It’s the season of love, and maybe the season of redecorating! We are bringing romance to your interior design aesthetic. Whether you’re dressing up your home for the holiday, or just want to create a cozy atmosphere for yourself, we have decorating tips that will make your heart skip a beat. Sparks will fly this Valentine’s Day when you create an adorable space you love. Just think of us as your decorating Cupid.
Date Night at Home
Keep it low-key and spend quality time with your Valentine in the shared spaces of your home. Investing in staple pieces like a spacious sectional or a functional dining space will create areas to enjoy together. Try out a new recipe and style the table like a five-star restaurant. Layer your sofa with cozy throw blankets and host a movie marathon. You can find DIY guides for Valentine’s Day décor on Pinterest.
If you decided to give your living room a refresh, take note of the amount of space you have. Follow proportion rules for laying out furniture pieces in the room. Complete the look with lounge-worthy accents like a pouf and throw pillows. For more tips on finding a fit for your living space, from style to material, check out our sofa guides.
Red Heart Color Palette
A rich, warm color scheme is in theme with the holiday. So, heat up your space by alternating your décor accents. Deeper red shades like burgundy offer a vintage look and luxurious feel to the room. For a more light, flirty look use brighter pink tones that create a fun aesthetic that transitions beautifully into spring décor.
Find Your Lighting
Create a romantic ambiance with the lighting in your space. Transform your patio into a French bistro with scattered candle holders that radiate a warm glow. Select a style that goes with the space, whether it’s modern or vintage-inspired. You can also use flameless candles to achieve the muted light look, without the responsibility!
For a rustic, low-light look in your home every day, try pendant lights with antique-style bulbs. Choose a light bulb that has a more yellow glow. That way you can use the subtle shine of the fixture as a constant feature of your space. It’s a great addition to a bedroom to keep things cozy.
Acts of Love
For those of you who are shy about showing your love, we’re here to help. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are some suggestions on how to spread love this holiday. Show your admiration for your partner, friends or family!
Notes of Gratitude
When sharing your feelings with your loved ones, try the classic Valentine note! Small acts of kindness and love will speak volumes. For your partner, place sticky notes around your home with uplifting aspirations. If you’re not well-versed in romantic language, pull quotes from authors and poets that describe how you feel. You can never go wrong with Shakespeare.
Fresh Flowers? Try Forever Foliage
Although we love the look of freshly cut flowers in a vase, giving your Valentine a house plant will show your desire to invest in the space and your commitment to them. Not sure which plant to pick? Check out our guides for maintaining houseplants, and our tips on selecting a variety that offers aroma-therapeutic properties!
A Shared Activity
Spend quality time with your loved one by participating in a new experience together, or at least something that’s new to you! If your significant other attends work out classes, sign yourselves up for goat yoga. Take a cooking class so you can translate new skills into your everyday routine.
It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to feel a little romantic! Share your romance-inspired spaces with us via Instagram when you use #MyAshleyHome, you might even be featured on our feed. If you need more tips on how to create an elegant home, check out our Pinterest boards.