Happy Valentine’s Day!
I had a lot of fun decorating my home this February. I definitely went with a more muted color-scheme this year. I wanted Valentine’s Day to blend in with the existing decor, so I chose to go with a very clean white look in the living room, and some muted corals and blush-tones in the dining room.
The Living Room
If you visited my site last week, you probably got a sneak peak at my mantle in progress when I posted a how-to on Frosted Valentine Glass Candles.
I kept the mantle pretty simple with three main parts: glass candles, wooden letters, and a white bouquet (with a twist).
The letters I found at Hobby Lobby. I originally bought L, O, V, and E, but then found a wooden heart in the dollar section of Target and swooped it up. I figured even if I didn’t end up using it, it was a dollar. I toyed around with several ideas of how to decorate it: wrapping it in a thick white yarn; mod podging it with scrapbook paper. In the end, though, I just liked its natural state. It picked up the beige in the curtains and also in the lamp shades, so it stayed naked.
I knew I wanted a bouquet of some sort for the mantle. I actually pictured something a little more feathery at first, but found that white peacock feathers are quite pricey. Eh.
Then I found the above branches at Michaels and fell in love! They were made of foam, and were the softest, prettiest winter white. I knew they’d look just awesome with what I was planning to do. But they were also $10 a branch (ugh) so I did not buy. But I kept thinking about them. And thinking about them. So you can imagine how happy I was when I visited Michaels a week or so later, and all their florals were marked 40% off. Whoo hoo!!! I grabbed a handful and marched up to the cash register with a giddy little smile on my face.
They look so pretty! I love them. And just for fun this Valentine season, I added a little white arrowhead at the bottom of each to make Cupid’s arrows. I cut the arrows from a piece of white foam that I bought at Michaels and attached using my glue gun. When the month is up, I’ll just pop the arrows off, and they can become regular branches again. Don’t you just love?
The Dining Room
I decided to have a little fun with color in the dining room, moving away from white and adding some muted pastels, specifically muted coral. The inspiration for this room came along when I spotted this book of scrapbook paper (found at Michaels).
Aren’t these so pretty?
I took a handful of my favorite sheets to school (and yes, cheated again) to cut out a stack of hearts using our Ellison die-cut. I’m sorry, non-teachers. These are the little perks of a tiny paycheck!
Back at home, the hearts just sort of took over.
I hope your home is filled with as much love as ours this February morning.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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