As life gets busier it can become harder and harder to find time for those romantic moments with your partner. Instead of worrying how you’ll find the time, create it by turning a space you already have into a romantic getaway. Use these 6 tips to turn your patio into a cozy cuddle-space.
Don’t let your love go cold
A frosty reception is never the best start to any romantic encounter.
When you are turning the patio into a cozy cuddle-space remember where you are, outside. If you live anywhere that experiences something resembling winter, then warmth is the first thing you’ll need to find. So, look to warm up your home with a cozy electric outdoor heaters. Complete with blankets and pillows, you will have the ultimate cuddlers dream.
It isn’t called mood lighting for nothing
When you want to achieve a space that is all about romance and intimacy, then don’t forget it’s all about the mood. The best way to set the mood is through the clever use of lighting. Look to set the scene with scented candles, then wrap the balustrades with fairy lights. Using a warm mix of lights will add romance, but also functionality, so you don’t go tripping down those stairs (definite mood killer). Candles are a great way to immediately convey romance and start a good cuddlefest.
Cuddles are all about comfort
Be honest with yourself before you set up the patio for said cuddles, those wooden slates aren’t exactly comfortable. Nothing says ‘let’s stay and cuddle’ quite like a cozy and comfy something to lay on. To really transform that patio try a daybed, couple hammock or even an outdoor sofa. Not only will it give you a great space to cuddle but during the day it is a great getaway to read a book or study. But first, encourage that cuddle session by offering up a comfy option to lay down and relax in. Massage anyone?
Love is dessert
Nothing, in my opinion, spells out romance quite like seductive food.
There is just something so romantic about a shared dessert. Maybe it is the naughty nature of a sugar-filled treat and sharing something together. Either way, a great way to maximize that cuddle-space is by adding an element of sweetness. Grab a fondue set, chocolate and some delicate dippers like marshmallows, fruit or even nuts. Then when it comes time for that romantic getaway to the patio, surprise your partner with a delectable dessert ensemble.
Garden of Eden
Romantic scenes are all about the surrounds, warm blankets and getting nice and close. Completely transform your space by adding a touch of greenery, and bring a tropical paradise to your cuddle-space. Use climbing vines, potted flowers or a vertical garden to change your patio into a romantic oasis. Show off your green thumb and create a vibrant and comfy space for those late night cuddles.
Designate the space
It can be hard to visualize your patio as anything more if you keep your dirty shoes there or leave the dogs bed in the corner. When you are creating a romantic space, do just that. Set some clear ground rules that the patio is a cozy space for cuddling and nothing else. Find another space to store those runners, put the dog in a different spot to sleep, and really dedicate the patio to full-time cuddles.
Finding time for those special moments between you and your partner is important.
Instead of breaking the bank on that fancy restaurant, plan a more intimate evening at home. Follow the six tips above to transform that patio into a cozy cuddle-space and change date night forever.
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