Arranging restaurant dinners, booking hotels, and going on romantic getaways aren’t only difficult to do to prepare for Valentine’s Day. They are also expensive and priced higher than usual. So as you celebrate the love month, make the saying “home is where the heart is” true to you instead. Go against the trend and create the romance at home.
With that, here are some tips on how to transform your home into a love-filled Valentine haven:
Set the mood with decorations, etc.
Make your home staycation feel like that in a hotel or a romantic getaway. Set up the love month atmosphere and mood all around your home. For starters, give your home –especially the bedroom– a deep clean. Try your best to make every area in your home smell clean and fresh.
To really set the mood for love and romance, replace bright bulbs and lights with dim lighting. Display photos of you and your spouse. Decorate with flowers. Fill areas of your home with scented candles or tea lights. Lastly, play love songs or a romantic playlist all throughout the day.
Make your home smell romantic.
Truly spread love in the air with scents and aromatics. According to research, different scents are closely linked to one’s memory and emotions. This is why perfumers all over the world develop scents and fragrances that aims to convey and tap different emotions through their selections.
So, for Valentine’s Day, try filling your home with fragrances that you and your partner will both love. These fragrances can be in the form of scented candles, essential oil diffusers, etc. However, do not go overboard in doing such because no one wants to have a headache on this special day.
Leave love notes around the house.
Scatter and leave love notes in different places around your house that you know your spouse will find – in their closet, bathroom mirror, refrigerator door, vanity, etc. Things you can write about may include qualities you love about them, favorite memories of them, love letters or short poems.
You can make this love note treasure hunt even more romantic by attaching little gifts to them like a single flower, chocolate, little trinkets, etc. In the present age of text messages, emails, and Facebook, handwritten love notes and letters will surely make anyone feel loved and extra special.
Prepare a romantic dinner set up.
A romantic meal or dinner doesn’t have to be expensive. You can simply order in and have your favorite comfort foods delivered. But if you have more time to spare, you can prepare a simple yet special menu. Then, set the table with candles and your most beautiful plates and silverware.
You can even do the grocery and meal preparations together as a couple to make the day even more memorable. As they say, nothing beats quality time with someone you love. Have fun. Then, right after all the fun and mess, dress up and surprise your spouse on your Valentine’s Day dinner.
Build a den or a fort out of blankets.
If you’re the type who enjoys cozy date nights, you might find blanket forts and dens romantic. You just have to make a tent out of blankets. Fill it up with soft flannels, pillows, and soft cushions to make it more romantic. Then, turn off the rest of the lights and leave only twinkly fairy lights on.
In your blanket fort or den, you can either watch your favorite movies or series, give each other a massage, pop a bottle of wine, or just enjoy each other’s company. If you have a balcony, you can build your fort there instead and set up the area for stargazing and a night under the stars.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be expensive. So, follow the above tips for a romantic celebration at the comforts of your home. Happy love month! ♥