With the love month in full swing, creating a romantic vibe in your home goes beyond adorning it with hearts or the color red. It involves making a space that fosters sentiments of love, warmth, and positivity. Below are some ideas to add a touch of love to your living space:
Your home is a living space, not a storage space. Instead of going through a room and trying to figure out what you want to get rid of, decide what things you want to keep. After you’ve rounded up these items, get rid of everything else and your home will be a lovelier place to be.
Surround Yourself Only with Things You Love
Scandinavians are known for their idea of Hygge, which means “to give courage, comfort, joy”, “a form of everyday togetherness”, “a pleasant and highly valued everyday experience of safety, equality, personal wholeness and a spontaneous social flow”. No wonder the Scandinavians rank consistently on top as the world’s happiest people, according to the World Happiness Report. Adjust your surroundings so you only see items that you love and have meaning when you look around your house. Some things you can do are:
- Create a wall gallery of memories. Showcase family photos and other significant snapshots of your life that brings a smile to your face. Take it up a notch by printing out a series of photos that tell a story — it can make for a good conversation starter.
- Curate thoughtful decor pieces. Display pieces that are sentimental to you and stir emotions. It can be something your kid made you, a gift from a friend, something you made or knick knacks from your travels.
Set the Tone with Proper Lighting
If you want to make a room feel friendly, personal, and intimate, then use warm white lighting in your space. Adding soft, warm lighting by switching some of your bright, incandescent lights or scones to warmer light bulbs, turning on the fireplace, adding string lights or simply lighting up some candles can create a loving atmosphere. Use softer, shaded fixtures for relaxing and lounging areas of your home.
The Closer, the Better
Encourage moments of connection by arranging living room or patio seating to facilitate meaningful conversations and shared moments.
Lovely Final Touches
Incorporate material such as sheer linens, fluffy throw blankets and pillows for a delicate touch. Indoor plants or flowers are guaranteed to instantly brighten up the vibe in your home. Engage the sense of smell with aromatherapy. Choose scents that evoke positive emotions, enhancing the overall ambiance of your loving living space.
Enjoy adding a touch of love into your living space! Which of these are you implementing? Let us know in the comments.