In 2018, Americans spent an average of $143.56 on Valentine's Day gifts. 15% of consumers bought cards to express their love.
And while dinner, chocolates, and a card is a nice way to spend Valentine's Day, the most romantic day of the year doesn't have to end after dessert. You can also plan a romantic set up in the bedroom.
Whether you want to go all out or just add a few things to add some spice to your bedroom, we can help.
Here are our nine favorite Valentine bedroom ideas.
1. No Romantic Set Up Can Happen Until You Remove the Clutter
No Valentine's Day room ideas will work if you don't remove anything you and your partner don't use, like or need in the bedroom. The bedroom is where rest, rejuvenation, and romance happens, anything that is a distraction must go.
That includes your cell phones, books, magazines, and any other electronics. But you should also go one step further and remove any photos of friends and family from your bedroom.
While photos are great, it's also like they're with you in your room during your most intimate moments. Transfer all photos to a different room.
2. Set the Mood
There are so many romantic bedroom ideas for Valentine's Day to help you set the mood. Many of them you can use to improve your love and relationship feng shui in your bedroom.
You can improve the lighting by placing candles all around the room. You can also use holiday lights to put in places where candles can't go, like around your windows.
Try hanging extra fabric above your bed to create a canopy. It's an added layer of privacy that looks stunning.
Hang romantic-based art around your room. Get rose petals and loosely toss them on your bed. Balloons are also a nice touch as well.
3. Make Sure the Sheets Are Soft
Invest in some decent sheets. Good sheets should be clean, soft, and in good shape.
There's nothing less romantic than dingey sheets with holes in them. Itchy sheets will ruin the mood.
And while silk and satin sheets are sexy, they are also costly. Try 100% organic cotton luxury sheets.
4. Get Some Fuzzy, Warm Blankets
The blankets you use are just as important. Especially if you live in a colder climate.
Add a throw made of velvet, faux fur or another soft material on the bed. This will add a variety of textures to your romantic set up and give the room a feeling of excess.
Again, make sure your blankets are soft, clean, and in good shape. It's not sexy or romantic to use a dingey, ripped blanket.
5. Make Swan Towels
You don't have to be an artist to impress your significant other. Here's how to make a set:
- Lay the bath towel flat
- Fold the top two corners downwards and inwards so they meet in the center
- Roll the two outside edges in towards the center
- Fold the arrow into a Z
- Put the Z down then squeeze the corners to set the curves
- Repeat to make the swan companion so the necks can make a heart shape
Making swan towels using clean, white linens makes the bedroom cozier and softer.
It's the perfect way to greet your romantic partner as they walk into the room you've designed just for them.
6. Use Valentine's Colors
There are three colors associated with Valentine's Day:
You can easily decorate your room with these colors. Sheets, blankets, and even candles come in these colors.
And don't forget to find accents with hearts on them. Artwork, throw pillows, and even heart-shaped knickknacks on the dresser or night table help to set the mood.
7. Romantic Scents
No Valentine's Day room ideas list would be complete without engaging all the senses. And scent can be a powerful aphrodisiac.
The best way to apply scents in the bedroom is to use essential oils. You can then spray them on your pillow, blanket, and sheets.
You can also apply your partner's favorite scent to the erogenous zones of your body.
Popular Essential Oils for Romantic Settings
Here are a few popular romantic scents:
- Ylang Ylang
You can also combine two scents together such as:
- White Ginger and Ylang Ylang
- Wisteria and Jasmine
- Tonka bean and rose
Remember that less is more. You don't want to add so much essential oil that the smell becomes overpowering. However, if that does happen, wash it off your body and open a window.
8. Don't Forget the Usual Suspects
No romantic setting is complete without the usual accouterments associated with Valentine's Day. And those are flowers, chocolates, and your favorite adult beverage.
While champagne is associated most closely with Valentine's Day, a good bottle of wine, cider or beer is just as nice. And if your partner doesn't drink, buy non-alcoholic versions or serve seltzer water in a fancy glass.
Remember to ask what your partner's favorite flowers are. While roses are most closely associated with Valentine's Day, not everyone enjoys the scent, the thorns or the flower itself.
9. Invest in a Comfortable Bed
That old, lumpy bed isn't doing you any favors. It's hard to get a good night's rest on an old and uncomfortable bed and being tired won't help "bring back that loving feeling".
If you've had your bed for 10 years or longer, you're not getting good rest on the one you have or it's stained, it's time for a new bed. Invest in a new bed that gives you good support and is comfortable for both you and your partner.
Get Ready for Your Romantic Evening
One way to ensure your romantic set up goes smoothly is to plan ahead. That's especially important if you need to buy new sheets, blankets or a new bed.
And we can help you pick out exactly what you need to create the most romantic evening of your life. Click here to create your account.