It’s the place you go to escape, your sanctuary away from the world at the end of a busy day. It’s where you relax, put your feet up, enjoy some quality time and unwind. It’s also the place where your family and friends come together, and where some of your best memories are made. Your home gives you a lot. So isn’t it time you showed it some love?
With the January blues finally abating and spring drawing ever-closer, February is the perfect time to refresh your decor and get set for a more cosy, more stylish 2017. And Valentine’s Day gives you an excellent excuse to treat the home you love to something special.
Things to consider
Just like when you’re looking for a Valentine’s gift for your better half, it’s a good idea to consider your home’s style and personality when choosing a new accessory to add to your nest.
Think about your colour scheme and which shades will complement this, and think about how much space you have to fill. For example, if you want to brighten up a bare wall with a new piece of wall art, consider the space available and select a size of artwork that’s in proportion to your room. With this in mind, our range of wall art products come in a wide variety of sizes, so however much space you do or don’t have, you can create something to fill that gap.
If you want to share the love this Valentine’s by creating something for a loved one’s home, be sure to apply the same consideration to their own space. Do they have room for a large piece of wall art? If not, a smaller gift like a calendar or cushion might be better. Whatever you choose to make, however large or small, it will be made with love – and that’s the magic ingredient that creates a truly special gift.
Valentine’s gift ideas for your home
Creating something special for your home is a gift you can enjoy all year round, not just on the 14th February. Flowers fade and luxury chocolates quickly get devoured, but a gift for the home is one that will last.
Whether you’re after a gift for yourself, your better half or your best friend, there are lots of ways to bring some love into where you live. Here are a few ideas to inspire you to treat your home this Valentine’s Day.
Frame your favourite faces
Filling your home with the photos that mean the most to you is a simple way to make it feel much more homely. Our framed photo posters are perfect for framing your favourite faces and places, so you can surround yourself with the things you treasure.
With 18 different frame designs to choose from, in a variety of colours and materials, there’s something to suit every room in your home. From classic wooden designs to contemporary copper frames which are right on-trend, the tricky part will be choosing just one!
A framed poster makes a perfect gift for someone special too. If you have a favourite memory you’ve shared, framing it is a lovely way to make them smile this Valentine’s day.
Bring your special places home
As much as you love your home, there are probably times when you’d much rather be sunning yourself on a beach than sat on the sofa. We all have places that are close to our hearts, and creating a calendar filled with these special places is a great way to enjoy a little bit of escapism each day.
Enjoy your favourite views all year round by choosing a different landscape or scenic spot for each month. You might not be going on a Valentine’s weekend away, but at least you can relive special journeys through the photos you’ve taken – and use your calendar to pencil in your next getaway!
A calendar of special places also makes the perfect gift for that long-distance romance or a friend who’s moved away. Send them a calendar filled with photos of home and they’ll never feel too far from the places they love.
Get inspired by exploring the new calendars we’ve added to our range in the past few months.
Make meals filled with love
If you love to cook, preparing food for yourself, for family and for friends can be a joy, and a great way to show that you care. Embrace your passion for cooking by authoring your very own recipe book and bring some love into the kitchen.
Combine recipes for delicious dishes with your own photographs of your culinary creations, then share your book with friends and family to spread the love. Perfect if you’re planning to cook a romantic meal for Valentine’s Day – or if you want to drop a hint to get them to cook for you!
Lovingly prepared dinners shouldn’t be restricted to the 14th February though, and with your own cookbook you’ll have all the inspiration you need to make every dinner more memorable.
Find out more about cooking up your own tasty looking recipe book here.
Cosy up with a cushion
If you plan to spend the 14th February cosied up on the sofa with a good book or a romcom, treat yourself to one of our cushions.
Our cushions look lovely with a photo on, but what about doing something a little different? Why not add a quote you love, a memorable date, or yours and your better half’s initials?
Simply create your design in our Creator Software (or design your cushion separately, save it as a JPEG and upload it to our online editor), and you can easily create a cushion or two that will give you some cosy company this winter. Perfect if a new sofa is beyond your budget but you still want to refresh your interior design.
For more cushion inspiration, take a look at these creative ways you can use our cushions.
This Valentine’s, show your home some love and make it an even nicer place to spend your free time.