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Creatively showcase your love and impress your partner this Valentine

Indrani Thakurata

Markets are filled with plenty of gifting products and ideas in every budget, that you may have already purchased, or presented to your dear one, earlier. With every year, the feeling of being unconvinced creeps in as nothing seems to be working in making your partner feel special. This Valentine’s Day, skip the materialistic gifting and opt for ideas that would genuinely and creatively showcase your love and impress your partner, copiously. “We always buy material things to impress our love, but because it is such a common thing to do-it no longer excites. For me, money can buy everything and therefore I can buy all that has been gifted to me but what i can’t is the act itself. I get impressed if my partner cooks up my favourite meal or just does up the home in a special way,” says Meenakshi Kumar, a professional in the city. She adds, “The sexiest thing in a man and in a relationship is the act of surprise. And if my man puts that effort and thought into doing up our den (from ordinary to extraordinary), then nothing like it.”

So here are some great decor ideas by Sonam Gupta, Design Head of Tangerine, that you can take inspiration from.

1.Pick a Theme: It’s important to choose a theme like Boho, Vintage, Victorian, Contemporary, Hippie, Rustic, Coastal, Primitive, Shabby Chic or Indian Traditional and study it thoroughly to set a perfect décor. Google search and understand the ways of adorning homes accordingly. While selecting any theme, understand if it is workable and you will have the desired resources to execute it

2.Delete the Debris: Permanently or for the Valentine’s week, filter your room with things that do not blend with your décor. Store them elsewhere and let the space breathe easy. Sometimes, empty spaces look absolutely pleasing and they create a positive reaction in the mind as well. The newly found places can also be used for decoration and make the theme more elaborate

3.Spread the Threads:  Fish out your perfect bed linen with coordinated bed sheet, bed cover, cushion and pillow cases, curtains, and rugs. It should look refined and adept at one look and make the room fresh, inviting and relaxing. Opt for blissful colors in light shades and prints in floral motifs to complete the look. The soft furnishings must blend with your theme for the Valentine’s Day special and look appealing. Comfortable fabric in highest quality should be used as it is essential for a stress free siesta

4.Embellish the ‘Love’:  Handmade wall décor painted and redesigned using origami, wabi sabi, decoupage and DIY tutorials, can be wonderfully incorporated with the theme. Refer to online thematic pictures and pick some that can be printed and framed to make it more realistic. Be creative with colors and ideas and ensure accurate synchronization.Handcrafted cards and paintings can be planned well in advance. Use photographs of the two to make it relatable

5.Organize it well: The whole show is planned to make the two of you feel romantic and passionate. Plan it well with pre decided drinks and dinner, crockery and cutlery, sweets and desserts. Take some time off to rest and dress well for the occasion. Surprise your partner with some romantic music and champagne.

Add fresh flowers, scented candles, dim lights and plan the night with some games for you and your partner. Spend time at ease and make the moment unforgettable. Click pictures and make videos to revisit these times later. Do NOT forget to keep your phones aside and enjoy an uninterrupted time together.

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