In the famous words of RuPaul, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love someone else.” That cannot be truer today than ever, with everything crazy going on in the world, it’s important we treat ourselves well, and surround ourselves in what brings us peace and makes us happy.
For me, it’s an over the top seasonal reading nook like what you see here. Inspired by the phrase, “You’re a Gem”, I love the fact that the saying could mean YOU (yes you reading this) are a gem and reinforces that affirmation in one’s mind. And it could also be a term for endearment for a loved one. Either way, I love the idea of a sparkly, gem filled Valentine’s Day decor. And since I am not up to doing another Valentine’s Day tree (which was gorgeous last year, check out the video!) I thought this would be a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.
Sparkly white roses, twinkling LED fairy lights, oversized red jewel ornaments, glittery red sprays, and red gem cascading picks framed by lush sheer burgundy panels are the highlight of this design.
Here’s what the full reading nook looks like:
It’s so hard to capture the brilliance and sparkle of this look, but here are a few shots that help share some of the beautiful detailing in this layered design:
Do you recognize the oversized red jewel ornaments from Christmas? I used them in my Christmas tree, but loved them so much I reused the red gems here:
And the fairy lights!!!!! They illuminate the white roses, previously used in my Valentine’s Day tree in 2021, and make them look extra stunning!
Want to know how to make this reading nook? It’s shockingly easy! It’s all about layering in the florals, but it is super easy to do! Let me show you how: