Annkur Khosla’s idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day setting would be to turn down the lights. “Go classic with candles as their incandescence is the perfect vibe to set the mood. However, experiment with their forms and shapes. I’m a stickler for scents so my advice is to choose a fragrance that is in sync with your flavour of a romantic evening. The woody aromatic and complex notes of oudh can be quite a mood-setter for the evening,” notes the architect and interior designer.
6. Incorporate colours and patterns associated with romance
According to Noorein Kapoor, principal designer and founder of Noorein Kapoor Design Studio, the key to romantic decor is paying attention to the details while considering the larger composition. “Colour tones and material textures ignite the warmth of love, symbolised by the colour red. Layering the space with decorative accents can create a cosy and intimate spot to celebrate this special day,” she adds.
7. Rethink that bouquet of red roses
Nazneen Jehangir, founder of Mumbai-based luxury floral boutique Libellule, suggests staying away from cliched crimson-hued flowers. “Don’t fall prey to the crazy inflated prices of red flowers. Instead, go for something contemporary and cool like an all green or monotone arrangement with quirky elements like ornamental limes and acid green hydrangeas that add a bout of freshness to the decor,” says Jehangir.
Considering the biophilic design trend has recently become very sought-after, she recommends gifting dried flowers instead, which will last much longer and can be repurposed in other arrangements, thereby having the added bonus of being a lasting symbol of your affection!
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