It’s that time of year again! Valentine’s Day is only a week away, which means you’re probably racking your brains for new ideas to show your love to your significant other. If you’re like most people, you’re probably tired of the same old gifts of chocolate, flowers, and candle-lit meals out. So how about a romantic home improvement project?
I know what you’re thinking: surely it’s too late to start a home improvement project and finish it for Valentine’s Day. Not true. There are plenty of small but significant and heartfelt remodelling projects that need neither break the bank nor take months or even weeks to complete. And some will really set a Valentine’s Day mood while also breaking the midwinter blues.
Here are five ideas on how to speak the language of love with home renovation projects:
Lighting, lighting, lighting!
There’s nothing like new lighting to change the mood in your house. It’s also one of the least expensive ways to freshen up your living space. Why not turn your master bedroom into the perfect Valentine’s Day love nest with hanging lanterns, some canopy bed lighting, or just a brand new ceiling light fixture.
Check out HGTV’s tips on lighting trends for 2020, which include geometric fixtures, smoky shaded glass, and delicate, light-as-air crystal and glass hanging lights.
When creating a romantic mood in the bedroom, there’s nothing like semi-sheer curtains, especially with that new bedroom lighting project you’re now working on! Sheer curtains have the effect of diffusing soft light, thereby giving a room a dreamy, romantic vibe.
How about a DIY fireplace?
When it comes to the long winter months, nothing says romance like a beautiful fireplace, perhaps with some candles, flowers, and a bottle of bubbly. While people usually associate fireplaces with living rooms, today’s free-standing electric or direct vent gas fireplaces can go anywhere in the house, including bedrooms and even in luxury bathrooms.
Fix that thing!
You know what I’m talking about. That annoying thing that’s been bugging your partner for months, or even years. It might be a squeaky door or a leaking faucet or a gouge in the wall from when you moved that new dresser into the bedroom. A Valentine’s Day fix-it gift need not be a brand new feature, and it will show your significant other that you’re paying attention.
Plan something big
While there are many small-scale home renovation projects you could easily pull off before February 14, there’s also the option of planning something major for your home that you can present as a fully realized plan. Have you and your partner been talking about a major kitchen or bathroom remodelling project? Why not do all the legwork ahead of Valentine’s Day and present it as a gift on the 14th?
Do you have any ideas for romantic DIY projects around the house? Have you done anything like this yourself? We’d love to hear your thoughts about how to say “I love you” with home decor and remodelling projects.