The most romantic day of the year is almost upon us – yes, that’s right, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and lovers around the world will be preparing to sweep their partners off of their feet.
Wowing your romantic interest, regardless of whether what stage you are at, doesn’t have to mean booking a table for two at one of the most exclusive, multi-Michelin-starred restaurants in the middle of town. With good old-fashioned home cooking mixed with thoughtful gifts and endearing adornments, you can ensure that love is in the air at home.
The table dressing has to be on point when cooking for that someone special at home. Clear away any clutter that has been left on your dining table (as we all know, it’s all too easy a trap to fall into) and replace with simple, yet effective, decorations.
Candles, a tablecloth and your finest china should all be on the menu this evening, as this isn’t just any other cosy midweek dinner. Make sure that meal you have been preparing for hours isn’t let down by cheap and nasty tableware that you would be ashamed to serve to a three-year-old.
If your home benefits from the presence of a dimmer switch, then you are already ahead of the game. If not, then why not? Dimmer switches are perfect for setting the mood between two lovers on Valentine’s night, as they become lost in each other’s gazes over a candlelit dinner.
Not only that, but dimmer switches are also highly practical allowing the user to have full control over the room’s level of illumination. Whether you choose to dim down the lights to snuggle in front of the television, or any other Valentines-related reason, you will be glad you made the investment.
Flowers have all manner of meanings, depending on the type that you proudly show off in your home. As well as breathing new life into even the dreariest of living space, flowers serve as the ideal Valentine’s Day home gift.
Surprise that special someone with a bouquet of red roses – after all, it is the colour of love – and immediately place in a vase and water on your dining table while you share dinner. For inspiration, Flowers Buy Delivery Edinburgh has a range of gorgeous gift sets that are perfect for wowing your other half.
This Valentine’s Day, all of your partner’s sensations deserve to be indulged and one that is all too often overlooked is the sense of smell. There is many an aroma that we treasure, while there are others that we could simply do without – make sure your home falls into the former category.
Scented candles look pretty, smell even better and are available in a wide range of fragrances. It is said that scents such as cinnamon, lavender, vanilla and jasmine can help to boost one’s love life, so it would suffice to say these will prove to be very popular this Valentine’s Day.
Are your sofa and/or chair looking a bit worse for wear, but you don’t want to go out and buy a new entire three-piece suite for your living room for the sake of one night? You’re not alone, which is why you should look to invest in a new throw.
Throws not only hide blemishes that may be present on your furniture, but can also help to set the mood by helping to blend into any colour scheme. With love in the air, red seems like it would be an apt colour for a throw to help your cause.
With these five simple methods, your Valentine’s date is almost guaranteed to be a success – all that is left to say is good luck!