Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Home Decor Lover

Shop from this list of thoughtful and affordable Valentine’s Day gifts for your wife, girlfriend, or significant other that loves home decor! 

 

As a self proclaimed ‘homebody,’ I can think of no better Valentine’s Day gift than breakfast in bed! So, I am sharing some of my favorite small shops to decorate my master bedroom for Valentine’s Day. You can drop a hint to your sweetie, and send him this link.  Wink, wink!  Maybe you will get breakfast in bed, or a box of my favorite Valentine’s Day decor finds while supporting small business!

 

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Made with Love

Recently, my bedding had become worn out.  I opted for a quick update to my master bedroom with a new white down comforter and striped duvet set from Blue Bird Linens.   Slipping on a duvet cover can quickly refresh a space, and hide an old, but comfy comforter.  The crisp white comforter is so soft, lightweight and keeps me warm.  I chose the striped duvet so that I can add some fun pops of color throughout the changing seasons!  First, I am adding some fiery red for Valentine’s Day!

If you use code, “CUTER,” you can get 30% off all purchases of down comforters, duvet and sheet sets.  These are the only ones I have been using for the past 2 years.  They are great quality and very affordable.  My husband even commented on how soft they sheets are. And y’all know men don’t notice anything except what’s between the sheets!

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Pillow Love

Seasonal and holiday themed pillows are my favorite.  They are a quick way to add a pop of color and change up the mood of a room.  I love that the pillows from Krumpet’s Home Decor are double sided.  In addition, the burlap pillow from Panel Pillows comes with 6 interchangeable themed panels that store nicely in the back via a zippered pocket. Plus, you can buy additional themed panels individually to suit any occasion. Both of these would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for anyone that loves to decorate for the holidays.

Signs of Love

I may be slightly obsessed with this collection of Valentine’s Day signs from Krumpet’s Home Decor.  They come in an assortment of sizes, so you can mix and match them into a fun gallery wall or use them individually in a vignette. You can get 10% off Krumpet’s Home Decor with code CUTERTUDOR!

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Valentine’s Day Styled Trays

Whether I use a tray to style some of my holiday finds or serve breakfast in bed, trays are one of my favorite things to decorate my home with.  This beautiful wooden tray is great, because it folds up for easy storage.  Both trays are available at CurtisCreation.com.  To decorate trays, I tend to use some kind of faux flowers, mini signs, a stack of white bowls, wooden beads, and some kind of fun holiday themed decoration.  If you love home decor, you can find lots of ideas for Valentine’s Day gift ideas at Curtis Creation!

P.S.  This striped throw with tassels is from Olive and Linen.  They are another favorite place to shop for beautiful Turkish towels and throws.

Valentine’s Day Gift of Love

Be still my heart.  My husband’s grandmother had a hand painted pendant with a portrait of her two children that she wore often.  I always admired that piece of jewelry because I knew how special it must have been to always keep her kids close to her heart.  Consequently when I saw this silhouette jewelry, I knew I had to have one.  These are more than pieces of jewelry, they are family keepsakes.   Perfect Valentine’s Day gift, y’all!

This silver pendant displaying my family’s portrait is the best gift a mom can get!  No kids?  Then, you can capture any family member, spouse or even your pet in a silhouette!  I ordered mine from Von Jet Silhouettes which takes just a few seconds to upload a pic and order.  These are handmade, so orders take a few weeks to process.  Therefore, be sure to order early!  You can choose from a variety of jewelry like necklaces, charms for bracelets, or wood silhouettes for your family gallery wall.

 

Thank you for stopping by the Cuter Tudor! I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!  Most importantly, remember the best gift that you can give yourself is SELF LOVE.  The best gift you can receive is GOD’S LOVE.

 

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Wintry Valentine’s Day Tablescape

In need of some last minute Valentine’s Day inspiration?
Look no further than your own back yard… you can create a simple, inexpensive table setting with a few branches, any color dishes and hearts!  You gotta have hearts for Valentine’s Day, y’all!!
I was inspired by these wooden heart ornaments to create a winter inspired tablescape using natural elements and things that I already own! I found these wooden heart ornaments from Cracker Barrel during Christmas time and they were too cute to not use for Valentine’s day.  Hobby Lobby and Michaels have a great selection of heart shaped ornaments in the traditional holiday colors or wood tone.  You can cut hearts out of cardboard and tie with jute for a quick, free and natural looking alternative.
 
To begin, I covered the table in blue wrapping paper!  I chose a color to contrast the wood table and the wood chargers that I planned to use.  You can use any color or pattern of wrapping paper or tablecloth.  I thought the blue was kind of reminiscent of winter! Plus, y’all know that I love blue.  I encourage you to think outside the box the next time that you want to set a fun tablescape for your family or friends.  Look around your home for things that you already own that could work together to set a theme or style. Holiday decorating does not have to be traditional or bought from the holiday decor section.
 
 Next, I placed wood slices cut from cedar at each place setting to use as chargers.  I have seen faux wood chargers in stores, but you can ask someone that you know who lives in the country and owns a chainsaw to cut some for you. Thanks, sister! I love the natural look of the wood chargers and the chunkiness of these!
 
I layered my white dinner plates and blue and white china on the wood chargers.  The white plate contrasts well between the wood and patterned dishes.  I used my striped napkins for a fun mix of pattern!  Lastly, I placed white candles on each plate.  White candles are great to decorate with for winter.  When lit, they provide a warm glow to remind me of being cozy by the fireplace.
 
For the centerpiece, I cut branches from my backyard and placed them in white pitchers. I initially used glass jars but they didn’t stand out enough on the blue paper.  The bright white pitchers were a great contrast and pulled the table together well.
 
