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14 Ways to Add a Touch of Romance to Your Home This Valentine’s Day
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life is too short to not be completely in love with your home! While we’re still sticking to social distancing guidelines and staying home as much as possible, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy warmer, more intimate spaces within our households—especially when Cupid is just around the corner.
Valentine’s Day is going to look a little different this year, so we’re here to help you come up with a few ways to make your space a little more special (without blowing your budget). Below are 14 of our favorite ways to add romance to your home this Valentine’s Day.
For the One Who Lights Your Fire
When you think of romance, what’s an image that instantly pops into your head? Candlelight, of course!
Candles are a simple and easy way to bring romance and a gorgeous aroma to the room, and with beautiful glass work and stunning scents like Amber and Fig Tree, Diptyque’s Color Scented Candles (starting at $98) are some of our favorites to choose from.
Not really the candle type? Diptyque also offers gorgeous electric diffusers such as this wall diffuser ($120) that can perfume your home to your personal liking with a touch of a button.
For the Cozy Couple
Spring is on the horizon, but let’s be honest —the weather outside is still a bit chilly. Fortunately, you and your favorite cuddler can keep warm and sleep soundly with this luxurious comforter set from Macy’s ($134).
Not only does the set come in stunning colors (we’re big fans of the Cabernet), its lush faux mink and sherpa shell is machine-washable. It’s an easy way to make your bedroom look and feel like a million bucks...without a heartbreaking price tag.
For the One Who Adores Decorations
It looks like most of us will be celebrating Valentine’s Day at home this year, so why not go all out with fun, colorful decorations?
No matter if you want to jazz up your home with some red silk rose petals ($5.09) or with "love" spelled out in mylar balloons ($7.19), Shindigz has Valentine’s Day decorations you’ll fall head over heels for.
For the Film Lovers
It’s been a while since you and your favorite cinephile have been able to go out to a theater, but that doesn’t have to put a wrench in your date night plans!
Move your dinner and a movie Valentine’s date to the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re interested in Classic Romances ($27.99) like Sin Takes a Holiday or Modern Romances ($11.99) like The Notebook Best Buy has a DVD set for all your favorite Valentine staples.
For the DIY on Cloud 9
Whether or not you love all the TikTok trends, there’s no denying that home decor DIY has been one of the best ways to bring a special touch to any room.
From simple projects like cloud mirrors and fairy light canopies to more intensive ideas like a tufted headboard, Lowe’s has all of the materials you need to make your romantic and stylish DIY dreams a reality. And if you need extra inspiration, make sure to visit Lowe’s Do It For Yourself page.
For the Bookworm Whose True Love Is a Fictional Character
The key to any book lover’s heart may be more books, but if you really want to go the extra mile, help them create their very own reading nook. The highlight of any reading nook? A chair that’s simply too comfortable to get out of.
For this, the Valhalla Corner Chair ($499.99) from RST Brands is exactly what you’re looking for. Its rich, neutral espresso color won’t distract too much from a colorful bookcase, and it can accommodate any reading position. Plus, it’s the perfect piece to catch them mid-swoon if they plan on rereading Pride and Prejudice.
For Those Who Like It Hot
Is there anything more romantic than curling up in front of a fireplace? While some homes are built with a cozy, crackling hearth, some rooms, buildings and climates may not allow for them.
Fortunately, this Farmhouse Corner Fireplace TV Stand ($700) from Belk is electric, convenient and can be placed virtually anywhere that needs a little extra warmth. So what are you waiting for? Put on your favorite rom-com, pour a drink and cozy up!
For the Foodies Spicing up Mealtime
You’ve worked so hard on perfecting your Valentine’s Day meal, but when you plate the food, the presentation is a little lackluster. Don’t worry—it’s not your cooking, it’s your dishes!
Nothing kills romantic dinner vibes like chipped, scratched plates. Make your date feel like they’re back at their favorite restaurant with fresh plates and cutlery from Corelle. From simple white plate sets ($30) to the brand’s Star-Wars-themed line, you’ll find what you need in no time.
For the Lovebirds in Need of a Loveseat
We don’t know about you, but we definitely spent the better part of 2020 on our couches. This not only gave us a better appreciation for our loveseats and sofas, but we also started to notice that it might be time for an upgrade.
If you’re revamping your living room with more romance, a classic loveseat is a must. So why not find an affordable, stylish option that you can keep in your home for years to come? Enter the Pebble Loveseat ($869) from Castlery. Its timeless design features a lovely forest green color that is simple and easy to care for. Plus, it’s the perfect size for sharing with your boo (or keeping to yourself).
For the Musical Duo
It’s been a while since we’ve been out, so why not turn your living room into your own dance floor or karaoke bar? With enough oomph to fill your whole space with high-quality sound, Samsung’s HW-N400 'TV Mate' Soundbar ($199.99) features wireless surround sound capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity, HDMI in/out and four dedicated speakers and amps. It’s just what you and your dance partner have been missing.
For the Ones Who Love Mood Lighting
Standard lights? Check. Nightlights? Check. A blend of customizable colors to bring a romantic ambiance to any room? Check! With Philips Hue Lighting, changing the mood and feel of a space is as easy as pressing a few buttons on your app. Transport yourself with its Tropical Twilight setting, or create your own combination based on your favorite photo or nature scene. You can also browse through Hue Labs to see what new scenes they’ve come up with for the holidays!
For the Romantic in Need of a Rug
Think a rug is an odd way to add a touch of romance to your home? Think again. Rugs can drastically alter the look and feel of your space, whether you want to add more color to a muted, beige living room or bring warmth and softness to a bedroom.
This Blue Harmony Imperial Sun Token Area Rug ($143 - $316.50) is the perfect example of adding style and a touch of wanderlust to your home. Made in Turkey of 100% polyester, this beautiful area rug comes in three different colors and two different sizes. You’ll be fantasizing about a romantic, post-pandemic getaway in no time!
For the Significant Others With Significant Closets
If you and your SO have bonded over style and #OOTD posts, then you may be running into a problem of competing for closet space. If it’s time to reorganize or expand your closet, then roll up your coordinating sleeves and make a project out of it!
Thanks to social media, there are tons of video resources out there with organization, shelving and expansion ideas. No matter what project you two decide to take on, Build.com offers an expansive selection of closet solutions such as shelves, panels, baskets and more.
For the Tried-and-True Traditionalists
One of the simplest and most timeless ways to dress your home up for Valentine’s Day is with a fresh bouquet of flowers—and it’s even easier with Teleflora.
Add a dash of classic elegance to the entryway with Teleflora’s Victorian Romance Bouquet ($75.99 - $113.99) or some spice to the kitchen table with the Moonstruck Mercury Bouquet ($56.99 - $75.99). Each Valentine’s Day arrangement comes in a beautiful vase. Plus, you can tack on extras like balloons, chocolates and stuffed animals. It’s a Valentine’s Day classic for a reason!