Unlike Christmas or Halloween, Valentine’s Day is not everyone’s favorite holiday as it has been too commercialized compared to other holidays. However, this amazing holiday allows everyone to add a pop of color and a dose of love to their homes during the harsh winter. It’s a beautiful time of year, and it’s even better when your home is decorated for the vacation! From a flower arrangement in your bathroom that you can enjoy privately to a wreath on the front door that welcomes guests into your home, Valentine’s Day decorations add a splash of color to the gray days of winter.
If you’re planning a dinner party for friends or cooking an intimate meal for two, or just relaxing at home in your pajamas, then here are a few of our favorite ways to give your home a little love.
Art on the wall
For art lovers who want to give their frames a refresh or add some old wall decor to bare walls, there are plenty of love-themed art pieces to decorate your home with this season. Graphic art prints are more popular than ever and readily available thanks to online stores like Society6 and Etsy. Hearts and loving phrases are our go-to; they can either stand-alone or create a festive gallery wall. The best part? By keeping your prints simple, you can keep them hanging long after the 14th.
It really can be that easy! A few red or pink decorative pillows will add a splash of color and decorate your living space without being too attached to the holiday. In addition to hearts, look for fun patterns like stripes, polka dots, and chevron prints. You can even find your fabric and make some pillow covers yourself.
Want to take your decorations to the next level? Add whimsy to your home with a garland made of paper. Hearts, sweet sayings, and tassels to decorate an entryway or blank wall are popular ways to use garlands for Valentine’s Day, and there are endless possibilities if you choose to make this decoration yourself. Not so handy? There are plenty of ready-made options on Etsy.
In the middle of February, we can all use a dose of spring. Skip the expensive (and admittedly cliché) dozen of roses in favor of a soft pink floral arrangement from your local florist.
Take a mix of your favorite flowers; we love carnations, peonies, and gardenias for a dashing, delicate-looking arrangement. Pieces of greenery add to the organic, simple look of a bouquet. A metal or cut crystal vase completes the look and adds a simple, modern detail.
As a table centerpiece for a dinner party or as a pink accent on the kitchen counter, a pink bouquet adds charm to Valentine’s Day. And when the better days of your arrangement are over, tie the flowers together and hang them upside down. In a few weeks, you’ll have a beautiful dried bouquet.
Add flair to ordinary candles
Valentine’s Day: pink and red candles and candle holders
Candles are a popular decor for Valentine’s Day; they add a soft light to a room or dining table and create a romantic atmosphere. White candles can be tedious, so be creative with your candle displays this year.
For even more beautiful candles for tables and countertops, make your own! Go to an art supplies store and look for items that will brighten up your everyday candles and give them some spice. Tie colored ribbons around candles in a neat bow, and seal each candle with a cupid charm or heart.
Place tea lights and small candles on the dining room table and fill the space around them with a beautiful romantic candle holder—place candles of different sizes in the center of each vase for a bright, colorful display.