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Prepare for a perfect date

Love is about expressing yourself through gestures. Swati Pandya Sood gives you a few tips to romance up your home this Valentine’s Day.

sex and relationships Updated: Feb 06, 2009 20:57 IST
Swati Pandya Sood

Love is about expressing yourself through gestures.” Lets see what are these small small gestures that can paint the town red on this V-Day. It’s all about making that extra effort,that little special thing in life to make your beloved feel special and loved.

Romance your house up this Valentine’s Day

Old candles that are lying around in your house can come handy. Spray paint them in hues of scarlet, reds, rodeos, gold and see the magic.Take out old candle stands and place them in every corner of your house, on console-side, chesters etc

Put old pieces of wine red or maroon velvet, use your red jamawar printed shawl as a spread and throw over, on the couch; put lots of red perfumed candles on one side of this couch. Any painting lying around in the house can be put behind this couch to spruce up the lounge look

Place the existing silver ware and crystal accessories on your sidetable, prominent consoles next to sofas, center of the dinning table.

Place red cushions all over your house; on terrace garden furniture, lounge furniture and even on your bed

Get a heart shaped cake baking dish, fill it up with thermocol, oasis and stack red roses in one level one after the other inside this container. The aluminium sides can be dressed with red net or lace fabric. Spray paint a bit of gold colour on to this bed of roses and keep it by your beloved’s sidetable.

For a special evening in your lawn or terrace garden, you can dip a champagne, wine chiller with chunky red ribbon bows. you can even colour the ice cubes red.

Create treasure hunt with the help of pebbles and leave clues on each end of small gifts.

Package of gifts which has stuff like special video or photographs of the couple, movie tickets of 1st date, champagne cork of 1st champagne together.

Small messages on paper around the important things, documents, in bathroom next to toothbrush, in cupboard, underneath pillow etc.

Get red ribbon stitched on to your old hand can sprinkle some fuschia pink orchids on to these towel.

Your bathing tub can have red zebra flowers floating in it. Use a lot of cinnamon / clove or sea breeze flavour aroma oils in your powder room.