For the Love of Design
Do you love to decorate your home for different occasions or seasons? I do and I always feel like after Christmas there is such a long space before I can decorate for spring and Easter. I think I end up keeping my Christmas decorations up a little too long to fill the void. But this year I decided to decorate for Valentine’s Day; it isn’t a typical holiday to decorate for, but I think that with a couple simple touches you can bring the warmth of Valentine’s Day into your home.
Here are couple of examples of simple, chic Valentine's-inspired designs for your home.
Go Neutral: Decorating for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all red, pink and hearts all over. You can achieve a great look with subtle touches. The mantel shown in the picture shows a rustic vignette with just a hint of Valentine’s Day. By just adding a simple text element to an already existing design, you can really give the impression of the holiday without overdoing it.
Repurpose: So if you have a great Christmas wreath that is still in good shape you can use it in your Valentines decorating as well. Just take off the Christmas décor (if possible) and add a simple banner or some hearts. You can even change out the ribbon to something more valentine appropriate. In the example you can see a classic wreath with a simple valentine banner. The red chevron ribbon used for Christmas is neutral enough to be kept for Valentine’s Day.
Fresh Flowers: Flowers tend to go hand in hand with Valentine’s Day. You can create a great centerpiece using fresh or artificial flowers to use as a focal point for your holiday design. Your table can be the perfect place for such a focal point. In the picture you can see that the designer used cups with initial letters on them and they spelled out LOVE. The pretty creams and pink flowers are a perfect pairing.