10 Simple Savvy Ideas for Budget Valentine’s Day Decor

Create Gorgeous Valentine’s Day Decor with these helpful tips and tricks

You know us, we are all about the holidays and especially anything that has anything to do with decorating for the holidays. But, are you ready for the big but? Jules and I really don’t like buying tons of new decor that we’re just going to have to find storage for in a couple weeks when it’s time for the next fun holiday. As much as we love decor, we also have a very practical, frugal side. We know y’all can appreciate that. So, to remedy our need for fun and practicality here are ten ways to create modern Valentine’s decor without 1) accumulating more stuff or 2) spending a lot of money. For some other great budget decor ideas you may enjoy these posts as well:  Budget Spring Decor Ideas, Small Changes with Big Impact and Budget-Friendly Decorating Ideas.

Today we have teamed up with 12 talented bloggers to bring you lots of fun Valentine’s Day decor, ideas and treats. At the bottom of this post you will find a list of all the bloggers with links so you can explore them all. We invite you to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy visiting. We know you will find lots of inspiration to create a beautiful and magical Valentine’s Day decorating ideas for your family.

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1. Valentine’s Day Decor Fresh Flowers

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Any variety of flowers can be used to decorate for Valentine’s Day decor. Roses are traditional but any flowers that you can find in shades of white, pink or red will do. Peonies, ranunculus (like these pictured), tulips, gerbera daisies, carnations. They add romance and a natural element that can add elegance and a natural charm to your décor.

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2. Candy

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Fill glass jars with candy in holiday colors. Use candy to sprinkle on plates or trays, or down a runner (if they’re wrapped or colorfast).  You can use candy hearts with fun messages, candies that are wrapped in pretty metallic wrappers. As candy is traditionally part of Valentine’s Day celebration it makes an ideal part of any Valentine’s Day decor. Candy is also budget friendly and will add festive excitement to your console or table decor. Bonus: Your family will probably thank you.

3. Valentine’s Design Ideas: Glass Canisters

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I keep glass apothecary jars around for every holiday and fill them with seasonal items. At Christmas, I filled them with buffalo snow and twinkle lights. Here they are filled with pink paper confetti but use your imagination. Anything pink, red or shaped like a heart might work.

4. Valentine’s Day Decor: Faux Flowers

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Fresh flowers are great, but even better is fresh mixed with faux–you keep people guessing. And in the end, who even cares. These silk flowers are so pretty you can barely tell they aren’t real. They are budget-friendly and don’t need water so you can do things like lay them on a surface as I’ve done here, and not have to worry about them wilting in a few minutes. Also, some real flowers my stain your linens. The best part about faux flowers is, however, that you can use them over and over again. They are a great staple to have on hand. I use mine for every season and just swap out colors and seasonal favorites.

5. Christmas Decor

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Those red buffalo plaid pillows were part of my Christmas decor this year. I also bought the little white ceramic houses initially for a Christmas Winter scene. I love it when decor does double time.

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This red tartan blanket was previously a Christmas time-only blanket, so I’m glad to find more uses for it. And those pompoms? You guessed it, Christmas garland.

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6. Valentine’s Day Decor: Store-Bought Desserts and Treats

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Macaroons are a treat and maybe a bit pricey. But for easy additions to your Valentine’s Day decor you don’t need to look any further than your local grocery store’s bakery department. They’ll have cupcakes and cookies decorated in festive pinks and reds. Or, pick up plain cupcakes or brownies and do a little frosting and decorating yourself. Quick and easy and they’ll add the pop of color and fun your decor needs.

7. Paper Plates and Straws

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Remember the theme of these fun and easy Valentine Day decoration ideas? Keeping your budget and your storage to a minimum. What better way to do that than by using paper plates? You can also find colorful Valentines napkins and straws. Mix it up (like we suggested with the flowers) to keep the setting elegant. Here, we mixed paper plates with cloth napkins and milk glass goblets. You could add paper straws to pretty glasses or try using paper napkins with porcelain or china plates.

8. Wrapping Supplies

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Use ribbons, boxes, bags and shredded paper confetti to decorate all kinds of creative ways for your Valentine’s Day decor. You could place a mini gift bag with a tiny tuft of pink tissue paper at everyone’s place setting. You can also tie utensils with ribbon, or use paper confetti to add color and texture to a plain tablecloth.

9. Valentine’s Day Décor Party Supplies

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Try balloons or paper fans like I used here as an inexpensive, easy alternatives to permanent decor purchases. And they’re a festive way to decorate for any holiday.

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10. Valentine Day Table Decor: Festive Kitchen Towels

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Can’t find the exact table runner or table linens you want? I layered some festive valentine’s kitchen towels for my table runner and created something unique that fit my space.

