Jessica Goldsworthy
Jessica Goldsworthy February 5, 2020 • 11 min read
Jessica Goldsworthy is a content creator at Square Signs, passionate about everything related to interior design and decoration. She enjoys DIY projects, learning new things and is always happy to share her knowledge and expertise with others.

What the world really needs is more love and romance. This article is about beautiful things for the people you love! You and your loved ones (pets included) deserve a real makeover for the romantic holiday. They’re a must-have along with gifts, dinner or a party with friends. 

Let’s go on a journey around the house to decorate every corner with Valentine's day room decoration ideas. 

Valentine’s Day Decoration Ideas to Set the Mood in Your Home

Here is a fun fact for you to get into the right mood before choosing Valentine decoration ideas. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine and I think you’ll enjoy their stories.

Valentine Door Decoration Ideas

As they say, there’s no substitute for a good first impression. That’s why you should be selective when it comes to decorating your front door for Valentine’s Day. 

Idea 1. Use Short Quotes for the Doors

Using vinyl lettering gives you full freedom to come up with personal Valentine door decoration ideas. You can have any quote written with a custom design to welcome your special guest(s). The adhesives are easy to apply and take off without damaging the door. They won’t cost you a fortune, either. Here’s an idea to get you inspired.

Wine Is My Valentine door quote decor idea

Idea 2. Get a Welcome Sign 

A classy welcome sign can be placed near the outside of the door. You won’t have to stick or hang anything. Plus, you can reuse it next year or even in other areas around your house. The sign complements other Valentine's day decoration ideas and never goes out of style. Here is one you’ll like.

Valentine door decoration idea with quote

Idea 3. Hang Welcome Signs

A Valentine’s hanging decor piece is another nice option for the door. You’re free to choose the traditional heart shape or get creative with its customization. The sign can also contain the name of your beloved or your favorite quote. 

Valentine door decoration idea with hanging sign

Idea 4. Don’t Forget About the Doormat

Valentine's Day doormat with birds and red hearts

While we can’t call this a Valentine's day room decoration idea, it will surely tie the theme together. Small elements that match your overall aesthetic can add a nice touch here and there.

Valentine Wall Decoration Ideas

Big, empty walls are perfect for large decorations. Be it a sign or an image, large decor can change the whole atmosphere of a room. This is your chance to establish a nice environment of love and excitement. I have four exciting ideas for decorating your walls this Valentine’s Day.

Idea 5. Create a Memory Wall

A simple photo can bring back all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings. Create a “sweet memories” wall with pictures from your happiest moments. Choose a mild color palette for the frames and hang them up in a cool arrangement. You can also print your favorite quotes or even names in aframe. The more sweet details you add, the better. Btw, according to Time Magazine, “On average, 220,000 wedding proposals are made each Valentine’s Day.” Maybe it’s your time?

Valentine's day decoration idea with gallery wall art

If you get that proposal, come back to read our article on How to Make Your Own Wedding Signs!

Idea 6. Create Your Own Art

The idea I described above is one of my favorites, but the con is that you have to make a lot of holes to hang all those frames. This is where a prominent canvas print could make a nice alternative to a photo gallery. Choose one of your favorite pics, a work of art, a quote, or anything else. This way you can decorate the wall of your room on a more permanent basis.

valentine room decoration idea with canvas

Idea 7. Give the Walls a Makeover

Are you up for a real makeover? Cover the whole wall or a part of it with large thematic decals. High-quality adhesives won’t damage the wall. They’ll display stylish visuals without the need to worry about drilling holes or ruining the paint.

Valentine decoration idea with red heart wall decor

Idea 8. Include Line Drawing Art

You might have the misconception that Valentine's day decoration ideas are only about heart-shapes in red and rose. I think they’re about an air of love, however that may look. You’re free to use nice wall art that will beautify your space after the holiday, too. This adoring bird image is a good example. It will make a cool Valentine gift, won’t it?

Valentine's day room decoration idea with birds acrylic wall decor

Check out our Valentine templates and use them for free on our design tool to order your own decorations.  

Valentine Table Decoration Ideas

Romantic decorating ideas for Valentine’s day aren’t complete without table decorations. Delicious food and fine wine are a good start but the presentation is just as important. Simple flower decorations are always welcome but I have other ideas to give your dinner table a sparkling look.

