Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and if you’re planning on giving your sweetheart roses or a surprise at home there are almost unlimited choices to creating a romantic look for your home. Valentine’s Day is the bright spot in what has been a difficult winter in our area and around the country. The good news is decorating for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are several simple steps to a romantic and elegant Valentine’s Day for your home.
One of the more popular choices for Valentine’s Day gifts are roses. Roses are an attractive option for gifts but they can also add a lot of color to a home that might be lacking it in the winter. The most affordable, and an option that will show you put a lot of care into your gift will be buying separate roses and arrange them yourself.
If time is a factor look for arrangements with different colors. Reds, pinks and whites look great in a glass vase. If you have a cottage style home look for flowers with cabbage like rose blossoms and tiny spray roses. For more elegance use long stem hybrid-tea roses. You can also go beyond traditional arrangements by adding single flowers in different colors in small bud vases to display as an arrangement. You can also look for tulip bouquets, mix different flower styles, or other flower arrangements.
For an extra special touch be sure to add a homemade mini Valentine’s card into your arrangement. Keep the card in place at the top of the arrangement by using a florist’s card holder. If you’re buying an arrangement or flowers at a florist shop be sure to ask for one. For an extra romantic feel tuck cards into different arrangements around your home. The cards can form a poem or have different messages of affection.
If flowers aren’t your thing you can still create a beautiful arrangement made from candy. Fill the base of a vase with candy hearts and arrange different chocolate flowers and other larger candies at the top. You can also break with tradition and buy your loved-one a plant. Plants are a great choice if your significant other loves his or her outdoor garden. Plants are more economical and will be the gift that can keep on giving.
No matter what time of the year, Treasured Spaces is here to help with you decorating needs. We can offer our expert advice to make sure your home has the perfect look for all seasons. For more information about our interior decorating services in the Des Moines metro area and for more decorating tips please like us on Facebook.