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Staying in is the new going out—if you’re planning a cosy at-home date this Valentine’s Day, these decor tips that will easily set the mood

Even before quarantine and stay-home celebrations became ubiquitous, planning a Valentine’s Day date at home has never been a bad idea—especially for those who prefer to avoid the bustle at overcrowded restaurants during the romantic holiday. After all, the most important part of date night is spending quality time with the one you love.  

If you haven’t had a chance to book a table at your favourite restaurant, these fun festivities are perfect for a memorable night, whether you're spending time with your special someone or hanging out with friends to celebrate Galentine's Day.

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1. Have a chic picnic indoors

Get the most of your date night in with an indoor picnic that’ll be just as romantic as one outdoors—sans the insects and unpredictable rainy weather. Set the scene with a giant picnic blanket or a soft carpet to sprawl out on, alongside a few cushions for comfortable lounging.

Plate up your picnic spread with chic crockery that will elevate your meal; the Scallop tableware set from Singapore-based homeware and accessories label Eloise sets a stunning stage for your delicacies with its intricate scalloped edges, while the retro cups from design and lifestyle brand Supermama will add a vintage touch to your at-home picnic.

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2. Host a game night

Tap into your competitive spirit with a fun game night that’ll help you and your special someone connect and bond together. Turn game night up a notch with the new Infinity game table from Arcade1Up, which recently made its debut at CES 2022.

The touchscreen tabletop has a high-resolution display with an impact- and water-resistant screen that’s designed with haptic feedback sensors for an immersive gaming experience. The expansive library of games, which also contains classics like Monopoly and Scrabble, will be sure to keep you both busy and entertained.

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3. Enjoy an at-home spa day

Haven’t had the chance to head to a spa recently? With the thoughtful decor, soothing scents and some luxurious accents, you can easily transform your bathroom into a serene sanctuary where you can relax and unwind.

Take a relaxing long soak and relieve your tense muscles with a luxurious bathing experience in Kaldewei’s freestanding oval bathtub, retailing at W.Atelier. With calibrated sidewalls and rounded shoulder rests, the generously-sized bathtub is perfect for two.

Set an alluring ambiance with scented candles from brands such as Baobab Collection, available at Singapore retailer Flaming Queen; the decorative vessels add a contemporary touch to the bathroom and can even be reused after the candles burn out.

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4. Have a movie marathon

Nothing spells a cosy night in like snuggling under a blanket and having a movie marathon, complete with popcorn and candy. Turn towards electronic giant LG's 97-inch OLED screen—the largest OLED TV screen in the market to date–for an ultra immersive move night; as opposed to traditional LCD displays, the OLED display offers higher resolution and better clarity with exceptional picture quality. 

For an alternative option, turn towards Samsung’s The Freestyle projector, which will make movie nights extra exciting with its versatility. A 1080p smart TV, smart speaker and ambient lighting rolled into one device, The Freestyle is able to rotate up to 180 degrees; it also boasts the ability to form a display to any surface at any angle you opt for, whether it’s the floor, walls or even ceilings.

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