How to Create the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day at Home

Author: Justin Fishaw  

It’s that time of year again, where love and romance is in full bloom. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning a special evening for the one who holds your heart. While fancy restaurants are a popular choice for couples, there really is no place like home. Apartment living is perfect to initiate romance for the night, since it is easy to design an intimate setting in a smaller space. Take a look at these suggestions if you need ideas to create a flawless, romantic Valentine’s Day evening at home:

Clichés are okay

Valentine’s Day is probably the only day of the year where you can be as corny and over-the-top as you want. Those sweet touches you see on television and in movies? Today is your pass to emulate those romantic clichés that make the ladies swoon. Champagne and strawberries, heart-shaped balloons, handwritten love notes and over-sized teddy bears are foolproof for the occasion.

Cook your sweetheart a meal

They say food is the way to the heart, and nothing says, “I love you,” like a home-cooked meal made with affection. Apartment living presents its challenges, like having a smaller kitchen to work in. Luckily, there are plenty of apartment cooking blogs, like My Crummy Apartment and Tiny Urban Kitchen, which are designed to guide you in your smaller cooking space.

Prepare a sensual massage

A massage is a personal way to exhibit affection, and on Valentine’s Day, take it up a notch. Stock up on scented oils and lotions, create a smooth playlist, and learn the basics of a satisfying massage. Designate a comfortable area in the apartment where the temperature isn’t too warm or too hot. On the big day, turn off the lights and burn a few candles to create a romantic ambiance.

Watch a love story or horror movie

End the night with the goal of snuggling in your apartment living room closer than you ever have before. A love story on the silver screen is fitting for obvious reasons, but horror movies really bring lovebirds closer together. Just imagine all the protective cuddles during every heart-stopping scene.

Every once in a while, it can be nice to switch up holiday routines, even if it means spending Valentine’s Day at home. Simple pleasures can make the best memories. Enjoy the night and celebrate love and your relationship to the fullest.