Rose are red. Violets are blue. We’re feeling the love this month at Beechen & Dill Homes, and your new home should too! From quality family time to romantic date nights and everything in between, love is always in the air! It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the Valentine’s Day sentiments filling stores, social media and TV to inspire your home decor. Check out these clever ideas to help you fall in love with your home all over again!
Set the Mood Lighting. Dimming the lights not only really sets the mood, but also saves you money and energy by extending the life of your bulbs. Good-looking AND smart: the complete package! Install dimmers or replace some lamps with lower watt bulbs in the rooms where mood lighting is most important (bedrooms, dining room, etc.). A couple of candles are also a quick and easy way to replace that harsh, unattractive lighting.
Leave Little Love Notes. Take a trip to your local arts & crafts store for some chalkboard paper or paint. Create a DIY table runner, small picture frames or wall art designed to leave little notes and compliments for your loved ones to make their day and bring some cute V-Day flare to your decor. You’ll have fun with these simple little projects and can use them all year long! Even better, you’ll love getting some messages of your own! 🙂
Buy it Something Nice. It’s ok to spoil your home a little this Valentine’s Day with something pretty! Your home loves beautiful flowers too ya know! Brighten up the kitchen with new floral centerpiece or swap out those old curtains you’ve had for a while. Maybe you had something a little bigger in mind like that gorgeous vintage dining room table or oriental rug that you’ve had your eye on. The best part about buying something nice for your home is that YOU get to reap the benefits!
Add Some TLC with DIY Updates. Some simple updates are important to increasing your home’s value. Even if you’re not selling your home anytime soon, you’ll get to enjoy them until you do! Swap door pulls for more modern designs, paint your front door, replace the frameless bathroom mirrors, or swap out light fixtures and switches. These changes may seem minor, but they’ll really make a difference in how you see and feel about your home!
Let Music Fill the Air. It’s amazing how a little music can make any setting a whole lot more romantic. Thanks to the wonders of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, it’s easier than ever to enjoy all your favorite love songs over a glass of wine in the kitchen, a romantic dinner in the dining room or even a relaxing soak in the tub! Between Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod and more, you have your choice of technology to make it happen. Learn more about these devices.
Give it a Spa Day. When’s the last time your home was treated to a deep cleanse? You know how good it feels to have a day devoted to your well-being, so imagine how you’ll feel by doing the same for your home? Don’t just grab the vacuum and focus on those carpets; hire a professional to give your whole home a thorough cleaning in time for your special Valentine’s Day plans.
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