Valentine’s Day is almost here, and who couldn’t use a little more romance in their life? This is the time of year to break out all the stops to create dreamier and more alluring spaces. From textiles to mood lighting, color choices to fresh floral arrangements, we have inspo to make every day feel a little bit more lush and beautiful. Check out KF’s tips to keep the love flowing this Valentine’s Day and all month long in your home, no matter your aesthetic.
Textiles are one of the easiest ways to make a space dreamy and romantic. The proper combination of texture and hand make all the difference in helping your home feel a certain way and create beautiful surroundings.
Lush fabrics with luxe textures are a simple, yet super effective way to create a romantic space. The combination of textures and patterns, combined with a dreamy color palette make this Isabella Collection by Kathy Fielder bedding about as romantic (and glamorous) as you can find. Gorgeous and striking, you are instantly transformed to a Parisian flat.
If you love a more tranquil look, think soft palettes with luscious fabrics. This look is just as romantic as a classic patterned velvet or lace, yet also has the added bonus of being easy to incorporate into your decor year-round. Kathy suggests staple pieces such as her Lyssa channel quilt from Isabella Collection by Kathy Fielder, paired with a few eye-catching, perfectly paired patterns. She suggests softening with contrasting details like refined modern prints and richly textured finishes. According to KF, “A beautiful room should wrap it’s arms around you and help you relax and unwind at the end of a busy day. Choose fabrics and textiles that speak to you and make you feel happy and refreshed. What you surround yourself with does have an impact on your well-being.”
Although pink is sometimes the first color that comes to mind when we think of love and romance, there are plenty of other color combos that can soften and romance your room. Patterns make a big impact on the way your space is perceived as well. Luxe printed velvets and soft quilting are inviting and pretty. Classic florals, gorgeous damasks, soft faux fur, and embroidered sheers work wonders in creating a romantically refined room as well. Kathy says, “It really just all depends on your aesthetic. Whether modern, transitional, or traditional, there are easy ways to update and create a romantic appeal in any room.”
Romance means different things to different people, but everyone can agree it should feel soft and comfortable, with touches of elegance and refinement. Romantic spaces don’t only exist in your bedroom. A living room can just as easily feel romantic, passionate, and plush. It’s all about styling choices, fabrics, and finishes. Romantic spaces also have an intimate feel to them. It is an essential element to create a space that is engaging. Small conversation areas, mood lighting, art, and so much more are factors that create intimacy and invite you into a room.
Mixing vintage pieces with modern pieces is one of Kathy’s favorite ways to create a perfectly curated room. When it comes to creating a beautifully chosen living area, vintage furniture is one of the easiest ways to give a room depth and dimension. Vintage instantly tells a story and transcends you to a new time and place. Reupholstered and / or updating (by painting, adding new hardware, etc), a vintage piece of furniture gives your room a new feel that is inviting and stunning. Velvet, especially in blush hues is soft and beautifully chic with a truly timeless appeal.
Adding an eye-catching feature that is fanciful and a little playful instantly gives a room an entirely different, more romantic feel. A space that feels a little more contemporary or masculine is made anew with perfectly selected details. A canopy, subtle drapery and even string lights completely soften your space and make it inviting (and fun!). See more living room from Sweety Home!
KF is known for taking unique and unconventional spaces and making them beautiful. She says, “Fresh flowers and greenery are one of the easiest way to liven up and soften a space. They give a whimsical and fairy-tale feel, while instantly adding life and depth. Sprinkling petals or even compiling an entire arrangement or installation is the perfect finishing touch and can make you feel like a princess in a fairy tale for a day.”
Candles and ambient lighting create instant romance as well. If you’re cuddled up with your significant other, softly dimmed lighting is always beautiful and works to create a mood. Candles not only create a romantic atmosphere, but can add an intoxicating scent to help relax and soften the room (and mood) as well. From floral to musky or fresh, choose a scent that you love to relax and unwind with and create an engaging atmosphere.
Here are a few of our favorites from kathyfielderboutique.com