With Valentine’s Day only a few short weeks away, it’s not long until couples across the country start panicking that they haven’t organised anything, for what is widely regarded as the most romantic day of the year. If you’re looking for inspiration for an evening in with your other half, we’ve got a few ideas for you featuring one of our bestsellers, our oak mantel shelves. And there’s nothing that says ‘I love you’ quite like an oak mantel shelf…
Whether you can’t find a babysitter or would rather avoid being so close to another couple in a restaurant that you can hear all the sweet nothings they whisper to each other, staying in on Valentine’s Day is definitely the new going out.
Create a romantic atmosphere by decorating your oak mantel shelf with love-themed items. Think heart-shaped bunting, rose petals and of course the obligatory bunch of red roses.
For an even more dazzling display, string some flickering flame lights along your oak mantel shelf.
There is nothing more romantic than sitting chatting and drinking wine with your other half in front of a flickering fire. Who needs extravagant gestures and expensive restaurants when you have a fire crackling beside you, as you relax with a glass of your favourite tipple?
Unless you’re lucky enough to live somewhere warm, a picnic outdoors on Valentine’s Day will probably be a big no-no (if you want your relationship to survive until 15th February anyway!).
A picnic in front of your hearth, on the other hand, is pretty idyllic. Light the fire, decorate your oak mantel shelf and set out a picnic blanket just beside your fireplace. If you don’t have a wood-burning stove, you can pick up some flickering flame lights to create a similar effect in your fireplace.
Pick out your partner’s favourite food and drink and pack it all into a picnic basket, which you can take out of the fridge when they get home.
There’s something about low lighting that seems much more romantic than big, bright bulbs. Scatter a few candles around your hearth and place the rest in jam jars on your oak mantel shelf.
If you don’t want to be blowing out candles at the end of the night, battery-operated LED versions are just as good.
If we’ve inspired you to organise a romantic night in for two, there’s still time to order an oak mantel shelf for your fireplace before Valentine’s Day.
As always, if you’re happy to share your February fireplace display, send us your photos!
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