There is no better time to create a seductive table for two than during the holiday season. It’s important to take time after (or before) the family celebrations and give yourself the ultimate gift, a beautifully decorated table set for you and your partner.
Remember that your table doesn’t have to be over the top, just do the best with what you have. Your table for two will serve as a special and intimate place for just the two of you to enjoy one another. Often, couples spend the entire holiday season mulling over travel arrangements or gift buying and forget what is essential—the time spent together!
The best place to start is by finding a small table. Go on a scavenger hunt around your home–I pulled a side table from my formal living area and carried it into the great room and set it front and center. It was the best design decision I’ve ever made because it carved out a space for just my husband and me. Now if you have children, I know this may seem impossible, but remember you absolutely need to do this, even if you pick up the table and place in it your bedroom, a terrace or a patio. The idea is quality time alone.
Place your table in the room so that it feels as if it belongs there; you want it to flow with the décor of your space. You don’t have to decorate with the traditional red or green; there is nothing prettier than a monochromatic vibe. You can choose blue or a metallic is beautiful to use during the season. I chose soft shades of green foliage for my seductive setting.
Think outside the box when it comes to cardholders! Do you have a favorite ornament or novelty? Let it inspire you. If you look at your trinkets in a new light, you may find you’ve already got a great cardholder and you just didn’t realize it. I love this glittering angular star ornament! I snipped the string, arranged it on our plates, and ended up with a whimsical setting.
The centerpiece was created from tree greenery, a splash of white roses, soft feathers, and a mix of sparkling ornaments. Florals are the most sensual element in pulling a table for two together because they evoke sensory responses through both sight and smell. These extraordinary versatile accessories come in a variety of colors and sizes; perfect for any theme you want your table for two to have! A colored glass vase is also a fun way to add a special decadent detail.
What better way to end the evening than with a gift? It doesn’t have to be extravagant, maybe just a box of delicious chocolate. Finish off your table with a neatly wrapped favor. This small box is tied up with oversized ribbon into a voluminous bow, which is adorned with a dainty bird via hot glue! It’s all about the details!
While readying for the busy time ahead, remember a simple meal shared together is a wonderful gift to your significant other and a splendid way to celebrate the season.
Do you set aside the time to celebrate with your someone? Tell me what you do and share your pictures if you have them. If not, why not?
What are you waiting for?
You can read more about creating a simple holiday in Redbook magazine!