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Subtle and Simple Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

by CustomHomes on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Heart garlandTons 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, we have put together a short list of simple Valentine’s Day decorating ideas that will put the perfect amount of holiday spirit into your home.

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 in your favorite Valentine’s Day colors, and get painting. Make sure to take the proper safety precautions when using spray paint, however; including doing your painting in a well ventilated area. After your blocks are painted, scuff them up a bit 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.

Candle Accents

If you already have some candles around your home, this one is a breeze. Simply surround them or fill their container with some themed decorations. Be careful not to place any of them too close to the flame though! Candy hearts, cut outs, and tiny arrows all look great as a centerpiece or splash of color throughout your house.

Valentine’s Day Tree

While not as subtle as our other ideas, you may already have all of the components for this decoration if you celebrate Christmas. Taking an ordinary Christmas tree and string it with lights, colored garland, and heart-shaped ornaments can let you have experience its romantic glow during the 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 when your significant other asks.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com