Forget the pressure of following tradition with red roses and boxes of chocolate hearts – bring the romance of the sea and the whisper of the ocean breeze to your Valentine’s Day decor! This year, we invite you to enhance the serenity of your home with some unique and heartwarming details that will leave your loved one feeling swept away in the tide of your love!
The Perfect Palette
If the classic red and pink just isn’t your vibe – look no further than the sunset over the ocean for inspiration. It offers all the inspiration you could need to tie in your seasonal décor with your home aesthetic.
If your home design is based on saturated nautical blues and contrasting whites, don’t be afraid to try out bolder accents like the ones in this beautiful sunset photo. It brings in a deep coral pink, some rose mauve tones and even a few perfect shades of purple.
If your palette is more serene with soft blues, teals, creams and whites – just follow suit with some subdued shades. We’re inspired by the pastels in this sunset palette, with its dusty mauves and orchid tones. Pair details from this palette with your décor and you have a romantic vibe for the season!
Setting the Seascape
If a romantic night for two is on the menu this Valentine’s Day, pull out all the stops and make it a night to remember with a bar cart decked out for the occasion. We love the Valentine’s upgrades on this bar cart by House Full of Summer. The pink shades, coral details and subtle coastal vibe is just lovely!
Recreate the look is simpler than you might imagine. This heart-shaped ocean-inspired charcuterie board is the start of the show. We love the way these boards and bowls bring the love! Try pairing it with some blush pink Flora Wine Glasses from Pottery Barn, which come stemmed or stemless for versatility.
While we love the pink – bringing in that contrasting white and cream tones ties it all back to your existing home décor. Consider the Laguna Coastal Plates for texture, depth, and the perfect scalloped edges.
Now, to layer in the details! Upgrade your wine or champagne bottle by adding a hand-painted oyster shell bottle tag. Add some color and interest through a decorative napkin stack ; these coral sea fan napkins or these soft coral-toned starfish reusable napkins are wonderful options.
And of course, what bar cart is complete without a vase to hold those perfect Valentine’s Day stems? Go big or go home with this White Coral Sculpture Vase and make your bouquet stand out, no matter what flowers you choose.
Love to Last the Year
If you’re looking to get something for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day that can warm their heart year-round – what better for a lover of the sea than something inspired by it!
Wall art is a great option – nothing says Valentine like this Beach & Back artwork or this hand-painted cottage wood wall art from AlmaBoheme. We’re also fans of JustMegArt’s romantic Sea Glass Chunky pieces and the stunning stained glass of Banwell Designs.
For stone and sea glass collectors – consider a meaningful keepsake that will always remind of the sea, like this Glass Beach Heart. You also can’t go wrong with jewelry from PuraVida; personalize a Harper Charm Bar or go classic with their Ocean Conservation Bracelet – bonus, your purchase helps donate to the Surfrider Foundation.
Sweep Them off Their Feet
Want to do something more personal? Consider planning a seaside getaway for two – whether it be a day trip, a weekend rendezvous or a weeklong escape, your sweetie will be soaring with joy. You could also share your love by writing a heartfelt letter with memories of your favorite trips together, roll it up and tuck it away to make a classic ‘message in a bottle’ just for them. Bonus points if you hide it on the shore for them to discover!
Remember, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love in your own unique way. By incorporating coastal elements that resonate with you and your sweetheart’s personal connection to the sea, you can create a truly special and unforgettable experience. So, let the ocean guide your creativity, open your heart, and get ready to make waves of love wash over your heart and your home this Valentine’s Day!