3 Creative Lighting Ideas To Help Set The Mood This Valentine's Day

With Christmas gone, it's time to think ahead to the next holiday and how you plan on celebrating it. After all, there's no reason to wait until the last minute. Since the next holiday is Valentine's Day, that means that you going to be celebrating with someone special and celebrating the love between you two. With you and your lover in mind, here are a few creative electrical ideas that will help you create the perfect ambiance that will impress your sweetheart this Valentine's Day:

1. Switch Out the Bulbs in the Chandelier.

If you have a chandelier over the dining room table where you have planned a nice, romantic dinner for the evening, you may want to consider switching out the bulbs in it. Rather than using the traditional bulbs that are extremely bright, switch them out to bulbs with a warm glow, such as a rose or amber color. You could even opt for red-colored bulbs since it is Valentine's Day. Overall, this will help soften the room a bit with a Valentine-inspired hue. Don't forget to decorate your table with some candlelight and rose buds.

2. Incorporate String Lighting.

You can hardly ever go wrong with string lighting. You can mold it to do just about anything that you want it to, and you can place it basically in any area that you need to brighten up. String lighting works perfectly draped over stairway railings, countertops, front doors, and along the edges of hallways, walkways, etc. You could purchase some garland or flowers and intertwine it with the lights to help incorporate an even more romantic feel. Make sure that you purchase indoor/outdoor lights, especially if you aren't sure whether you will be dining inside or out on the patio. Also, you can use string lighting to spell out words, such as "love," or form the shape of a heart, to really surprise your sweetheart.

3. Turn Down All the Lights.

Since you are creating a special evening, it's the perfect time to dim the nights. However, if you don't have a dimmer installed in your home, this is not an easy task to do. Yes, it is possible to opt for lower wattage bulbs, but it is much more romantic if you're able to simply go to the walk and turn a knob to dim down the lights. So, you need to call a professional electrician in your local area to come install a dimming switch so you can surprise your honey the night of the big Valentine's Day dinner.