Perhaps one of our favorite holiday’s of the year is Valentine’s Day. We love the idea of surprising your significant other (or your friends!) with a cozy night in and we’ve put together the perfect guide to nail every detail. Let’s get into it.
Firstly- make sure you’ve tidied away any clutter! A clean, clear space is vital. There is no need to go over the top with decorations, but if you’re hosting friends or want to brighten the room, tasteful room accents are ideal. Heart bunting or confetti for the table are subtle and sweet, often available in most craft stores. Alternatively, we have some adorable napkins that add a little something to the tabletop, or decorative art pieces for the mantel. You can really amp up the love factor with the frames featured below!
Ambient lighting is an absolute must for a romantic vibe. String lights are the best addition to any room for this purpose, and you can find such a wide variety from plain white lights to red heart-shaped bulbs, either online or in many home decor stores. Candles are also a perfect way to light a room and set a mood, and are essential for the dinner table (we also have LED options if you’re concerned about burning!).
Food is perhaps the most important aspect of a romantic night in. But what to cook? It’s common to feel that you should do something a little fancier than you would typically make. This doesn’t necessarily have to be stressful though, and we picked out three of our favorite, yet simple, dishes that will impress your loved one!
Drinks are very much going to depend on your food selections and personal taste. As a general rule, we’d say a nice champagne or prosecco are a great way to start the evening, followed by an appropriate wine choice with dinner. Check out this super easy guide on wine pairings from The Food Network.
You certainly don’t have to produce presents on Valentine’s Day, but a thoughtful gift could be a lovely little surprise. Check out our top, affordable, picks below:
And that’s it! We hope you’ve enjoyed our top tips, and enjoy your Valentine’s Day night in!