and get some to match? I know you have the pinks from your other tablescape. I just love it and everything else that you do!!!

    1. Thank you so much Debrah! I already had the dishes in white, pink and cranberry, I just had to dig them out! I am so in love with this tablescape and especially love the fresh flowers! Thank you for reaching out, I love hearing from you!

    1. Oh my gosh Shauna, thank you so much! I have a major crush on this table! I can’t wait until spring either! Bring on more fresh flowers!!! 💗❤️🤍

  4. This is so amazing! I may have to try this on a smaller scale for Valentine’s Day! I jut recently found your blog and you have so many creative ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much Beth! I am so happy that you found my blog and are enjoying what I have to share. Thank you for reaching out with your comment. Have a great weekend!

  5. So delighted to have come across your blog! With Covid coming along and deciding to retire early, you have been a savior. I have made rosette felt wreaths (round and heart shaped); valentine garland; valentine cookies; stuffed valentine hearts and next will be cork heart and pinecones wreath. You have got me inspired and I am on a roll! Can’t wait to see what you have in mind for St Patrick’s Day and Easter.

    1. Wow Debra! I am so happy that you found my blog and I’m so happy that you made so many of the craft projects! Stay tuned, I have so many amazing projects planned! Thank you for reaching out with your comment. Have a great weekend!

  6. Absolutely beautiful and so creative Going to the LA Flower Mart is always a treat
    Love your blog and enjoy all of your wonderfully creative ideas. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. Thank you Yvonne! I do love the flower mart and I hadn’t been in forever! Thank you for reaching out to me and for your thoughtful comment. Have a great weekend!

  7. Absolutely stunning Leslie! I literally caught my breath when I saw the first photo, and what a brilliant idea for the ombre place settings. Really magnificent – I’m totally inspired once again! Thanks and Happy Valentine’s!

  8. Your creations are amazingly beautiful!
    Since I retired, I have chosen tablescapes as a hobby. I am slowly acquiring a dish collection. Do you mix dishes made from different materials?
    I notice that you sometimes show dishes that look like melamine, but I don’t think I have seen any on your table. I have some that sometimes match my color scheme, but I am not sure they look right layered with my real china. I actually have dishes from at least 4 materials: china, ceramics from HomeGoods (more formal than melamine but not as formal as Lennox
    or even Noritake), stoneware, and melamine. I have mixed some of them, but “real” china seems hard to layer unless I use only the “real.”

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