Is Your Home Ready for Valentine’s Day?
Have your date nights been lacking a little, well… romance? Perhaps your partner has expressed that she’s tired of eating takeout and binge-watching your favorite television show every other night. Or maybe you’ve mastered the art of cooking a romantic dinner, but you haven’t managed to get the atmosphere quite right.
Adding a touch here and there of home décor — like some nice flowers or scented candles — can help create an intimate and inviting atmosphere, which is sure to make your date nights that much more memorable. In this article, we’ll go over some great tips for upping the romance during your date nights with home décor. Let’s get into it!
1. Set the Mood with Lighting
Good lighting really does make all the difference. By using dimmer switches, you can set the scene and adjust the lighting as needed. Soft, warm lighting creates a cozy and intimate atmosphere, but harsh lighting will probably have the opposite effect, so do your research before fiddling with the lights too much. You can also arrange some scented candles on the dinner table or around the back patio. Hanging fairy lights is a great way to set the scene too!
2. Add Some Flowers or Plants
Flowers are a classic. They look pretty, smell nice, and even have different meanings attached to them depending on the type of flower. A fresh bouquet of red roses, for example, is a bold declaration of love and romance; while pink camellias symbolize adoration and longing. You can also tie the scene together by adding some potted plants to the mix. Flowers and potted plants can add a little something to any room, so hit up your local florist today.
3. Create a Cozy Seating Area
And no, we do not mean the couch and coffee table that you found on the side of the road. A comfortable and inviting seating area is essential for any romantic date night. Arrange the furniture in your home to encourage snuggling and relaxation. Spruce it up a bit with some plush cushions and soft blankets. Add some candles and wine to the mix and your partner may or may not fall asleep in your arms. How cute is that?
4. Add a Nice Rug
A well-chosen rug can add texture, color, and warmth to any room. If you want to make a statement, choose a rug in a bold, romantic color, such as red or pink. Rugs are also a great way to create a defined space within a room. They’re absolutely perfect for movie night, or setting the mood for a romantic dinner.
5. Invest in Luxurious Bedding
Your bed should be the ultimate symbol of romance (and rest and relaxation of course), so you’ll want to invest in high-quality bedding that’s soft, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. If you’re feeling saucy, you can even sprinkle some rose petals over the duvet. You can even light the room with scented candles if you wish. Don’t be afraid to get creative!
6. Ensure Your Home is Sparkling
All of the tips above can go a long way in elevating the romantic atmosphere of your home, but they won’t make up for a messy space. A deep home cleaning is the key to curating a truly special experience. If you want to give your new décor a clean space to accompany, but don’t know where to start, contact us!