Hey, everybody – happy almost Valentine’s Day! Today I’m sharing some simple Valentine’s Day decor, along with some talented and fun blogging friends. If you’ve arrived from Amy at Crazy Chic Design, then welcome! Amy’s always got fun design ideas to share, so I’m sure you’ll already been well supplied with inspiration. Hopefully you’ll pick up even more great ideas as you continue on this little blog hop.
So let’s jump into some ideas for really simple, really inexpensive, but (in my humble opinion) really pretty Valentine’s decorating ideas –
Keep it Simple!
Does anybody else out there feel like they just barely got the house free of Christmas decor? I know that once I packed away all the Christmas decorations, I didn’t want to add any unnecessary clutter, so I just enjoyed a nice, clean minimalist look for as long as possible. In fact, I’ve done almost zero decorating since then.
But Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so I figured it was time to add a few simple touches that would bring in just enough color and decoration to satisfy that pink-tooth (that’s kind of like a sweet tooth, right?).
Spray-painted magnet letters
This has to be the simplest Valentine’s decor ever created. I used my gold painted magnetic letters to spell out “I Love You” on my fridge, then stuck these foam hearts from the Dollar Store alongside the letters for some color. Bingo! Easy and cheap. You can see how I used these same letters at Christmas time in this post.
Flowers and pink dishes
Of course, pink flowers of any kind are a must at Valentine’s time. They’re a little hard to come by in my snowy mountain valley right about now, but I did find these pretty pink tulips at the grocery store. Isn’t it amazing how fresh flowers perk up a room almost instantly?! Love ’em!
Along with some pink dishes, and a little pink homemade cake stand (both of which I already owned), they add a little festive touch to my kitchen island. And speaking of that cake stand – it’s one of those ones you can make by gluing a glass plate to an upside down cup. Just spray paint it pink, and voila – pretty pink cake stand. I don’t know how safe spray paint is for food service, so I put a paper doily on the plate first before adding the cookies (which you can’t really see, but take my word for it!). I’ve also never tried to wash it – I just wipe it off. So moral of this story is – it’s pretty much just for show 😉
Pink and white candy
Pink and white Valentine’s candy is another easy decoration for your kitchen. I filled a couple of vintage glass jars with pretty wrapped candy for a festive touch on my countertop.
A pink and white dish towels adds a little extra color in the kitchen. And my vintage sugar tin is sitting crooked, but oh well…matches my wood table in the living room 🙂
Shop your house for pink
For my living room, I basically gathered up some pink pillow covers, paired them with some other pink decor that I shopped around my house for, and called it good.
I think pink goes really well with gold, so I love these pink pillow covers paired with my gold polka-dot ones. By the way – I made those gold dot pillow covers by stamping gold paint onto plain Ikea pillow covers with a sponge cut into a circle.
Isn’t this little pink clock the cutest? My kids know I love vintage clocks, so I often receive them as gifts. Rounding up things like this from various parts of the house help cement the pink and white decor theme. I’ll bet you have some pink decor around your home that you could gather up as well. I’ll give you minute to run around your house gathering things up………
Okay – enough time! I know you’re excited to get your pink decor on, but just let me finish with a couple more quick and easy tips…
This beautiful vintage quilt is a reminder of a fun road trip my husband and I took along the Oregon coast a couple summer ago. We stopped at the cutest little antique shop and bought this quilt there. I love bringing it out at Valentine’s time because of all the pink fabric pieces in it.
Make a simple pom pom garland
I kept my mantle simple – just added this little pink and white pom pom garland that I made last year. You can read about how easy it was to make here in this post.
The little pink side chair usually sits down in the kids reading nook downstairs. I brought it up and snuggled it near the fireplace just for Valentine’s Day – isn’t it adorable?
Wrap it all up with Love!
On the entryway table, I added a couple fun frames in pink and white to my thrift store gold tray, and leaned my Love sign next to it.
“Love” – that pretty much sums up my Valentine’s Day decor! Hope you gleaned a few ideas for your own decor. Make it simple, make it pretty, and make it pink – that’s all you need!
From here, hop over to see what Janine at Happy Happy Nester has been up to. She always amazes me with her creativity and craftiness!
And here’s the whole list of participating bloggers – don’t miss a one!
Thanks for stopping by today – hope you enjoy a wonderful Valentine’s Day with those you love the most!