I don’t know about you, but there are some very distinct items of discord in my home. It seems that no matter how much you may love your significant other, their mere existence–and many of their personal preferences–can still drive you crazy. Much of the time, it’s not over-the-top arguments that pull couples apart. It’s the little things: One of you is more prompt than the other, the other one keeps the TV on for background noise–and you both have a hard time deciding where to go for dinner. That’s why we’re offering you, and your special someone, five ways to make your relationship better. And it couldn’t come at a better time! Not only is Valentine’s Day right around the corner–February 14th is coming sooner than you realize, but this is one of the best times of year to outfit the design of your home. Create the ambiance of your dreams, while making your relationship even better than it already is…What’s more romantic than that?
#1 Find the Perfect Comfort Zone.
Controlling the thermostat–it’s one of the most talked about quarrels between couples. One of you likes the heat up, one of you likes the atmosphere to be cool and refreshing. Typically, the conversation circles back to both cost savings and a good night of sleep. We have two great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day that will make your relationship better and help you both find a comfortable compromise. One is a digital thermostat. The newest thermostats on the market allow you to, not only customize the schedule of changes, but you control the temperature from your phone, so you can experience ultimate control over how and when your furnace is working, creating an atmosphere that caters to your lifestyle. Another way to warm up your home is to invest in custom window coverings that offer insulation at the window so that infamous chilly draft disappears. Most of the time, the reason the heat gets turned up in the winter is because of the energy loss that’s going right out your windows. Window shades, like Duette Architella, offer the highest rated energy efficiency on the market, and will help you keep the warm air in your home, even on the coldest days and nights. Right now, we have special savings on energy efficient window shades that will keep your home comfortable year round!
#2 Spend time together.
It can be hard to find time to spend together. And sometimes, it’s just as hard to decide what to do. Plan a year of activities–a bucket list for 2016–of activities you want to do together in the coming year. Each of you should make a list of 12 things, both at-home activities and special outings, and then share the list–without complaint! You’ll potentially have something to do every other weekend during the year, and both of you will feel invested as you spend time together in an effort to make your relationship better. Interested in making one of the rooms in your home more comfortable for days and nights spent together at home? Find out about Silhouette window shades and Pirouette window shades: The ultimate versatility in atmosphere customization. From game night or movie night, to Sunday brunch or a dinner party, you can always create a glowing ambiance with beautiful fabrics and a dynamic view. Take this opportunity to save on these beautiful shadings for a limited time.
#3 Create a bathroom sanctuary.
In relationships, alone time can be just as important as time spent together. Sometimes, it seems like the bathroom is the only place you can be alone–and don’t pretend you don’t take advantage. From taking extra long showers, to checking social media, your personal bathroom behaviors might be the only thing saving your sanity after a long day. That’s why your bathroom should make both of you happy. You should be comfortable. Take the opportunity to make your bathroom a sanctuary–make it pleasant, comfortable, soothing. And functional. How do you do that? While having the right light fixtures is important, we have an even better idea. Top down bottom up window shades. That’s right–the top can be lowered down just enough to let in the natural light you need, but still offer the privacy and comfort you want. The bottom of the window shades is easily adjusted as well, so no matter how much light you want, or who is using the bathroom at the time, it can become your sanctuary in an instant. To make your relationship better, help your loved one have quality time to themselves. Don’t miss out on incredible savings for an upgrade to top down bottom up systems this month!
#4 Choose a design scheme that makes both of you happy.
Traditionally, the design scheme of the home was left to one member of the household. But in the last few years, it has become very important to make sure the look of the home pleases both of you–and sometimes that can be hard to do. With the latest trends, we have fabrics in a vast array of colors, patterns and textures to make everyone happy. That means you can both still have the elements that you love–with designs that offer sophisticated comfort. From the contemporary appeal of metallic decor, to the stunning look of geometric designs, we can help you create the perfect scene in your home–it’s a great way to make your relationship better. Our design consultants can help you with the custom bedding, custom drapes and custom upholstery that will bring the whole look together, and we even can offer you wallpaper and paint choices to finish off your beautiful space. This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of a beautiful home–starting with a free, in-home consultation for the one you love. And with savings on fabrics and custom labor, this month is the perfect time to get started!
#5 Divide the duties of the house.
Be honest. Does one of you do more than the other when it comes to keeping up your home? While every couple is different, you should take a realistic look at what exactly is going on, and how each of you feels about it. It might be a good idea to mix things up and divvy out the chores for balance, making sure that each person feels represented–as well as acknowledged. At the end of the day, cleaning, organizing and tending to the home will be way more effective with the right light control. Mood and productivity are important factors in feeling good about your home and what you accomplish–make those a priority. Motorized shades are a perfect way to guarantee mood-enhancing, productivity-increasing light in your home without fuss. With PowerView automated window shades, it’s like having a personal assistant. A win/win as you try to make your relationship better. Isn’t that exactly what you and your partner need this Valentine’s Day? Find out how to save on the motorized shades you want!
While it’s impossible for you to have life exactly the way you want it all the time, we hope these ideas offer compromise that will help make both of you happy and make your relationship better–just in time for Valentine’s Day. We have some exciting promotions right now that will make it easy to create the perfect atmosphere in your home. Contact our team, at Metropolitan Window Fashions, for a free, shop-at-home consultation.