This little part of our living room was looking pretty darn sad after we got all the Christmas stuff taken down and put away a couple of weeks ago. After I finished painting that genius (if I do say so myself!) square of paint on the wall to make the area feel a little bit more detailed and richer, we got to work adding some easy Valentine’s Day-style decorations.
It all started with the big felt X’s and O’s. We cut them out to the size of full sheets of felt and then ironed them onto our newly-prettified wall using my starching method.
We draped this red and kraft paper chain across the front.
We added some topiary balls plunked down on top of some milk glass.
I had Kennedy paint me this white heart onto some scrap wood. She was not too pleased at all because in her mind, Valentine’s decor should always be pink and red, but I love it. It’s my favorite part!
Underneath I stuck a bunch of stuff into this bucket of burlap. Hey, it kinda works!
The main thing is that you can’t help but be cheered up a little bit when you look at the whole set up!
Have you started spreading the love with some Valentine’s decor around your house yet?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.