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35+ Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas for a Memorable Celebration

Think beyond foiled balloons.

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KT Merry; Jenna Elliott, One Eleven Photography

If you’re struggling to come up with a romantic date at home this year for you and your special Valentine, then look no further. From adorable Valentine-themed setups to the sweetest and most delightful confections—we have to let ourselves indulge sometimes, after all—these fail-safe ideas will surely help you get your creative juices flowing. Remember that even though actions may speak louder than words, you can still write your dearest an old-school love note in addition to showing your affection through one—or more—of these heartfelt gestures below. And don’t forget a gift for him or her to top off the night. So raise a glass to you and yours, whether you’re celebrating with your significant other or just a close friend, and read on for our 36 favorite Valentine’s Day decorating ideas.

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Mintwood Home
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V-Day Bar

For that special night, there’s no better vessel for all of your sweets—and the Champagne, of course—than a golden-hued bar cart.

Via Mintwood Home


Gold Bar Cart, Target, $150

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Edie Parker
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Pretty Pink Coasters

At your Valentine’s Day–themed table, how about a Valentine’s Day–themed drink set atop a Valentine’s Day–themed coaster? You can never go wrong with pink and red hearts.

Via Edie Parker


HVN + EP Round Coasters, Edie Parker, $350

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Darcy Miller
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Galentine’s Day Champagne Charms

Make your Galentine’s Day celebration—virtual or otherwise—even more festive by adding heart-shaped charms to glasses of bubbly. It’s a fun way to celebrate your best girlfriends.

Via Darcy Miller

Valentine's Day Stemware, Williams Sonoma, $24

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Darcy Miller
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This year, make the City of Light a part of your Valentine’s Day bash. Take a cue from the colors of the French flag—red, white, and blue—and incorporate blueberries and red roses into your arrangement. Finish the look with a wall decal featuring the Eiffel Tower.

Via Darcy Miller

Eiffel Tower Wall Decal, Amazon, $26

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Vanessa Tierney Photography
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Pink Cheeseboard

A clutch of breadsticks is tied off with a pink ribbon and place atop a pink embossed cheeseboard in this Galentine’s Day party.

Via Twenty Three Layers

Rose Gold Agate Tray, Etsy, $116

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Heart Garland

Simple garland featuring burlap flags and cut-out hearts doesn’t feel overly frilly.

Via Style Me Pretty

Pink Heart Felt Garland, Etsy, $18

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Meredith Jane Photography
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Heart-Shaped Ice Cream Pops

An unexpected twist on traditional chocolate hearts, heart-shaped ice cream pops are a cool treat.

Via Style Me Pretty

Valentine’s Day Cakesicle Sticks, Etsy, $1

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Greg Finck Photography
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Tea Time

Why not host a Valentine’s Day tea party? Teacups filled with blush-toned satchels sit atop heart-shaped tea saucers.

Via Style Me Pretty

Ralph Lauren Tea Cup and Saucer, Saks Fifth Avenue, $65

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Cassie Rosch
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Pink and Lucite

Pink stools, persimmon taper candles, and a floral arrangement set along the floor are all centerstage, thanks to a see-through Lucite table.

Via Yonder House

Tiny Taper Candle Set, Williams Sonoma, $14.95

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KT Merry
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Pale Pink Glasses

The subtlest hint of pink stemware plays nicely with blush linens and garden roses in this formal but unfussy tablescape.

Via Harper’s Bazaar

Pink Crystal Goblet, Wayfair, $22.99

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KT Merry
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Cake and Chocolates, Too

Not a pink frosting person? A white-on-white cake is perfectly celebratory alongside a delicate tray of bespoke chocolates.

Via Harper’s Bazaar

Valentine's Day Truffle Collection, Kollar Chocolates, $61.25

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Best Home Fashion
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Cozy Furnishings

Valentine’s Day doesn't have to be a formal affair—why not ring in the day by snuggling up with your sweetheart on the sofa, comfortably wrapped in blush-hued pillows and soft blankets?

Via Best Home Fashion

Dot Pillow, Design Within Reach, $95

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Ruthie Eileen Photography
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Heart-Adorned Goodie Bags

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a small group? Make adorably on-theme goodie bags, decorated with sparkling hearts and packed with pink-and-red treats.

Via Style Me Pretty and Ruth Eileen Photography

2ct Valentine's Bags, Target, $3

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Dayo Idowu
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Sentimental Floral Arrangements

Nothing says “I love you” like a beautifully set table, complete with thoughtful floral arrangements. And those heart-shaped succulents? Too perfect for words.

Via L’Atelier Rouge

Two Hearts as One, Urbanstems, $50

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Best Home Fashion
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Pastel Drapery

Swathe your Valentine’s celebration in sheer panels of pastel drapery, to add a little mystique to the day. We also love the stylish, thematic wreaths suspended in the folds of fabric.

Via Best Home Fashion

Valentine's Felt Leaf Wreath, Etsy, $35.67

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For The Love Events / The Livelys
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Romantic Textiles

Embrace soft and romantic design by employing sweet floral textiles on and around your Valentine’s table. Here, the carefully cross-stitched tapestry is a particularly lovely touch.

