10 romantic Valentine's Day decor ideas
Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is, for many, one of the most stressful days of the year. Florists are swamped, card stores are jammed and restaurants are overbooked. Feeling frenzied yet? Instead of fretting over what hip new bar to try out or settling for the old chocolates-in-the-heart-shaped-box, take a different approach. Plan an intimate night in with your sweetheart. With a few choice additions to your home, it can be the most romantic place to be this Valentine’s Day.
Woven Breakfast Tray
Start the holiday off in style – and win some brownie points by serving up breakfast in bed! This elegant tray of herringbone weave will make it feel like you’ve snuck away on a little island holiday. Perfection. West Elm, $40.
Red Windowpane Throw
This cosy throw has Valentine’s Day written all over it. The colour of love, it’s the perfect blanket for wrapping around you and your sweetie as you settle in to watch the requisite romantic comedy or two. indigo.ca, $39.99.
Faux Japanese Magnolia Blossom Branch
The vibrant hue of these faux magnolia branches is perfect for a romantic night in. Cluster them together as a rich and elegant centrepiece for your home-cooked meal. Or place a single branch on the fireplace mantle where you’ll cosy up post-dinner. Pottery Barn, $39.
Large Ivory Pillar Candles
Candles are the quintessential romantic accessory and these white pillar candles are no exception. They bring light, warmth and elegance to any room of the house, especially when various sizes are clustered together. Restoration Hardware, $6 - $29.
Valentine Mini Malted Milk Balls
Okay ... so what’s Valentine’s Day without a little candy? These red, white and pink malted milk balls are the perfect little sweet treats to nibble on throughout the night. For fun – place them in champagne glasses instead of your usual candy bowl. Crate and Barrel, $6.95.
Valentine's Day Chocolate Heart Lollipop
Who’s kidding who? Let the kids have Easter. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for adults to indulge in guilty pleasures, especially when it’s the good stuff. Splurge on these heart-shaped lollipops. But since they come in packs of three, you’ll have to be quick if you want to nab the last one! Godiva, $15.
The Book Of Love
Spend the night finding out how much in love you are – or how much in love you’ve always been. This little book is chockfull of trivia, poems, recipes and more about the reason you’re celebrating tonight. So curl up together and start flipping through its love-ly pages. indigo.ca , $11.36.
Monogrammed Riedel "O" Bordeaux Wine Tumbler
These elegant stemless wine glasses are perfect for your party of two. They feel great in the hand and look even better when monogrammed with the initials of you and your loved one. Williams-Sonoma, $38.
Square-Tuck Duvet + Shams
Waking up on Valentine’s Day in the crisp whiteness and luxurious texture of this bedding will make you want to play hooky from work. The question is – what will it take to convince your partner to do the same? West Elm, $15 - $95.
Heart-Shaped Egg Fry Rings
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. It could be the way to a woman’s too, with these heart-shaped egg fry rings. It’s the perfect way to say “I heart you” on Valentine’s Day and all year round! Williams-Sonoma, $15.