5 cosy living room and bedroom ideas for Valentine's Day
With the current combination of the lockdown and the uninvitingly frosty weather outside, there’s really isn’t much else to do but hibernate. Most of us are spending our days working from home and our evenings binging on Netflix. So why not create the ultimate hibernation haven to take your comfort levels up a notch, with a few easy decor touches? With Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day coming up, it’s the perfect time to create a cosy cocoon for the eve, whether your V-day plans include a night in with your other half or a Zoom call with your friends.
From candles and cushions to paint and plants, discover 5 easy ways to make your living room and bedroom cosier in the lead up to Valentine’s Day.
Cosy living room and bedroom idea: candles
Your choice of lighting can make (or break) how inviting the ambience in your home is. Take it back to a good old fashioned option to add some instant cosy vibes: candles. Candles are classic for a reason. Not only do their flickering flames make you feel instantly warmer and cosier, but they’re also great for creating an intimate vibe without having to install a whole new lighting system.
It’s also a well-known fact that certain scents can trigger memories. Rekindle your fondest travel memories by getting a few candles with beachy scents such as sea mist or coconut. Or opt for calming scents such as lavender or eucalyptus to create that spa-like feel.
Cosy living room and bedroom idea: flowers & plants
Flowers for Valentine’s Day? A bit cliché, we know. But instead of waiting for someone else to do it this year, gift yourself with a bunch of your favourite flowers. It doesn’t have to be big or fancy, just head to your local shop and find a small bouquet of something cute and colorful. It’ll add an instant pop of color to your space. And there’s the added bonus of that fresh floral smell.
To make up for the fact that we’re not getting out much these days, bring a little bit of green into your home with indoor plants. Plants aren’t just a pretty face; they’re also mood boosting, air purifying and they make your home homelier. Try a few smaller succulents in your bedroom and any bigger potted plants in your main living areas.