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5 blogger tips for a Valentine’s bedroom

Show your bedroom a little love this month with these Valentine’s ideas from the My Friend’s House bloggers

Ah, Valentine’s Day! Whether you love it or loathe it, there’s one thing we all adore – a good night’s sleep. So why not treat your bedroom to some well-earned TLC this February? With a bedroom this good, you won’t even be wishing for a surprise hotel booking (much).

 Valentine’s idea for bedroom: scented candle and ornaments

1. Bed linen

A new set of bed linen will add an instant feeling of indulgence – especially in this season’s trend of dusty pinks and dove greys. For that hotel-room feel, make sure the sheets are 100% cotton.

 

2. Low lighting

For a soft lighting effect, choose a table light with an angled neck – or a simple clamp light – then redirect the light to the corner of the room. It’ll bounce back in a dimmer, more soothing way.

 

3. Heaven scent

Add some atmosphere with your favourite fragrance: scented candles have the added bonus of a warming glow, but you can also use scent diffusers or a room spray. Or why not try natural fragrances with scented potted plants, such as narcissi or hyacinths?

Valentine’s idea for bedroom: print bedding and velvet cushions

4. Snuggly space

Adding cushions or a throw in sumptuous fabrics will give you somewhere to lounge. But we’re NOT talking leopard print here; it’s all about cosy-but-cool Nordic style with fluffy textures in off-white.

5. Breakfast in bed

If you’re really lucky, you may well be on the receiving end of this ultimate romantic treat – so invest in a breakfast set. A stylish cafetiere, a pair of dinky espresso cups, and of course a hotel-style tray… Well, we can dream!

Ros and Jill blog at myfriendshouse.co.uk and can be found tweeting @Myfriendshouse

Tip of the week: For a romantic table setting with a twist, try popping the head and leaves of a rose into the bowl of a wine glass and part filling with water.

Three key pieces

Heart frameCushionWhite heart

 

Slate heart photo frame, £6; Mauve quilted cushion, £12; Wooden carved heart, £8