It's February and the most romantic day of the year is getting closer.
While some are planning dinners and drinks in fancy restaurants, others are thinking about how they can decorate their apartment for this occasion. We have several ideas about how you can spice up your apartment for Valentine's Day.
First Things First, You Need to Clean it
Even though this seems like the most logical thing to do, people sometimes forget about it. If you really want your apartment to look warm and inviting for your Valentine, you will have to clean it first.
Get rid of all that you do not need and make sure that everything is clean and spotless. Now is as good a time as any to say goodbye to unnecessary pieces of furniture too. Remember, items in your living room can be moved with ease if you are ready to rearrange and declutter.
Only after that is done should you start planning the decoration and details.
Can You Imagine Valentine's Day Without Candles?
One of the first ideas that come to mind when planning a romantic date with your Valentine is to set the mood with some nice scents.
Speaking of scents, don't forget to put on his/her favorite perfume.
Of all days, this is the day when you should try some scented candles or oil diffusers to make the air in your apartment pleasant and fragrant. They can serve as nice decor for this holiday too. You can place them on tables, shelves, the floor, pretty much everywhere. Just be careful, candles are a serious fire hazard.
There are so many ideas you can try to make this holiday even more special. You don't need loads of money to show somebody that you care about them. All you need to do is devote your time and try to be creative.
If creativity is not something you are comfortable with, we don't blame you for using online resources. Here are some of the ideas you can copy:
● make a photo wall - black and white with some red accents would be perfect for the occasion, but naturally, you can make whatever you feel like.
● garland of hearts can also be a good idea - always turn to classics when you are not sure what to do. Again, you can use the Internet for ideas, or simply use the materials you have at home to cut out hearts. All you need is a piece of paper (cardboard, fabric), a pair of scissors, and maybe some glue.
● DIY Valentine’s Day jars - if you have a spare jar or two and some paint, you are good to go. If you opt for durable colors, these jars can continue to embellish your apartment even after Valentine's Day is over. You can make flower vases from jars too.
● heart-shaped balloons
Pick any of the ideas that you like, but make sure not to overdo it. If your apartment already has many details, then one idea should be enough. Meanwhile, minimalist design apartments can benefit from more.
You Can Never Have Too Many Flowers
Hearts and flowers are the main symbols of this holiday. There is no reason why you shouldn't go overboard with them. Especially if you plan to stay at your apartment with your Valentine instead of going out.
Decorate your apartment with flower vases, arrangements or dry flowers. You can even scatter some flower petals around the apartment.
Don't forget to get a flower or a bouquet for your loved one too, especially if you know what her favorites are.
A Romantic Meal
Can you imagine a celebration of love on Valentine's Day without a romantic meal? Probably not.
If you typically eat at the kitchen table, maybe tonight you want to eat in the living room or in bed? Kitchen supplies can easily be transported. Surround the area where you will eat with flowers, candles, and other decorations to create a the perfect ambiance.
A Cozy Corner
If you are planning to spend a romantic evening at home, maybe this is a good time for you to buy some new cushions or throws. These small editions might be enough to make your home more welcoming and can be good for cuddling in front of the TV if you are planning to watch something.
Another area of the apartment you’ll want to make cozy is the bedroom. Bedding is obviously the focal point in the bedroom, so you should do your best to get it right. This means putting on the bed the best sheets, fresh ones, of course.
Valentine’s Day is a day between you and your valentine. You know your relationship best. Choose the ideas that you both would like and start preparing your love nest for the celebration of this holiday. Happy Valentine's Day!