Fed up of buying your loved one the same gift every Valentine's Day? Want to make a romantic gesture that will blow your partner away?
According to a survey, 75% of men buy their partners flowers for Valentine's Day. But research suggests that women would actually prefer a holiday or spa treatment!
Holidays are a rather lavish gift, so why not turn your bedroom into a private, romantic getaway for you and your loved one this Valentine's Day?
Now I know what you're thinking - "This sounds great, but where do I start?!"
Fear not! This article will guide you through everything you need to woo your partner this Valentine's Day.
Cut the clutter
Clutter strewn around the bedroom only serves to distract and remind us of the stresses of day-to-day life.
Instead, evoke a haven of calm and relaxation. Make sure books, letters, clothes and gadgets are out of sight. Create a peaceful backdrop for your romantic bedroom.
Setting the right lighting is perfect for spicing up the romantic feel of your bedroom. If you don't have a dimmer switch, use lamps or candles to create a softly lit atmosphere.
Romance and love are about appealing to all of our senses. Scented candles can help make your bedroom look and smell good: the perfect concoction for an intimate bedroom feeling.
Candles are also an effective way of reducing stress levels, allowing you and your loved one to fully enjoy your relaxing night in.
As Shakespeare once wrote: "If music be the food of love, play on."
Carefully curate the perfect playlist, and you're sure to set the scene.
Do spend a little bit of time of this one, though. And trust me: Tom Jones' "Sexbomb" is not the way forward!
Perhaps your partner has grumbled about their bedtime comfort for a while. Maybe your bed isn't creating the romantic feel you were hoping for.
1. Mattress magic
Why not show you care about your loved ones' sleep with a brand-new snuggly mattress? The La Romantica Serenade Ortho Mattress lives up to its name and will serenade your loved one into a blissful sleep.
2. Bed frame beauty
Your bed is the ultimate focal point for your bedroom. Faux leather bed frames offer a stylish, sophisticated feel - but without the luxury price tag!
3. Complete the look
Choosing the right bedding is essential. The perfect blend of materials and colours is vital for creating a romantic bedroom feel.
Silk and satin fabrics are certainly luxurious. Prefer a cosier feel? Choose Egyptian or brushed cotton for a blissfully comfortable sleep haven.
Don't forget the gifts
I'm not saying that a romantic bedroom is the only thing you should give your loved one this Valentine's Day.
It's likely that your partner will still want chocolates and flowers too!
Why not complete the gesture with rose petals scattered on the bed, and chocolates and champagne waiting for him or her.
In terms of budget, this Valentine's Day gesture can cost as much or as little as you like. But one thing is for sure: showing this level of thoughtfulness will scoop you up some serious brownie points!
Happy Valentine's Day!