How To Create The Perfect Love Nest In Each Room Of Your Home
Alexa, play ‘In the Air Tonight’ by Phil Collins. Love is in the air this month, and we want to make your Valentine’s Day extra special. No matter how long you’ve been with your loved one, it’s always nice to celebrate the day of love in your own special way.
Whether you’re cooking up a storm or having the infamous 'Netflix and chill' night, we have you covered with some romantic ideas you can recreate in each room of your home.
1. Valentine's breakfast in bed
Start the day off right by cooking up a romantic Valentine’s Day breakfast for your honey. Make them their favourite go-to breakfast dish and serve it up on a tray covered in rose petals. Extra brownie points if you can cook something heart-shaped like toast or pancakes. But if cooking isn’t your strong point, croissants, strawberries and fresh coffee will do the job. Don’t forget the bouquet of roses!
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2. Netflix and chill?
Everyone has different ideas about the famous saying of 'Netflix and chill'. But if you're planning on doing it the right way, a night-in of films and popcorn can be really fun and romantic. Don’t just sit in front of the TV like it’s a typical Monday night. Set the scene with candles, fairy lights and sweet snacks. Chocolate covered strawberries should do the job! And if you want to make it extra special, rewatch that movie you saw on your first date.
The living room is the first place you’re going to entertain your special guest. And if you want to make that good first impression, we think walnut flooring is the perfect solution to turn your living room into the ultimate, snug sanctuary. Engineered flooring is compatible with underfloor heating, which is perfect for movie nights spent on the floor.
3. Shaken, not stirred
We can definitely raise a glass to this date idea. If you’re having a night out at home, make it one to remember by making a homemade cocktail menu for your loved one. Choose from 3-5 cocktails and handwrite them on a piece of fancy paper. It will definitely impress them! If you want to take things up a notch, sign up for an online cocktail-making class for you and your partner to do at home. For those who prefer alcohol-free drinks, fruity mocktails are just as delicious!
If your kitchen is the Friday night hotspot for drinks and dancing, you’ll need a floor that’s cocktail-proof and strong. Engineered and WSPC flooring are the best choices for handling spills and resisting scratches made from high-heels. The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, so you’ll want a floor that can handle day-to-day wear and tear.
4. Book your partner in for a spa night at home
If a spa weekend isn’t on the cards this Valentine’s Day, recreate this romantic getaway and pamper yourselves at home. Take turns by giving each other massages with sweet-smelling body oils and luxurious creams. Take them through to the bathroom for a relaxing bubble bath, but make sure to set the scene beforehand with candles, rose petals and champagne.
Spas and retreats can become quite expensive if you’re going to them frequently, so why not create your own at home? Luxury vinyl tiles are certainly the best choice of flooring in bathrooms. Not only do they imitate the look of wood, but they are incredibly durable, water-resistant and come in a range of dreamy colours. So, there’s no need to worry about splashing about with your other half, luxury vinyl tiles have you covered!
5. Missed that all-important dinner reservation, again?
If you forgot to book the fancy restaurant down the road and need a backup plan, then keep reading. Dim the lights, pop a bottle open, play some romantic music and cook your loved one a delicious meal. And if you’re stuck on what to make, we’ve got a few ideas that will help you out. If you want to heat things up quickly, you can’t go wrong with the lady and the tramp style spaghetti. Just make sure you’re both sat close enough! If you fancy a change from the typical candlelit dinner, you can always make tapas-style nibbles.
If a romantic meal at The Ritz is your ideal date night, save your money and recreate this special night with the help of herringbone flooring. Herringbone is known for being stylish and classy, which is a bonus if you want to make your dining area look like a 5-star restaurant. Recreate this look with laminate or vinyl herringbone. It is a cheaper alternative to solid wood but looks just as luxurious! ANd there is no need to worry about spilling red wine either, as these floors are easy to clean and stain-resistant.
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