How To Make Decorating For Valentine’s Day (Or Any Other Time Of Year) Fast And Easy

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Use this great idea to make your decorating for Valentine’s Day, or any other time of year, fast and easy!

Valentine's decor on open shelves in the dining room.Pin

Do you have a spot in your home is that is your favorite place to decorate for the different seasons and holidays throughout the year?  My favorite space is the open shelves in my breakfast area!  Why?  Well, it’s because they are one of the most visible spots in my home.  Located through the wide opening from the family room into the kitchen/breakfast area, these shelves are impossible to miss whenever we’re moving about in our house.

Create a base of neutral decor to make adding a few seasonal touches a snap || Worthing CourtPin

If you caught this previous post, “How To Quickly And Easily Keep Shelves Decorated As The Seasons Change”, then you already know that my mission today is to show you how you can very quickly and easily add seasonal or holiday decorations to any spot in your home.

The secret is to start with a base of basic, mostly neutral items that will allow you to get a whole new look and celebrate any holiday or season with just a few easy  decor changes.

Valentine's Day rustic farmhouse open shelves || Worthing CourtPin

Take a look at this side-by-side comparison – a basic winter look is on the left.  You can see that by using a mostly neutral background, how easily I was able to only switch out a few things to go from Winter to Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Decorating Made Easy with pink and red details || Worthing CourtPin

I don’t do a ton of decorating for Valentine’s and I don’t have very many Valentine’s Day specific decorations, so I keep them all in a small tub in the place where I store the rest of my decor.  All I had to do was to bring that small tub downstairs and pull out what I wanted to use on my farmhouse shelves this year.

Let me explain just how quick and easy it was!  Take a closer look at the right side of the shelves.  The white casserole dish on the top shelf was replaced with an adorable sitting pillow, I added a cute Valentine’s heart plaque to the second shelf and a wonderful scented Valentine’s candle to the bread board on the bottom.

There is a little pot with pink flowers.Pin


A little stuffed animal is on the open shelf.Pin


A small Valentine's Day wreath is on the wall beside the open shelves.Pin

Get the directions for how I made that cute wreath for under $10 by clicking HERE.

DIY Valentine's Day wreath with a heart arrow and pink flowers.Pin

On the left side, I tucked in a larger Valentine’s heart block to the decorations on the top of my sideboard.

A wooden crate is on the sideboard with pink and red plates.Pin


Valentine's Day Vignette || Worthing CourtPin

You can see that on the rest of the shelves, I simply replaced the white candles on the top shelf with red ones, added Valentine’s themed dishes to both tool boxes and then switched out some of the accessories displayed on the round bread board that the lamp is resting on.  Open shelves decorated for Valentine's Day in red and pink.Pin So – have I convinced you yet?  I challenge you to find a spot in your home where you can put these same decorating principles into practice!

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  1. Nice! Now I know where to go to get my Hallmark Inspiration:)

    1. I’m heading to Hallmark , love to decorate for all the holidays and you gave me more ideas.

  2. I’ve never decorated for Valentine’s Day, but this is really cute without being “sappy.” I will definitely re-think and do some decorating!! Thanks!

  3. So festive and quick to do. I love it!

  4. Love your decorating style simple but oh so cozy!

  5. Good idea to change up your shelves and add red decor for Valentine’s Day. It looks great.

  6. I’ve got to get out my stash. I’m sure some new items are needed! My husband’s birthday is Feb 14th so I’ve always decorated for Valentine’s Day.

  7. Anne Mariie says:

    Cute ideas!! Thanks for sharing.

  8. I like your side-by-side photos of your decorated shelves. They show what a difference just a few items and a little color can make. It looks nice and “Valentine-y”.

  9. So cute. I think a trip to my local Walgreens is in order. We purchased all the supplies to make our shelves this weekend. Can’t wait to get them up so I can have fun styling them.

  10. By the time I get 6 Christmas trees down, I’ve never even considered decorating for Valentines Day, but…. you have made it look so easy so what the heck!!

  11. Thanks for these tips. The older I get, the more I’m looking for quick and easy. I’m curious. How did you attached that little wreath to the lampshade?

    1. Hi Nancy. I wrapped the ribbon that you see around the wreath and added a small spot of hot glue to back of the lamp shade, right up under the rim. Hope this makes sense!

      1. Sylvia Solomon says:

        I love wreaths and enjoy seeing how you incorporate them in your displays.

  12. Love the versatility of that area. I have never been a Valentine’s Day decorator….is a matter of fact, I might not own anything red/pink. Eeek. Maybe I will have to change that. I really like what you have done. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Like someone mentioned above, I too liked the side by side photos of the shelves, very nice!

  14. mattsgramma says:

    Lovely touches of red and pink!

  15. Everything looks wonderful!!! Nothing like red, white and pink to cheer things up!

  16. Shelly Anderson says:

    Love the way you tucked in just a few valentine items with the every day stuff. Quick question… Where did you get the metal cup and saucer holder on the lower right side? So cute!!

  17. Lanita Anderson says:

    I love your Valentine decor – it’s just perfect, not too much or too little, but definitely adds a fun and festive look to your open shelves! Thanks for sharing…… 🙂

  18. Those shelves are really cute. I know you will be excited to see your granddaughters’ reaction to their cards and valentine necklaces.

  19. I love the way you decorated the shelves. I love your curtains, where did you get them?

    1. Hi Karen. The curtains came from Target, but I don’t they’re available online any longer.