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Get your Bedroom V-Day Ready

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Television personality and AZfoothills.com columnist Nadine Toren is scouring the area, finding savvy Valley features, bringing readers “on the scene.” Every day she’ll introduce you to celebrities, athletes, and give you an inside look into local events and hot spots. She'll touch on topical issues, and keep AZ fans posted on all the big talkers around town.

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Want to impress your Valentine?  Check out how you can make your space a romantic haven.

As January wraps up, no doubt V-Day's on your mind.  Whether it's your first romantic celebration with your new-found love, or another year of Valentine's bliss with a long-time partner, fiance, or hubby, there's no reason NOT to make this February 14th fabulous.  And turns out, there are simple ways to woo your lover without spending a lot of green.

According to Yahoo!, every person should have their bedroom couple-ready.  In other words, prepare your personal haven for company.  First, it's suggested you de-clutter; experts say piles of clothes, paper, and other stuff is a distraction and total mood-killer.  Surely, you'll also want to double-check your nightstand for sappy romance novels or night-time medication.  Yep, the more bare the room, the better.  (And this includes kicking Fido out for the night.)

Next, Yahoo! recommends all guys and gals re-vamp their walls, taking down things like posters that are just downright distracting.  It's suggested you hang wall-art that blends in with your decor without dominating the room.  (Think a nice black and white landscape photograph.)

You'll also want to set the mood with lighting.  Dimmers are always a nice option, but if you can't re-adjust what's already done, consider whipping out candles--as long as they're not red and pink Valentine's Day swag.  (And make sure they've been lit--you don't want to look overly-prepared.)

Of course, bedding does make a difference--Yahoo! suggests high thread count sheets.  Dress it with nice, plush, comfy pillows, making for a perfectly inviting oasis.

As for other tips...have music prepared (but nothing cliche); leave a window open (for fresh air); and turn that TV off!

rsz nadine

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