With all of us celebrating Valentine’s, the day of love, at home this year, making your home look perfect for Valentine’s Day has never been more important!
Nobody wants a romantic meal for two punctuated with the sound of a dripping tap as background music or retiring to the bedroom only to be met with piles of laundry and lighting that is far from atmospheric!
There’s still time to show your home some love and fix all those niggly little issues so that you can relax and enjoy a chilled few hours at home with your loved ones.
Here’s how you can show your home some love this Valentine’s!
Complete the small jobs you’ve been putting off!
It might be that dripping tap in the kitchen or an annoying carpet stain. Maybe you’ve been meaning to replace the light in the oven or fix a broken door handle. Gather your tools and dedicate a morning to examining your home and fixing these small problems – honestly, you will feel much more relaxed once they are completed!
Restore your kitchen cabinets
We all know the astronomical costs of replacing an entire kitchen. However, there are many inexpensive tricks you can do yourself to give your kitchen a new lease of life this Valentine’s Day. Simply painting the cupboard doors or replacing the handles can have a dramatic impact and really improve and update the look of your kitchen.
Add some floral influences
We all know that nothing says love, quite like flowers. Floral arrangements are a fantastically quick way to give your home a facelift and it will smell nice too. Fresh flowers can really lift your mood and make your home look welcoming. Spend some time considering the tone and colours that match your rooms, finding bouquets to tie your home together.
Spring is the perfect time for cleaning, but why not show your home some love right now with a thorough deep clean. Scrub the windows, hire a carpet cleaner and give the insides of drawers and cupboards some serious TLC.
Organise your wardrobe
What will you wear on Valentine’s Day? If you can’t see your outfits because they are all thrown in a heap inside your wardrobe, how will you choose? Having a ruthless declutter of your clothes and shoes will make your bedroom feel lighter and enable you to access your favourite items much more easily. And while you’re at it, switch old, tired hangers for good quality wooden ones.
Upgrade your door handles
Updating door handles is a fun way to refresh your home. Door handles can be picked up on second-hand sites for a fraction of the cost of new ones and are a great way to inject personality into your home. Choose colourful or quirky designs for that bespoke touch.
Add greenery indoors
February not only brings us Valentine’s Day but signals that spring is on the horizon. Get your home ready for spring by adding some houseplants, which look fantastic and improve the air quality too.
Love your garden
Refreshing your garden might involve a much-needed mow of the lawn following the depths of winter months. Alternatively, it might mean de-weeding the patio, or planting bulbs which will flourish over the coming weeks. Strategically hang some fairy lights so that they are visible through your windows to bring a little more sparkle to your Valentine’s day too!
Rearrange your furniture
If you lack the funds, time, or inclination for a full refurb or redecoration, spend some time rearranging your furniture. Especially in your main living space, rearranging your items can have a dramatic impact and can make a room instantly appear cosier and more welcoming. Make some time to restyle your shelves too. Reordering your photos, ornaments and books can freshen up the entire room.
Use paint creatively
This doesn’t mean you have to repaint your whole home, in fact, quite the opposite. Using paint thoughtfully and strategically throughout your property can give your house a modern and stylish twist, requiring minimal effort.
Consider your mood lighting
Mood lighting can make or break a room. Filling a space with a selection of lamps, both floor and table, allows you to manipulate the light, and ambience of a room. Perfect for that romantic Valentine’s night in!