It would be silly to create a dramatic room transformation just for Valentine’s Day, but you could use the date to start thinking about how to create a romantic bedroom that will appeal all year round. Interior stylist Emma Blomfield, co-founder of The Decorating School, says adding colour and texture to a room makes it more inviting. Here are her top tips for helping love bloom:
You’ll want to include pink, but don’t make it your biggest colour. A white cover scattered with soft pink cushions is a nice way to create a feel-good space without setting up a room that is obviously feminine.
Red is way too much, stick to cool tones such as soft grey charcoal.
A rug will make the room cosy and comfortable. It’s not a high traffic area so go for something that feels soft underfoot.
Think about the longevity of the space, and not just about that one day. Neutral bed linen can be styled any which way, but to make the day special there’s no harm in putting some red roses in a smaller vase by the bedside table or scattering rose petals over the bed. Scented candles are a nice touch. Try ylang ylang, vanilla, cinnamon or jasmine to set the scene for romance. More emmablomfield.com