Subtle Valentine’s Day Shelf Decorating Ideas

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? I usually like to concentrate on one area like my mantel or dining table and keep things super simple. Since I have new shelves in my dining room, I thought it would be fun to give them a sweet little update! Now you know I’m not big on bright colours, and as much as I loved my red Christmas, I like to keep my Valentine’s decor a bit more subdued with soft pinks, gold and natural shades. I’m sharing my Subtle Valentine’s Day Shelf Decorating Ideas and joining some talented blogger friends who are also sharing their Valentine’s Day vignettes.

Subtle Valentine's Day Shelf

These floating shelves have made such a difference on this wall that used to have a dark china cabinet that matches my vintage dining set.  This space feels so much bigger and now I have a place to display some of my favourite things!

Subtle Valentine's Day Shelf

Subtle Valentine's Day Shelf

For this area of the shelves, I started with the larger items first like the beaded stand and books, and added in the smaller items one at a time.  I’m a bit of a newbie at styling shelves as we don’t have many in our home.  I think just have all your items ready to go and play around with different combinations until you love it! This doesn’t “scream” Valentine’s Day, but the gold heart print and soft pinks are a neutral nod to the overall theme, don’t you think?

It wouldn’t be Valentines without some pretty flowers on the table! This romantic arrangement fits right in with the rest of my Subtle Valentine’s Day Shelf Decorating Ideas. Sticking to a common theme will make your decor look connected and pulled together.

Subtle Valentine's Day Shelf

Subtle Valentine's Day Shelf

A lot of these items I already had on hand, but this heart hoop art is something new from a local maker. I love that it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day but since it’s natural, it won’t look out of place afterwards. Same thing with the beads.  Adding the soft pink basket gives this side just the right amount of pink!

Subtle Valentine's Day Shelf

Now here’s a view looking the other direction in my dining room towards the living room.  It gives me a chance to share these beautiful flowers again!

You’ll be seeing more of my table in next week’s post! To see my table from last year, check out my Romantic Boho Valentine’s Tablescape Tell me what items you loved most on my shelves in the comments below.  Now it’s time to visit the rest of the lovely ladies joining me today.  Be sure to check them all out listed below! Thanks for stopping by and see you next time.

Judy xx


9 Valentine’s Day Vignette Ideas

Tiered Tray Decor Ideas // Happy Happy Nester

Subtle Valentine’s Day Shelf Decorating Ideas // Life Is Better At Home

DIY LOVE Tea Towel // The DIY Mommy

Valentine’s Day DIY Vignette // My 100 Year Old Home

Be Mine Valentine Mantel Ideas // Tatertots & Jello

Vintage Valentine’s Day Vignette // Seeking Lavender Lane

Valentine’s Day Mantel // Modern Glam

Neutral Vignette // Craftberry Bush

Adding Subtle Valentine Touches to the Kitchen // Lemon Grove Lane



1 Comment

  1. February 4, 2021 / 12:56 pm

    I love the way you styled your shelves. Everything is so pretty! I shared it to my Valentine board 🙂


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