I hung the wooden heart ornaments on several of the branches placed in the white pitchers.  I had previously tied gingham ribbon on the top of each heart for a pop of color.
 
I think this works well for Valentine’s Day, simply because of the heart ornaments!  When you use one item that really signifies the holiday, you can keep everything else simple.
 
That means you can use natural or found elements, untraditional colors or decor, and things that you already own. Celebrate in style without breaking the bank or feeling the need to have it all.
 
The moments gathered around the table will be remembered by your family!  Make them special, y’all! Especially, if you aren’t a great cook like me, pretty distractions are key!
 

How to Style a Valentine’s Day Table

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This Valentine tablescape is packed full of red and pink patterns, especially hearts. By using a few things you already own, and adding some festive Valentine’s Day decor, you can set a beautiful Valentine’s Day tablescape.
Most of my serving pieces are white or clear glass, but red is great to have for holiday decor. It is such a powerful color and goes with a majority of holidays including Christmas, Valentine’s and July 4th.

How to style a Valentine’s Day Table

First, choose a themed table runner to add color, pattern and a base design to your table. Second, layer a red placemat with a clear glass charger.  Then, add a fun patterned cloth napkin in between the white dinner plate and dessert plate. Don’t be afraid to mix paper products with your ceramic or glass dishes.

Next, create something special for each place setting. For example, place felt hearts, word cutouts ands a sweet treat for guests on each plate. I added a touch of greenery to break up all the red, too.  You can easily make these candy heart sticks by hot gluing felt roses and wrapped candy on a wooden skewer, available at the grocery store.  You can buy premade felt roses or make your own with sheets of felt from the craft store.
 

Then, add some fun details to each glass. For instance, with red and white twine, tie on an ornament to the rim of the glass.  You can find Valentine ornaments at craft stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels.  Heart shaped straws are a fun, inexpensive way to dress up your everyday glasses, too.

I actually used these red checkered ribbons at Christmas. Yep, reuse your holiday decor!  The wired greenery is at Target, which is wrapped around a few times, and hot glued with a bow onto the top. Then, I attached it on the front of the chair with a dot of hot glue under the trim.
I love to use hearts for Valentine’s Day decor, and roses, too!   When I decorate for a holiday, I often shop the house for items that will work in my theme or color scheme.  You don’t have to spend a lot if you can be creative or resourceful.  The centerpiece is a simple DIY wired tree in a red and white bowl – another Christmas accessory.  Fill with glass beads and hang some valentine ornaments on each branch.
The buffet table holds extra serving pieces, drinks and candy for guests.  You can find the gum ball machines online or at Hobby Lobby.  I use plain kraft paper over some art work that I had previously framed.  With glue dots, I place an assortment of fun Valentine papers in red, pinks and white. Then, I hung a galvanized banner that spells out love to set the mood!
Whether, you are having dinner for two, a family meal, or hosting a Valentine’s Day party for the kids, I hope you found some ideas to style a Valentine’s Day table.  If you missed the conversation heart candy inspired tablescape, read more here. 

Here is the view into my formal dining room.

Conversation Heart Candy Inspired Tablescape

Conversation Heart Candy Inspired Tablescape

 

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we may think of chocolates, flowers or cards; I always think of conversation heart candy. For a good reason, too, because these candies have been made for over a 150 years.  I googled the original NECCO brand conversation heart candy to learn that these candies were originally designed as lozenges.  The creator invented a lozenge cutter, which became the first candy machine and subsequently started the entire candy manufacturing business.  So, we can blame medicine for our sweet obsessions…

 


 

And speaking of sweet obsessions, I am obsessed with these conversation candy hearts. So much so, that they inspired me to decorate a Valentine’s Day table with conversation heart candy centerpieces, plates and DIY candy gift baskets.

 

Conversation Heart Themed Tablescape

To begin, I used checkered pink fabric and a lighter pink tablecloth as a base. Then, I placed a few sheets of printed scrapbook paper in shades of red down the center of the table.  Scrapbook paper is an easy and expensive way to add color and pattern to your theme!  You can place it down the center of the table, under place settings, fold for place cards or use it to make banners, signs and other crafts.

I placed candy heart trees on small cake stands and alternated them with glass containers full of these famous heart candies.  You can check out this easy DIY to make your own conversation heart candy trees, here

 

A little ‘hello’ adds a fun graphic quality to the table setting and continues the word theme of the conversation heart candy.

 

My dishes and serving pieces are neutral colors like these versatile white plates and galvanized chargers. Then, I add fun holiday plates and napkins like these that pay tribute to the conversation heart candy theme.

 

I added felt and paper stickers to the candy containers to dress them up a little.  It is another easy and inexpensive way to round out your theme.  A colorful felt heart garland resembles the colors of the candy so I draped it along the center of the table.

 

 

TIP: Have your local baker make some candy heart inspired cookies.  Or make your own, but I am still perfecting my sugar icing skills. It is a goal for this year.

 

 

Valentine’s Day DIY Candy Gift Baskets

Another thoughtful, yet fun party favor for guests is candy gift baskets.  To begin, use any kind of mini buckets, crates, or jars.  Then, cut floral foam to fit in the container and cover with crinkled paper confetti.  You can hot glue the foam in place, if needed.

 

Next, buy candy, suckers or other themed decorations on sticks.  However, you can tape wooden sticks to the back of boxed or packaged candy, too.  Then, place these in the foam in your buckets with larger, taller items in the back.  Lastly, add gift tags or use clothespins to pin names on cards for place settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope my conversation heart candy inspired tablescape has inspired you to host a cute party for your kids or friends this Valentine’s Day!  If you need some gift or bedroom decor ideas, check out this post  or if you want some red hot inspiration for a table, check out this Valentine’s Day tablescape.

 

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