Idea 9. Use Place Cards

Are you throwing a party and want to have everyone seated in the right places? I have a Valentine table decoration idea that will do the trick and become a cute keepsake, too! Get a place card made of acrylic. Have “Happy Valentine’s Day” printed onto it along with the names of your guests. Each sign should be placed where you want the person to sit. This is a great way to break the ice and kick off a Valentine’s party that will be remembered.

Happy Valentine's Day Emily valentine table decoration idea

Idea 10. Get Creative With Napkin Folding

There are hundreds of ways to fold a napkin for each holiday and Valentine’s is no exception. You can amaze your guests with such attentive details every time they pass by. 

valentine table decoration idea with a red napkin

Idea 11. Place Candles for Illumination

Candles are a must when it comes to Valentine centerpiece ideas for a romantic dinner. You can choose any color and shape you want. Put them in the center of the table for even lighting. The good thing is that you can accompany candles with other ornaments like little gift boxes. This is what a nice setting will look like.

candles and hearts valentine table decoration idea

Idea 12. Get a Thematic Table Runner

Another great Valentine centerpiece idea is a table runner. With or without a tablecloth, a Valentine-themed runner will give your table an elegant look. Make sure to choose a style and colors that match your tableware. Get inspired with the example I've selected.

valentine table runner with heart prints

Valentine Shelf/Mantel Decoration Ideas

Shelves are useful for more than just everyday decor and knick-knacks. There are tons of Valentine's day decoration ideas for the mantlepiece of your living area. Here are some that are going to become your favorites. 

Idea 13. Create a Cozy Atmosphere With Natural Items

Small and pretty wooden signs always look stunning on shelves. Your favorite quote or design printed on a wooden board will give your shelves the charm they crave.

Love Is In The Air valentine sign idea

Idea 14. Pick Vintage Decorations 

Vintage images can also be printed on a wooden board and give your shelves a retro look. They’ll add an air of sweet nostalgia and you can even leave them on the shelves after the holiday is over. 

romantic room decoration idea with vintage art

Idea 15. Feature the Love Tree

A Valentine tree print is going to be a great addition to your Valentine decoration ideas. There are beautiful designs with different colors and styles depending on the overall theme you’re going for. Here is one you’ll love printed on acrylic. 

romantic decorating ideas for Valentine's day with a tree image print

Idea 16. Use Unique Garlands

Decorating the edges of your shelves or mantel should likewise come to mind when thinking about Valentine's day room decoration ideas. Just make sure you go with an exquisite garland. There are so many creative options out there. Put in the effort to find one that will amaze your special guest.

romantic room decoration idea with a garland made of leaves and heart shapes

More Romantic Room Decoration Ideas

Still feel like there’s something missing in the room? Get more Valentine's day room decoration ideas you can use to fill in the gap. 

Idea 17. Create a Photo Zone

Throwing a Valentine’s Day party for your friends and family requires a photo zone. For this, you’ll need stunning Valentine backdrop ideas. Ordering a step and repeat banner will be a good option. Choose a Valentine-themed design and your guests will be sure to have a blast taking creative photos. There are lots of banners to choose from so find a good one that fits your style.

Valentine's day decoration ideas for а photoshoot

Idea 18. Involve Valentine Balloons

Balloons aren’t for kids’ parties only. There are lots of cute Valentine balloon ideas that are perfect for the occasion. Choose colors that match your interior best and have them printed to spell classic love notes like “Tweet me,” or “Be Mine.” Add lots of balloons to fill the room with a fun and festive vibe.

LOVE balloons valentine decoration idea

Idea 19. Use Stickers

Stickers are a must when it comes to Valentine decoration ideas. They can be used on doors, walls, windows, wine bottles… you name it. Easy to apply and remove (make sure to get ones that don’t leave residue), stickers make decorating effortless.  

heart-shaped sticker collection for Valentine decoration ideas

Idea 20. Embrace Floral Decors

From a simple vase full of roses to extravagant bouquet arrangements, you can go with any floral Valentine's day decoration ideas without offending your loved one. All flowers are winners.

Vase of flowers near a window as a Valentine's Day decoration idea

Before we head to DIY projects, here is another fun fact about Valentine’s Day. Two small European countries, Estonia and Finland, celebrate Friends Day on the 14th of February instead

DIY Projects for Your Romantic Room Decoration Ideas

Are you fond of crafting your own projects? Here are some Valentine's day decoration ideas that make for easy and stunning DIY pieces. 

