I’ve added a few fun and quite simple Valentine’s Day touches to my decor and I’m excited to show you. I mostly stuck to my usual neutral colour scheme, but I couldn’t resist adding a few pops of soft pink here and there.
I’m excited to be joining in with some of my favourite Canadian Bloggers to bring you lots of Valentine’s Day inspiration so be sure to check out all the links at the bottom of the post. And, if you’re new here, especially welcome!
It really doesn’t take much to make a space feel very Valentines-y, so I hope this inspires you to add a few touches here and there, and celebrate all the love!
The Dining Room
In the dining room, I couldn’t help but use my old favourite wooden bowl full of origami hearts. These hearts are so easy to make -you can watch my 3D origami heart video of the instructions here. I’ve got the bowl on a beautiful grey sheep skin and love the cozy hygge feeling it creates.
The Living Room
And over in the living room, I’ve added a little bit of pink. Although I love my white and cozy neutrals, I just can’t resist at least a little light pink this time of year.
This chair is a favourite of mine -often my desk by day and my cozy tv spot at night. It’s made even more inviting with some pillows.
And nothing says Valentine’s Day like some pretty roses -these ones are just from the grocery store, a little treat to myself. The simple heart is the easiest DIY -just some little wooden beads I strung on some wire and shaped into a little heart.
Over on the couch, more pretty pillows. But I didn’t start from scratch, I kept all my cozy knit and fur wintry pillow and just added in a pretty peachy pink velvet one and this amazing rose gold sequin heart pillow from Target.
The pretty little wooden heart tray is a Target dollar spot find on a recent cross border shopping trip. So are the sweet heart twinkle lights.
This little matte white ceramic heart bowl holds a collection of old keys. I’ve only been to an auction a few times, but this random collection of old keys was part of group of thing gathered up together with the item I was actually bidding on. Sometimes you discover treasure in the most unlikely and surprising places. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, maybe one is the key to my heart?
How pretty are the glass cloches? Displaying more simple beautiful things -a flower and a pretty candle.
On the other side of the room, the fireplace has a few Valentine’s Day touches. I loved my cozy hygge vibe so much -did you see my tips for hygge living this winter here? All I did was add in some hearts, and bring back the little light up houses from Christmas. After all “home is where the heart is”.
If you’re interested in the macramé bunting or the tassels they’re both DIY projects. The tassel are made from simple cotton string and dip dyed in koolaid -see how I did it here and the macrame bunting is here.
By shopping around my house I found a few pink pieces that I already had tucked away other places and added them to my open shelving.
It really doesn’t take much to make it feel like a little love has been sprinkled around.
I love all the little pops of pink so much, I will be tempted to leave them out for a long while. The heart garland is made from old book pages cut into hearts, some painted with water colour, and stitched on the sewing machine into a garland.
This is my first time adding a little Valentine’s Day decor to the kitchen since the makeover for the One Room Challenge in the fall. It’s so much fun to decorate now. See the big reveal, including some before pictures here.
And what a great backdrop the kitchen is now for a pretty tablescape.
Valentine’s Day Table
I love the idea of a little cozy kitchen party for just us four -my husband and two little girls, and me.
The pretty Valentine’s Day tablescape has lots of favourites collected from all different places, most of which I’ve had for years.
I used some linen for a table runner and layered on some marble cake stands and twinkle lights. On top of the cake stands I used some little vintage bottles and a few pretty flowers for a simple and so pretty centre piece.
The cutlery on this table is old mismatched silverware from my favourite antique fair. The antique fair is only twice a year; once in the spring and once in the fall so it feels extra special. Perhaps because it’s a bit of a drive away, maybe because it’s only there for one short day twice a year, or maybe even because you have to pay a little to get in I always go ready to buy and I have never come home empty-handed. Some years I have a specific list in mind, other times it’s just what ever I see.
At the last one though in the fall, I knew I wanted to pick up some mismatched silverware. There’s a seller who always has it for $1 piece. So I picked out a mismatched set of 6 for myself at the cost of only $18 for a fork, spoon, and knife each. I think this spring I’ll get myself 6 more mismatched place settings and bring up my “set” to 12.
There’s something perfectly romantic and Valentine’s Day-ish about this beautiful old tarnished silver on our table. Who knows how many special dinners with loved ones its been used for over the years.
And on my little cabinet in the dining area, one more pretty and special Valentine’s addition. P.S. I love you, and the prettiest little yarn hearts.
There’s a tutorial on how to make the yarn hearts here -they’re so simple to make and entirely up cycled made from styrofoam meat trays and thrifted yarn. Perfect for kids too.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this Simple Valentine’s Day House Tour and that you’re feeling inspired to add a few touches to celebrate the love at your house too.
With a house all decorated for Valentine’s Day, life really is a party!
Be sure to check out all the other amazing ideas from some of my favourite Canadian bloggers and a special thanks to Jo-Anna at A Pretty Life for putting his all together.
Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Valentine’s Triple Berry Breakfast Parfait by Joanna at Lazy Moms Blog
Valentine’s Day Mini Bouquet with Printable Wrap by Lucy of Craftberry Bush
DIY Iron-On Mini Tote Bags for Galentine’s Day by Joann of Woman in Real Life
DIY Clay Valentine Heart Wall Hanging by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl by Kristeena of Motherhood in Stilettos
Chunky Crochet Heart Banner by Christina of The DIY Mommy
‘I’m Stuck On You Valentine’ Free Printable by Chandra of HashtagBlessed Blog
DIY Love Tees by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Red Velvet Cheesecake by Kim of Kim Power Style
Custom Floral Dishware DIY with Temporary Tattoos by Christine of Amidst the Chaos
Valentine’s Day Keto Cheesecake by Thalita of The Learner Observer
How to Host a Mother/Daughter Galentine’s by Kelsey of Kelsey Diane Blog
Free Printable Farmhouse Style Valentine’s Day Cards by Shannon of AKA Design
GALentine’s Day Tea Party by Shauna of Satori Design for Living
Valentine Heart Necklace by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
Simple Valentine’s Day Decor by Alicia of A Burst of Beautiful
Valentine’s Sushi Recipe by Stefania of From the Playpen
Valentine’s Day Decor by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Valentine Countdown for Kids by Heather of Raising Memories
Love Sign by Meagan of Row House Nest
Valentine’s Day Kindness Countdown Calendar by Jen of Rambling Renovators
Rustic Valentine’s Day Decor by Sarah of The Project Pile
Peach Raspberry Crisp by Brittany of My Daily Randomness
How to Make Pine Cone Roses by Jane & Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
Handmade Paper Gift Boxes by Jessica of The Vanderveen House
DIY Valentine’s Day Pouch by Lidia of Design Inside the Box
Valentine Oreo Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home
Valentine’s Day Lunch Idea by Adriana of Chaos and Caffeine
Chocolate Cherries Baileys Cookies by Emily of daydreaming of elsewhere