Pink french country decor on shelf

Elegant Valentine’s Day Decor

Elegant Valentine’s Day Decor consists of decorating with soft pinks, florals, romantic candles, wood tones mixed with metals.

Built-in shelving with Valentine decor

Create the look

I love the look of elegant Valentine’s day decor. It’s timeless, doesn’t look themed and you could easily keep it up year round!

I have never favored the traditional decor for Valentine’s Day of heart everything, shiny & glittery decor with bright & bold red and pink coloring.

So what do you use for elegant Valentine’s Day decor without all of that other stuff? Here’s my method:

Use Every day items As Accent Colors

Use every day decor items in the accent colors that you associate with the holiday, but in softer tones. I used a pink plate, pink throw pillows and floral bouquets as my every day decor item in the accent color that I liked best.Pink french country decor on shelf

Create the feeling of Valentine’s Day

Using items that represent the feeling of the holiday, can create elegant Valentine’s day decor without being too themed. I used a grouping of candles to portray the romantic feeling of the holiday.

To create this look, here are links to the items I used or ones similar to create the same look:

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Raw wood candlestick holders

Tapered candles


Chunky white washed wood candlesticks


Battery operated wax candles


I also used bouquets of flowers to represent the common gift of flower giving for Valentine’s Day.

Decor on shelves

Framed Art for Elegant Valentine’s Day Decor

I chose to display a framed floral image with words that says,”love is spoken here”.

For the framed floral prints, I had 2 engineer sized prints made from Staples using botanical floral print files I downloaded from here. I placed the vintage botanical prints inside mats I bought from Hobby Lobby. Then I placed those in light wood frames similar to this one:

Light wood frames with matte

You could also use a home printed print out that says “let’s cuddle” in your favorite fancy font and put it in a frame.

Or perhaps a gold framed pic of you kissing your loved one.Pink floral bouquet with frames on shelves

Another idea is to create your own work of art such as framing some gift wrapping paper with a wood word cut-out glued on top as shown in the LOVE sign below. (Tutorial coming soon)

Shelf decor

Neutral decor

Use other neutral decor such as boxes, wood elements, frames, plants, books, baskets and vases as the background to the accent colors. They also bring in texture and variety so that the accent color isn’t the the only color you see.Fireplace mantle with pink accent decor


That’s it! I didn’t buy one single new thing to style these shelves for the season. Just repurposed and restyled things I already owned.Valentine's day decor on mantel shelf

The result is Valentine’s day decor that’s happy and bright with a playful elegance.  Which is exactly what we need at this point of winter as we wait for Spring. And this puppy is ready for Spring so she can have more walks outside.


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