Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it is time to get into the mood. A simple way to get the fire of love started is to decorate our everyday living space so that it reminds us of love and shows our appreciation, affection and feelings for our beloved. Your home décor can be as elaborate or as simple as you wish, but here are a few of our favourite DIY ideas for the love season.
Make a Valentine’s Day shelf
Dedicating a shelf or a central place like the mantel to Valentine’s decorations will make it the focal point of our home and show the importance we give to love. We can decorate this shelf with a vase with red flowers, Valentine’s cards, sweets and candies in red and white colours, a favourite picture of you and your partner together, and anything else that comes to your mind when you think of love. Add a nice little garland with red chord and paper hearts and there you go.
Make L.O.V.E. pieces
Any craft store will probably have big size letters made of wood or cardboard, so you can get your L, O, V, and E and decorate them. You can cover them in glue and immerse them in red glitter to get some sparkly elegance. You can for example paint them red and draw white and pink little hearts on them, or simply paste heart shaped stickers on them. A creative way to decorate the letters is to wrap them in yarn in different colours; they will look great in any combination.
Make a floral centerpiece
Nothing expresses love like flowers and you simply can’t go wrong by sticking to this tradition. Get at least the double of the amount you would usually buy. Decorate your vase by wrapping it in nice wrapping paper with heart prints. Then cut out little strips of paper like the ones you find in fortune cookies and write love messages for your loved one to read, roll them up and attach them to the flower stems using some thread or yarn.
Turn your wall art into love art
Most people have at least some wall art hanging on their walls all year round and with time we simply stop paying attention to it. For Valentine’s Day and the time around this holiday, we can change this by simply temporarily pasting something over the original art using tack or transparent duct tape, or removing the art from their picture frames and replacing it with love themed cards or art prints. There are many art prints to be found online or we can draw and paint something ourselves. If nothing else, cut out big red paper hearts and place them over all wall art pieces.
Love bomb your home
You can always get red and pink paper and cut little hearts out, put some thread through them and make little hanging hearts. Only, our idea is to make hundreds of them and hang them all around the house, on your lamps and light fixtures, on your mirrors, door knobs, chairs, along the sides of the dining table, on counters and windows, everywhere. You can make heart garlands and add love notes and balloons to them if you wish. Pretend it’s someone’s birthday and make a big banner made of hearts.
The predominant symbol is of course the heart, and the colours are red, pink and white. Add a scented candle, some chocolates and let love flow in!