Spread a Little Love with These Inspiring Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Image by Stephanie Welbourne Steele, Styling by Melissa Sturdivant Smith

Text by Bethany Adams

Whether your Valentine’s Day plans involve an intimate candlelit dinner for two, a “Galentine’s” brunch with your closest friends, or a relaxed evening at home, these spaces are designed to inspire! Take a cue or two from place settings, floral arrangements, and cozy corners galore, and fall a little more in love with every room in your home!

Time-Tested Table

A Valentine's Day tablescape with roses, a cake, and candles.
Image by @thespilledsugar on Instagram

There’s nothing like the classics when it comes to setting an unforgettable Valentine’s Day table. Rich burgundies add depth to the palette, and a loose, overflowing arrangement of varied roses creates a dramatic centerpiece.

Layers of Love

A bedroom with layers of soft pink linens.
Image by Stephanie Welbourne Steele, Styling by Melissa Sturdivant Smith

Not a fan of hot pinks and heart motifs? Turn up the romantic style for a timeless Valentine’s Day look that can hang around all year. Layer in lace and floral prints with muted blush tones and top off vintage accessories with dramatic blooms like oversize roses and peonies. For our stylist’s full guide, tour this space here!

Classic and Casual

A charcuterie board next to four pink taper candles.
Image by Mac Jamieson, Styling by Caroline Blum

A touch of rustic charm is perfect for offsetting the elegance of your Valentine’s Day table. Start the evening with charcuterie before diving into dinner at a table set with pink tapers and glam touches of gold. See the full table for more inspo.

Love Song

A white piano decorated with white roses and a violin.
Image by @crown.and.sparrow on Instagram

Depart from the typical pinks and reds with a subdued—but endlessly elegant—display. Heaps of white blooms will always add romance to your space, but piling them atop a piano among timeworn vintage touches only enhances the effect.

A Cup of Cozy

A tiered tray decorated with red and pink dishware.
Image by Design Style by Marci

Give your valentine a sweet treat with a cocoa tray stocked with all the fixings! Want to try something new? Check out a few of our favorite recipes here.

Save a Place

A white linen encircled with a pink velvet bow with a miniature blossom nestled inside.
Image by Dress for Dinner Tablescapes, Place cards by The Neon Nib

These place cards incorporate beloved lyrics for a personalized detail that elevates the table’s elegance and grace.

Flying High

Red heart-shaped balloons in a living room with pink and red accessories
Image and design by Nissa-Lynn Interiors

In addition to pretty pink tones and fun pillows, this living space by designer Nissa-Lynn Parson showcases a thoughtful idea. Tie Valentine’s Day balloons to favorite treats and handwritten notes for a surprise your loved one will remember.

Alfresco with Friends

An outdoor setting with red and pink table accents and pilllows.
Image by @poppin.events on Instagram

If you live in a warmer climate, consider taking your celebration outside. Velvet cushions and crystal stemware elevate the casual atmosphere created by this festive picnic spread.

A Simple Touch

A bedroom with a white pillow with red hearts.
Image by @whitecottagegoodes on Instagram

No time to go on a décor shopping spree? Just a stylish touch or two is enough to celebrate the holiday in your space—like a charming heart-motif pillow in this cozy cottage bedroom.

Crafted with Love

A bowl with yarn-wrapped hearts.
Image by @wholeheartedhomestyle on Instagram

For a quaint cottage design with a dash of rustic charm, these yarn-wrapped hearts are a simple DIY project perfectly strung into garland or scattered among beloved vintage pieces.

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