Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? It is the time to turn up the romantic gestures. Valentine’s Day happens to be one of my favorite holidays, and I always use it as an opportunity to decorate in the spirit and celebration of love. Valentine's Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. There are many stories about St Valentine and over time these stories grew into the legend we know today. Valentine's Day is celebrated in most countries; however, different cultures have developed their own traditions for this holiday. In some parts of the world, Valentine's Day is observed as a day for expressing love between family members and friends, rather than that of romantic couples. Some traditions include leaving candy and gifts for children and others include acts of appreciation between friends.
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful way to show your loved ones how special they are to you. It is also another opportunity to display your décor skills. In the photo above you can see how I set the table for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to go all out with all the heart décor you can conjure up. I also created a super cute and unique way to utilize the Woodland Animals. The squirrel was used as a napkin ring tied with a red ribbon and the fox was positioned quaintly on top of the love-themed wood box sign. I used fresh roses for this table setting but faux flowers will also work well.
The following are a few additional simple ways to give your home a little Valentine’s Day love.
One of my all-time favorite Decocrated pieces is the Faux Winter Wreath. I have found so many awesome ways to spruce up and DIY the wreath. Of course, I found a way to turn it into a Valentine’s Day wreath. I tied a sparkly red wooden heart to it and turned it into a beautiful Valentine’s wreath. It works well as a front door wreath or you can bring it indoors and hang it from an interior door, as I did in this photo. Another DIY suggestion is to add artificial red roses to the wreath, and you could actually leave it hanging even after Valentine’s Day.
Entry-way console tables, dining room buffet tables, or even living room coffee tables can be used as the center stage to display Valentine themed vignettes. On the Winter Tray, I placed orchids in a glass vase decorated with hearts and a festive “Happy Valentine’s Day” ceramic heart. In the background, you can see the Evergreen wall art which adds a touch of winter wonderland to my heart-filled holiday vignette. No need to be overly fancy with your vignettes, just pair your favorite Valentine-themed decorations with your Decocrated pieces and make it as effortless as possible.
Sitting areas are easy to transform into a romantic spot in your home. Here, I hung a heart-designed crochet artwork piece above a chair. Of course, it instantly added the feel of romance for which I was aiming. On the chair, I paired the plaid side of the absolutely wonderful Evergreen pillow with a cute Valentine’s love pillow. It created the perfect pair befitting of this romantic love holiday.
With just a little effort, you can transform areas in your home to celebrate Valentine's Day, one of the most love-filled days of the year. The best part is that you can easily extend the life span of these décor ideas beyond Valentine’s Day. Share with us your Valentine's Day décor ideas.
xoxo, Doris (Doris Roberts Interiors)
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