More Budget Valentine Home Decorating Ideas:

  • Baking Decorations
  • Greens (faux or real plants)
  • Red, Pink or White

General Take-Aways:

  • Think beyond the “Valentine’s Day decor aisle”
  • Borrow from other seasons using everyday decor that is white, red or pink
  • Use fresh or faux flowers and plants
  • Use inexpensive items from your gift wrap supplies or party supplies

You get the idea. Think outside of the Valentine’s Day decor aisle “box” to expand your options and your creativity.

But wait, there’s more! Be sure to check out all the ideas from our Blog Hop Partners below!

Happy Decorating!

jodie & julie


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  1. Ashley says:

    I love all of these ideas! They are all such great ways to add some seasonal decor to your home without breaking the bank!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw you’re the best, Ashley! Thank you so much. So glad we are connected in all these fun ways. Can’t wait to meet you when I visit this summer. XO ~ Julie

  2. Rhonda says:

    So Beautiful!! Love your ideas. and I do hope you’ll share those cookies.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thanks Rhonda Dear! What would we do without you and your sweet friendship? You are such a blessing so it follows that we are delighted to be connected and blog hopping together. Hope this is a new trend haha! XO ~ Julie & Jodie

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  4. Jackie says:

    I love every single detail! You ladies are so creative. What wonderful ways to stay in budget and still have that holiday lovely all around!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you, Jackie. Mutual admiration society happening here, ’cause Jodes and I think you’re the bomb! Love hopping with you, Honey! XO ~ Julie & Jodie

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  6. Wow, these are all amazing ideas. I love using my apothecary jars for different occasions too. They are so versatile!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      You’re so kind Gloribell. We just love blog hopping with you. Have a blessed day, Sunshine 🙂 XO ~ Julie & Jodie

  7. Martha says:

    YES!! Love your ideas, and of course repurposing some red from Christmas so smart <3

  8. Amie Freling says:

    You two always are so inspirational! I love that you were able to carry your red buffalo plaid over from Christmas. IT was tough to tell the difference between the real and faux flowers. Great job Jodie and Julie! PS that candy would last two days max chez moi. xo

  9. Joan says:

    Jodie & Julie this is beautiful Valentine decor! I can’t get over how clever you are using Christmas decor in a different way! Love that! I love the candies. they add so much color in the glass jars.

  10. Janine says:

    Jodie and Julie,
    We were so on the same wavelength when it came to writing our blog post! I just love all your Valentine’s Day decor, and I so want to soak up your family room! Can I invite myself over, please?!!! And oh yeah, I would love a handful of candies too!

  11. Sheila says:

    I love those paper fans so much – they are so happy and add such a fun atmosphere!! And of course, all the pink just speaks to me!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you!


  12. Hi,
    All your valentines day decor ideas are awesome and unique. I love fresh flowers, so your flower decoration ideas influenced me very much not only flower decoration, but also I love all your decorating ideas. This is an excellent post you share here. Thank you for sharing these ideas. Keep sharing new ideas with us.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you for the sweet comments! We absolutely love fresh flowers as well!! We appreciate all the positivity and hope you continue to enjoy our blog in the future! XO ~ Jodie & Julie

  13. Summer Adams says:

    Oh Jodie, you have found the prettiest flowers! These are such great tips and I love those macarons!!!! And how cute are those layered party fans?! I love every idea and you have styled everything so perfectly. Happy Valentine’s Day my friend! XOXO

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw Summer, you are the best! Your praise means so much. If you couldn’t tell, I had a lot of fun decorating for Valentine’s Day this year! Thank you again, your sweet support feels like a true blessing. Much love, Jodie & Julie

  14. Debbie says:

    You ladies are so inspirational and creative. Such beautiful and wonderful ideas. I love the idea of borrowing decor from Christmas…why not! It looks beautiful and it saves money! You ladies have out done yourselves once again!! Happy Valentine’s Day to you both! ❤️????

  15. Judy says:

    Some really practical and pretty tips! I love the idea of decor doing double duty and not accumulating too much stuff. Beautiful inspiration for all budgets too. Grateful to be a part of this amazing group with you two dear friends!! Xox

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Judy, Thanks so much Sweet Friend! Keeping budget in mind AND fighting the problem of accumulation…both important! We too feel blessed to be a part of our group. Happy Valentine’s Day, Julie & Jodie

  16. Raquel says:

    So many great ideas! I have those canisters and love them!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      We’re so glad you enjoyed this blog post. Thanks for all the support and love!
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

  17. Pam says:

    Great ideas!!! Thanks!!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      We are so glad you found these ideas helpful. You are so sweet! Hope to hear from you in the future.
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

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