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Heart and Home – Valentine's Day Decor

February fourteenth is one of the most anticipated days in the year. Valentine's Day is a day when florists see their business flower, chocolatiers find that their products have sweet returns, and greeting card companies end the day on a sweet note. Yes, there are tons of things you can buy or say that make the day special for that someone in your life, but what can you do at home that will make the day a little more romantic?

Decorating your home with paper hearts and little ceramic Cupids is one way to make your space cheery, but if you want something a little more … sensual, why not decorate in satins, silks, deep colors and luscious aromas?

Satins and silks and known globally as some of the most sensitive textiles in the business. Not only do they have a glossy look, but they also feel amazing against the skin. Satin sheets are wonderful for sleeping on, but they also make glorious impromptu picnic "blankets" that you can set down in front of the fire place. Have your delicious dinner and then snuggle on your satin area rug for a little after dinner "dessert".

Love does not have to be symbolized by bright pinks and purples. Deep, rich colors in reds and purples can lend an air of sensuality that you just will not find surrounded by shocking pinks and pastel lilacs.

Believe it or not, what your house smells like can make or break a romantic interlude. Yes, there are dozens of different brands of plug-in fragrances, but what you want is something a little more potent. If you want your house to smell like chocolate, slowly melt some chocolate in a pot on your stove. Not only does that create the delicious smell of chocolate in the house, you also have some pre-melted chocolate to go with that after dinner "desert". Fresh flowers also create a tantalizing aroma in any home. Buy 2 dozen roses, keep one to give to your sweetie and divest the other dozen of their pets. Spread the pets through the home to create a fresh scent that is sure to please.

Once you have your home décor set for a night of Valentine love, you have once last little detail to see that that will enhance your evening. Turn down the heat. That's right! Turning down the heat in the home will, not only create moments for snuggling in front of the roaring fire, it will also heighten each and every touch. The shivers you create will not just be from the cold.

Valentine's Day does not have to just be about giving and receiving gifts. Creating an alluring oasis in your own home can certainly make memories that will keep you warm for years to come. Keep in mind that Valentine's Day does not have to be the only day of the year that you decorate in sensual décor. Dark colors, satins and silks, and delicious aromas can be a permanent part of your home style.

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