Love is in the air. Here at Treetopia, we think that’s more than enough reason to celebrate! To start, we suggest transforming a Christmas tree into a Valentine’s Day centerpiece. Charm your loved ones and guests with these decorating ideas for a Valentine tree.
Trees Just for Hue
What do you need for special celebrations? The right decorations, of course! Why not spread the love with colorful Christmas trees? Treetopia has lovely shades fit for a Valentine’s Day get-together.
Choose from vibrant red, pink, or a combination of colors. Or, go for a versatile white tree that you can easily take from love month to other celebrations and seasons. With Christmas tree heights ranging from 4 to 12 feet, you have the option to start small or go for that “grand gesture.” If you have limited space, opt for slim or pencil trees, which have narrow diameters fit for tight corners.
Keep reading to see how our creative friends decorated these trees for Valentine’s Day.
How do you decorate a tree for Valentine’s Day?
The first step is to choose a theme and then decide on a color palette. Red and pink hues dominate these celebrations, but nobody says you can’t opt for yellow, black, and other funky shades, too. Take inspiration from these Valentine’s Day tree ideas.
1. Pink Valentine Tree
This charming color has versatile shades to fit many decorating themes. Want a minimalistic look? Pastel pink is the way to go. Prefer a bolder display? Hot pink adds drama to any space. Case in point: these pink Valentine’s Day Christmas trees.
Fun Paper Crafts
If you’re feeling crafty, play with paper decorations. Mark Laferney of Slumbering Alligator hung heart-shaped pieces in pink, lavender, and white. He complemented them with crepe streamers and pompom garlands. He also used the same heart ornaments to decorate the doorway behind the tree.
Vibrant and Vivid
Grab everyone’s attention with a tree in a vibrant, playful shade of hot pink. Decorate it with monochromatic ornaments like Jennifer Perkins. Red and pink Christmas balls complemented her “Be Mine” garland and “love” tree topper.
Simple and Chic
Not one for major commitments? Try a pastel pink wreath instead. It’s small enough to hang on doors and walls. Plus, decorating is easier with few ornaments needed.
For something different, go for a bold color palette like black and pink mixed with gold accents. Jenny Holiday of Everyday is a Holiday used big decorative pieces. The “sweetheart” statement board and the vintage-style doll cut-out popped against the foliage. To soften their dark look, she added gold Christmas balls and the infamous Cupid’s arrow.
Another idea is to decorate your wreath with crocheted ornaments. Twinkie Chan chose red yarn for her heart-shaped creations and hung a few pieces on the branches. She filled the rest of the wreath with glossy Christmas balls and candy hearts with cute sayings.
2. White Valentine Tree
A popular choice during the holidays, white Christmas trees are favored for their beauty and versatility. They also make the perfect backdrop for colorful ornaments during Love Month. Have a look at these white trees dressed up for the occasion.
Hearts and Flowers
Jen of @turtlecreeklane decked her white tree with romantic blooms. Pink and red faux roses in assorted sizes add depth. She also decorated with wooden Valentine’s Day ornaments for variety. The giant wall art in the background completed the lovely display.
Small Tree, Big Love
Got a 4- or 5-foot Christmas tree? Decorate it with small to medium ornaments. Jenny Biggers’ Valentine Christmas tree decorations are all about color harmony. Faux roses, love letters, and mesh ribbons in baby pink blend well with the white foliage. As her transition shade, fuchsia painted her ribbons and the tiny hearts on envelopes. Finally, she added pops of red using statement decorations.
Since this small tree functions as a tabletop display, a tablecloth works as a tree skirt. In lieu of Christmas presents, Jenny placed Valentine’s Day gift boxes and a “LOVE” marquee sign at the base of the tree.
If you’ve racked up a couple of teddy bears from lovers past, take them out of the basement and give them a thorough cleaning. They make adorable Valentine ornaments (even if you’d rather forget who they came from). If you have kids, their toy collection is a good place to look for unique ornaments, too.
Kelsey Klos of House of Fete lined up different colored bears at the bottom of her Christmas tree. To balance the look, she only decorated the branches with colorful Christmas balls. A rainbow color palette is also a nice deviation from the holiday’s usual red motif.
3. Red Valentine Tree
Red is a classic Valentine color that’s impossible to miss. Its striking look makes it an ideal choice when you want to leave a strong impression. Dare to stand out with these bold red Christmas trees decorated for Valentine’s day.
Sweet as Candy
Delight your kids with a Valentine tree full of awesome finds like faux lollipop ornaments and a statement flamingo topper. Add matching stuffed animals and hearts for a display that tickles the child in anyone. Even better? Hang edible ornaments like candies and chocolates.
Two Classics in One
Give Valentine’s Day a twist with a red and white tree. Since her tree has a fun spiral design, Jen stuck to a traditional color palette with pink and red ornaments. For some spice, she added a few pieces of shiny silver balls and orange hearts.
More Unique Valentine Tree Decorating Ideas
Love sees no color, so why not express that through non-traditional Valentine hues? Experiment with orange, silver, and even black for décor that lets your personality shine through.
Lovely in Orange
Orange and pink may not seem like a match made in heaven, but Jen shows us otherwise. She paired the sunny foliage with soft-toned ornaments. Then, she added texture with decorations in glossy and matte finishes.
If you’re a fan of all things shimmery, a silver tree works wonders. Jen once again decorated hers with pink ornaments in varying shades. Get a pre-lit holiday centerpiece, so when it’s nighttime, the lights reflect on the tinsel needles and give a warm glow. That’s one romantic Valentine to remember.
Love in All Colors
Stand loud and proud with a rainbow tree decorated with—you guessed it—rainbow hearts. Fill the rest of the branches with even more unique ornaments. Serena Starr’s mermaid doll with fairy wings is the perfect tree topper for this hue-nique Valentine tree.
Blooming in Black
Fancy a bed of roses for Valentine’s Day? Make your own grand romantic gesture by decorating a Valentine tree with flowers. Kiera of @lasvegasmakeupgirl looped faux red roses around her tree. She then filled the gaps with gold ornaments for a luxurious look.
If you prefer simpler décor, go for a black wreath instead. With the right ornaments, even a small wreath will be unforgettable. For instance, Jen hung colorful heart-shaped decorations with quirky faces painted on them.
Another sweet idea is to decorate it with photos. Print these out on photo paper and frame them with decorated cardboard. Jazz them up further with scrapbook accessories. Or be a little extra and scribble love notes on heart-shaped tags and use them as ornaments. Old Valentine’s Day cards work, too!
If you’re head-over-heels in love with these Valentine tree ideas, you’ll be glad to hear that year-round Christmas tree decorating is also a thing. Why take down your tree when you can use it for all seasons? Check out more ideas below:
Decorating a colorful Christmas tree is a fun and fresh way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Which of these ideas got your heart racing? We’d love to hear your thoughts, too, so go ahead and share them in the comments. If you’ve got a picture you’d like to share, tag us in our social media accounts. It’ll be our pleasure to share them with others.
Happy Valentine’s Day and may your love be evergreen!