Set a romantic mood with Valentine’s Day decor
What you might want is a houseful of roses, heart-shaped lights adorning every room and a bowl full of candy hearts filling your favorite red bowl.
And, sure, all this is well and good, but as not all share the heart of a true romantic, a bit of subtlety can go a long way toward saying “I love you all.”
And what’s not to love about Valentine’s Day for the home decorator? Pick your favorite shade of red, pink or raspberry and go to town.
Michele L. Loeper with Ten Thousand Villages points out that the best way to show love is through love for humanity.
“A handmade dish adds a little something extra to the Valentine’s dessert, and shows that you really do have a huge heart,” she says.
Fair Trade gifts from all corners of the world will add an exotic touch to your Valentine’s festivities, she adds.
And, if you’re looking for a “quick fix” for Valentine décor, Party City will have you seeing hearts and cupids in no time.
“Make your party table look as sweet as the treats set upon it by coordinating a pink rose centerpiece with a glass heart candle, and add some heart outline lights to any room for a sparkling spectacle,” says Party City spokeswoman Avagay Lindsay.
We’ve offered a few heartfelt suggestions to bring a little warmth and love to the bleak mid-February days:
They’re subtle and sweet, and just the right touch for the table if you’re planning a romantic meal. Champagne rose candles, $9-$11 each, pier1.com
In case you’re wondering who takes sugar and cream, and who takes it with just cream, this set will set you straight. His & her mug set, $14.95, pier1.com
Light it up
Simple and pretty, these will set the mood. Holiday tea lights, $6.96 for set, crateandbarrel.com
Let these three pretty hearts set the tone for your romantic evening. Heart outline light set, $9.99, partycity.com
Put a cork in it
Catch all of your romantic memories with this cork holder. New View heart wine cork catcher, $34.99, kohls.com
Wine & dine
We really couldn’t say it better. This pillow could be left out on many a cold evening. All You Need Is Love and Wine pillow, $29.99, kohls.com
Whether it holds candy, keys or jewelry, this lovely heart-shaped porcelain dish will serve as lovely décor for the home for years to come. Kate Spade New York Posy Court dish, $40, macys.com