Shop your home for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy delicious food, great entertainment and fantastic company (that’s you!). We know the world had gone a little loopy recently and that going to a fancy restaurant or going to the cinema isn’t on the cards right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Valentine’s Day. You can still get dressed up in your Sunday best or put on your best PJs for a snug day and night in. There are so many ways you can transform a room into an inviting space ready for love (self-love counts too remember) , and by ‘shopping’ your own home and using what you already have you can save yourself some money too. To start you off with some inspiration, take a look at how our talented stylists have used this technique below.
Indulge in a soak
If you long for five minutes peace, turn your bathroom into an at-home spa this Valentine’s Day. Make it your own personal retreat by removing any bits that you won’t be needing such as children’s bath toys and extra toiletries. Use a bath rack to display delicious snacks, a glass of something special, or your favourite book to unwind with. Don’t forget to dot a few lit candles around the bath and turn on some relaxing music. Use bath bombs, sprinkle petals on the water, or add an extra glug of bubble bath for good measure and sink into the welcoming warmth of your Valentine’s date for one.
Make it a movie night
Did someone say snacks and a movie? Oh yes! The cinemas might be shut, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create one in your very own living room or bedroom. Fill your chosen space with soft throws and cushions, pick out your favourite snacks and for an extra touch to really create the home-cinema vibe, grab some bed sheets. Attach them from the ceiling with a few screw hooks or command strips, and peg together each sheet to create a cosy den/private viewing booth experience.
Table for two
Whether your dining table is currently a makeshift work desk, home schooling station or a place to pop the ironing, it’s time to clear it off for the night (tucking it around the corner will do). Say goodbye to laptops and highlighters, and set the table up for a Valentine’s Day meal with all the trimmings. Add candles, a vase of flowers and - if you fancy going all out - don’t just stop at the table, transform the whole room into a dazzling date night scene. Turn on some music to set the at-home restaurant feel, pour something special into sparkling glasses and indulge in your meal of choice from a 3-course home cooked meal to your favourite treat from the local takeaway. Bon appetite!