Capture A Modern Day Valentine’s Day Look in 5 Minutes or Less – House Design
I have nothing against Valentine’s Day per se. Yes, it’s a Hallmark Holiday. Yes, the cheap boxes of chocolate, expensive flowers and explosion of red and pink make me roll my eyes a little. But who doesn’t need a reminder to be a little more lovey-dovey? Toward our spouses, kids, friends and family…let’s face it…LOVE always wins! As a decorator, the holiday provides an opportunity to add a pop of color and whimsy to my home in the dead of winter (Texas winter that is ;). The key is to incorporate modern, stylish pieces in a rosy color palette that fit the occasion without looking store-bought. Here are a few ways to quickly and easily achieve a Modern Valentine’s Day look:
The mantle is always a great place to change up holiday décor and garlands are an easy way to spread some Valentine love. But don’t limit yourself to the mantle. Entryways, empty picture frames and mirrors are all great places to string some garland. Hearts, pom-poms, sweet sayings…the possibilities are endless. We LOVE these DIY tissue paper tassels and simple glitter paper banner. No time to craft? There are plenty of pre-made options on Etsy.
THROW PILLOWS & BLANKETS
Pillow covers are your best friend when it comes to quickly changing décor. They are not difficult to make (or have made), store easily and come in an endless array of colors and patterns. A few red or pink throw pillows or a soft pink blanket (like the one above) can give your living room a punch of color without over-doing it. Look for fun patterns such as stripes, polka dots and geometric prints.
ART IN EXISTING PICTURE FRAMES
There are plenty of free love-themed pintables out there to style your existing picture frames for the season. Hearts and loving phrases are our go-to; they can stand alone or create a festive gallery wall. The best part? Keeping your prints simple means you can re-use them next year! They look great tucked onto an open shelf, propped against other artwork, or hanging right on your wall. We love this one from 36th avenue. Or these from Bella Storia.
In the middle of February a beautiful bouquet of flowers can lift the soul. Bypass the expensive dozen roses in lieu of a soft pink arrangement from your local florist. Or pick up a mix of tulips, peonies and gardenias to create your own delicate-looking arrangement. Bits of greenery add to the simple look. A metallic or simple glass vase keeps the focus on the flowers. My sis does this so well. She always has fresh yet simple flowers on her table. LOVE!
You don’t have to give up your neutral color palette during this romantic time of year. This metal heart sculpture is just as Valentines-Day-appropriate as any of the red and pink accessories. And the best part? It can stay up long after February 14th. Consider using black, white or metallics in your Valentine décor.
We hope you are inspired to add some love to your home this season! XOXO!