19 of the Most Beautiful Valentine's Day Decoration Ideas for Your Home (2024)

Why wear your heart on your sleeve when you can display it on your wall? This Valentine's Day, spruce up your home with our best decorative ideas from pretty flower arrangements to romantic candle displays.

Whether you're hosting an intimate dinner for two, a Galentine's Day party with all of your friends, or even spending a quiet afternoon at home while you're stamping out valentines by the dozen, these decoration ideas will inspire anyone who steps inside your house on Valentine's Day.

Not only will these ideas impress guests, but you'll have everyone ready for the holiday of love well before it arrives.

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Wooden Hearts

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While fresh blooms are the norm when it comes to Valentine's Day decorations, these wooden hearts make a longer-lasting statement. The DIY "ornaments" are easy to hang up in different areas of your home (they look lovely on doorknobs) thanks to a loop of ribbon.

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Floral Linen-Wrapped Pots

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Dress up your home for the holiday of love, no sewing skills required. These floral linen-wrapped pots are a great way to give your houseplants the Valentine's Day treatment: Cut the fabric to fit, adhere it with glue, and brush a few coats on top to seal and make these covers water-resistant. Want to be more literal? Choose a rose- or heart-patterned fabric, instead.

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"Be Mine" Marbleized Heart Coasters

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Valentine's Day décor might often call on clichés, but you don't need to rely on an explosion of confetti hearts or rose petals to channel the holiday's spirit. Look for crafts with a modern aesthetic and sophisticated details, like these marbleized heart coasters. Use these sweet accessories under glasses of bubbly rosé if you decide to celebrate at home this year.

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Flower Garland

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Display this floral garland on a mantel—or extend and drape it over a doorway. To make this Valentine's Day craft, use continuous-petal crepe paper flowers without a stamen; roll the stem tightly around the base of the bud and secure with floral tape. Thread an upholstery needle with double-sided satin ribbon and run it up through the centers of the stems, into the crepe flowers. As you work, be sure to leave 4 inches between each bloom so the final result doesn't look crowded.

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Dried Floral Wreath

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Looking for a show-stopping Valentine's Day wreath? This modern iteration will last well beyond February 14, thanks to its dried flowers and ornamental grasses in pink hues. Place it above your entryway table, so you can feel the love as soon as you walk through the door.

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Crayon Hearts

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Love is in the air, so why not fill your house with crayon hearts that you can string from your ceiling? These festive shapes are made with waxed paper and wax-crayon shavings in an assortment of vibrant, holiday-appropriate hues, like reds, pinks, and yellows.

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Floral Seating-Card Holders

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Hosting a sophisticated Valentine's Day dinner? Paper floral seating cards will help guide everyone to their seats. Make these upstanding blossoms using five to ten continuous petals cut into rounded teardrops; use an 11-inch length of floral wire for the stem of your choice. About 4 inches down from flower, twist two tiny circles in wire with round-tipped needlenose pliers; these circles grip the card. About 1 inch below that, bend wire out 90 degrees, then into a circular base. To display, cut 2-inch slits into felt draped over your tablecloth and slip one side of each base into a slit.

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Scented Flowers

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Scent paper flowers with a fragrance oil as an homage to the holiday. Bonus points if you choose rose—but there are dozens of scents on the market, all of which are available at craft stores and online.

Here's how to make this scented flowers craft:

1. Use pliers to cut floral wire to desired length.
2. Cut out a piece of square from the blush pink crepe paper, making sure that when the cotton ball is placed on the square, an inch of space is left on all four sides.
3. Dab a single cotton ball with a small amount of fragrance oil. Depending on the quality of fragrance oil, a drop or two is enough.
4. Center the cotton ball onto the floral wire and place the square piece of crepe paper on top. Fold the edges of the crepe paper tightly around the floral wire and secure with floral tape to form the button stamen.
5. Cut a 9-inch piece from the crepe paper streamer and fringe it with scissors.
6. Place one end of the fringed streamer on the floral wire and scrunch the streamer while wrapping it around the wire; secure with floral tape; repeat this step with another fringed streamer in a different color.
7. Wrap floral tape down the length of the flower stem to finish the paper flower.

