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12 Pretty Valentine’s Day Home Decor Ideas

Valentine's Day bunting

Decorating a home for Valentine’s Day can be difficult; you want it to be tasteful without it looking like a bottle of Pepto Bismol exploded in your living room. I’ve assembled some of my favorite home decor projects that are tasteful and pretty, and would make a perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day decorating. I have a bit of a colorful personality, so one of my favorites was this Valentine’s Day bunting found at Crap I’ve Made (I adore the LOVE canvas as well!). Which one is the most your style? Click through the jump to see, and then let me know!

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  • Simple Sign 1 of 11
    Simple Sign
    I love the beauty of this simple sign, painted, distressed and then personalized with decals. What a great gift idea for a couple's first Valentine's Day!
    Learn how it was made at Lil Mop Top
  • Polka Heart 2 of 11
    Polka Heart
    A pretty polka dot pillow makes a cute accent, with intermediate sewing skills required. This pillow also makes the perfect V-Day gift for a mother, sister or best friend.
    Get the tutorial at Sweet Rose Studio
  • String Art 3 of 11
    String Art
    If you can hammer nails and wind string, then you can make this unique "Love" sign. This sign would be perfect to give to a friend with a flair for modern decor.
    Find the how-to at Que Linda
  • Embroidery Hoops 4 of 11
    Embroidery Hoops
    Make fun V-Day wall decor with leftover fabric, felt and embroidery hoops. You can also tie a smaller one onto a box of chocolates and give as a gift.
    See the tutorial at Mod Podge Rocks
  • Love Mantel 5 of 11
    Love Mantel
    Use printable elements and personal pictures to create a beautiful love tree display. To turn this tree into the perfect teacher's gift, add handwritten notes from each student to the branches.
    Find out how it came together at Home Stories A2Z
  • Subway Art 6 of 11
    Subway Art
    This super-sized subway art features a stenciled background and vinyl letter messages. You could easily make one as a gift for your whole family, commemorating special times and places in your lives.
    Learn how it was done at Tatertots and Jello
  • XO Tealights 7 of 11
    XO Tealights
    Cute V-Day table scatter hot glued to tealights makes a fun addition to any decor. These votives would also be a sweet gift to give to children along with conversation hearts or chocolate.
    Find the step-by-step at Always Expect Moore
  • Branch Wreath 8 of 11
    Branch Wreath
    Get the natural look with a door wreath made with tree branches glued to a wood backing.
    See how it was made at Pretty Handy Girl
  • Love Display 9 of 11
    Love Display
    All it takes to make this display are some dollar frames and stickers, making it a great idea for a gift giver on a budget.
    Learn how to do it yourself at I Will Craft
  • Red Topiary 10 of 11
    Red Topiary
    This pretty topiary was made by glue tons of crepe paper rosettes to a foam ball. Give with candies and a card as a special alternative to standard floral bouquets.
    Find the step-by-step at Classy Clutter
  • Apothecary Jars 11 of 11
    Apothecary Jars
    Simple apothecary jars look great on a mantle with the addition of seasonally appropriate candies. To give as a gift, fill with the recipient's favorite sweet treats.
    Visit the post at Creative Designs

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