Looking for tips and ideas for Valentine mantel decor? This February mantel in rustic style is perfect for non-traditional Valentines’ decor.
Maybe you are like me and are not all that keen on all the pink and sweetness of traditional Valentine’s Day decor.
Maybe you like a little bit of rustic in your home decor, even for a day of love and hearts.
Maybe, just like me, you love decorating in white, especially in the winter months.
If any and all of these things apply to you, you must check out my Valentine’s Day mantel decor in rustic white. I’ll walk you through how I decorated my mantel, and you’ll get all the tips for decorating your fireplace mantel for Valentine’s this year.
How to Decorate Your Mantel for Valentine’s Day
Decorating for Valentine’s Day has become really popular. I can remember when a bouquet of roses and some pretty cards were all that it took, but that is long gone.
And I get it. Christmas is long over, we are bored with winter but Spring feels so far away. So Valentine’s Day decor is the perfect intermezzo between Christmas ornaments and Easter eggs.
So let’s get on with it, and let’s decorate ourselves a Valentine’s mantel.
Valentine mantel decor can be simple or elaborate, depending on your style and preferences. You can choose to go with a classic red and pink color scheme, or mix it up with some unexpected colors. You can also incorporate traditional textures like velvet and felt or create a custom look that fits your personal style.
There are many different ways to decorate your mantel for Valentine’s Day. You can use garlands, banners, candles, and other decorative items to create a festive and romantic atmosphere. Whether you prefer a more traditional look or something more modern and trendy, or even rustic and primitive, there are plenty of options to choose from. So, get creative and have fun with your Valentine mantel decor this year!
Three Must-have Decorations for a Valentines’ Mantel
I believe there are three decorations that are basically a necessity for decorating a Valentine’s mantel, or for any Valentine’s decor for that matter.
Valentine’s decor is just not complete with:
- a heart or two
- some roses
- and a wreath.
Valentine’s Day and hearts… You can’t have one without the other.
What is Valentine without hearts? It is the day of love and romance after all.
Red and pink are the most commonly used colors for Valentines’ hearts. But as you can see in my image, a rustic metal heart will do just fine, too.
Whether you string a garland of sweet velvet hearts, hang some DIY hearts on a row of hooks, or use a big rustic heart as the focal point in your display:
Did you know a wreath is a symbol of eternity and hope?
In my book that makes them the perfect addition for decorating a day that is filled with the hope of undying love and romance.
Of course, wreaths are also a staple in mantel decorating as they make for an easy focal point that always looks good.
My Valentine’s wreath is rustic and handmade. I reused (once again) my DIY twig wreath that I painted white. I love the marriage between the rustic twigs and the primitive heart.
Roses are the flowers of love.
If you are going to use flowers in your Valentine’s decor, let it be roses.
But don’t limit yourself to using pink or red roses, as you can see, pretty white roses work very well too.
Bonus tip for decorating your Valentines’ Mantel
There is absolutely nothing wrong with decorating for Valentine’s Day in a traditional way. If you happen to love red and pink roses, velvet hearts, and heart-shaped wreaths, then go for it!
Just remember that if the traditional way doesn’t rhyme with your style and preference, you can still have a beautiful Valentine’s Day mantel that has none of those things but that vibes rustic, primitive, and rough.
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.