Valentine’s Day is coming up! Perhaps you recently moved in with a loved one, got married, want to rekindle your romance or celebrate a long lasting partnership. I’m sharing ways to bring more love into your home this month!
Add warmth and coziness to your bedroom or living spaces by incorporating a rich and luscious shag rug to ground your space. Choose a neutral colour in a large scale to emphasize effortless drama and elegance. You’ll love the softness between your toes!
Design Tip: If you are unsure where to begin designing your space, start from the bottom and work up.
I am not typically a fan of framed sayings or quotes on a wall, however, I love this idea! Frame your wedding vows in calligraphy for a timeless and personalized splash of character for your most intimate rooms, such as the master bedroom. Waking up to your promises made as a couple is sure to spark sincerity and inspiration. Framed notes of admiration placed on nightstands is another personal and intimate touch.
Design Tip: This Valentine’s Day, give a lasting gift to your lover with personalized photography from your best times together placed in frames that complement your décor.
Window treatments can set the stage. Use this opportunity to spark up the romance. Place the curtain rod as close to the ceiling as possible and allow the fabric to puddle on the floor. This dramatic effect will elongate your ceilings and bring an air of luxury to any space.
Design Tip: Add extra fullness and body to your drapery by using an interlining.
Lighting is a powerful tool in interior design and romance. Dimmers allow a romantic glow at dusk and throughout the evening. Choose light fixtures that sparkle with crystals or candelabras and feel free to add one that is whimsical. Centre your chandelier over a room’s focal point such as a bed, or a statement piece of furniture to enhance a spotlight.
Design Tip: Add a large scale light fixture to make a statement.
Whether it is a spot on your patio or a nook in your living room by a roaring fire, intimate seating arrangement for two is very romantic. Snuggle up with your sweetie amongst plush pillows and soft blankets. Place an arrangement of candles and a tray for refreshments close by and enjoy your romantic hideout. This space can be enjoyed for date nights and transition it to a quiet reading nook when you need time to yourself.
I hope these ideas spark some romance in your home this February that lasts all year long! You will find these ideas and more romantic elements for your home on our Pinterest board.
Jo-Ann Capelaci is president and principal interior designer of Colours & Concepts Inc. The award winning company specializes in model homes and colour and upgrade selections for builders. They have been helping new home buyers choose finishes for their homes for over 20 years. Jo-Ann is dedicated to helping new home buyers create a model home feeling in their new home. Look for future articles on other topics to assist in decorating and designing your new home.