5 Simple & Fun Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

January 18, 2024

Tons of people decorate for Valentine’s Day, but not everyone likes to go all out by turning their entire home into a pink heart. Sometimes, all you need is a bit of the iconic white, pink, and red to pull a room together. Maybe you just want to have carefully placed hearts across the house. No matter your stylistic choice, here are simple Valentine’s Day decor ideas to inspire you if you want to decorate for this holiday:

1. Create Your Own Conversation Blocks

Placing small painted wooden blocks around your room can give it the splash of color you are looking for. Start by cutting out a few square blocks of wood or grab a few pre-cut ones from a local craft store. Pick up some spray paint or wood paint in your favorite Valentine’s Day colors, and get painting.

If you opt for spray paint, make sure to take the proper safety precautions when using spray paint, including doing your painting in a well-ventilated area. After your blocks are painted, scuff them up a bit with a little sandpaper if you want a more rustic look (or don’t for a more modern look), and then paint Valentine’s Day-themed words on them using a stencil.

The whole process can be done easily in an afternoon – probably less if you are crafty! It adds a little holiday spirit to your room without being too time-consuming or difficult. If you want to get even more creative, you can even opt for heart-shaped blocks and mimic the conversation heart candies that are classic for Valentine’s Day!

2. Display Some Candle Accents

If you already have some candles around your home, this Valentine’s Day decor idea is a breeze. Simply surround the candles or fill their container with some heart-themed decorations. Candy hearts, cutouts, and tiny arrows all look great as a centerpiece or splash of color throughout your house.

You’ll have to be careful about what you use and where it is placed if you plan to light candles. If you’re using LED candles, then you have a little more flexibility and can even plan to use the fake candles and light as a design feature of whatever centerpiece or decor item you’re creating.

3. Make a Valentine’s Day Tree

While not as subtle as other Valentine’s Day decor ideas, you may already have all of the components for a Valentine’s Day Tree if you celebrate Christmas. Taking an ordinary Christmas tree and stringing it with lights, colored garland, and heart-shaped ornaments can let you experience its romantic glow during February as well.

Not only that, but you may also be able to use it as an excuse for why you haven’t taken down the tree from December yet. If you plan to leave the tree up for this purpose, you could even change the lights and decor on it to make it work for New Year’s Eve/Day, Valentine’s Day, and perhaps even other holidays throughout the year.

4. Hang a Valentine-Themed Banner

Banners, pendants, and other hangings can be easy and simple decor ideas for any holiday. If you want to create one that fits for Valentine’s Day, you can pick hearts or love-inspired sayings, common Valentine’s Day colors, or even something more subtle like pictures of loved ones. If your family and friends tend to exchange cards around Valentine’s Day, you could also create a hanging or display using the Valentine’s Day cards you receive.

If you have a fireplace with a mantel, you can create a Valentine’s Day display on the mantel. Provided there is no fire risk, you can also hang a small banner along the edge of the mantel to add some hearts to your hearth and decorate for Valentine’s Day. This is one of the ideas for fireplace decor that you can repurpose throughout the seasons and different holidays.

5. Play With Lights

Christmas lights are one of the things that make the season magical and there is no denying how beautiful they can be. Although you may want to steer away from traditional Christmas colors, playing with lights is one of the Valentine’s Day decor ideas. Layering lights is a home lighting trend, so there are a lot of options to play around with.

Lighting can make or break a room and seriously affect the atmosphere in it. So, you do want to be mindful of where and how you’re playing with lighting. A popular option is to use strings of lights in a soft white or soft, warm color to decorate a ceiling or highlight specific decor items.

Another popular option with a big impact is sheer curtains that are pre-lit and accented with microlights. These are easy to hang in place of or over your existing curtains and have the magical effect of creating a wall of little lights without being too bright or overwhelming.

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These are just a few simple and fun Valentine’s Day decor ideas to inspire you if you like to add some decor around this holiday. Whether you’re feeling crafty or want to purchase some updates to your decor, decorating for smaller holidays can be a good outlet.

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