[ecis2016.org] We suggest a few décor tips that can uplift your mood and increase the love quotient in the atmosphere at home, to celebrate Valentine’s Day
As Valentine’s Day signifies love in the air, however, this year will be different. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to stay at home and isolate ourselves. Although the situation seems to be under control, it is advisable for all of us to stay at home and be cautious. Instead of spending time with your valentine in a beautiful, romantic place this year, you could spend quality time together, at home. Here are some simple ways in which you can decorate your home for the special day.
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Use colour psychology
We might not realise it, but colours play a big role in influencing your mood and choices. Several brands use specific colours to try and influence the minds of consumers, in their branding and marketing campaigns. Taking a cue from this, you can add a hint of red and purple to the décor, to create the ‘ideal mood’. Red is associated with passion, desire and attraction, while purple is helpful in bringing out a sense of calm and loyalty.
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Decorate the house with printables
Printables are an inexpensive way to evoke someone’s emotions. Having beautiful quotes, symbols and images hidden in not-so-obvious corners of the house, will create a sense of excitement between you and your partner.
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Add automated mood lights to your décor
Lighting plays a very important role in influencing a person’s mood. Dim lights are a great way to create a romantic atmosphere in the home. Also, one can use app-based lights, which can be easily altered, depending on one’s mood, through the touch of a button.
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Use fairy lights
Some trends never go out of fashion and using fairy lights is one of them. Fairy lights adds a distinct atmosphere, which is neither too subtle nor overboard. Fairy lights are extremely versatile and can be used in a number of places. Battery-operated fairy lights can be used in various planters around the home or behind sheer curtains. They can also be put up in the form of a heart shape on window glass behind a sheer curtain to add an element of surprise. Additionally, it can be put in empty glass jars and kept on tables, to create a romantic atmosphere. The best part is, they come in different colours.
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A table is an integral part of any Valentine’s Day event, in India, it is often said that food is the biggest connector. Using table runners and glass wares beautifully decorated on the table, is a great way to impress your valentine. Add some chocolates and candies to this and the table is truly set.
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These tips are some of the inexpensive ways we can utilise the space we have at home, to connect with the important person of our life and make the best of Valentine’s Day.
(The writer is interior designer and founder of Tanuja & Associates)
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