If you live in a busy home, the bedroom is the one place that you and your partner can enjoy some quality time together, uninterrupted. So, what better way to make that time even more meaningful than by adding more romantic touches to the space? Making a bedroom more romantic is easy. It will only take a couple of simple changes to ensure your bedroom is a sentimental oasis.
Making a Bedroom More Romantic:
Start with the Main Event
One of the easiest things for making a bedroom more romantic is to add a luxurious bed and bedding. Your bed should look as inviting and comfy as possible. Your old, lumpy mattress can quickly kill the mood and ruin the aesthetic of the whole room. So, invest in a new one; it’s a great long-term investment that both of you and your partner will enjoy for many years to come.
Also, forget your cheap cotton and flannel bed sheets and opt for some sexy silk or satin ones instead. These soft and silky fabrics instantly add a touch of romantic opulence to any space, especially a bedroom.
If your anniversary is approaching, for instance, it might be a good idea to launder the bed sheets and fluff up your pillows to make your bed more appealing.
Choose Raunchy the Right Colours
Another way to make a bedroom more romantic is to switch up your colour palette. The colour scheme in a bedroom is just as important as any other décor element, and it’s especially poignant in the bedroom.
Colours have an amazing ability to affect our mood and emotions, so when it comes to painting your boudoir, ensure you’re choosing colours that invoke the feeling you’re aiming for.
Trends and fashion gurus come and go, so the best thing you can do is decorate your bedroom with the colours you and your partner love. These colours will relax and set the right tone. If you don’t know where to start, you can check out some websites, magazines and catalogues. You’ll see what colours you’re both drawn to and then use them in your bedroom.
Surround Yourself, with Yourself
Artwork and decorative items in the bedroom are often overlooked for communal areas, but they are important. Empty walls won’t have much emotional influence, and empty dressers won’t instil feelings of romance or intimacy.
So, another way of making a bedroom romantic is by displaying personal photos (perhaps from your wedding and honeymoon) or other ornaments that capture your loving moments and inspire special memories. It’s good, with busy lives, to keep yourself surrounded with items that remind you of why you fell in love to begin with…
Lighting is Key…
Choosing the right lighting is one of the best ways to really spice up your bedroom, and still, it’s usually overlooked. Fluorescent bulbs can be very clinical and overbearing, so replace them with warm-coloured bulbs instead (just stay away from tacky red lighting).
Other good options for making a bedroom more romantic by updating lighting options is to incorporate subtle lamps rather than overhead lighting. These types of lights can be both harsh but also difficult to turn off when necessary.
Burn Some Candles
Many people reserve candles purely for decorating tables and shelves, but they miss out on the soft, romantic lighting and sensual scents they can offer. Actually, candlelight will provide you with the most romantic ambience.
Another tip for making a bedroom more romantic? Buy some candles and candle holders to create a pleasant atmosphere in your bedroom. Choose candle fragrances and colours you and your partner love, and don’t just keep them for decoration. Burn them as often as you can and you’ll see how romantic it is.
Pay Attention to Smells
Romantic perfumes and scents in your bedroom are optional, but one thing is not: smelling clean. Put away all your dirty laundry and remove food from the room (unless it’s some chocolate and strawberries).
You can also try lighting some incense sticks and using air fresheners, to rejuvenate the smell of your bedroom. Aromatherapy oils such as bergamot, jasmine and coconut are great for setting a sensual tone and could work wonders at making a bedroom more romantic.
Play that Sweet, Sweet Music
Music can either make or break the mood in the bedroom. It doesn’t matter if you have a professional stereo or a simple iPod speaker, just find a way to introduce some music in your bedroom and give it a go.
While it’s important to steer clear of genres that aren’t particularly romantic, you need to play something that you both like and enjoy. Don’t forget to include some songs that have a special meaning for you as a couple.
Some of these tips may require a little more work than others, but some will take you a few minutes to implement. By the time you’re done romanticizing your bedroom, you will end up with a real lover’s paradise that you’ll never want to leave!
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