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10 Understated Decorations for Valentine's Day

I find most Valentine’s decorations to be kind of cheesy and awful. But it’s a fun holiday. Who doesn’t love receiving an adorable handmade love note from a child, eating a box of chocolates, or sniffing roses? Here are a few understated ways that I like to bring Valentine’s Day into my home.


  • Rose Candle 1 of 10
    Rose Candle
    Add this wonderfully scented rose candle to your coffee table for February!
    Buy this for $28 at Nordstrom
  • Books about Love 2 of 10
    Books about Love
    Decorate your coffee table with books about love. This book of love poem by Pablo Neruda is perfect!
    Buy this for $13 at Penguin Classics
  • Force Fruit Branches 3 of 10
    Force Fruit Branches
    Prune your fruit trees (now is the time!) and bring the branches inside to force them into bloom. It's an unconventional way to add sweet florals to your home.
    Full instructions at Dave's Garden
    Photo by Frolic!
  • Heart Pillow 4 of 10
    Heart Pillow
    Toss this little heart pillow onto a sofa or bed for a small nod to Valentine's Day.
    Buy this for $29.95 at Nature Baby
    Via Oh Joy!
  • Ranunculus 5 of 10
    Ranunculus
    Keep a little vase of ranunculus around! Choose pink or red if you want to be more festive.
    Photo by Frolic!
  • Movies About Love 6 of 10
    Movies About Love
    I like to have movies on in the background whether I am working from home, or having a little mix and mingle dinner party. Playing something seasonal always feels festive. Paris Je T'aime is a romantic movie perfect for Valentine's Day.
    Buy this for $7.79 at Amazon
  • Heart Shaped Cheese 7 of 10
    Heart Shaped Cheese
    Trade out the regular cheese in your fridge for heart shaped cheese! It would look charming on a cheese platter for Valentine's Day Dinner.
    Buy this for £5.50 at Paxton & Whitefield
  • Heart Name Cards 8 of 10
    Heart Name Cards
    These heart name cards could be used for Valentines, little love notes, or as they are intended, as name cards for a party. Display them on a rustic wood board with natural twine, for an understated look.
    Photo by Frolic!
  • Heart Balloons 9 of 10
    Heart Balloons
    Add just one heart balloon to a kitchen chair or a bed post, for a subtle, but sweet nod to Valentine's Day. It will add a playful, unexpected touch to your home decor!
    Purchase for $4.50 at Mignon Kitchen
  • Heart Soap 10 of 10
    Heart Soap
    Switch out the regular soap in your bathroom for this sweet Pre de Provence heart soap!
    Purchase for $1.55 at Uncommon Scents

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