10 ways to create a romantic mood for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. If you are staying in, here are 10 simple ways to add a touch of romance to your home

Dim the lights

To create a romantic atmosphere, you need ambient lighting that you can dim to create a low-lit calm space. Turn off the overhead lights and opt for bedside and table lamps that produce a soft light and a warm ambience. 

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Create a cosy living space

Make your sitting room a relaxing place to relax and unwind together. Layer up blankets, throws and cushions on your sofa to create a cosy space to snuggle up and watch a film together. Look for tactile fabrics like velvet, faux fur or merino wool. 

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Enjoy a candle-lit bath

There’s nothing nicer than wrapping yourself in warm fluffy towels after a long, relaxing candlelit bath. Buy matching luxurious bathrobes to snuggle up in post-soak and play your favourite album while you relax. 

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Style up your bedroom

A romantic bedroom is all about luxurious textures, soft colours and gentle lighting. A romantic bedroom needs a gorgeous bedspread or quilt to add layers and texture to the look of the room. 

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Say it with flowers

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a bunch of gorgeous flowers. Style up your bouquet in a vintage vase as a centrepiece for your dinner table or beside your bed.

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Declare your love

I love fun artwork and neon signs that add personality to your home. A romantic neon sign will add a bit of unique rock ‘n’ roll chic to your bedroom.

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Sexy scents

Use scented candles to make your house smell gorgeous.  Look for a sexy fragrances like Feu de Bois from Diptique, with its woody scent, or Roses, which evokes the delicate smell of rose bushes brimming with flowers. 

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Style up your table

Dress your romantic dining table with pretty candlesticks, crystal glasses and linen napkins. Add lots of candles to create a warm romantic glow and flowers in a statement vase. 

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Celebrate with champagne

Serve champagne in proper crystal flutes and pop the bottle in a champagne bucket to keep it cold. Just a few touches will elevate the everyday.

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Enjoy outside vibes

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Get out the fire pit, string up some festoon lights and enjoy a romantic night outside under the stars. 

I hope these tips give you some ideas for making your home perfect for a romantic night in.