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Angel Wings Floral Art

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A heavenly Valentine's Day decoration idea is brought down to earth with a few natural—albeit, ethereal—elements: baby's breath, skeleton leaves, and ornamental pampas grass. The table itself is set with gold candlesticks, white tapers, and crystal goblets.

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Pastel Bouquets

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Sorbet-hued blooms hit just the right note for Valentine's Day, and with colors this subtle, you can mix and match them as you please. We chose garden roses from David Austin Roses with petals more ruffly than the standard sort—an effect made even sweeter thanks to their lovely scent.

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"L-O-V-E" Wall-Art

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Instagram photos make instant art. For this quadtych, select 44 photos (look for ones that have a recurring color scheme, such as the general palette of blues shown here), and print them all as 2 1/4-inch squares. (If you use Printstagram to print from Instagram, they will automatically be this size.) Download and print the template for laying them out on four floating frames. The project is easy enough that you can update the photos seasonally.

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Flower Cloches

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Instead of a full bouquet, craft a delicate arrangement under glass. (Small carnations, sweetheart roses, fern fronds, and begonia leaves add up to a lovely arrangement.)

1. First, place floral clay on the bottom of a flower-pin frog to secure it inside a small, sturdy cup.
2. Fill the cup three-quarters full with water.
3. Set a glass cloche next to it, so you know how high the blooms can be.
4. Cut flowers and greenery and stick them onto the pins.
5. To finish, set the cup on a plate and cover it with the cloche.
6. Check the water daily—the display can last about a week.

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Painted Candleholders

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The wooden feet that support modern sofas tend to have simple, sculptural shapes, making them well worth elevating from floor to mantel for Valentine's Day. To customize them into holders for taper candles, which you can use to illuminate a romantic dinner, look for streamlined versions in unfinished wood at the home-improvement store, then play around with height and color combinations.

1. Use a C clamp to secure a piece of scrap wood to your work surface.
2. Make a pilot hole in wood.
3. Turn a furniture foot upside down and screw into the scrap wood (foot should come with a screw).
4. Attach a 1-inch flat boring bit to drill and make a shallow hole in the foot.
5. Insert a brass candle cup into the hole.
6. Unscrew foot from scrap wood; remove screw with pliers.
7. Dilute paint (2 parts paint and 1 part water) to make a colorful wash that will allow wood grain on the furniture foot to show through.
8. Paint the foot as desired; let dry.
9. For the stacked candleholder, use the screw on a second foot to attach to the candleholder.
10. Put a taper candle into the candle cup.

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Tissue-Paper Wall Heart

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On Valentine's Day, make one-of-a-kind wall art the focal point. Our instructions make a 4 x 4 foot heart completely composed of red-and-pink tissue paper. You won't need as many kits if you're decorating a smaller area.

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Pretty Pink Balloons

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What's a party without the balloons? This lavish garland is pictured cascading over the fireplace with XOXO's, kissy lips, hearts, and LOVE lettering mylar balloons from Northstar Balloons. Atop the mantel sits a row of framed artworks depicting pouted lips, gold foil hearts, and positive messages like, "You're Like Really Pretty."

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Personalized Pot

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Floral designers at Prudence Designs & Events in New York City use a birch-bark vase and a wood-burning tool to mimic the romance of initials carved into a tree trunk. To duplicate the look, start with a store-bought birch-bark vase, draw your design in pencil, and trace the lines with a heat tool or brown permanent marker.

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3D Floral Canvas Wall-Art

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Whoever said florals were table-bound? Romantic blooms like charm peonies, garden roses, and tulips bring a still life to real life in this modern three-dimensional display.

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LOVE Glittered Banner

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Let your love sparkle. This pink-and-red banner uses three colors of glitter to create an ombré effect and the script banner is a solid gold glitter. Both are made by cutting the letters from a foam board in the shape of lettering, coated with decoupage adhesive, and finished with the gorgeous glitter colors.

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Zip-Tie Heart Garland

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Turn a bunch of neon zip ties into a festive garland for a quick, kid-friendly Valentine's Day decoration. First, close the zip tie so that the tail is on the inside, and then pinch the bottom to make the point. Loop the hearts together as you go.

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