Only four days to go until Valentine’s day.
Have you decided on how to surprise your loved one?
Apparently staying in is the new going out. Instead of taking him/her out for dinner or a romantic night in a hotel, why don’t you decorate his or her home and stay in for a romantic evening?
Dressing up your interior for the occasion should not take much time, effort or money.
Decide on a theme and let your imagination go wild. I’ve already suggested a couple of suitable themes – traditional & trendy – in the previous articles, please click on the hyperlinks to read them..
The third theme you could think about is the romantic style. However, this doesn’t mean overdoing things – schmaltzy & chintzy are not romantic.
Romantic decoration means understated elegance. So think about graceful objects and subtle colors.
The most suitable colors for this theme are pale – ivory, powder pink, peach, off-white and even white. Make displays in glass, white porcelain or shells – use glass beads, pearls and candles. Put these around your home. Scatter around your bed a few white or pale pink rose petals.
The romantic theme requires lots of fresh flowers. Roses, lilies, snowdrops and anything white & scented will work. Make flower arrangements and remember, Less is More. Single flowers displayed in many separate vases or bowls are more effective than a bouquet in a single vessel. Have a row of them on your mantle, dining table or sideboard. Put a couple of them on your side table in the bedroom. You can combine flowers with candles & glass drops – but do think about fire safety!
Candlelight is considered to be one of the most romantic decorating tools. Light your home with them – pile lots of different sizes onto a large plate, or in your fireplace. Put tea lights into small containers and place these onto shelves, coffee tables, sideboard, mantel – well, all over the place. But do make sure they are safely placed – you don’t want to burn the house down on the night of passion!
Continue with the understated theme for your dining table. Use simple yet sophisticated, white or off-white tableware. Add candles and a few pieces of flowers.
Happy Valentine’s Day!