As Valentine’s Day approaches again this year, our hearts and minds turn to romance. The stores are filled with red roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, Valentine’s Day balloons, and, of course, Valentine cards. Who doesn’t want to spend a romantic evening on Valentine’s Day?
But why not let the romance last all year long? Here are some tips for creating a sanctuary in your home to which you can retreat at any time, feeling relaxed and in the mood for romance.
We’ll get to the bedroom, but first, let’s take a look at the rest of your home. Harsh lighting isn’t attractive or relaxing. Install some dimmers so that you can dim the lights to create different moods. Make sure that your rooms aren’t lit solely by overhead lights. Add some soft lighting through the use of table lamps and wall sconces.
Keep some fresh flowers in your home. They’ll smell wonderful and add color and beauty. If fresh flowers aren’t possible all the time, supplement with some green plants and silk florals. Place them in your entry, your living room, dining room, and kitchen. Make sure that your home has a pleasant and welcoming scent. Use flowers, candles, potpourri, or essential oil warmers to add wonderful scents like vanilla, sandalwood, or citrus.
Now that your home is welcoming and comfortable, let’s concentrate on the master bedroom. This is your private sanctuary – the place you go to escape from the stresses of the outside world. Create the place you love coming home to – the place you’d rather be than anywhere else. Window treatments should be soft but functional. Have the ability to draw the draperies or close the shades to darken the room from street lights or harsh sunlight. Flowing fabrics on your windows create a soft, romantic feeling.