With Valentines just around the corner, here at Atkin and Thyme we are reflecting on our most-loved pieces around the home. Romantic interiors are not always synonymous with frilly decorations, chintz pattern and pink décor – it’s a scheme that is characterised by timeless pieces, tactile furnishings and soft colour palettes that capture our senses and create a warming atmosphere. Whether you prefer a daring, bold scheme or an understated pared back look, either way you can feel inspired to create your own romantic haven in the comfort of the home with these romantic homeware ideas that will have you falling in love with your interior design all over again.
At the heart of the bedroom, the bed takes centre stage with design that welcomes luxuriousness and elegance. French-inspired interiors have always been hugely popular for a romantic-filled bedroom scheme, with delicate floral detailing and sophisticated artwork that transports you to a Paris boudoir. Our Amélie Bedside Drawers feature beautiful French-styling with an intricately carved mango wood frame that is ideal for achieving this look. For a statement that would be difficult to miss, why not update the headboard for one like our Atika White Carved Headboard with its white distressed finish and complex Eastern-inspired design, giving the bed the romantic backdrop that it deserves.
Handmade with love
A chance to get creative, homemade decorations show personality and care and is something the whole household can get involved with. With great online tutorials, they don’t have to be tacky either! Using simple materials that are often found lying around the house; you can create romantic decorations such as wreaths and flowers using only some yarn and tissue or newspaper. This cost-effective and simple way to create new homeware means that you create a personal piece dedicated to your home and your tastes and is sustainable by reusing materials that would have otherwise been discarded.
Sometimes the looks we love can be as simple as a timeless piece of furniture that we continue to love for years to come, perhaps a family heirloom or an item that holds a lot of happy memories. Some of our pieces have been around since the very beginning and they are as loved today as they were at the start. Our Pimlico armchair remains a firm favourite as a staple piece for any home with its classical button back, wooden legs and velvet upholstery. This universal piece is one that no house should be without and can be adapted as time goes by to grow with your home, without the need for replacing. If you are yet to find “the one”, that must-have item for the home, then opting for a classical colour scheme can be equally as cherished. Black and white is the perfect pairing that keeps on giving. A combination that we will never tire of, it’s also versatile and can be made romantic when paired with rich reds for a match made in heaven!
Whether you choose to buy some new romantic pieces for the home, get crafty and create your own decorations, or simply fall back in love with an old yet classical piece of furniture, we hope you have a love-filled February!