Valentine’s Day is a wonderful holiday and therefore needs special decoration! Nothing is more romantic than surprising your partner with a lovely candle light dinner – like a celebration just for the two of you.
Here’s where decoration plays its part and makes everything feel more special and fitting to the occasion. There are plenty of easy options to choose from, so keep reading to learn some of the best Valentine’s Day decoration ideas!
“If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. – Michel de Montaigne
1. Paper Heart Chandelier
These paper hearts can be cut from various paper patterns and colors to create a colorful palette, but sticking to red, pink and purple helps in keeping it thematic to Valentine’s Day.
To hang them nicely, use knots on the string to make sure they stay in place, or apply a very small drop of hot glue – it works like a charm and makes for a very effective DIY decoration for Valentine’s Day.
2. Table Setting
Valentine’s Day dinner is probably the most important moment we’re all building up to, so the table setting must be up to par… but it also doesn’t need to be overly complicated. Most couples are busy and we need something that can be done in a small and intimate space.
This table setting consists notably of two succulents, a small flower centerpiece, and the glass candleholders that surround the artistic frame. The frame itself can contain anything you want – even pictures of you and your partner!
3. Mason Jar Bouquet
Do you have any mason jars lying around? Then it’s time to repurpose them for the special day!
Mason jars work as easy DIY bouquets after a quick coat of paint.
Here’s how to do:
Simply paint it white first to make for a nice clean background, then crudely paint red and pink hearts around it – they don’t have to be perfect, the charm is in the rustic aesthetic.
Finally, add some flowers to the jar and the bouquet is done. To make it mess free, you can use faux flowers that are super easy to come by.
As far as decoration ideas for Valentine’s Day go, this one is super easy to pull off!
4. Valentine’s Day Globe
Want an easy way to show someone they mean the world to you? Write a message the size of the world!
You can do this by finding a simple globe and glueing the letters in. You probably won’t find this exact phrase on a store, but you can have it plotted out in an adhesive of your choosing – in fact, you can choose a completely different saying or phrase that means more to you and your partner. The hearts should be easier to find, though.
If you have a sentence custom made, get more than one copy of it – in case you accidentally mess up a letter, you have a few backups!
Don’t have much time to get this done? Simply buy a colorful marker and write the phrase and draw the hearts yourself!
5. Candles & Berries
Candles are a staple of romantic dinners. The idea here is to use votive candles, since their flame is soft and small, and the candle itself burns very slowly (regular candles can burn out really quickly!)
To add to the charm, surround the candles with red berries – it’s much safer than using flowers or other slightly flammable objects.
6. Flower Wall
You don’t need to leave the house to have a romantic photo booth moment. Instead, turn a reading corner into your very own photo corner!
The Valentine’s Day flower wall will probably take the most effort, but it’s not hard to do in time for the holiday. Then, arrange a couch or a couple of chairs along with a side table for some aesthetic balance, and your photo corner is ready to go. It’s the ultimate DIY decoration for valentine’s day!
Want something even more romantic? Gift your partner a Polaroid camera with analog film! Nothing is more romantic than analog pictures.
7. Simple DIY Hearts
This is for those who want a quick and easy Valentine’s day DIY decoration to get in the mood for romance without spending too much time – you might need more time for cooking dinner and working on other plans, after all!
There’s no secret here: cut long strips of crafting paper, fold it in the middle to mark the bottom of the heart shape, and then curl both edges into each other to complete the shape, glueing where both ends meet with a subtle drip of glue.
8. Candy Heart Bouquet
And finally, what would this romantic day be without some sweet candy?
This cute DIY decoration for Valentine’s Day is easy to put together and it is both beautiful and practical – it will decorate your dinner table or even office desk, and it’s also filled with edible candy that can be picked up and cherished at will.
Once again, you can opt for faux roses to make it easier to maintain and gift to your partner!
9. Heart-Shaped Pillows
You can probably find heart-shaped pillows in stores for a quick and easy way to bring romance to your living room or bedroom, but keeping with the DIY decoration theme, these pillow cases can be sewn at home! You’ll just need a few sewing supplies and a bit of experience (or a quick Youtube tutorial!).
10. DIY Wreath
So you’ve got the indoors portion all covered, but nothing’s stopping you from showing you’re in Valentine’s Day spirit to the rest of the neighborhood. This romantic DIY wreath made of tissue paper looks stunning, colorful, and will let no one forget love is in the air!