Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes the never-ending stream of advertisements hawking flowers, chocolates, teddy bears and fancy dinners. And while all of these are fine, there is no substitute for spending quality time with your loved one.
With Valentine’s Day falling on a Thursday this year, it might be practical to make your home more romantic and enjoy a nice dinner thereat. Not only does this show that you care, but it provides a much more intimate experience that can be customised to suit your significant other.
Regardless of if you are a Romeo or Juliet, here are three ways to make your home more romantic for Valentine’s Day.
1) Scented candles
It’s cliché, but the quickest way to make your home more romantic for Valentine’s Day is by adding a few scented candles and keeping the lights to a minimum. Look, candlelight will forever be the most romantic light and the fragrance allows your home feel like a different place.
More importantly, it’s really hard to mess up scented candles as long as you follow these two instructions. Firstly, make sure all the candles have the same scent. You don’t want to create a bunch of different smells that won’t compliment each other. There is a reason no one has made a lavender, sandalwood and peppermint candle. It would smell awful. Don’t make it on your own.
Secondly, don’t just put candles out everywhere like they do on TV. They need to be on something so the melted wax doesn’t ruin your furniture. You can find candle holders, but plates or even coasters can work in a pinch.
2) Red bedding
This is another touch that doesn’t require a lot of work, but can have a big impact. Red sheets, pillowcases and bedding set the mood and transform your bedroom. You can even upgrade to silk or satin sheets if you want the full Valentine’s Day look. Just be sure to swap out the red bedding after Valentine’s Day or you’ll adjust to it and the set will lose its romantic appeal.
3) A different dinner setting
If you are hosting a romantic dinner at home, don’t simply serve it the table you usually eat at. You want to make the occasion feel special. One way to do this is to move the table to the living room and surround with the previously mentioned scented candles, some string lighting and new plates and cutlery. Sure, it may be a lot of work moving everything around, but it’s worth it in the end.
While you may want to make your home more romantic for Valentine’s Day this year, why not start looking for a new place for you and your loved one to call home in time for next year? SeanKirsten Realty can surely help you. Start your search with us today!