Sad to see your Christmas tree all packed up for another year? Well, we may just have found an excuse to get it back out: people are now putting up Valentine’s trees, and they’re the perfect pretty-in-pink way to brighten up any room in your house.
The concept is simple: rather than decking the halls with holly, ivy and tinsel, you switch it up for the new season with hearts and roses. The Valentine’s trees are usually made from pink or white plastic trees, which can be pulled out year after year and adorned with lights and baubles every time February 14th rolls around, but if you want to repurpose your green one from December, it’ll look equally romantic once it’s all dressed up.
Key to the look is a pink and red colour palette, plus a few sparkles or candy-pastel touches here and there, and kitsch ornaments in the shape of lipsticks or champagne bottles go down a treat as well. If you’re not sure where to start, there’s tons of inspiration on Pinterest, where the trend appears to have originated (where else?)
Our top tip? Invest in leftover department store Christmas decs that are on sale now, and you’ll get your Valentine’s tree stash for a fraction of the price. Depending on how passionate you’re feeling, you could also add garlands, hanging curtains, cushions or light-up signs. Well, when you’re shooting Cupid’s arrow, the sky’s the limit!
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