Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you may already be making plans to give your partner the perfect evening.
You may have dinner reservations, flowers, chocolates, even a stuffed bear. But few things will blow your partner away more than you making some bedroom improvements for Valentine’s Day.
Your bedroom is where your perfect evening will wrap up, and it should be a luxurious experience for your partner as everything else that day.
Read on to discover some ways you can upgrade your bedroom for the perfect Valentine’s Day night.
1. Add Candles
Candles are a classic for romantic settings, and for good reason. Candles provide a soft, diffuse light that makes everything seem hazier and more beautiful. There’s illumination without making you feel like you’re in a spotlight.
Place some candles around the room, using enough that you can see, but well out of the way of sheets or curtains. For an added touch of romance, choose an alluring scent like vanilla or rose. When your partner walks in, they’ll be swept away by the soft lighting and the beautiful aroma.
2. Install a Dimmer Switch
If you’d like to take the mood lighting to the next level, you can also install a dimmer switch. This will allow you to set the lights at the perfect level without having to worry about the smoke alarm going off. It also provides a steadier light than candles, which can be good for people sensitive to headaches.
Start by turning off power to your old switch and disconnecting the wires to remove the switch. Reconnect the wires to your new dimmer switch, double-checking that everything’s in the right place. Reassemble your switch and enjoy the mood lighting for your romantic Valentine’s Day evening.
3. Add a Mirror
You might be surprised to learn that something as simple as hanging a mirror in your bedroom can make things feel much more romantic. And no, we don’t mean hanging a mirror over the bed (although if you want to do that, chase your bliss). Mirrors are a way to make the most of all those candles and the new dimmer switch you’ve set up.
Mirrors make spaces feel bigger and enhance any lighting in a space. Hanging a mirror in your bedroom will make it seem like there are twice as many candles and will amplify that warm, ambient glow that you want for your special evening.
Pick a mirror that will fit the style of your bedroom, and if you can, hang a few mirrors around the room.
4. Swap Out the Mattress
One of the best ways to improve your bedroom for Valentine’s Day is to make sure your bed is as comfortable as possible. In many cases, swapping out your mattress for a new one is a great way to surprise your partner. And, as an added bonus, you’ll improve your sleep for the next several years, too.
Which kind of mattress you choose depends on your and your partner’s sleeping habits. If you are side-sleepers or if you have back pain, a memory foam mattress can be a great choice. If you get hot at night, latex might be a good option, and if you sleep on the edge of the bed, you might want to look for an innerspring mattress.
Bring your new bed home, make it up in fabulous bedding, and wait for the surprise on your partner’s face when they feel the difference.
5. Get Soft Sheets
On the subject of bedding, there are few things you can do to add more romance to your Valentine’s Day than to make the bed in soft sheets. Materials like silk and satin carry a sense of decadence and luxury. They’ll make your partner feel every bit as special and treasured as they are to you — and you’ll enjoy how soft your new sheets are, too.
If you can, splurge for silk or satin sheets to put on your new mattress. If you’re wanting to stay on a budget, look for sateen sheets. These sheets are made from 100 percent cotton, but they’re every bit as glorious as satin or silk.
6. Get Soft Pillows
When your partner falls into bed with you, they’ll revel in the new mattress and luxuriate in the sheets. You don’t want to break the mood by having their head hit rock-hard pillows. So while you’re remaking your bed, make sure you get some pillows that suit your new bedding.
Once again, which kind of pillows you get depends on your preference. Maybe you want memory foam pillows that provide lots of support, or maybe you prefer squishy, down-alternative pillows.
You may even want to provide a range of options for your partner and don’t forget the accent pillows for an extra-special touch.
7. Hang Curtains
Curtains are one of those décor pieces that we tend to undervalue and overlook. We tend to think of curtains as something to block out morning light, if we think of them at all. But curtains can drastically change the style and feel of your space.
When you’re doing your Valentine’s Day preparations, if you don’t already have curtains, go get some. Look for a sheer, flowy inner set of curtains and then a sturdier, light-blocking outer set. Hang the curtain rod right next to the ceiling to make your room seem taller, and get curtains that reach the floor for that luxurious, elegant vibe you want to create.
Discover More Bedroom Improvements for Valentine’s Day
When you’re trying to give your partner a special Valentine’s Day, remaking your bedroom is a great way to craft the perfect end to the perfect evening.
Splurge to create a gorgeous, luxurious bed with a new mattress, soft sheets, and squishy pillows. Hang mirrors and curtains, turn the lights down, and spend the evening showing your partner how much they mean to you.
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