LOVE IT OR HATE IT, VALENTINE’S DAY IS ONCE AGAIN UPON US! NO LONGER ONE OF THE MORE OVERLOOKED HOLIDAYS, DECORATING FOR VALENTINE’S CAN BE A LOT OF FUN!
Let me give you some hints on why I want to decorate for Valentine’s Day this year. First, I live in Canada. It’s cold. I’m not sure about where you live, but here in British Columbia, we are usually FULLY entrenched in winter around Valentine’s Day. As in we might still be measuring the snow in feet, not inches. The days are short and the nights are cold.
Second, I’m having so much fun creating Valentine printables that I just MUST have them up all over my house! Did you get your FREE printables yet?
Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that really has a polarizing effect on people. But whether you love it or hate it, it comes every year. And just like the snow that is usually on the ground, it’s all about what you make of it. In the past, I didn’t really make a big deal about February 14. So why now, you might ask? Well, it’s like this. IT’S JUST FUN!
Let’s face it – February can be a pretty dreary month. The days aren’t always sunny and bright. Adding pops of red and pink in the name of love can really brighten up any space!
Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas
Decorating for Valentine’s does not need to be expensive or elaborate. There are so many ways to add some fun decor for this mid-February date that don’t cost a fortune. Here are some of my favourite options to brighten up our home during the mid-winter blahs:
- Bowls of candies in pink, red and white – you don’t have to look too hard to find these. As soon as Christmas starts coming out of the stores, the shelves are filled with Valentine’s Day treats.
- Paper crafts – you can easily make bouquets of paper flowers or wreaths that cost a mere fraction of the real thing, and they’ll last as long as you want! Create displays using paper hearts and luminaries, or find some free printables online, including mine! You can print my free designs from my Member Vault! Be sure to check out my free downloads, and make your own Valentine’s Day decorations using your choice of papers and patterns.
- Pillows and throws – Did you use red in your Christmas decorating? I sure did, but my throw blanket was simply red and white, with no seasonal markings. Guess what? It can work for Valentine’s Day as well! Have some fun red, pink or white fabric hanging around? If you like to sew, you could make some quick and easy pillow covers for your living room.
- Seasonal bedding – this one might be a bit next-level, but if you have anything fitting a Valentine’s Day colour scheme (red, pink and white for me), put it on your bed. After all, this is supposed to be a romantic holiday, why not jazz up the bedroom? Again, a throw blanket or pillows can have a big impact.
Valentine’s Day decorating does not need to be complicated or pricey, trust me. You can get really creative when adding in the pops of colour and different textures throughout your home.
Decorate for Valentine’s Day on a Budget
The costs of seasonal decorating can really add up if you aren’t careful. As much as it’s fun to have cute new displays for each holiday (is Valentine’s Day even a holiday?!?), you want to be careful not to go overboard. For me, if I can’t get the stuff from Amazon or the local dollar store, or make it at home from supplies I already have, I have to question which seasons I will decorate for. Valentine’s Day is fun, but I won’t spend a ton of money on it! So here’s a quick list of my favourite supplies to have a fancy, frugal display for February 14:
- Paper Lace Doilies – these pretty little things can be used in so many ways! Put them on a tray under some homemade cookies or cupcakes, use them as part of a tabletop display, or wrap a plain box with one and create your own candy dish!
- Craft Paper / Card Stock – I always have lots of this on hand, for projects big and small. I can make cards for my family, cut out hearts and create holiday luminaries.
- Fairy String Lights – create a warm, cozy, intimate atmosphere by adding strings of fairy lights to your decor. BONUS – you can use these throughout the year, not just for holidays! So pretty!
You can definitely get creative when it comes to decorating for Valentine’s Day – there really are no “rules”! Another fun way to add in more Valentine’s Day decor is by using a tiered tray! Check out my video for how to style a holiday tiered tray quickly and easily:
So I think you can see why I want to decorate for Valentine’s Day this year – so much fun, for so little cost! The hard part? Not eating all the treats myself and actually sharing them with my loved ones!
Be sure to add my Easy Heart Garland to your decorating plan this Valentine’s Day!
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