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 mantel…an 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 books…you’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

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  1. thanks for the blessings Janet Im here on cape cod and wow it really is a blizzard !!!!
    we have not seen anything this wild in a long time…..hope to enjoy some of the white stuff when the winds settle down…..thanks for the lovely post…beautiful as always ! Lorraine

  2. Your post gave me an escape from the cold, and snow here in the Midwest today.
    Love all the pinks with your lovely mantel, and sofa.
    Every little thing is perfection, Janet. Thank you for sharing.
    ps….Happy Birthday.

  3. Gee Singh Newbanks says:

    Beautiful inspiration Janet.

  4. DD's Cottage says:

    Very pretty Janet-I just bought roses at TJ's too!

  5. Linda @ Life and Linda says:

    Beautiful flowers. Love the pink! The parasol is stunning with it's pretty ruffles. Did my comment in the group BOBB help you at all. I found it interesting to read Kim's comment about not driving any traffic.

  6. you've given me an idea…my living room is very very pale pink and I never thought of using it as a stage for Valentine's Day…I'm thinking romantic meal!

  7. Gorgeous photos. What a lovely space to sit, relax and enjoy some time with your Valentine!

  8. Janet this post is one of my favorite of all time! It is timeless just like the romantic style we love.
    Have a beautiful Valentine’s week.
    xoxo Jo

  9. Debbie B. says:

    I was wondering where you get your beautiful throw pillows with ruffles? They look lovely with your room

    1. They are from Shabby Chic Couture by Rachel Ashwell

    2. I thought that I had answered this Debbie…but not sure now. They are from Shabby Chic Couture.