Sometimes, it is nice to just Netflix and chill a night away. But it can certainly be fun to spice up a romantic evening in with your significant other too. Whether it is a special occasion like a birthday or an anniversary, or simply because you want to make things a little more… interesting, you can certainly dial up the sizzle with a few choice accessories. Here are five essentials to have handy for the next time you decide to spend some quality time reconnecting with your partner.
1. Scented candles
Mood lighting never fails to transform a space, so turn off the harsh, glaring ceiling lights and use some scented candles instead. They will cast a soft, romantic glow while filling your room with a delightful aroma to put both of you in the mood for love.
2. A Spotify playlist
Don’t let the television interfere with your relationship! Instead of getting distracted into binge watching the latest hit series, why not put together a music playlist to keep the atmosphere romantic as you focus on spending quality time with each other. Spotify has many themed playlists that you can use or you can create your own with pleasing ballads like John Legend’s All of Me, Ed Sheeran’s Perfect or a classic like Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On - anything goes as long as it floats your boat!
3. Sexy lingerie
Instead of that well worn, oversized t-shirt and grubby sweatpants that you wear every night, put on some flattering loungewear like cute pyjama sets or a silky, body hugging robe. If you are up for something extra-special, wear your robe over some ultra-sexy lingerie, which you can reveal at the right moment. Now, that’s how you ensure that you are the main focus of the night!
4. Bedroom props
If you and your partner are up for dialing up the heat even further, don’t shy away from stocking up on some interesting props like body harnesses, paddles and handcuffs. Behind closed doors, you are free to use your creativity and imagination to come up with adult-rated games that you can play with each other. We suggest coming up with a “safe word” just in case, but really, the sky’s the limit as long as both of you are in tune with each other.
5. Cosy blanket
After all of that action, it’s natural to want to cuddle up to soak in the afterglow. Have a cosy blanket at the ready so you can snuggle together and simply enjoy each other’s company. This is quality bonding time right here, so keep the electronic devices at arm’s length and savour this precious moment together instead.
You’re all set! Happy date night in from all of us at Avec Amour! xx