How to Decorate Your Home for Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Looking to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day on a budget? You don't have to break the bank to add some beautiful touches to your home! There are quick, inexpensive ways to decorate your home as well as DIY projects that will romanticize your space for the holiday. Keep reading to learn how to decorate your home for Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day Flowers

Decorating your home with red and pink flowers immediately adds a bright, loving touch to your home for Valentine's Day.  Place fresh or silk flower arrangements throughout your living room, dining room or anywhere else you want to put a splash of color and romance. For an elegant look, you can’t go wrong with roses; these timeless beauties come in several different colors that suit any style or décor choice. Incorporate roses into bouquets at each place setting as centerpieces or accent your table linens with them using floral picks.

Mood Lighting

Ambient lighting, like string lights and lanterns, can make even everyday rooms feel romantic. Pick up a few during sales in January or February (that’s right: Valentine’s Day decor often goes on sale after right Christmas), and place them around your house before V-Day arrives. 

There are also options for colored lighting that will fit in perfectly for the season! You can find a variety of pink, red, or purple lighting options. You can find Valentine's Day colored light bulbs to switch out in your lamps, or dainty string lights in the shape of hearts to hang around the house.  And the biggest bonus of changing your lighting for the holidays is that you can use it year after year and repurpose it for other holidays and celebrations, too!

DIY Valentine's Day Decor

You can easily use what you have around your home to create DIY Valentine's Day decorations. Or, you pick up inexpensive supplies at the store to create DIY decor.

One easy decor piece is a paper heart garland! All it takes is some string of your choosing, and some hand-cut paper hearts. Choose pink or red construction paper to match the Valentine's Day theme, and punch a hole in the top of each heart. String each paper heart onto the string, as many or as few as you'd like, and you have an easy, handmade garland to hang in your home!

There are so many ideas for DIY Valentine's Day decorations on the internet, and here are our favorite sources: 


Scented Candles

Scented candles are an easy way to fill your home with Valentine's Day spirit. There are always a wide variety of options for candles that are themed for the special holiday. You can find Valentine's Day candles in reds, pinks, and purples and scented specifically for V-Day. Scents like rose, honeysuckle, sweet pea, and vanilla bean would be perfect to pair with Valentine's Day decorations or even a romantic meal. Not only will they make your home smell great, but they will serve as a great decor piece!  

DIY Valentine's Day Wall Art

If you’re looking for something fun and festive to do with your kids on Valentine’s Day but don’t want to break your bank account, why not get crafty? You can make decorations from scratch using things you probably already have around your house. One of our favorite DIY decorations is wall art. The design possibilities are endless—and if you need inspiration, Pinterest is filled with Valentine's Day art examples.

All you need is a few shades of acrylic paint- red, pink, purple, and white- and paper or canvas to get started! Painting can be a relaxing and therapeutic craft for yourself to do, or it can be a fun way to get your kids involved in decorating.

Red & Pink Pillows and Throws

The easiest way to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day is with fun red and pink pillows, throws, and blankets. This time of year, many stores have decorative throw pillows in red, pink, and white that are on sale and inexpensive. These decorative cushions can pull together an entire look in just one room, or they can be used sparingly as accent pieces. 

And the best part is that you can use these pieces every year to decorate for Valentine's Day! You can also repurpose some of the pieces for other holidays, like using the red pillows and blankets for Christmas, or the pink pieces for a girl's birthday!

Inexpensive Stores for Decor

The first step in decorating your home for Valentine’s Day is figuring out what you want. While you’re at it, take inventory of your space and think about how much space you have to work with. Then it’s time to find stores that have inexpensive decorations for the holiday. Five places where you can find great decor on a budget are Target, Walmart, Amazon, Hobby Lobby, and Dollar Tree. 

Start by looking at the cheapest spots for decor and then move on to the higher-end stores if you still can't find the pieces you like. Dollar Tree always has a huge selection of seasonal and holiday decorations, and you can make amazing DIY pieces with supplies found at Dollar Tree. Stores like Hobby Lobby always have coupons for pieces that you can't live without, and Walmart and Target always have holiday decorations for cheap. If your budget is extra tight, check out the local thrift stores first to see what they have to offer!

You can also support your local small businesses by shopping at them for Valentine's Day gifts and decorations!

Call a Cleaning Service for Your Valentine

If you want your home to look beautiful, but you don’t have time or energy to devote to cleaning and decorating, consider hiring a cleaning service. Hiring a professional cleaning service is a great gift to give your Valentine, after all, a clean home is a happy home for you and your loved one! We've been the Valentine's gift that many moms prefer over chocolates throughout the years. If you think your spouse would enjoy the gift of getting time back, consider giving them a professional cleaning gift card from Plan: B Cleaning!

Call Plan: B Cleaning today to set up a cleaning service and get Valentine's Day ready at (317) 572-8515, or visit to learn more about our services. Plan: B Cleaning serves the Fishers, Indiana area, including Hamilton County, Geist, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, and Fortville.


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