We know life can be a chaotic juggling act, and sometimes decorating for minor holidays takes a backseat to the daily hustle. I know I’m typically remembering Valentines Day on February 13th and scrambling around the house for anything remotely pink or heart shaped that I can pull out and display. It’s a little scary how one day it’s Groundhog’s Day, and the next it’s Valentines day already. But fear not, Interior Delights has your back this Valentine's Day with 10 easy ideas to implement right away, even if you are reading this on the eve of Valentine's Day.
Personally, I'm more of a less-is-more kind of Cupid. I find it hard to fall head over heels for all the heart-shaped disposable party decor. Give me subtlety over a glitter explosion any day. So, in my quest for a touch of romance without the gaudiness, I've become a ribbon enthusiast. I'm all about simply tying a ribbon around my favorite vase. Who needs cupid figurines when you can gracefully drape a ribbon over your mantle decor that is already there? It's my way of saying, "Yes, love is in the air, but let's keep it classy." In this blog post, we’ve got you covered for some simple, last-minute decorations that will make those in your house feel adored, using things you already own along with some grocery store treats to add that special touch.
1. Blossoming Love Bouquets:
Revitalize your living spaces effortlessly with the power of flowers. If you already have some of our beautiful flowering stems, then you don’t need to head out to the florist. Pop them into vases and distribute them around the house in each room. The beauty of flowers, whether they be artificial or real, effortlessly brings a romantic and cheerful atmosphere to any room.
2. Cupid Chow Afterschool snack:
This year, Valentines day falls on a Wednesday. Surprise your kids with a mix & match after-school treat they will love to scoop out and mix-up themselves. We love our Scallop Tidbit bowls and the Scallop tray for this sweet treat. Just pour in some Berry Cheerios, Cupid’s Blend M&Ms, and Nerds Gummy Valentine Clusters for your little love to serve themselves in their own bowl. I’m convinced there is no better way to delight my kids eyes and taste buds than with some sugar.
3. Love Knot Napkin Rings & Heart Dishes:
Add a sweet touch to your Valentine's Day table setting by crafting simple love knot napkin rings. Use thin red or pink ribbon to tie a bow around each napkin. This easy DIY adds a touch of romance to your family meal without requiring much time or effort. Add any heart shaped bowls, garlands, or trinket trays from around the house to your table and overwhelm everyone with reminders of love.
4. Ribbon-Wrapped Candles & Lanterns:
Give your lanterns a Valentine's Day makeover with the help of ribbon. Take any metal or wood lantern and attach a sweet bow at the top with red or pink ribbon. Pop a flameless candle inside, and voila – you've got an instant Valentine's Day-themed candle. Add our bloom splashed greens candle ring, and you've effortlessly elevated your home decor with a bit of romance.
5. Flower Petal Pathway:
Create a whimsical pathway leading to the heart of your home using flower petals. If you have fresh flowers, pluck the petals and scatter them along the hallway or entrance. Alternatively, you can use artificial petals for a longer-lasting effect. It's a delightful way to welcome your family into a space filled with love.
6. Ribbon-Tied Love Notes:
Give your heartfelt messages a touch of elegance by tying them with ribbon. Write down sweet notes for your family members and tie them with red or pink ribbons. Place these notes on their pillows or in surprise spots around the house. It's a simple yet charming way to let your loved ones know how much they mean to you.
7. Love-Infused Breakfast:
Start the day with a Valentine's Day breakfast that will warm everyone's hearts. Make heart-shaped pancakes, use strawberry slices to create heart designs, and add a dollop of whipped cream to complete the festive look. It's a delicious and delightful way to kick off the day on a love-filled note.
8. Romantic Music Playlist:
Set the mood with a curated playlist of romantic tunes playing softly in the background. Choose songs that hold special meaning for you and your partner or opt for classic love ballads that never fail to tug at the heartstrings. Whether it's jazz standards, acoustic covers, or contemporary love songs, let the music serenade you and your loved ones throughout the day.
9. Valentine Treats on Marble Board:
Elevate your snack game by arranging a tempting assortment of chocolates, strawberries, and heart-shaped cookies on a stylish marble cheese board. The smooth, sophisticated surface of the board not only provides a chic backdrop for your sweet delights but also adds a touch of luxury to your Valentine's Day spread. Mix and match treats with different textures and flavors, creating a delightful visual and culinary experience for your family. The marble cheese board effortlessly transforms your casual snacking into a festive celebration, making every bite a moment to savor. So, indulge in the sweet side of love and let your taste buds join the Valentine's Day party!
10. Love Notes on the Mirror:
Let's start with a classic touch that requires minimal effort but delivers maximum impact. Grab some heart-shaped sticky notes and leave sweet love messages on the bathroom mirror. Imagine the surprise on your family's faces when they wake up to heartfelt messages like "You're loved more than chocolate" or "Our family is my happily ever after". If you don’t even have sticky notes, any note or some lipstick will do.
So, there you have it, friends! Decorating for Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a time-consuming ordeal. With flowers and ribbon, you can effortlessly create a loving and festive atmosphere in your home with love, and create lasting memories for your family. Remember, it's the little touches that count, and even the smallest gestures can make your loved ones feel extra special. Happy Valentine's Day, and may your home be filled with love, laughter, and lots of joy!