February 6, 2013

A Place to Call Home
Valentine’s Day Inspired Room

Life of Elle Calgary

Life of Elle Calgary

A Month of Love

Something we all want is to be loved. February is one of those months of the year where we can all feel special and spoil ourselves with romance.

The Usual: People book dinners or go out for a movies during Valentine’s Day.

Why not bring Valentine’s Day to your home? I love to decorate my home for every holiday, but when it comes to Valentine’s Day, there is just something so cliche about hanging hearts and putting heart-shaped candy in a dish.

Couldn’t we be a bit more creative? Oh baby, yes we can!

Choose any room in your home, decide on your color scheme, and pick pieces and elements according to what is romantic for you.


I chose to go with the traditional classy red and, to create  more of an electric look, I added silver as an accent color.


Contemporary leather black sofas give these colors a sophisticated background.


My all-time favourite thing to do, when it comes to interior designing, is accessorizing the room. So just to bring in a little more romance to the space, I added elements of Paris, the most romantic city in the world. I think that would be my favourite place to visit next year for Valentine’s Day.

I found this amazing chrome finished Eiffel tower and added a decorative round storage box with an image of Paris. In addition,  I displayed black and silver rocks in a heart shape accented with two wine glasses and red round shaped candle.

Pillows are always fun to add to any space – brighten it up with silver sequins and chrome colors, along with black underlays. For that stunning pop of red and texture, I threw in two round felt fabric red pillows.


For the wall accessories, I found two red animal canvas paintings – they don’t really scream love – but they played well with the color scheme.

I also found black flower shaped wall art and added them to the space for that pop of fun. Wall arts like these are great to fill large spaces on the wall.


I didn’t want the space to look overwhelming, so I decided to go with plain black Georgette fabric curtains. Why Georgette – it’s an amazing fabric as it’s durable and easy to maintain, plus it allows enough light through during the day. So, the space doesn’t feel too dark.

Instead of creating only an intimate setting for two, I wanted this space to be both intimate for a couple but also inviting for family and friends to come over and enjoy the atmosphere. Last but not least to just finish off your evening, I would suggest one of my most favorite movies to watch – Love actually.

The Details & Where to Buy

Leather Contemporary Sofas – Revolve Furnishings
Black pillows – HomeSense
Silver sequin pillow – Urban Barn
Red felt round pillows – Pier 1 imports
Black chandelier lamp – Urban Barn
Animal canvas painting – HomeSense
Chrome Eiffel tower – HomeSense
Black stick twigs – Home Evolution
Black and silver rocks – Ikea
Red candle – Ikea
Textured chrome pleather ottoman – HomeSense
Black area rug – Ikea
Wall Décor Black flowers – Urban Barn
Black paneled curtains – Ikea
Love Actually Movie – Best Buy

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