After the big rush of Christmas and New Year, Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up quickly and without much warning. Before you know it, the big day is here and you’re scrambling for reservations and gifts to make the day special for your loved one. Fortunately, your sunroom can easily be turned into the perfect romantic location for your Valentine’s Day celebration.
The big idea of setting up a romantic sunroom setting is to use as much as of the natural light that streams in through the big windows as possible. For a more grown up feeling, hanging stained glass sun catchers on the windows will cast all sorts of beautiful shadows and shafts of light. Aim for colours typically associated with Valentine’s Day, such as reds, pinks and purples. If you have young children, you can have them help you achieve a similar effect with gel cling ons, and they’re less likely to be bumped and broken than the stained glass.
The whole point of having a sunroom is to make the most of the views out of the window. With that in mind, Valentine’s Day gives you a perfect opportunity to change the arrangement of the furniture so it’s facing out towards the view, instead of towards the centre of the room. The new arrangement will make your room feel like new again, and you can then add a selection of blankets, throw pillows and comforters for you and your loved to snuggle up and watch the world go by together.
If you already love the décor of your sunroom, Valentine’s Day is the right time to make some tiny touches to add to what you already have and bring a feeling of love and romance to the room. This includes bringing fresh flowers in (roses are expensive but beautiful to have on display), well bound books of love poetry added here and there, and some simple heart shaped decorations on the flat surfaces, such as coasters or lace doilies. It’s easy to go overboard with the decorations, so take time to look and take stock after each new addition to make sure you’re happy with the look.
The key to making your sunroom feel more romantic is to make you spend more time in there together with your loved one just in each other’s companies. Try setting up a warm drink bar, preferably with hot cocoa and all the trimmings, as the heat of the drink forces you to sip slowly and enjoy the moment. Herbal teas with honey give you the same effect, and it can be a fun afternoon trying out different flavours and combinations.
Above all, when you’re trying to stage your sunroom for Valentine’s Day, invite your significant other to be part of the planning process so that it becomes another shared adventure. The time you both invest in making your Valentine’s Day sunroom experience a magical one will give you benefits that will stretch way beyond the big day itself.