5 Easy Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day

The Valentine’s Day countdown is on!! It’s hard to believe it’s almost February 14th, I feel like the past six months have all just blended into one other! Am I the only one losing track of which day it is or is this a universal thing right now? LOL! Decorating my home for Valentine’s Day is one of my absolute FAVOURITES. It’s the one time of year where I have free reign to deck out the house in pink. Maybe I’ll see how long I can keep the decorations up without Gary noticing this year… But in all seriousness, I feel like anything to make your home feel fresh and bright right now is a must! We’re all spending so much time at home and I find myself in such a better headspace when the house has been refreshed. Today I’ll be sharing 5 easy ways to make your home feel full of love for Valentine’s Day!

 

1. Tassel White Prayer Beads | 2. Heart Cocotte | 3. Cake | 4. Wine | 5. Coffee Table Book | 6. Smitten With You Sign | 7. Blush Pink Mugs | 8. White Flower Pot | 9. White Heartbeat Pillow | 10. Juliet Marble Heart Dish | 11. Isa and Mattinee

1. Pick a Theme

I always start off a decorating project by picking a theme. The theme for this one will obviously be Valentine’s Day, but more specifically I wanted to work in mixed hues of pink and red against a neutral white backdrop. I always find starting out with a clean, neutral base makes it easiest to work in pops of colours that can be changed throughout the season! Some easy accents that you can play around with are pillows, throws, candles, florals and wall art. 

The accents don’t have to be huge either! Even something as simple as a prayer bead in your colour theme on the bedside table helps to tie things in. These ones are from Town and Country Vintage Home and I love them. And I would drape the prayer beads over top of this this beautiful Juliet Marble Heart Dish for just a little extra love. I also recently invested in some new dishware from Fable Home and they just so happen to fit PERFECTLY! These beautiful ceramic pink mugs have Valentine’s Day morning coffee written all over them.

I like to work my chosen theme throughout the entire house, adding little vignettes to each room. Here I’ve used some seasonal pillows that I’ve arranged to play off the other elements in the room. These super cute heart-shaped pillows are from Town and Country Home Vintage, they’re one of my go-tos whenever I’m doing a seasonal switch-up!!

2. Select Your Decor Centrepieces

I always like to have a few central pieces that anchor my theme. Since Valentine’s Day is a little more playful, I decided to go all out with some gorgeous balloon garlands created by Isa and Mattinee! How stunning are they!? For the garland above the tablescape, we used an ombré colour block that fades from light to dark. We also took my theme colours and incorporated a heart garland in front of the mirror.

If you wanted to create your own garlands you could take some inspiration from some of the smaller pieces we created for the living room. BUT if you’d like to take a chance at winning your very OWN garland by Isa and Mattinee, you can enter my Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

The next show stopping elements are the totally unique and beautiful florals from Celsia Florist. I chose these firstly because I love fresh florals in the house and secondly because you don’t need a man to buy you flowers on Valentine’s Day! I actually love the ritual of buying myself flowers. Celsia’s flowers are always so fresh and fragrant that I get a huge floral waft whenever I come into the house — love that. I chose to create a larger, luxe arrangement for the dining table and then complement it with some of the smaller bud vases. The bud vases are a great budget-friendly option that can be dotted all around the house. I also love this white flower pot to work in that neutral base against a pop of colour.  Celsia Florist also has an amazing subscription service that’s included in my Gift Guide!

3. Make It Cozy

It’s so important to keep the house warm and cozy this time of year, regardless of any holiday!! But it just so happens that THIS holiday is cause for pops of pink in my cozy set-up which is just fine by me haha. I love creating layers and texture around the home so that nothing feels cold or unwelcoming. Layering multiple throws of contrasting colours is a super easy way to achieve that, like shown with these two throws from Town and Country Vintage Home. And you can’t forget about pillows. I’ve created some colour-blocked groupings of pillows throughout the house to tie in the larger decor items and help things feel consistent. I like to have one or two accent pillows like this white heartbeat pillow from The Cross Decor & Design which is great for the living room, bedroom or even a nursery. 

Another simple way to inject some coziness is by adding candles! Not to mention, nothing says romance quite like flickering candlelight. I’m such a huge fan of Canvas Candle Company and their scents. All of their soy-based candles are made in small batches with essential oils and non toxic ingredients! Don’t forget to enter my Valentine’s Day giveaway to win a $100 gift card to their online shop!

4. Don’t Forget the Treats

What’s Valentine’s Day without a few treats?! I had some cakes made by Cassandra Cake Co which are just as delicious as they are beautiful. She even makes a couples cookie kit which is such a fun activity to do together on Valentine’s Day!! See my post on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home for other fun ideas!

I also love incorporating beautiful books within my decor on my coffee table, displayed in my kitchen or on my bedside table. Rediscover the simple pleasure of cooking for your loved ones with Let Me Feed You: Everyday Recipes Offering the Comfort of Home, just what we all need right now and looks so beautiful in your home this Valentine’s Day. And when you’re cooking these recipes use the beautiful Heart Cocotte in white, red or blush pink that makes the perfect Valentine’s statement on your kitchen stove.   

And you CAN’T forget the wine! An all-time fave of mine, Effervescence Wines from Evolve Cellars has such cute bottles that I like to incorporate them in my tablescape as part of the decor. Rosé is an obvious choice to tie in all the pinks, and the Evolve Pink Effervescence has a vibrant pink colour that beautifully matches any Valentine’s Day décor. Find it online at fivevinescellars.com, in-person at TIME Winery & Kitchen, or at select Save-On-Foods, BC Liquor Stores, and private wine stores.

5. Add Some Magic

And last but not least, don’t be afraid to add some magical romantic touches!! I’ve chosen to string up some twinkling pink fairy lights along the mantle, but they can really be used anywhere from the tablescape to your bedroom dresser! Another nice touch that can also be left up all year are these vintage looking wooden signs from Town and Country Vintage Home. I love the little reminders to be sweet to your loved ones and appreciate the small things.

1. Tassel White Prayer Beads | 2. Heart Cocotte | 3. Cake | 4. Wine | 5. Coffee Table Book | 6. Smitten With You Sign | 7. Blush Pink Mugs | 8. White Flower Pot | 9. White Heartbeat Pillow | 10. Juliet Marble Heart Dish | 11. Isa and Mattinee

 

There you have it! 5 Easy Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day. Feel free to make these tips your own and adapt them for your space. All of them can be so easily tweaked to suit any kind of room on any scale or budget!! And don’t forget to check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for ways to treat yourself this love-day — you deserve it!!! 

n xx

Photography by Jennifer Hallett

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