How to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day this year

Add hints of romantic charm to the home without it looking tacky
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If you’re like us and look for any excuse to spruce up your living space, chances are you’re finding new ways to refresh and redecorate for every holiday (official or not).

Whether that’s looking for pumpkin-themed decorations for Halloween, or maybe some Year Of The Rabbit decorations for Lunar New Year – the bottom line is we love a design challenge to break up the decorating slump – and the season we’re decorating for as of late is: love season.

(Credit: Photo: Simon Whitbread / Styling: Nonci Nyoni)

February 14, Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate the ones you hold near and dear – whether that’s your partner, parents, best friends, children, or sister – there are many ways to show them just how much they mean to you. 

Although we’d argue that it’s important to show your appreciation for those around you often (not just on one day), Valentine’s Day is a great reminder *and* a great excuse to host a dinner party or an at-home date night. 

So, if you’re inspired to go the extra mile this year for Valentine’s Day, it’s time to start thinking about ways you can decorate the home for the occasion. And no, we’re not talking about hanging up tacky, too-bright-for-their-own-good cut-out heart garlands and calling it a day. Below, we’ve rounded up the best Valentine’s Day decor pieces that will add hints of romance without being over the top.

The best Valentine’s Day decor ideas 2023


Heritage Florence scalloped edge placemat (set of 4), $29.97, Myer

If you’ve been obsessed with the scalloped edge trend lately, you can now incorporate this design into your table linens. Our pick is this lovely pink placemat set from Heritage.



Hugo Boss spring bloom towel, $30, Valise

In a soft pink hue and an embroidered petals pattern, these towels are a great addition to any bathroom. 



Stone diffuser and Well-Loved blends collection, $135 (usually $199), Eco Modern Essentials

Set the mood with a stone diffuser from Eco Modern Essentials and fill the room with calming and inviting scents for Valentine’s Day and beyond.



Shaws decorative vessel, $49.95, Freedom

Valentine’s Day and fresh flowers go hand in hand. So, make sure you’ve added fresh flowers to your to-buy list and a decorative vase like this one to display them in.



Skultuna BK.FLWR candleholder, $119, Valise

Nothing beats a candlelit dinner – especially on Valentine’s Day. So, to ensure you’re well equipped for the occasion, opt for some elegant candle holders like these golden ones from Skultuna that are inspired by wildflowers and leafy summer forests in Sweden.



To The Moon & Back triple-scented soy candle, $54.95, Glasshouse Fragrances

If there’s a scent you’re after, Glasshouse has you sorted. And, To The Moon & Back is the perfect scent for V-Day. With hints of spun sugar and a floral bouquet to tell a story of love…it doesn’t get more romantic than this.



Vintage linen tablecloth in clay, $159, Aura Home

Timeless and chic, and in an easy-to-style clay colourway, this linen tablecloth by Aura Home will set the scene (and table) this Valentine’s Day. Add matching napkins to complete the look.



Saint-Tropez cocktail glass set, $144.99, Hardtofind

One for the bar cart, this cocktail glass set from Hardtofind will hold your favourite champagne or cocktail just nicely. You can add your initials, anniversary date, or whatever your heart desires for a personalised touch. 



Avignon oval platter, $19.97, Freedom

If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day at home this year, you’ll want beautiful serveware to go with it. This gorgeous oval platter from Freedom is our pick.


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