Did you know that 53% of Americans prefer to stay at home during Valentine's day? For me, I am definitely inside that percent pool. I much rather stay in the comfort of my home, add some touches to make it extra Valentine-y (is that a word?) and have a nice dinner. The key to making the experience memorable is to set the mood just right so that your loved one feels appreciative. So how about a very romantic Valentine's dinner from the comfort of your home? Here is how:
The ladies at AGF all took a vote and we picked the 5 most important things that have to be present at a dinner in order for it to be romantic.
Candles are a must for making the room come together and having a warmth feeling radiate throughout it. We suggest pairing up a few candles with a nice table runner to start off these Valentine's decorations. It also helps the mood if the table runner paired up is from a collection called Love Story Fabrics. Talk about making things extra special ;)
The must-have item to have these Valentine's Day is definitely the one that brings the most joy when received, Flowers! We all have our favorites, either we like a certain type because of its color, smell, size or MEDIUM- yes medium, at AGF we prefer Fabric Flowers, but whatever your preference is we recommend you drown your space with all types of flowers throughout your dinner table and home to set the mood for your dinner plans.
3. Table Setting
Okay, candles done. Mood set. Now, next thing on the list is FOOD. well, not exactly. When prepping the table for Valentine's dinner we suggest you go with warm colors that won't clash with the light of the candles. Since the color of love is associated with reds, we suggest staying in that color theme by using the Woodlands Fusion collection which offers a variety of colors that work well within Valentine's Day theme. Click here if you want to access a free pattern for this table runners !
Any space meant to be spent next to your loved ones on Valentine's Day should definitely be a comfy one. So splurge in some floor poufs and pillows to make the space in your home cozier.
aaaand last but not least, bring on the LOVE. If you are hosting for friends or loved ones, for one or for many, one thing should be a constant- spread that love! Make sure to take time out of your day to remind your loved ones how important they are to you. XoXo's for everyone, even for quilts! Click here to access this free quilt pattern from Love Story Fabrics.
Hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day surrounded by good food and good company!