Love is in the air!

With Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, pinks and reds are popping up everywhere.

red heart wreath

(Red heart wreath from Pier 1)

Here are a few items that could be easily incorporated into your home’s décor.  These festive accents are ones that you would continue to enjoy long after the chocolates are eaten and the flowers have wilted.

red floral knobs

For a subtle touch of red, try these red and white floral knobs from World Market.  They would give new life to an old dresser, or be a fun surprise on a guest room night stand.

red ceramic owl bank

This red ceramic owl bank from Kathy’s Klay Shop on Esty has such personality.  He could be used as inspiration for a child to save some extra money, or on a mantel to bring a pop of color into the room.

red rose rug

To make a much louder statement, try this red rose rug from Pier 1.  In an otherwise neutral room, it would be a grand centerpiece.  The petals of the rose give this rug an extra punch of depth and dimension.

pink baskets

If pink is more your style, try these woven baskets from World Market.  Use them to store anything from gloves and hats to papers and mail.  Adding function and color to a space, these baskets are a great find!

Urban Outfitters pink shag rag rug

How adorable is this pink shag rag rug from Urban Outfitters?  It would be a fun surprise to open a small bathroom and find this cute rug waiting for you.

If pink and red aren’t really your color pallate, here are a few other Valentine’s Day inspired items.

ivory ruffle flower pillow

This ivory ruffle pillow from Pier 1 is fancy, yet playful.  It would be romantic as a toss pillow in the bedroom, or a frilly accent in the living room.

pink & purple morrocan tablecloth

Set an intimate table for dinner with that special someone using this pink & purple tablecloth from Saffron Marigold.  The Moroccan inspired medallion pattern and beautiful color palate are perfect for any date night.

To complete the tablescape, fill a few of these pink & purple vases (from Henrietta Glass on Crescent Moon) with purple and white lisianthus.

pink & purple vase & lisianthus flowers

(lisianthus image from here)

red & blue love birds painting

When I saw this Love Birds original painting from Once Upon a Paper on Etsy, it was love at first sight!  The blue ‘leaves’ give a whimsical feel to the piece, while the two little red birds pop off the page to create the focal point.

I hope you feel inspired by these home accents.  Whether you are sharing Valentine’s Day with that special someone, a close friend, or a furry friend, I wish you a day filled with love!

Andrew and I will be continuing our tradition of a delicious home-cooked meal, and hopefully a beautiful bouquet of flowers ;).

º What Valentine’s Day decorations make their way into your home for the month of February?
º What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

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6 Responses to Love is in the air!

  1. Angelia says:

    That shag rug is beautiful, always fall for all the texture, and the little love bird art is lovely. Thanks for the Valentine inspiration.

  2. Beth F says:

    Love the shag rug! I actually have that in a different color. And I love the birds print from Etsy – too cute! After a crazy couple of weeks, we will be having our V-day at home too! Hope yours is great.

  3. Kathy says:

    Thank you so much for including my owl and thanks for all the comments on my owl. 🙂

  4. Heidi says:

    My faves are the Etsy print – I love the blue water tones, and the bright pops of red – and the owl. I have tried to avoid loving owls, because they’re a little too trendy for me, but I think I can’t help it! I love the owl!

    So glad to see your feature of our Sultan’s Palace print, too. It really is perfect for a vibrant Valentine’s Day! Thanks!

    Have a good one,
    – Heidi

  5. Muffy Barden says:

    I love the red owl. Have you seen the red ceramic Foo Dogs at Target? They are similiar and oh so cute!!!

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