While your DSO (dear significant other) may not appreciate or notice when you rearrange the furnishings, these heartfelt Valentine’s Day decorations will not soon be forgotten. Dress up your house for Valentine’s Day for the kids, the family, your partner or for a small party.
Valentine’s Day Decorating: Room by Room
The bathroom is one of these easiest rooms to cupid-ify for Valentine’s Day. The room can be cute or romantic, depending on your situation and your intentions.
Use bathtub crayons to draw hearts and write, “I love you” before the kids take their baths. Supply them with pink bathtub foam and pink heart soaps.
Give them a new red or cute animal body pouf.
Set up candles everywhere, including around the tub, as a not so subtle invitation to a Valentine’s Day date in the shower.
Write a sexy note on the bathroom mirror for your partner.
Lipstick kisses on the mirrors also promise romance.
Create a picnic atmosphere at the table, with a pink or red and white checked tablecloth. Use a picnic basket to serve cookies or bread. Wrap the utensils for each place setting with a pretty ribbon.
Use all-red table settings, pot holders and dish towels, from Christmas or buy them new. Pink, red, lavenders also work. Mix in some white and black for a dramatic effect.
Label your lover’s coffee mug with a homemade card which reads, “love potion.”
Leave a note with breakfast, reading, “Eat up, you’ll need your energy later.”
Decorate candles with a skirt of hearts. Cut out small hearts from construction paper or from leftover Valentine’s Day cards. String them onto craft or jewelry wire. Tie around the bottom half of the candle, away from any flame. Lighting the candle is optional.
Make a heart wreath for the door using hearts cut from red, white and pink felt. Glue to a paper plate cut with the center cut out. Use extra hearts on the top, to make the curved heart shapes. Place one heart in the center on the bottom to make the heart point. Use a black ribbon to tie to the front door or an interior door.
Place small glass jars filed with your family’s favorite Valentine’s Day treats throughout the room. Use spicy cinnamon hearts, cute conversation hearts, M&Ms or individually-wrapped chocolate Kisses and rich chocolates.
Decorate with sound. Create a long set playlist of your favorite romantic songs, that can last through a romantic dinner and into your sexy evening plans.
Leave a Valentine on your child’s pillow or bedside table.
Post little encouraging and love-filled Post-It notes around the room and on the door. The messages can be be as simple as, “I love how you’re good at math” to “Have a lovely day.”
Decorate with a simple red heart balloon, or a Valentine’s Day balloon with a message. A bouquet of balloons will brighten any child’s dreary February morning.
Cut hearts from construction paper, red wrapping paper or fabric scraps. Glue to sturdy construction paper and string up on red ribbon like garland. Hang on a headboard or over a window treatment.
Assemble your favorite photos together on a large poster board. Add a few ones, including some sexy self-portraits. Hang it in your bedroom or in the master bath.
Now is the time to buy a new, luxurious bed set for the bedroom. The holidays are over, the white sales are on and it’s time to trade up on bed linens. This is a romantic gift and decorating idea you’ll both enjoy, well beyond Valentine’s Day.