All of us will always cherish the sentimental memories that Valentine’s Day brings back to us. The thrill of exchanging presents on Valentine’s Day is wonderful, but celebrating the holiday with those you love is even better. Get some Valentine’s Day decorations if you like spending Valentine’s Day at home, whether that’s with a special someone or a bunch of pals for a Galentine’s Day bash.
Table decorations like artistic dessert trays and heart-patterned runners, adorable lighting elements, and wall decorations like banners, wreaths, and garlands have all been hand-picked for this guide, perfect for both a quiet night in or a lively cocktail party. You can find something here for everyone in your Valentine’s Day plans.
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Valentine’s Decoration Ideas You Can Make Yourself
This Valentine’s Day, fill your space with love with red and pink decorations for your shelves, doors, and lawn. We rounded up our favorite decorations to spread the love this February for your walls, entryway, lawn, mantle, and more. Our favorite picks include a heart-filled table runner from Williams Sonoma, an affordable felt garland from Amazon, and embroidered dish towels from Weezie.
1. Create a Backdrop
If part of your Valentine’s Day plan involves a romantic flick or two, set the scene with one of these pre-lit curtains. They consist of a pleated sheer fabric accented with microlights, which are the perfect touch to a low-effort decoration scheme.
2. Berry Heart Tabletop Tree
Perfect for centerpieces, this tabletop tree features bed berries and shiny hearts. The burlap wrapping gives the tree a natural element without any maintenance, while the red hearts seamlessly match other love-themed decorations in your space. It stands 18 inches tall and is meant to be used indoors.
3. Hanging Candy Hearts Lawn Art
Deck out your outdoor space with sentiments of love with these hanging candy hearts. The adorable hearts hang from tree branches or rooftops or bring them inside to create your own garland or curtain. The candy hearts come in shades of pastels and feature fun phrases including “let’s kiss,” “call me,” and “soul mate.”
4. Decorate the Candles
If your Valentine’s Day plans involve a romantic dinner at home, set the mood, courtesy of these tiny candles. Here’s our suggestion: Wrap the perimeter with decorative tape and glue a faux blossom to one side.
5. Paint Your Own Gallery Wall
A gallery wall is always a good idea—especially when the art in question is homemade. All you need is a few blank canvases and whatever materials you want to decorate them. We’re feeling the pompom hearts but to each their own.
6. Mix Candy and Flowers
This is one of the DIY decorations that look complicated, but it requires only three (maybe four, depending on how extra you want to be) materials. the first is a wide vase, the second is a bunch of candy hearts, and the third is a few fresh stems of your favorite flower. If you want to go the extra mile, wrap a neatly tied bow around the whole thing, and set it on the dining table.
7. Mine Heart String Lights
String lights are a perfect year-round solution to harsh overnight lighting and these heart-shaped ones from Etsy are perfect for February. The wooden hearts feature LED lights and run on three AA batteries. Each strand includes 20 lights and you can choose between white, red, or pink hearts or a mix of all three.
8. Hang a Minimalist Wreath
Another Valentine’s Day decoration that looks harder than it is is a minimalist wreath. All you need is a large metal ring, faux flowers (and wood slices), and ribbon to fasten the whole thing to the door.
9. Deck out A Dessert Table
Deck out a console, side table, or shelving unit in the entryway with Valentine’s Day treats for a sweet “welcome home” surprise. The more cake stands and candy dishes, the better.
10. Hang Fabric and Scatter Balloons
Go to the fabric store and keep your eye out for something in a Valentine’s Day color family (i.e. pink, purple, or red), and then hang it over your walls and windows. Here, they bring a romantic fullness to the living room without looking too at the theme. And the mix of large and small balloons makes it feel like a full-on party.
11. Customize a Valentine’s Day Piñata
This fun project might go to pieces once the kids start swinging, but until then, display this funky lip piñata box for all to see. You could also customize them in the shapes of Sweethearts with funny sayings on them.
12. Set up A Photo Booth Station
A “photo booth” at this year’s Valentine’s Day party will kick things up a notch. This DIY flower wall from Green Wedding Shoes is a tasteful way to bring it to life and make the party even more memorable.
13. Go Beyond Roses
For something a little more edgy and sophisticated, try a branching floral instead of roses. Something delicate and romantic like cherry blossoms would be perfect. We love how Cheetah Is the New Black paired them with black candles in this dining room.
14. Layer Luxe Runners
Drape some richly textured fabric, like luxe velvets in jewel tones and sweet pastels, over a table as layered runners. Then use tableware in complementary tones and arrange romantic florals for some laidback romance.