Every 14th of February, in the U.S. and across the globe, flowers, chocolate and gifts are given to lovely ladies. All these are done in the name of Saint Valentine. But there is so much more to this special day than just flowers and chocolates nowadays. Home decor stores Sacramento experts know that creating the perfect romantic ambiance requires an artistic eye. Here are 5 Valentine's Day ideas to incorporate to your Sacramento home design.
Valentine's Day Ideas + History
The history of this special day is tinged with both Roman and Christian traditions. But in order to truly understand how this day became such a hit among lovers, we have to know who St. Valentine really was.
Catholics recognize three saints in the name of Valentine or Valentinus. All three were martyred though there’s one legend where Valentine was the priest who served in Rome during the third century. Emperor Claudius II, unfortunately, sent single men off as soldiers because he believed that they are better at battle than those who have wives.
With this, Valentine started performing secret marriages for lovers. Not loving the defiance, Claudius had him put to death. There is another version wherein Valentine helped Christians in escaping from Roman prisons.
01. Valentine's Day Flowers
Since love is in the air, it’s time for you to give your Sacramento interior design a little playful romantic ambience. You can express your affection through the decorative elements. The most popular, of course, are Valentines flowers and bouquets made with the most beautiful and colorful blossoms.
Pink ranunculus is an amazing Valentine’s Day gift and display. Every bloom varies in shade so even if you use just this one flower, you still achieve layering and depth because of the slightly different shades.
Pink blossoms can also be attached to branches using a hot glue. This can become an arrangement that you can use even after Valentine’s Day. Imagine all the months that it becomes a decorative piece in your living room – it’s just amazing.
Imagine gifting the Hala Silk Centerpiece by Uttermost to your loved one. Your options for other green and floral arrangements can be displayed by the bedside, at the dining table, at the fireplace mantel, on the entryway credenza, or by the sofa.
02. Artwork Above the Mantel
Surprise your loved one by dressing up the mantel. Use red pillar candles as well as candies inside decorative jars to decorate the mantel. Increase love in the air by adding a heart garland.
Bright colors can effectively make the mantel pop. Give love on V-day by painting chipboard letters. Spell L-O-V-E and paint it with red. If red is too cliché, use yellow with blue, pink and orange.
Another way to decorate the mantel is to frame a chalkboard with a love message. Have a flower arrangement right beside this plus add the bottles of wine, sweets and candles to complete the ensemble.
Above are five suggested artworks that are available in our furniture showroom here at McCreery's Home Furnishings.
03. Top Wines
Give your loved one a date during this day and make sure you share a bottle of wine to celebrate your love. Wine is classy and is a great social tool. According to Town and Country Magazine, the Top 12 wines for Valentine's Day 2021 are:
These wines are all that you need to complete your romantic dinner elements plus they are great to look at, too, should you plan on displaying them in your wooden wine cabinet.
04. Cakes, Chocolates, and Other Desserts
Who says the guys are the only ones who should prep for Valentine's Day? Wives and girlfriends should also go out of their way to make this day a special time for their loved ones.
And what is the quickest way to a man's heart?
You got it!
Here’s a link to the sweetest and most scrumptious Valentine’s Day cupcakes.
05. Say It With Red Furnishings
What can be a grander way to surprise your loved one than to invest in a red desk or a red chair? How about a red wall traditional rug? The possibilities are endless.
Valentine’s Day is also shopping day for most people. And since fine furniture purchases are mostly planned especially during people’s favorite holidays, this is a great day to scout for the best deals.
Be creative. Buy a lovely red piece and see her eyes light up as you present the gift to her during this special day. McCreery's Home Furnishings has the best home decor stores Sacramento experts. Take a Virtual Tour of our furniture showroom today or click the image below to reach our design team: