Sweeten up your front door décor for Valentine’s Day.


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Sweeten up your front door décor for Valentine’s Day.

By emily.bailey

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Valentines Day - Front door wreath

Show your romantic side by greeting your sweetie at the door on Valentine’s Day with a little something special that says, “I love you.”



We say it all the time – your front door makes an instant first impression. It’s no different on Valentine’s Day, so use it to let loved ones know you remembered. Show your romantic side by greeting your sweetie at the door on Valentine’s Day with a little something special that says, “I love you.” Here are five sweet ways to celebrate - candy hearts optional!
Valentine's Day - Floral front door wreath

Show some love for the front door

Not ready to put away the wreaths? One reason they’re such a popular front door decoration is because they’re so versatile – both to individual taste and by season. Get in the holiday mood with bold, bright colors, like this DIY option from The House That Lars Built. We love how much it will pop on a neutral-colored door. Or have some fun with a wreath that “says” something. Hugs and kisses, anyone?


Does your significant other woo you with flowers? Show how much you appreciate their thoughtfulness by incorporating those blooms into a seasonal wreath, or, if they’ll survive outdoors in your area, plant some fresh flowers in pots on your porch. 

An entry to warm your heartstrings

Heart garlands are an inexpensive Valentine’s décor option to spiff up your front entry. Use felt or even craft paper to make a string of hearts in your favorite colors. Simply swoop the garland over your front door for a quick dose of fun. And if you have an evergreen tree leftover from December, this is a perfect opportunity to extend its life – just wrap it in a Valentine’s garland for an instant refresh.

Sweet front door colors

February is the perfect time to bring a pop of color to the front of your house. When the weather is dreary, a quick coat of cheerful paint on your front door is a simple way to put a smile on your loved one’s faces. Coral, pink or plum are perfect hues to welcome spring and enjoy year-round. The only rule is to pick a color you love! Remember, 2023 is all about bold colors for self-expression, so don’t be shy – have fun with your front door color!

You had me at hello

Sure, you can meet your loved one at the door with roses, but how about trying something a little more creative? If your special someone is expecting flowers, make a whimsical bouquet for your entryway. Bonus points if you can coordinate these blooms with those you might have used to decorate outdoors on your front porch.


If you have space in your foyer on a side table, for instance, try incorporating meaningful photographs. Don’t be afraid to take it a step further either by using heart-shaped photo holders. These small, metallic clips are perfect for those with more subtle tastes, and both options are classic enough to be used year-round.


Understated Valentine’s décor also goes well in neutral-colored rooms if vibrant reds and pinks aren’t your style. But if you’re ready to break out of a color rut and want to try something bold in a small space, check out Houzz’s top picks for romantic room colors that say, “I love hue.”

Get smitten on the patio

Sometimes your main entryway isn’t actually at the front of the house. If that’s the case, don’t be afraid to buck the trend and go all out for a back door or patio. (We’d say the same thing if you’re considering a smart lock or entryway handleset.)


To create a little magic on the back patio, try new lighting. Battery-operated candles, lanterns and twinkle lights are popular and safe options for setting a mood, and not just on Valentine’s Day. You don’t even have to be outside to enjoy the shimmering lights. Place them where you can enjoy the view from inside, like from a romantic meal at your dining room table or cozying up with your loved ones in the living room.

Find more ways to elevate the look of your home, whether it’s for the holidays or every day, by following Schlage on Pinterest and Instagram.