Valentine’s Day Mantel Ideas

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There’s nothing more romantic than spending time in front of a crackling fire with that special someone. Avoiding the February winds together and snuggling for warmth is one of the best ways to spend the most romantic day of the year: Valentine’s Day.

But if you’re going to eschew those long wait times for fancy restaurant reservations and instead curl up in front of the fireplace with your loved one, make sure your mantel fits the occasion.

Here are five ideas for special Valentine’s Day mantel decorations. 

Your Romantic Journey

Are you lucky enough to be happily partnered? If so, this is the perfect time of year to revisit all the highlights of your loving relationship. Let your love affair be your theme. This highly personal mantel can hold photos of special moments together, favorite flowers, ticket stubs, and any items that have significance to just the two of you.  We love the personalized mantel décor below by featuring the couple’s wedding photo, valentine’s day card and favorite love quote.

valetine's day mantel

Who do you love?

It’s true, we’re not all partnered. Maybe you’re in relationship limbo.

Don’t let Valentine’s Day bum you out. Instead, decorate your mantel with pictures of those you love, be they friends, family, pets or children in your life. Since we love mantels, we just might have to decorate with pictures of our favorite mantels in heart-shaped frames!


Yes, Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about love. But it’s also about candy. From red velvet-covered chocolate boxes to conversation hearts, pretty and colorful candies can be your mantel theme. Why not make a garland of giant cardboard conversation hearts? This time, you get to decide what to write on them.


The Victorian days are the time in history that best exemplified Valentine décor. Fat little cherubs, roses, hearts, lace, doves, they’re all immortalized in Victorian art. A few vintage postcards, some red, pink and gold candles and thumb-high vases of rosebuds make a lovely Victorian Valentine’s mantel.

valentine's day mantel ideas

Love spells

Single and looking for love? A love spell mantel could be just the thing for you. Every culture has its folk traditions when it comes to attracting love into your life.

In Peru, a piece of copper called a milagro, stamped with an image of a happy couple and hung from a red ribbon, does the trick. Some use moonstones, rose quartz, jade and lapis lazuli to act as a love-magnet. The Chinese art of feng shui recommends affirmations of romance, such as scented candles, objects in pairs (instead of lonely singles) and anything pink. Pick a few love-attracting items from your own cultural roots and give them place-of-pride on your mantel.

At Old World Stoneworks, we never need an excuse to redecorate the mantel; but, Valentine’s Day does provide an extra-fun one!

If you need a new mantel to give a special, loving touch, give us a call today.

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