With Valentine's Day fast approaching, many of you may not have the time to prep for it as the Lunar New Year is only a week's time away and you're spending all of your time on perfecting that festival. While you may be busy worrying over Lunar New Year preparations - fret not, we're here to give you some quick and easy inspiration for V-day!
When people think of Valentine's, the first few things that pop up are roses, chocolate and teddy bears. But these things tend to be so expensive during Valentine's, right? And these items don't even last long. Flowers wilt quickly and teddy bears are left in a corner after some time. This February 14, make things different by adding modern twists to it, and make things (memories as well) that stay for good.
Frame Your Song Lyrics
Make your spouse or significant other feel appreciated by framing song lyrics that mean a lot to the both of you. May it be the first song you've danced to, the song you wrote for them or the love song you both relate to. This can be a permanent addition to your home and wouldn't be "out of place" even after Valentine's Day!
Create A Wood Garland
Red and pink may represent Valentine's Day, but they tend to stick out weirdly if you were to keep them up all year round. Thus, put up a wooden garland instead so it blends in well but still adds a touch of love to the space. You can either use hearts or words to make up the garland! There are also endless choices of material to choose from, such as paper or wood. Paper isn't a long lasting material so if you want to keep the garland around for a period of time, choose sustainable materials from the craft store.
Make Your Own Flower Arrangement
This might sound tougher than the previous two, but it can mean a lot to your partner if you're willing to make the effort to create the bouquet of flowers instead of having a florist to do it. We suggest getting artificial flowers, as it can be used as a long term decoration for the living or dining areas long after V-day.
Set The Mood With Cushion Covers
We've said it once but we'll say it again. Cushion. Covers. If you've got cushions on your couch or simply just pillows on the bed, switch them up to a pink, red, or hearty design for this February 14th. Covers are so versatile and can be used repeatedly after wash, and they barely ever go out of style! Additionally, having more covers means having more options to play around with when you're revamping the space.
With all that being said, it doesn't mean you can't have teddy bears, balloons or chocolates this Valentine's. Those are the essentials but can come off cliche at times. If you and your partner aren't all for the traditional V-day experience, give the tips we've just shared a try.