Valentine’s Day is approaching and it is the perfect time of year to cheer up your home after the bulk of winter holiday decorations have been put away. When decorating for Valentine’s Day, it can be easy to veer into the stereotypical side of decorating for Valentine’s with reds, whites and pinks. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that, it’s just that pink is not my jam… There are countless other ways to create a warm and inviting atmosphere without relying on these hues. I love using things I already have and then adding simple touches of the holiday to make it festive.

I decided this year to use my china tree of life by Nikko. I absolutely love these dishes and just thought they would make a lovely Valentine’s Day table. Soft blue velvet placemats warmed the dishes, and my gram’s vintage white linen embroidered napkins add elegance. If you have any vintage or antique items, they can add a timeless and romantic feel to your table.

I did pull some soft pink out of the dishes with the taper candles, and sweet little heart-shaped dishes were filled with candy valentine hearts topped with a chocolate cupcake.

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love & connection, and your home’s decor can reflect this sentiment in any way that feels authentic to you. By using what you have and thinking outside the traditional red and pink color palette, you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Through vintage charm, personal touches or sweet treats, your unique table scape will set the stage for a memorable and heartfelt celebration with your loved ones.

Until next time XOXO!