Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
Valentines Day is coming up y’all! And whether you’re hosting a get-together with friends, family or spending quality time with your special someone– I have Valentine’s Day Decorating ideas that will set the romantic mood just right. Some cheesy, others classic, and a few easy DIY projects that you’ll want to try this season!
Let’s start with a few of my favorites here:
“Be Mine” pinatas or pink and white checkered paper plates? Did anything on my favorites list catch your eye?
I’ve got more! Let’s get into a few more decorating hacks to spruce up your home for Valentine’s day:
First, match your linens with a classic pink, white or red color palette. Best part? –This is an easy way to jazz up your spaces without looking too on-theme. Start with a table cloth in a pink-and-white buffalo plaid pattern to liven up any indoor or outdoor table.
Or just change your napkins!
If you’re super crafty– buy fabrics in traditional valentine’s colors. Then stitch your own pillow covers or hang yards of fabric on your walls for a colorful backdrop.
Top Tip: Swag up an outdated chair that’s wasting away in storage. Reupholster it with something cheery like pink florals or stripes. This one you can keep all year round! If you hate pink, try another traditional Valentine’s day color–red, purple, or white.
If stitching and fabric shopping isn’t your jam, hang wall streamers instead.
A few more ways to pull the valentine look together:
If L O V E signs don’t inspire you and you’d rather follow a decorating theme that doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day, use these decorating tips instead:
Spice up your kitchen table with real or faux flowers. Pink hydrangeas or purple tulips work well. Or fill white flowers in pink mason jars and vases.
Also, add a pop of color by replacing standard bulbs with pink-hued ones.
Buy decor in shades of pink, purple, or white. Coffee table books in shades of pink are a great way to add color. Plus, you can use these books in your spaces throughout the year.
A few more subtle decorating techniques:
Top Tip: Get a plan wreath for your door and DIY it. For each season, refresh it with the current theme. Wreaths are a great way to up your curb appeal, and make a strong and thoughtful impression when someone comes to visit!
If you’re not into hearts or pink, try displaying family treasures, photos, or your family initials in a classic monogram. This sets a clear intention in your space– that you love your dear ones and want your home to feel warm.
Top Tip: We don’t mind pretty, on-trend items from the home stores, but adding more personal touches makes a huge impact!
Decorating for your home and loved ones is a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But, don’t forget to do something nice for yourself too. Why not get a heart-shaped sweatshirt that’s soft and comfy for lounging around on a Sunday evening? Or monogrammed cups for your morning coffee?
Which decorating tricks will you roll out this holiday season? We hope we’ve encouraged you to try something new–whether you love or hate this tradition!
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I’m excited to walk on this journey of life, family, and with you. If you’ve got any design dilemmas or questions on your mind, please get in touch! Find me here for now (AND share your Valentine’s Day decorating ideas and plans with us):