Heart Happy Decor Ideas for a Romantic Valentine’s Day In

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Heart Happy Decor Ideas for a Romantic Valentine’s Day In

Lisa Wright · Feb 10, 2022
Festive table setting for Valentines Day celebration at home

While it feels like only yesterday that we were waiting for Santa and watching the ball drop, it’s now February, and cupid has shot his arrow right onto the calendar date revered (and reviled) by so many: Valentine’s Day.

Lucky for you, this handy decor guide has you covered for any and all last-minute ideas. From Galentine’s gatherings to romantic tête-à-têtes with that special someone, we’ve got everything you need to properly set the mood in your space this year.

Set the Table

Planning a romantic dinner with that person who makes your heart go pitter-patter, or simply having some friends or family over to spend the day with people you love? Either way, if you’re entertaining, it’s likely your dining room table will be the centerpiece of your V-Day festivities. Below are some of our best ideas for showing your love with a Valentine’s table that’s sure to impress.

A Pink Palette

Hosting Valentine’s Day dinner doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy all new tableware. It’s actually pretty easy to create a table that wows just by adding a few simple touches that pop and add romance without being schmaltzy. This light pink tablecloth from Wayfair is subtle yet stunning and sets the table for touches like cute napkins and fresh or dried flowers. And don’t forget to use pinks and reds in your palette to really make a statement!

A Little Goes a Long Way

If you don’t want to overwhelm your guests with an explosion of V-Day decor (or you just want to save some money), small touches are the way to go. These cute straw toppers are just the way to do it. Simple, cute, and homemade, they offer a fun way to add a splash of cuteness to any gathering. Don’t mind a little DIY? Then check out this fun table runner. Simply add some festive (but subtle) placemats, and you’ll be ready to serve up the love.

Stemware with a Heart

The perfect way to complete your Valentine’s Day table is to incorporate some fun glasses from which your guests can sip on a romantic red or a holiday-themed cocktail. Having a party? Go for the glitter with these disposable champagne flutes, which could also work great for Easter or Mother’s Day later on.

Want something simpler? Grab some heart ribbon and tie it around your existing glassware for a thoughtful festive touch.

Deck the Walls

Now that the dining table’s under control, it’s time to turn a creative eye to those walls. After all, adding a few well-placed decorations here and there is the perfect way to show you care without looking like cupid exploded in your living room. Bonus if you still have your fairy lights up from Christmas (guilty!), as they’ll only help to add a touch of charm to the overall look.

Get Creative

If you want to add a personal touch to your sweet suite, there’s nothing better than DIY decorations. Nothing says Valentine’s Day like conversation hearts, and this wreath takes the perennial fave up a notch with a garland that’s sure to impress.

Want something a bit more festive? Try this candy box wreath for delicious decor that speaks from the heart.

Balloon Burst

Don’t have the time or energy to create V-Day decorations from scratch? We feel you! A simple way to beef up the decorations you do have is by placing a few festive balloons here and there. This is an especially great idea for family parties, as kids of all ages will appreciate the fun touch.

This XOXO balloon banner is both cute and ready to hang. Feeling a little more low maintenance? Opt for this cute idea from Studio DIY.

Last-Minute Love

gift boxes with ribbons, roses bouquet and calendar with 14 February date on table with heart-shaped balloons on background

It’s not always easy to find the time, money, or patience to decorate your apartment with DIY decor. Or maybe you’re just a procrastinator who likes thriving on the last-minute hustle of decorating for the 14th. Either way, below are some of the best last-minute V-Day ideas for turning your space into a sweet retreat in a jiff:

Wal-mart has some of the best Valentine’s Day decor and treats around, whether you head to a brick-and-mortar store or take advantage of their fast shipping. Some of our favorites include this decorative garland, these super cute throw pillows, and this tiered decorative tray with a homemade, classic look.

Amazon has everything you need to throw together a sweet Valentine’s Day in a flash. From tableware for your Galentine’s soiree to this tea light and rose petal package perfect for a romantic night, there’s still plenty of time to make the 14th a special day.

Target is the place to be when it comes to scoring some top-notch decor on the fly. We love this heart-shaped throw pillow for a subtle romantic touch. Similarly, this candy dish is the perfect place for all those boxes of conversation hearts, and this festive wreath offers the sweetest look for all those anti-DIYers out there.

Whether you’re all in on Valentine’s Day or simply looking for a few festive pieces for an impromptu dinner or gathering of loved ones, our guide has it all. DIYers, last minute procrastinators, and everyone in between will be feeling the love with these simple yet festive touches that say “I Heart You.”

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