Feminine bird-inspired Valentine’s day decor for your cottage home
“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” (And if you are visiting from the Valentine’s Day blog hop, “Hi, and welcome to our nest!”)
February is quickly approaching, and early spring is in sight. I’m craving florals and warm breezes, (romantic comedies…like that opening line,) sounds of birds chirping, and lots of cheerful color- pink and robin’s egg blue to be specific.
As I transition our home from winter to spring, I like to find a middle ground with Valentine’s Day decor. Now, let’s declare: Valentine’s does not have to be all red roses and Ryan Gosling. (But I’ll take that, too!)
Instead, you can start using pastel pieces to brighten your home. Subtle spring elements, like tulips and birds, will have you rejoicing the last bit of winter and welcoming the return of spring feathers.
So, let’s talk porch/entry details, and then go watch “The Notebook” already…
The Valentine’s Day porch
I took a soft simple approach to this porch design. I wanted garden/nature inspired with lots of worn feminine details. To me, nothing says feminine country, like bird-inspired decor. And with a few switches, my porch will be spring ready, as well! (Decor that does double-duty? Yes!)
The wreaths are a match made in heaven- the 23″Mix Royal Ruscus & Fittonia wreaths by Nearly Natural Floral. I added a simple pink ribbon from Walmart to make them season specific. This wreath is so neutral, it would be a great year-round option for your home. It’s very full and lush too!
I switched out our spiral boxwoods for these sweet rose topiaries. I always planned to add pink rose trees to our landscaping beds, but the maintenance on these particular plants is very high. So this option allowed me to get the look, with zero work (and worry of keeping them alive)! I plan to use these topiaries on our porch throughout the entire spring season. I will likely display them inside during the summer months; they are so versatile!
My favorite detail is the bamboo stand for support. They are so realistic 🙌🏻
For added faux blooms, I chose these tulips and peonies. The tulips are the most realistic faux flowers I have ever felt or seen! Very very impressed. I would recommend them to anyone looking for faux tulips this Valentine’s Day!
It’s also worth noting I layered a non-outdoor rug beneath the nest doormat. This is a test to see if an outdoor rug can survive on the porch or not. lol. Study findings will be reported soon… Rug is the Loloi Skye for anyone wondering!
The pink metal mailbox is vintage-inspired and from Amazon. I hung it with Command strip velcro for the season. Although, I may install it permanently; what do you think? Will it profusely confuse my mail carrier?
The Valentine’s Day entry
I love carrying a few porch details inside to my halltree. The halltree was made from two antique doors and their knobs, salvaged from an old farmhouse on my parents’ West Virginia farm. The knob hooks make a wonderful spot to display a seasonal garland.
Bonus Space- Dining tablescape
I decided to carry the love bird theme into the dining room too. I just couldn’t help myself.
The entire theme began with inspiration from my vintage Fenton glass love birds. They are part of my much larger Fenton glass collection. The custard pieces were part of our wedding ceremony almost ten years ago.
I guess love birds have always been part of our home; now they get a prominent holiday to be displayed.
Are you looking for more Valentine’s Day inspiration? A few of my friends are sharing ideas full of love over on their blogs. Check out their unique home ideas now!
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