Via For The Love Events and The Livelys

Rose Wall Tapestry, Society6, $26.99

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Style Me Pretty/Sandra Aberg Photography
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Pink Candlesticks

Lend your Valentine’s Day table setup an air of traditional elegance and playful spirit with rose petal pink candles. It's a subtle but effective decor trick to, ahem, melt over.

Via Style Me Pretty Living

Paradiso Taper Holders, West Elm, $20

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Emily Millay Photography
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Traditional Vignette

A bit of white tulle lends whimsy and romance to any decor setting. Here, a vignette with a small vase of roses, traditional clocks, and a place setting is elegantly draped with tulle.

Via A Charming Fete

White Tulle Table Skirt, Amazon, $18

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Style Me Pretty/Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography
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Floral Cookies

Dress up geometric cookies with white frosting and edible flowers for a show-stopping treat bound to give your hon butterflies. Besides—why give flowers for a vase when you can give flowers to eat?

Via Style Me Pretty Living

Edible Rose Petals, Terrain, $10

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Jenna Elliott, One Eleven Photography
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Honeycomb Ornaments

Rose-petal pink and hot pink honeycomb lanterns lend any vignette or Valentine’s Day party a sense of lighthearted buoyancy. Pair with matching flowers to continue the color palette.

Via Marlan Willardson and Laurén LaRocca of Twink + Sis

Heart-Shaped Honeycomb Decoration, Etsy, $10.33

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Love Me Do Photography
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Sweet Linens

Skip the hot pink paper napkins and instead bring out your beautiful linens. These pastel pink floral napkins are an understated yet elegant accent for a romantic holiday.

Via The Handkerchief Shop

Rose Gold Flower Napkins, Etsy, $5

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Jenna Elliott, One Eleven Photography
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“I Love You More Than Pizza” Sign

Granted, “pizza” can be replaced with just about anything here—cookies, cheese, or perhaps donuts. The point is, your loved one will appreciate the cheeky nod to a love that's bigger than your appetite for your favorite food.

Via Marlan Willardson and Laureén LaRocca of Twink + Sis

16 Pieces Valentine's Day Cut-Outs, Amazon, $15.99

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Jenna Elliott, One Eleven Photography
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Floral Naked Cake

Adorn a naked cake with large flowers to create a vignette of overindulgence and sweetness. Pair it with a simple white cake stand (you can use matching ones to hold vases with the same flowers) for a crisp, uniform look.

Via Marlan Willardson and Laurén LaRocca Twink + Sis

Fake Flower Heads, Etsy, $7.50

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Jenna Elliott, One Eleven Photography
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Make Punch With A Pretty Side

Serve your loved one (or party guests) a tasty fruit punch adorned with red berries. Here, the punch is paired with “xoxo” napkins and heart-shaped doilies.

Via Marlan Willardson and Laurén LaRocca of Twink + Sis

Beverage Dispenser, Walmart, $16

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Robyn Van Dyke Photography
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Pink Macarons and Berries

One of the loveliest aspects of Valentine’s Day (besides celebrating the love in your life, of course) is that the holiday's colors make it easy for food to double as themed decor. Here, raspberries sprinkled around pink pomegranate macarons make for a treat that's appealing to the eyes and the tastebuds.

Via Sugar Euphoria

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Box, Dana's Bakery, $36

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Erin Elizabeth Photo
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Simple Bouquet

A dozen roses is the tradition, but just one or two blooms in a small vase can be equally charming (and saves space on a crowded dinner table!). Here, peach roses situated in a vase on stacked books make for a charming centerpiece.

Via Decoration Inc

Peach Roses, Global Rose, $54

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Melanie Gabrielle Photography
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Rose-Topped Cake

Sprinkle candied rose petals on a plain white cake for your most elegant Valentine’s Day affair—the effortless beauty of this simple dessert is enough to make anyone swoon.

Via Inspired by This

The Cake Bake Shop’s Two-Tier Cake, Williams Sonoma, $300

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Sugar Shoppe LA
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Add a Smooch

Candy lips make a playful addition to drink sticks, especially when paired with splashy pink coasters. Give your a date smooch—and your drink a brush of decor—by sliding gummy lips onto a wooden drink stick.

Via Sugar Shoppe LA

Madelaine Chocolate Lips, Amazon, $11

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Brian Leahy Photography
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Double-Tiered Serving Trays

Infuse your Valentine’s Day with a bit of gilded glamour by serving treats on your two-tiered platters. Scatter a few branches of greenery around your treats for added charm.

Via Modern Art Catering

Two Tier Mirrored Gold Serving Tray, Etsy, $42.99

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Alyssa Rosenheck
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Heart Sculpture

You don’t have to give up your neutral color palette during this romantic time of year. The metal heart sculpture in this Nashville home is just as Valentine’s Day-appropriate as any garish red and pink accessories.

3D Heart Wall Decor, Wayfair, $33.99

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