Styling A Romantic Living Room For Valentine's Day

I think that most of us have styles that are constantly changing and evolving over the years, whether we follow trends or perhaps grow and mature as life unfolds. When I look back at photos of previous styling on my own blog, and even further back in our family photo albums I am well aware of the fact that I crave a more simple life and my the way that my home looks now reflects it.

romantic living room shabby chic

Styling A Romantic Living Room For Valentine's Day

white and pink living room valentines day

Our living room has a lot of white and not much in the way of anything permanent on the walls or displayed. I have been fortunate to sell items over the years in my business, and most of what you see in the vignettes on my blog is kept tucked away for changing looks out seasonally.

That being said, I still do love a touch of pink, a girly frill and the month of February is the perfect time to add those elements with Valentine's Day (and my own birthday:~) being celebrated all month long.

romantic valentines day room

A veritable bona fide touch of romance, yet nothing overplayed and all celebrated in vintage style.

valentines day decorating


pink roses in the sink

I filled a farmhouse white wicker bucket with fresh blooms. Since obviously the roses need water, I set them in several Mason jars within the bucket and placed a few old books under them for height.

pink roses in a vintage bucket
vintage parasol

In the background you might notice a parasol with ruffles used as a "corner filler", a stylist trick for softening a normally empty and hard angled spot.

vintage valentine candy boxes

And then there are the vintage candy boxes.

antique cherub painting

On the assortment of jelly and pickle jars that I had painted pink and filled with blooms. The cherub painting is very old and tattered and the sweetness speaks to my heart with bow and arrow in hand perhaps looking to make a match.

vintage french books pink

 Lovely old French pink've seen me post them before.

jelly jars pink

The jars are simple jelly and pickle jars that I've saved. I colored them with Mod Podge that I added a few drops of food coloring to and used a brush. If you do the painting on the outside of the jars (allow to dry first) there is not an issue in filling with water and blooms. Wash by hand!

white tufted sofa pink pillows