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Love den

This Valentine’s Day, ditch pubs, discos and restaurants and take her home... but not before you have decorated it, writes Neha Sharma.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2009 18:14 IST

Create a romantic ambience for a cozy evening together. Throw in some red, some wine, heart-shaped pillows and if possible, a love chair, to surprise your Valentine.

Prop’s the word
Decorate the corners with interesting props like a love tree with messages, flowers, red vases and heart-shaped lights. Hang angel-shaped props from the ceiling and heart-shaped balloons from the fan. Romance up your bed with soft and dreamy bedspreads in bright hues or floral patterns. Add love with cuddly cushions, throws and lots of teddy bears embossed with ‘I love you’ message.

Love seats and wine
Allow the room to resonate with art. Hand paint a wall, colour it red and draw golden leaves on it. Get a love seat in bright hues, do heart-shaped flower decoration on the bed. Put up a console with champagne and wine glasses, get picture frames in crystal with beads. T-light holders, ring shaped candle stands and potpourri work well too. Says interior designer Manjeet Bullar, “Do a table décor in gold and red theme. Place some red and white wine with crystal wine glasses with red bows tied to the bottom. Switch off all lights and have scented candles in long candle stands or the ones with musical notations.”

Flaunt red
Create a really large arrangement of flowers forming the focal point in the room, maybe in the shape of a big heart. Place some high-end perfumes and potpourri in the drawers. Interior designer Punam Kalra suggests, “There’s no better way to celebrate love than to have an exotic red-themed décor. Go for red linen and a bright red carpet in the room. Get a red sofa shaped as lips or have a console with lips at the front. Have hearts and small treasure boxes hanging from silver chains on the windows.”

Feng-Shui expert Raman Datta says that décor in shades of blue and pink is also idol for the couple’s room.