It’s Valentine’s Day, so wear your heart on your sleeve and dress up your décor with hearts galore!
Eat Your Heart Out
Valentine’s is a great day to cook up something special with your honey. Set the table for romance, but don’t turn a candlelight dinner into a kiddie party with matching heart plates, cups, and napkins. Instead, let a little hint like heart-shaped napkin rings quietly wink the mood.
Kiss The Cook
Giving the kitchen a Valentine’s Day’s touch is a cinch – stores are loaded with seasonal oven mitts and placemats. But does the man of the house really want to dry the dishes with a pink and red dishtowel that says, “Be Mine”? Skip the obvious and go for tasteful accessories like this wooden heart cutting board. You’ll want to leave it out all year!
Valentines don’t have to come from secret admirers. Send yourself a love note with a heart tea infuser, then give yourself permission to take a break and relax. Whether you prefer your Earl Grey with cream or sugar, it’ll be sweet.
Love Is Natural
Let your love show by adorning a bookcase with an elegant heart-shaped lavender wreath. The organic look is a welcome contrast to rows of hardback books, and the shape lends warmth and softness to any space. Try it out on a kitchen window, a vanity mirror, or a guestroom door too. Natural materials bring the outdoors inside, and hearts never go out of style.
Objects Of Affection
Your heart ornaments can celebrate love year-round if you simply avoid holiday hues and go for stylish tangerine, cobalt, or lime instead. Since ornaments already come with a hook, you can hang them anywhere–from a curtain tieback to the knob of an étagère. They’re so easy to decorate with, you could have a heart in every room. What a cute way to spread the love!
Nothing sets the mood in the bedroom like dappled light from a flickering candle. But when it comes to the boudoir, not any old votive will do. A bold pillar candle in scarlet scented with cinnamon says your love is full of spice. Place an ornate heart sticker on the side and send a message of love every time you light the flame. Be still my beating heart!
Good Clean Fun
Get flirty in the bath with his-and-her soaps in the shape of hearts. We recommend vanilla and ginger, known to heighten passion and romance. Nestle them side-by-side in a sleek bronze soap dish. It’s a sweet detail that will go with any bath.
A Toast To Coasters
A secret to incorporating hearts into your décor is to pay attention to the details. Cupid’s arrow can strike just about anything, including everyday items like cocktail coasters. Red beaded coasters in the shape of hearts are an invitation to get out the champagne flutes and pop that cork. Cheers to that!
Inspire romance in the bedroom with a simple but luxurious pillow embellishment. Just twist ribbons of raspberry and purple silk into a heart. Scrunch the ribbons as you tack them to the cover with matching thread. Who knew ribbon embroidery could be so easy and look so good?
Home Is Where The Art Is
The living room is the heart of the home, so why not honor that with your own heartfelt art? Simply paint a wooden craft heart rich burgundy and cover it with buttons in amber, tan, and tortoise shell. Mount it on a piece of vintage sheet music and set it off in a classic black frame. Then hang your masterpiece for the whole family to enjoy. It will warm the cockles of their hearts.