Idea 21. Create a Heart-Shaped Wreath 

An easy DIY idea for Valentine’s Day are hand-made wreaths. They aren’t just for Christmas. Get the items you like at a craft store and make them yourself. Flowers, candies, ribbons or anything else you fancy can be used for the wreath. Need an idea to start? Here is one that’s a piece of cake to craft. Basically, it’s made of a heart-shaped metallic base adorned with a garland.

valentine door wreath decoration idea

Idea 22. Use Wine Bottles to Make Decor 

For this Valentine's day decoration idea, you’ll need wine bottles, paint and artificial flowers. Start with painting the bottles gold. Once they’re dry, take a brush and write down each letter of the word “LOVE” on them. You can also use stickers for the lettering. Then let them dry completely overnight. The next day, put flowers or other ornaments in the bottles. That’s it! You have a creative DIY Valentine’s decor collection you can use for your tables or shelves.

LOVE Valentine decoration idea with wine bottles

Idea 23. Craft Rustic Signage

Rustic signs made of wood or custom aluminum signs will create a homey atmosphere. They can hang on the wall or door, decorate your shelves, mantle and so on. They can set the tone for your Valentine decoration ideas and overall theme. I have a step-by-step guide on how to make wooden signs for yourself. Roll up your sleeves for some fun!

DIY romantic room decoration idea with a wooden sign

Idea 24. Make Valentine Garlands

Heart garlands are a timeless trend in Valentine decoration ideas. They’re so easy to DIY that they don’t even require guidance beyond a picture! Just hang them on the windows, walls, shelves or anywhere else and voila, you have the Valentine mood all set!

Romantic decorating idea for Valentine's Day with DIY garland made of heart-shaped paper

Idea 25. Use Little Wooden Cubes 

Sometimes there is a missing piece in the decorated room. You may need more Valentine decoration ideas to complement other decors. Little boxes or cubes of different shades with heart drawings on them can add the finishing touch. You can also go with stickers instead of drawings to be sure they look just perfect. 

Valentine decoration idea with stickers and wooden cubes

Idea 26. Customize the Balloons 

Custom Valentine balloon ideas are not so hard to craft if you know how to work with vinyl stickers. You only need to get ones with the text or graphics you want and transfer them onto the blown balloon. Just make sure to choose graphics that fit and be careful when removing the transfer tape. 

DIY Valentine decoration with stickers adhered to balloons

Idea 27. Frame Handwritten Letters

Handwritten love letters are not a thing of the past. In fact, their nostalgic quality is what makes them perfect for modern romance. You can write one and frame it, turning it into a classic piece of Valentine's day decoration ideas. You can also get the letter printed on wood, canvas or acrylic to make sure it stands the test of time. 

Valentine decoration idea with a framed love letter

Idea 28. Shape Wires Into Hearts 

DIY wire hearts could be your thing if you want to liven up the space with Valentine's day room decoration ideas. They’re super easy to do and can be used in your flower arrangements, on the table or anywhere else you like. 

DIY Valentine's Day decoration with heart-shaped wires placed in plant pots

Idea 29. Use Jars as Candle Holders

No list of romantic room decoration ideas is complete without candles, right? You can easily turn a mason jar into a dazzling candle holder by painting it and leaving transparent heart-shapes for the light. Give it a try and feel free to get creative with the design.

romantic room decoration idea with a candle in a mason jar

Idea 30. Craft Thematic Wall Art

Make use of blank canvases and your imagination to create wall art for the holiday. Pom-poms, stickers, glitter, doilies… There are countless artsy and romantic decorating ideas for Valentine's day. You can also get a canvas with a favorite print for a more classy aesthetic. 

DIY Valentine decoration idea with canvas art

Bonus: A Sample Project With Valentine's Day Room Decoration Ideas

Do you want to see how a whole room will look after decorating it for Valentine’s Day? Here is an example from a few of the above ideas. You can always play with the colors and styles to match your personality․  

Valentine room decorating ideas

Ready for a romantic makeover? Check out our design tool for ready-made decorations as well as elements for crafting creative projects. You can find and customize lots of cool templates for your designs. You never know what tomorrow holds so go ahead and fully express your love this Valentine’s Day.