Whether you’re looking to get romantic this Valentine’s Day or festive with the whole family, these Valentine’s Day decor ideas are the perfect way to celebrate the four-letter word this February. While decorating with hearts and love can sound a little cheesy, it doesn’t need to be. Here are 10 simple ways to subtly sprinkle in the day of love without going overboard.
My Own Admirer
If your storage can’t handle one more bin of decor, do not fret—there are many ways to decorate for Valentine’s Day using natural elements. After all, what is more romantic than fresh bouquets? Red roses aren’t the only option for Valentine’s centrepieces. Reimagine your floral arrangements with soft pink peonies, white carnations and airy eucalyptus. Add a modern twist by flipping your Valentine’s Day bouquet upside down to create a Pinterest-worthy, hanging centrepiece.
Double The Love
Your family’s valentines can double as your chic Valentine’s Day centrepiece. Reminiscent of the empty branches likely surrounding your home right now, this wool heart tree’s empty branches can be filled with up to 16 cards to help remind you of loved ones all season long.
Felted Wool Heart Tree Decor, Pottery Barn Kids, $74.
These Valentine’s Day wall decor pieces will have you saying, be mine. After putting away your Christmas decor, you are likely hesitant to add any clutter to your fresh space—well, don’t! Fall in love with this collection of love-inspired prints as you create your own modern gallery wall.
Romantic Wall Art, Etsy, $15.
Major Heart Eyes
Add a touch of love to arguably the most romantic room in your home. Decorate your bedroom for Valentine’s Day with cozy, love-themed throw pillows. Understandably, not every room of your house suits bright red and pink, so this neutral ‘XOXO’ pillow keeps your space calm while adding a touch of love-day charm. Decorating your kids’ rooms? Check out this plush heart pillow.
XOXO Cushion, Structube, $29.
Love a Craft
Thousands of writers have tried to define love; celebrate their work and love with this simple DIY project for the whole family. Use pages of thrifted romance novels to cut out hearts for a custom banner that can be hung vertically or horizontally around your home. And if you don’t have enough time, there’s always Etsy.
Heart Book Page Garland, Etsy,$11.
You don’t need a big budget to decorate for Valentine’s Day—shop your own home by looking for themes of colour and/or context. Books are such the perfect, subtle styling tool to incorporate Valentine’s Day into your home. By stacking books with soft pink and white spines (you can also paint thrifted hardcover copies), you can add that touch of love without breaking your wallet’s heart.
If you’re looking to add to your collection, Drew Barrymore’s coffee table book makes a fun addition as it features her photos of hearts found in unexpected places.
FIND IT IN EVERYTHING Coffee Table Book, Indigo, $20
Toast to Love
There is no better way to express love than sharing a meal with a loved one. While we are obsessed with all the whimsical dishware from Anthropologie, this Valeria Coupe Glass’ pink hues and heart shape takes the cake. It’s the perfect glass for a cocktail with that special someone or to act as a decorative statement piece to hold Valentine’s Day candies.
Valeria Coupe Glass, Anthropologie, $18.
Not all Valentine’s Day decor needs to be heart-related. Add some colour and brighten up your home during the dreary month of February with this sweet banner. The adorable handmade wooden letters sit on twine and will provide familiar nostalgia for the whole family.
“XOXO” Valentine’s Day Banner, Bed Bath & Beyond, $17.
Love in Bloom
Get creative this Valentine’s Day and add a bit of mood lighting to your space with taper candles, fairy lights and hanging this flower. The perfect substitute for those missing whimsical snowflake paper crafts, this hanging flower-shaped holiday decoration adds sweetness to your mantle or over your dining table.
Are you still looking for a gift for your Valentine? Check out these 20 romantic gift ideas.
Large Paper Holiday Decoration, H&M Home, $15.