Valentine’s Day lights: ideas for different types of couples

11 January 2022

Organising the perfect date for Valentine’s Day is not an easy task, especially if you're plan to stay at home. Use our at-home Valentine’s Day ideas for a date night that will make Cupid’s arrows fly – all based on the type of couple you are.

The Homebodies

The Homebodies enjoy spending as much time as they can in the comfort of home sweet home – so instead of doing the same old, a Valentine’s Day games night. Pick up sweet, chocolate and snacks, grab a board game or two and set the mood with the Flourish table lamp. Keep your app or switch handy so you can change the colour to the winner’s choice! 

Your colour is red: What better way is there to make your games night the most romantic night of the year than by adding a splash of red? It's a passionate, exciting colour, and it can be particularly striking when used to light your home for this special occasion. If you're planning on dressing up the entire room in red light for Valentine's Day, set softer shades to add just a touch of subtle romance.

The Movie Buffs

The Movie Buffs make watching their favourite films a priority – even on Valentine’s Day. For date night, you can transform your living room into a private cinema for two – close the curtains, open a bottle of wine, move your sofa to the ideal spot (or blow up an air mattress to watch from “bed”) and make sure you have something to prop your feet up on. 

Your colour is pink: True romantics can't go wrong with the sweetness of pink, and it's the perfect addition to a film night, especially when used as a backdrop for a light-hearted romcom. A lightstrip around your TV or underneath cabinets and bookshelves can help you truly set the mood as you settle in on the sofa or, for a more dramatic effect, place two Signe floor lamps next to the television.

Couple on a sofa with smart lighting

The Foodies

The Foodies take their dinner dates seriously, especially when they've got a good reason to go all out. Skip the five-star restaurant and make dinner yourselves – try something that needs hands-on skills you can learn together for future meals, such as making pizza or pasta dough from scratch. If you really enjoy it, you can make it a weekly occurrence! 

Your colour is warm white: No dinner is complete without the warm glow of romantic lighting. With the Relax light recipe, you get the perfect colour and brightness of light to share with your special someone. Position a light fixture over your dining room table, such as the Flourish pendant. This will create a warm glow as soon as you set down the plates. Or you can use the Candlelight romance formula, which mimics candlelight with a gentle, flickering glow.

The Relaxation Seekers

Going to the spa is a great way to relax and bond with each other. Why not turn your home into your own personal spa to create an even more intimate Valentine's Day experience? Hire a massage therapist to give you and your loved one a massage. For the ultimate at-home spa experience, grab a Hue Go portable lamp and use it to accent your spa stations. Start with it in the living room while you're getting a massage, then move it to the bathroom for your steamy shower or soak in the tub. 

Your color is blue: Although blue isn't normally associated with romantic mood lighting, it shouldn't be overlooked on Valentine's Day. It’s believed that blue as a colour has a calming and soothing effect, while the colour as a light temperature has a more energising one. By creating a spa in your bathroom, you make the best of both worlds. Plunge the space into deep, relaxing shades of blue for a soak in the tub for two. Afterwards, to wake you out of the slumber, turn it back to the cool blue tones of daylight for a quick pick-me-up.

Couple on a sofa with smart lighting

Whether you decide to watch a film, play games, cook dinner or just relax, you can set the mood for the night before your date even gets to the front door. Need a romantic lighting idea? Greet them with a special Valentine’s Day theme by setting your smart outdoor lights to pink and red tones. Philips Hue, after all, gives you the warmest welcome home! Even better: set the lights to turn on dimmer than usual for a truly romantic feel. 

*When a bulb displays "Up to" a certain number of lumens in its specifications, it displays the maximum lumen output of the bulb. It shows how bright the bulb can get at 2700 K (White bulbs) or 4000 K (White ambiance or White and colour ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness