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Last updated: June 19, 2020 • Holidays

Give a Loved One a Valentine’s Day Room Remodel

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, many people still have no idea what to do for their loved ones. Every year, people go out and buy the usual jewelry, chocolate, and flowers for their sweetheart. Sometimes, this can make Valentine’s Day feel a little more cliche and less personalized. This year, give that special someone a gift that can’t be re-gifted and will always be cherished. Making this Valentine’s Day extra special can be done by remodeling your loved one’s room. This can help to stage a room if you and your loved one are selling your home.

Give their room a fresh coat of paint

elegant modern living room with red sofa

Painting can dramatically change the atmosphere of a room. Even painting one wall and turning it into an accent wall will make a big difference. For this Valentine’s Day, try giving your loved one’s room some TLC with a new coat of paint on the walls. If you’re renting and the walls can’t be painted, place decals on the wall for decoration instead. This way, the room will still have decoration that is easy to take down when necessary.

If you’ve never done any interior painting, don’t worry: it’s a relatively simple proposition. As long as you have sufficiently prepared beforehand, purchased the correct materials and taken your time preparing, painting a room will be a simple affair. One thing that you need to give great care to is how well you tape and cover things that you don’t want to get paint on. Nothing ruins a gesture like this like a large paint splotch on the couch or a brush mark on the ceiling. 

Painting is one of the easiest ways to modernize a home, yet it is still a great way to demonstrate your dedication to your partner. If you’re trying to find the perfect gesture to show your love, this might just be it! Add to this the fact that the necessary supplies are surprisingly affordable, and you have yourself the perfect Valentine’s day gift!

Organize the room

man doing clean at home

An organized room looks completely different than one that is not. Organization can be done with very little money. Simple storage and organization tools, such as storage bins and containers will help to declutter any room and free up space to add more personal belongings. If your special someone loves pops of color, this would be the perfect time to take advantage of that. Organize their room with containers that are bright colors to act as accent pieces to the room. Not only will this help to give the room a more lively feel, it will also help with the cleanup after Valentine’s day is over.


Some people have difficulty keeping things in order or simply don’t have the time so organizing their things can be a better gift than anything money can buy. If this sounds like your partner, give this idea some thought, as it may just be the perfect Valentine’s day gift. A word of warning: your partner may have a system of organization in place already, and reorganizing their things might not be a good idea. Before doing this for them, try to scope this out and ascertain whether or not this is the right thing for them.

Fill the room with their favorite things

gift present box with red bow ribbon

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get your loved one their favorite things. No matter what may be on that list, those items can be purchased and placed into a gift basket. This would be perfect to place on your loved one’s desk or bed as more tangible items for everyday use. After all, all the best Valentine’s day gifts come from the heart! 

The trick to this one is subtly finding out what their likes and dislikes are. There’s nothing quite as rewarding as seeing your partner’s face light up with the realization that you picked up on a hobby or interest they’d only spoken about a few times. Pay attention when they are talking about activities that they enjoy, and try to think of things that would improve their participation in that activity.  

One thing to watch out for is getting them something they already have or don’t really need. If your partner is into PC gaming and you get them a slick new gaming mouse, it might not be appreciated as much if they already have one which they have grown attached too. Try to find an accessory that they don’t have which will improve their experience

Add personal touches

vintage photo collage

Personal touches to this Valentine’s Day surprise will be the icing on the cake. Use this opportunity to express yourself to your loved one with a card. Photos are also simple personal touches that can be added to the room remodel. Making a collage is an easy way to place all of these photos and memories in one place.

A great way to do this is to purchase a photo collage frame with space for 4 or 5 photos and customize it by hand and then fill it with photos depicting your memories together. A slightly more challenging but all the more meaningful way to show your affection is to make one of these collage frames yourself. While not the most difficult project, it will require a bit of time and effort, which makes it a great way to show your partner how much they mean to you. 

The frame doesn’t have to be complicated, just a few pieces of picture frame molding, which you can cut to shape with a handsaw and a mitre box, then glue or staple together to form the shape you want. After that, with a little bit of sandpaper, wood stain and varnish to give it a more finished look, you’ll have a beautifully handcrafted gift to give to your significant other!    
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