Touches of Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day offers your home an easy way to transition from winter to spring.

Depending on the base color scheme in your home, you may find yourself using more pinks or more reds.

Because my walls are painted a blue color, I chose to go the route of working with pinks for Valentine’s Day.

Bringing in fresh flowers will breathe some fresh life into your space after having the house closed up all winter. I make it a point to try and keep some blooms around the house this time of year, because they really help keep winter blues at bay.

Touches of fur will also help transition your space. The white fur on this Pier 1 papasan
offers a cozy spot to catch some sun on cold days, and with the pinks and golds added to the room, the fur also takes on a bit of a romantic feel. Snag that big pink fur heart pillow for under $20- just click the photo!

Serving carts are popular right now, but they can be really expensive. I found this one at Michael’s for only $30. No matter what fits your budget, you can load them up with your favorite alcohol and a couple of glasses to help set an inviting tone.

Nothing can spark a little romance like cozying up by the fire. Admittedly, I need work staging the bottom half still. Our $50 Fireplace Facelift may have brought this space out of the 1980s, but there’s still work to be done.

That being said, above the mantle the number one thing I had to keep from Christmas was our twinkly lights!

I swapped out my snow flocked wintry wreath for this grapevine wreath.

The white birch trees still give off a hint of winter, but the pink pops like this “Love” frame from Pier 1 pull us out of winter and point us toward spring.

I fell in love with this pink and gold “Love you more” print and frame from Michaels and as a bonus, I got it 40% off!

The pink bird is also from Michael’s and you’ll see him stick around as we transition further into spring and head toward Easter.

The two votives surrounding the wreath are just one of my two-second DIY projects. I wanted something that would give a rustic feel and play off the dark mantle and the grapevine wreath so I grabbed a couple of my small mason jars, two tealights, and some old coffee beans out of the pantry to make some candleholders that would finish off the look.

Bring on the Reds!

If colors like pink and gold won’t compliment your base scheme- you can use the reds from Christmas to transition to the reds for Valentine’s Day.

Check out the way Annie from Seven30 Ranch uses a simple painted red frame to add drama to her fireplace mantle. Such an easy DIY that pays off big. I particularly love how she mixed in the black and white plaid as that’s a super hot trend right now, especially in the Farmhouse style arena.

Annie teaches us a great lesson about decorating for holidays here, too– a reminder that it’s not always about the colors. Notice the sign that’s on display: the “Love is patient” verses from 1 Corinthians. What a beautiful reminder of what Valentine’s Day should really be about.

Also: Annie makes her own signs so be sure to stop by seven30ranch on Etsy and support her business!

And of course- fresh blooms! Annie finishes off her look with fresh tulips. I love how she uses just one pop of red again to bring the drama! 😍

An Eclectic Mix

“Simple, fun, and free.” That’s how Mallory from Our Cozy Craftsman describes her Valentine’s decor.

Because she doesn’t have a mantle in her home, Mallory took pieces like the distressed door above and the antique sewing table below to stage holiday vignettes.

She incorporated pieces of decor she had around the house and used fresh flowers to make a big impact.

Be sure to follow Annie @seven30ranch and Mallory @ourcozycraftsman on Instagram for more from their beautiful homes.

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