When cupid comes calling

Feb 03, 2014, 09:53 IST | Kavita Shyam

With Valentine's Day just a few days away, do-up your home to celebrate the day of love with your loved one. The GUIDE lists some suggestions to make things easier. Take your pick!

Rekindle your love this Valentine’s Day and surprise your partner by turning your house into a lover’s den. Add the mush factor to your pad by redoing it, by trying out a number of décor options. Choose what suits you best:

Pink Pavillion
Since it’s the season of love, make sure your house has shades of pink and red strewn all over the rooms. These look great when done-up well. From cushions, bedsheets, curtains, upholstery, carpets, lamps, stationery, flower vases, decoratives, soft toys, table mats to kitchen wear, everything can be transformed into red or pink, keeping in tune with the theme. This would instantly depict that love is the air. For those willing to go a step further, wall papers in pink tones could liven the rooms.

Accessorise your rooms
You can renew the décor of your room by simply adding sweet surprises like bunch of red roses in pink porcelain or crystal flower vases in each room. Pink or red photo frames with photo collages of candid pictures work too. A huge soft toy with a placard with the quintessential words — I Love You should also do wonders. Since all of these are reusable, they make for fine investments. Add wind-chimes to the rooms, that look good and create a tranquil environment.

Do-It-Yourself decorations
You can get red or pink velvet or corduroy materials, cut two pieces of the cloth in a heart shape, stitch the corners from the inside and leave a little space to stuff in huge chunks of cotton balls to make it fluffy and stitch out the ends. This way you will have your very own velvet hearts, which you can place in the rooms at various corners. You could also buy or make a few fun and thoughtful cards.

Let there be light
Pick up fairy lights and fix them in your veranda and your living room. Fairy lights look pretty and add a touch of glitter to the rooms. You can also place scented candles or floating candles in a crystal bowl or a terracota pot. You can even place fancy lamps and lanterns at the corners of your house to give it a dim-lit effect.

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