It’s finally here. You’ve set the date for when your long distance significant other will finally pay you a visit! Time to start planning what you two will be up to.
Chances are, you will wind up at your place. Whether it’s just for a rest, or a nightcap, or something… up close and personal, your place needs to uphold the romantic atmosphere of the date until the very end.
Here are the best tips on how to create a romantic atmosphere at your place, even if “your place” is a room in a shared house. There’s not one “right” way to do this, of course, so pick what appeals to you. Just remember to consider what your partner may like, too, while you’re giving you room a romantic makeover. And have fun.
First things first, you’ll need a clean room to work with. Dust and clutter don’t exactly inspire a romantic mood.
After vacuuming the floors, sweep the surfaces with a microfiber cloth to get rid of dust. Next, put all your things into their rightful places. As for the clutter that doesn’t really belong anywhere, place it in these handy storage boxes. You can keep them on display, hide them under your bed, or find a place for them on a bookshelf.
There are several ways to create this effect. You could invest in good low-wattage light bulbs like these ones or simply throw a scarf over a lampshade in your room.
If you want to set a more spicy mood go for lots of tea light candles (or for smaller spaces, battery-powered tea lights scattered across the room.
For a more soft and lighthearted atmosphere look no further than fairy lights. Hang these behind tulle curtains or bed canopy in your room.
You can also hang them on the wall near your bed. Even better, combine them with these quality faux flowers for a guaranteed romantic atmosphere.
By the way, if you are meeting your long-distance partner during the day, you can still up the romance counter by hanging thick drapes over the windows and then using the ideas above.
Unless you’re planning on watching a movie together, soft
music in the background is a must. It can set the mood, help you relax, and
even bring a wave of nostalgia for when you first met.
You’ll want the music to have a more nuanced, enveloping…