Fourteenth day of February – the most romantic day of the year. Sweethearts abound, love is in the air and romance is rekindled. On one hand, traffic is terrible, restaurants are booked and everything becomes expensive. But never mind my cynical side. Valentine’s Day is a special occasion where declarations of love are expressed in many ways. Let’s forget about exclusive restaurants and extravagant cruise for a while. For now, let’s talk about romance at home.
Adorning your home sweet home with Valentine’s Day decors is a nice idea. Decorations aren’t only for the department stores. Make yours different though. Spice it up with sensuality instead of the usual wholesome decors we see outdoors. Decorate with things that exude romance with fire. Go for sensuous aromas (sexy!), deep colors (romantic!) and satin and silk fabrics (need I say more?).
Satins and silks and known globally as some of the most sensual textiles in the business. Not only do they have a glossy look, but they also feel amazing against the skin. Satin sheets are wonderful for sleeping on, but they also make glorious impromptu picnic “blankets” that you can set down in front of the fire place. Have your delicious dinner and then snuggle on your satin area rug for a little after dinner “dessert”.
Colors are reflections of feelings, and we never see more colors than on occasions like Valentine’s Day. Red is ubiquitous on this heart’s day but other deep colors in purples and pinks also show love in the air. Make use of these colors in your home decorations.
Enhance the air of romance in your home by its smell. You can bathe yourself in perfume but if your place smells of chicken, it just ruins the mood. You don’t want to envision chicken being roasted. You want to see love, romance, sexy. Try something quite strong to make the scent last. Spraying air deodorizer every five minutes is horrifying! What are you, cleaning? Go for several scented candles. Choose your favorite scents and buy a couple for each fragrance for a more potent smell. Best for a romantic evening are the relaxing fragrance of lavender, vanilla and lilac. You can also go natural with fresh flowers. Also, make use of the flower petals (of course, you can never go wrong with red roses) by scattering them throughout your home to add some props to the scene.
Isn’t it a bummer that Valentine’s Day is at the height of winter? Unless you’re in a tropical island, cozy late night walks under the stars will remain a dream. On a brighter note, this season calls for a lot of snuggling, hugging and kissing. Make the most of it by turning down the heater and let the fireplace be your guardian. Keeping each other warm can never be more exciting.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be about giving and receiving gifts. Creating an alluring oasis in your own home can certainly make memories that will keep you warm for years to come. Keep in mind that Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be the only day of the year that you decorate in sensual decor. Dark colors, satins and silks, and delicious aromas can be a permanent part of your home style.