While Valentine’s Day decor is not typically considered as significant as that of Christmas or Halloween, here at The Goodhart Group, we take celebrating love seriously! We like to spend some time getting into the spirit, especially around our homes. So why not spend a bit of time and effort to get your home ready for the big day? Here are a few ideas we love:
What’s more romantic than candlelight? Pick up some red, pink or white candles to place throughout your home to create a special ambiance. You can also make a centerpiece of pillar candles of varying heights for big a impact.
A Valentine’s Tree
Do you miss your Christmas tree and its cozy glow? Why not a Valentine’s tree for the month? Grab a willow tree branch and place it in a tall vase. String lights around it and hang some paper hearts from it.
Alexandria floral designer Melinda Hunter says to away from the florist this time of year! You can make a stunning Valentine’s arrangement yourself with the offerings your local grocery story. Grab a variety of flowers (not the premade bouquets) and mix and match! Be sure to prune the leaves and give the stems a fresh diagonal cut. You can repurpose items from nature – pinecones, branches, magnolia leaves – to use in your arrangement. Also, skip the roses – the quality is not great this time of year and the prices are sky high. Instead use a favorite flower in a Valentine’s hue like this dramatic arrangement.
In The Kitchen
Put away your usual glassware for the month and use some barware in a fun Valentine’s hue. Accent your kitchen with red or pink hand towels and dish towels, or use Valentine themed salad plates to mix up the dinner table. Check out this stunning cocktail shaker from The Hour, one of our favorite Old Town shops.
Warm Up Your Couch
Replace your usual throw pillows and blankets with ones that show some love! Check out this adorable pillow from West Elm or use plush red sherpa throw blanket.
We hope these ideas will help warm up your space this Valentine’s Day! If you’re not in love with your home anymore, please reach out so we can help you love where you live!
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