While I had originally planned to share some DIY Valentine gift ideas with you all this week, I decided I was more interested (and thought many of you might be too) in ideas for how to decorate for Valentine’s Day in a stylish and affordable way. To be honest, I’ve never really decorated for this holiday, mostly because pink and red definitely aren’t my go-to colors for home decor, but for some reason I was feeling festive this year. PLUS, I’m addicted to blush colors right now… I mean, they’re so soft and romantic – makes me want to snuggle in and get cozy. And what better way to incorporate them into my home than during the Valentine’s Day season when pink is all over the place?!
One of my biggest struggles with Valentine’s Day decor has always been its tendency to be gaudy or tacky… I work hard to make my home classy and stylish, so I wanted to find a way to add some Valentine’s Day flair without contradicting that style. Adding some simple blush colored elements gave me just that. As you’ll see below, I added just a few simple blush decor items into my home decor for the next few weeks. I was pleasantly surprised by the festive feeling it adds to our home. 🙂 Even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, I would encourage you to try one, a few, or all of these and just simply celebrate LOVE this season in your home!
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Welcome to our Valentine’s Day family room accented with blush decor. 🙂
WHAT I ADDED
BLUSH THROW PILLOWS
Like I said before, pink rarely appears in my home decor, so I chose to purchase just a few $7 pillow covers to simply cover pillow inserts I already owned. These can easily be stored and pulled out each year when I decide I want to put pink back into my decor! Honestly, I love these covers so much I may just leave them out through spring and summer… They’ve got this amazing texture to them them that reminds me of tweed!
I got these blush dahlias at Michael’s this week for 40% off. Only $9 for the entire bouquet and I love how they sit in our white pitcher from Ikea. So romantic! We already had the “COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS” sign and I thought it was an appropriate phrase for the season. 🙂
BLUSH HEART TREE ARRANGEMENT
Most likely you’ve got some sort of twig or branch arrangement in your home. If not, you’ve probably got some twigs lying around your backyard that you can gather up like I did! 😉 Update your arrangement by hot-gluing a few paper or foam hearts on the branches for a festive, but classy, bouquet.
FRAMED BLUSH VALENTINE’S DAY PRINT
While I love making framed prints out of dollar store gift bags, I decided it would be fun to design my own Valentine’s Day inspired blush printables this year! The “love.” print on our mantel is one of the three I designed. 🙂
I’d love for you to download and print one of my blush prints! Just click here or the image below to get them by email! (If you’re already a subscriber, you can access them in my free printables library. Just check your email for the password. 🙂 ) It’s as easy as printing out one you like, framing it (Dollar Tree sells decent frames for this type of thing!) and displaying it somewhere in your home. You could replace a frame in one of your galleries, prop it up on a shelf or mantel, or even hang it in a new spot.
BLUSH HEART WRAPPED MASON JARS
I chose to wrap my mason jars in dollar store doilies, paper hearts and baker’s twine. Simply layer the doily and heart on the front of the jar and wrap the twine around 3-4 times before tying off. Other ideas for mason jars would be painting them with a blush colored chalk paint, covering them in glitter or simply tying blush ribbon around the top.
So, what do you think?? Are you going to try adding some tasteful pops of blush throughout your home this season? I promise, you’re going to fall in love with it as much as I have… 😉 Have a great rest of the week!