10 Creative Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day Without Being Cheesy | Creative Living
Every time a new season or holiday comes around I find myelsf wanting to switch things up in our home again. Not because I'm discontent with what we have, but because I'm wanting to use my creativity in a fresh new way and our home is one of the first places I go to to start using that muscle again.
I know as a busy mama myself, it's not always possible to do a full on revamp of your living room for each season like many of us may see or feel intimidated by while scrolling Instagram. So I came up with 10 easy ways to decorate for Valentine's day that are simple, affordable, and aren't cheesy. I think they'll come in handy for when you want to be creative, celebrate, or decorate a room. I hope they inspire you to do one of these in your own home to add a touch of beauty and creativity to your world this season. Enjoy!
10 Creative Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day Without Being Cheesy:
1. Swap out flowers for pink ones
Fresh flowers is an instant way to add beauty to any space, but if you don’t wanna go for real having some faux ones to change every season is the next best thing. I have a handful of different plants I switch out around the house like a small arrangement on our coffee table, on our kitchen table and our living room mantle. Putting in some soft pink ones helps bring a touch of the holiday into your home without overtly saying “valentine’s day.”
2. Switch art in a frame that feels like Valentines day
I love having a designated frame for swapping out art every season to make our home feel new and fresh. We have this print on our mantle right now, which gives a subtle nod to the holiday, but can also be left up all year round. This print would add a pretty pop of color and this one can give you all the Valentine’s feels.
3. Paint a heart on a piece of paper and frame it
Another simple and meaningful way is to have your kids paint or draw hearts all over a paper and frame it! Make this a fun craft activity one morning to do together while you sip a special drink and eat some cookies. The piece of art will not only be sweet to look at but will give you a special memory that you connected over too.
4. Drink coffee or tea from Valentine’s mugs
I’m a sucker for a cute coffee mug and it’s even more fun when I get to pull out our festive mugs for the holidays. These ones are especially cute for the season but also I’d love using these all year round too. They'd also make for a cute gift to a friend or loved one.
5. Change up hand towels in small rooms
I love adding small touches like this in the places that get the most use, like in the kids bathrooms or the kitchen. Even something so simple like just adding a touch of pink or red can bring creativity to the room.
6. Light a candle for an evening ritual
Another thing I’m a total sucker for are candles! I think they bring a sense of comfort and warmth to the home in an effortless way. Lighting them in the evenings as we’re getting ready for dinner has been a nightly ritual I love doing. Swapping out your candles for a fresh vanilla or rosemary scent brings those subtle Valentines feelings too.
7. Use pink plates for breakfast
A few years ago I grabbed some pink plastic plates from Target and we have these in two colors now because they are SO EASY (and cheap!) for having a big family. I love bringing out the pink ones on Valentine’s morning as we have a fun breakfast together and exchange love notes.
8. Fill jars with Valentines candy
This not only makes for a cute decoration piece but also gives an excuse to add a special treat into your little one’s lunches every now and then. We have a jar full of pink and red kisses in our kitchen and the kids love being surprised when they get to find them inside their lunchbox at school!
9. Hang a simple heart garland
I made this one with the kids a couple years ago and they love recreating it. You can also grab some paper and cut out heart shapes and have your kids paint and color all over them and hang it in your entry way, above a mirror or over your mantle for a sweet, meaningful piece. Pro Tip: Let the kids color them in colors that match your home decor like neutrals or a few colors that blend well together so that it’s not an eyesore to look at when you hang it up. Win-win for you and them!
10. Diffuse oils that smell fresh
While I love candles in the evening, I’m not burning them around the clock so I love a good blend of oils to diffuse during the day to keep things feeling fresh. My go to scents during this time of year are lavender, vanilla, and orange. Yum!
I hope these gave you some fun ideas to start around your home even if you only choose just one! And if you’re looking for some easy Valentine’s crafts to do with your kiddos (or for yourself) you can access my FREE library of printable goodies I’ve created over the years for you to enjoy. Free Valentine’s cards, mini cards, coloring pages and more are all waiting inside for you to print at home and create with today!
Thanks for being here friend,