Classic understated Valentine’s Day and Spring decor sprinkled around a Farmhouse kitchen with vintage touches, fresh tulips and raspberry cupcakes.
I am sharing some very understated Valentine’s Day decor ideas with you today and have linked to a few of my favorites at the end of this post, so please be sure to scroll all the way to the end when you’re finished reading. You will love all of the inspiration!
After I put away the Christmas decor, the house always feels so bare and sad almost. Sometimes I then add a lot of vintage Valentine’s Day decorations to liven things up a bit, but this year just isn’t one of those years. I kept things more minimal and understated and we have been enjoying just having more of a clean slate.
We have decided to list our home for sale (crazy to say that out loud) this spring so I am pairing back and decluttering all the things.
I kept the round table out here after Christmas with the upholstered chairs and gave the long table back to my sister. I pulled this one out of the office and loved how it seemed to fit better in this room.
This towel bar on the end of my kitchen cabinet is one of my favorite little touches that we added in here and one we will be adding to our next home as well. I love the character it adds and how easy it is to change out the feel of the decor by just changing out the towel seasonally.
For my very understated Valentine’s Day cupcakes, I used a plain vanilla cake mix this time and my homemade vanilla buttercream. I put a generous amount of the buttercream on each cupcake and topped each with a fresh raspberry. They are SO delicious and easy to make!
My favorite supplies you might need:
- cupcake parchment squares (these are perfect for muffins too)
- piping bags
- extra large piping tip (here or the fastest/best deal here)
This sweet boy could hardly wait to dig into a cupcake while I was making them. Every few minutes I heard, “mom, is it time to eat a cupcake yet?” He was so happy when I finally let him dig in! He knows he has my heart.
We have had a lot of rain lately, but we had a full day of sunshine when I took these pictures and it felt like a little miracle. Then I noticed that all of a sudden it started staying lighter later. It is no longer dark as early as it was before which just made it feel like spring. All of my sweet little birds have been nesting in my lattice in the yard too. I love all of the seasons, but I also love how exciting it is when one season starts to feel like it is coming- especially spring.
I didn’t want to go crazy with Valentine’s Day decor because I am actively trying to purge and get rid of so many things but I ran across this sweet bag in my stash and had to use it. For the past couple of years, I have used a couple of these bags around the house just to add a pop of sweet Valentine’s colors. I love the feel of the bag with the sweet silk handle. Maybe it is the most random thing to use a gift bag as a decoration? I don’t care though. I say if you like something, you should use it!
I cut the ends off of a bunch of tulips and tucked them in this large antique ironstone vessel. I love how they go wild, this way and that, as their petals begin to open.
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?
I hope you get a chance to visit these other beautiful homes for more Valentine’s Day inspiration! Just click on the coordinating links below.