With Valentine’s Day just a week away, you may be thinking about romance. Instead of just one romantic day on February 14th, why not think about enjoying a romantic bedroom 365 days of the year? No matter what your decorating style, a few simple decorating tips will add romance to your bedroom.
Rev-up the Romance Factor
Create romance in your bedroom by coming to your senses – your five senses that is: seeing; touching; hearing; smelling; and tasting. Engaging all of your senses will help ground you in the space and in the moment.
1. First, get rid of clutter. Unhung clothes, stacks of magazines, exercise equipment, and stuff that just seems to “gather” is NOT romantic. Get rid of items you don’t need and store the rest of it out of sight. Use under-bed storage containers, add a shelf in the closet, or purge the dresser drawers so you can store items in it instead of on top of it. Seeing clutter is stressful – so do whatever it takes to create an uncluttered vista so you can relax, unwind and enjoy a bit of romance.
2. Decorate with colors you love. Any color, whether bright, pastel, dark or light can be romantic if you love it.
Red - the color of passion is perfect for the bedroom.
White – offers romantic serenity.
Lavender - seems refreshingly romantic.
Grey – graciously invites romance.
Pink – seems softly romantic paired with white and brown.
3. Make your bed the focal point of the room.
Surround your bed with fabric for big impact.
An interesting headboard and a fabric draped wall draw your eye right to the bed.
A dark, fabric upholstered wall makes the entire bed area grand.
The interesting shape and bright color of the headboard leaves no doubt about the bed being the focal point in this room.
4. Adjust the lighting.
Turn off overhead lights or lower them with dimmers. Use lamps and candles to add a glow to the room.
1. Soft is the word! Layer on soft, luxurious bedding.
2. Toss a soft throw across the foot of the bed – cashmere or faux fur perhaps?
3. If your floors are bare, add a soft, tactile rug to caress and warm your toes.
4. Use lush, tactile fabrics like the silk, fuzzy fur and patterned velvet shown above.
Music helps create romance so add it to your bedroom or enjoy the relaxing sound of water bubbling in a table top fountain.
Fresh flowers add visual romance to a space - but choose blossoms with a lovely scent and treat your nose as well as your eyes.
If you can’t afford fresh flowers as often as you’d like, consider a reed diffuser, scented candles, or spritz the room lightly with a cologne fragrance you love.
Include a bed tray in your room and then use it to treat yourself to a bit of romance. Breakfast in bed (even if it’s just coffee and toast!) is a romantic way to start the day and a glass of champagne with a chocolate truffle is a perfect taste treat for a special evening.
Enjoy a happy Valentine’s Day next week and a romantic bedroom all year ’round! Which of these tips are currently reflected in your bedroom and which will you be adding?