DIY Valentines Photo: Karine/Flickr

Valentine’s Day is unabashedly cheesy — if you’ve forgotten how bad it can get just take a stroll down the seasonal aisle of your local pharmacy. But adding a little romance to your home decor doesn’t have to involve doilies or artificial rose petals. Here are 10 buy or DIY decorating ideas to get you in the mood.

1. A decorative throw pillow. 

pillow collage Photos: OldLakeGeorge/Etsy, HomeGlow/Etsy, PillowsByElissa/Etsy

2. DIY washi tape geometric heart. Just follow this simple tutorial via homeyohmy.com.

washi tape Photo: homeyohmy.com

3. A statement-making throw blanket. This one is available online through Urban Outfitters for $79.

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 10.47.12 AM Photo: urbanoutfitters.com

4. DIY conversation hearts creation. The vase, candle and conversation hearts can be purchased at the dollar store.

conversation hearts Photo: aquesttobecrafty.blogspot.ca

5. Free printables as art. Click on the links below to download.

printables

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6. Festive bunting. Saying “I love you” in French just sounds sexier. Buy this bunting at Anthropologie for $14.95.

je t'aime Photo: anthropologie.com

7. Heart-shaped party balloons. These are from Urban Outfitters and retail for $4 each — they’re also available in metallic gold.

pink balloons Photos: urbanoutfitters.com

8. A lighting fixture inspired by Cupid’s arrow. The ‘Artemis’ can be purchased from DAMM for $325.

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 11.26.49 AM Photo: damm-design.com

9. Cross-stitch embroidery hoop. Your grandmother may or may not approve.

cross-stitch Photos: MidnightStitchery/Etsy, OhSillyPili/Etsy, TheMadGirlShop/Etsy

10. Pixel heart heat changing mug. The perfect gift for the Zelda lover in your life — available on thinkgeek.com for $11.99.

ec48_pixel_heart_heat_changing_mug Gif: thinkgeek.com

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