Valentine's Day is here and yes, you don't have the slightest idea of what you should so. When your significant other asks you about, you awkwardly grin and avoid the question. Yep, we've all been there.
Just as you begin to take a break from the intensity of the holidays, Valentine's Day rolls around. You know that celebrating the love you have for your significant other is a noble cause, but when you add in the insta-pressure, packed restaurants, overpriced prix fixe menus, it can be a bit over overwhelming for even the most resilient of us. So the question becomes, how can you court a new date, celebrate a long term partner, or just break the monotony of your go to dinner spots without breaking the bank or hiring a secretary to coordinate it all for you?
Simple, with a little creativity and attention to detail, you can elevate the mundane notion of "staying in" into a romantic home run. Follow these simple steps to create a memorable, instagram worthy Valentine's Day ambiance:
What You Will Need:
For the Air: Scented Candles or an essential oil diffuser
Casablanca or Other Vunder Vase
Rose Petals (you can purchase these at Michael's or here on Amazon)
Bluetooth speaker or other playback device
Your charming self
1. Clean Up and De-Clutter
Now clutter doesn’t sound very romantic, does it? But, let’s be practical—no matter how perfectly you decorate your living space, it’s impossible to make it look worthy of this special day if it’s messy. Once the rooms are clean, clutter-free, and organized, half the battle is won. Then, you can go ahead to give your home all those special touches.
2. Love is in the Air
Teasing the sense of smell is a great way to make your special evening intimate and oh-so-memorable. In fact, it’s pretty easy to take your Valentine’s Day special home décor up a few notches with the simple addition of aromatic candles, potpourris, or oil diffusers. You can also incorporate fresh roses and other sweet-smelling flowers into your home decor for that extra oomph! Plus, they look beautiful.
3. Setting the Table
Every table needs a centerpiece to anchor it. Here is where the Vunder Casablanca vase comes in.
Follow the quick steps below to create the highlight of your Valentine's Day ambiance:
Turn the Casablanca upside down and remove the base
Pour enough water into to fill it halfway
Insert about two handfuls of rose petals
Close the base and flip it over
Insert a few candles of your preferred scent
Light the candles and place the Casablanca on top of your table setting
Dim the lights to accentuate the beautiful space you just created
4. Let the Music Play
You simply can’t have a love-filled nook without sweet, romantic music playing in the background. If you need some inspiration, check out this Spotify playlist. Unless you are a music aficionado or DJ, going with a pre-curated playlist will prevent you from having to switch tracks, which will detract from the mood you created. It's not a good look, trust us.
A little thought goes a long way. Given how changing tides towards experiences over material purchases, this DIY Valentine's Day is a way to make your V-Day stand out. If you want to go the extra mile, put your Valentine's Day card by your candle lit vase.
Happy Valentine's Day From Vunder!