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February 9, 2006

Trendy Valentine’s Day Decor

Filed under: Festivities — DO or DIY @ 1:57 pm

Trendy Decorating tips  for Valentine’s Day

In the previous article you’ve read about how to create a traditional Valentine’s  Day decoration theme. If you’re after the latest designer look, read this one further.

This years decorating trend is still inspired by the glamour and opulence of the Art Deco era. However, the palette of dark dark moody colours has got even darker. The new must-have colour is black -  black & transparent, black & metallic, black & mirror, black & pearl and black & pink.

If you want to decorate your home or your loved one’s home for Valentine’s day, base your theme on one of these combinations..

Color

The most suitable color combination must be black & pink or black & pearl. Use materials that represent luxury and glamour – silk, lace, feathers, pearls & crystals
Decorate your bedroom and or dining room with large pink or black feathers, feathery or fluffy string lights. Make displays in large bowls using, feathers, pearls or glass drops.

Flowers

The most suitable flowers for this look are oversized, dramatic or oriental looking flowers such as oriental pink lilies, orchids, geraniums, gladioli etc. Arrange the flowers in large glass (black or transparent) vases and place them in focal points – on the coffee table, on sideboard, on the mantel, in front of the fire place, in corners etc. You can make a couple of smaller displays for your bathroom and bedroom.

Lighting

Lighting should be dimmed and seductive -  use  low level lighting: lamps, candles or hidden lights under furniture.

Table Decoration

Your dining table should suit your themes – drape a piece of black lace on top of a sheet of pink (or ivory) silk. Use crystal glassware and simple, but elegant tableware. As a central piece, use large candelabra or luxurious candlesticks – alternatively just run a feathery / pearly string light across the table. Drape some chocolates with silk or lace – hide them in appropriate places.emoticon 

Champagne is essential for this look.

It’s quite easy to achieve this trendy look for Valentine’s day – but if you find this a bit OTT, why don’t you go with the understated romantic theme?????

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