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Creating a Romantic Setting with Lights this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so it’s time to get romantic! If you are looking for ways to create a romantic setting for your loved one this February 14th, nothing sets the mood better than great lighting! Here are some ideas for you to consider.

Use string lights. White string lights may be a staple in Christmas lighting, but they really can be used all year round with small modifications to fit the celebration. Valentine’s Day is all about hearts and love. Take chicken wire (or a wire hanger for a simpler version) and shape it into a heart or the word “love.” Wrap it in string lights to make it the centerpiece of the room.

String lights are also available in pink and red for an even more festive Valentine’s Day light display.

Add some pink to your shades. The bright white lights in your living room may work for your everyday life, but making them pink makes them romantic for your main squeeze. Grab some pink or red fabric from your local fabric store and place around your lampshade. Since it isn’t permanent, some simple scotch tape in the back should hold it in place. Don’t use this tip if your lights tend to run too hot for fear of melting or burning fabric.

Candles. Candles are the go to romantic light source. Placing them around the room immediately increases the romance in a space. If you want to make it more unique, use small tea lights to create shapes or love messages with light. Or lead your honey to dinner in an aisle of candles.

Outdoor lighting for your outdoor dinner. Romantic dinners for two are common on Valentine’s Day. If you are cooking for your Valentine, consider serving it outdoors in a well-lit area. An outdoor space that is illuminated beautifully can be one of the most beautiful and romantic spaces on your property.

A professional outdoor lighting company can work with you to design an outdoor living space that you can not only enjoy on Valentine’s Day, but also on the other 364 days of the year. From outdoor structures to landscaping, they’ll work to highlight all the best parts of your property for your enjoyment.

If you have questions on lighting your property, please contact your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives office.