Decorate Your Bedroom for Romance
Want to spice up
your bedroom to let some romance in?
Decorating your bedroom for romance doesn't even
have to be difficult or expensive. You can really
let your creativity run wild here.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that
you want to soothe all of the senses to both take
away other distractions and relax completely.
This should be your oasis, your refuge to reconnect
and enjoy your partner's company.
A great place to start is lighting. Get rid of
the glare, and you're well on the way to more
Candles, candles and more candles can bring a
lot of romance into the bedroom for a pretty small
investment. Candles, both large and small, tapered,
pillar or votives all generate a warm, inviting,
flickering light to the room. Group them together
in several areas of the room for the best effect.
Adding a dimmer switch to lighting can also be
quite effective in designing bedrooms for romance-
and cost very little as long as you can install
it yourself. It isn't as difficult as you might
Placing mirrors to reflect your softened light
will add more depth to your bedroom.
Window dressings that are plush and appealing
should darken the room and prevent lights from
traffic or other external noise from interrupting
the romantic mood you are creating. The window
treatment can match or contrast the bedding and
often can be found as an accessory to the bedding
set you select. Draperies that billow and flow
can add a touch of romance to the bedroom as well.
The bed, of course, is the focal point of the
bedroom in most cases, and the bedding you select
for romance can set just the perfect mood.
Many people think of silk and satin when thinking
of romantic bedding. Both silk and satin can be
costly and a bit slippery on the bed. The good
news is that the same luxurious effect and feel
can be created with 100% cotton sateen sheets
if you don't want the added expense of genuine
satin or silk linens.
Choose bedding for your romantic bedroom that
centers on relaxing, romantic colors. Avoid using
too much grey, yellow or pink. Red, black, white,
blue and green is very popular. Newer colors like
pearl, bronze and even gold can really create
the feeling of luxury and are quite romantic.
Remember that all of your senses should be involved
for the perfect touch of romance- so adding interesting
texture for bedding can be another opportunity
to bring out romance. Velvet, faux fur and velour
are rich, soft to the touch fabrics that can be
used for comforters, blankets and throw pillows.
Peacock Alley is one of the most well-known luxury
They offer an especially warm, romantic bed linen
set called the Marrakech Ebony. It features shades
of green, gold and ebony in prints reminiscent
of the African plains and looks especially romantic
when highlighted by candlelight. 55% linen and
45% rayon create luxurious sheets which are easy
to care for.
The Vienna Ensemble from Peacock Alley is 100%
Egyptian cotton in white on white featuring eyelet
lace. Euro sham, coverlet, boudoir pillows add
wonderful interesting detail to the bedding which
brings back the romantic 1800s.
And if you'd prefer to keep your expenses down
abit, then you could go for the shabby chic approach,
which means focusing on your own sense of style,
mixing just about any romantic touches into the
bedroom- as long as the overall result is soothing
and relaxing. You don't have to follow anyone
else's idea of romance. Just be creative!
If you really want to go all out, you could add
a canopy to your bed. You can easily create the
same effect of a canopy bed with about 10 yards
of material like linen, silk or satin and four
hooks placed in the ceiling. Simply drape the
cloth so that it billows and flows to just above
the bed linens. This touch will enhance any spacious
bedroom and can provide a bedroom with low ceilings
a more spacious feel.
Finish your new romantic bedroom with abit of
soft music, maybe some potpourri and some fine
chocolates and champagne, and there you have it!
You can live in a bedroom that surrounds you with
romance every night if you wish. Simply bring
together your own creation of romantic touches
About The Author
Patricia Bowlin informs and entertains you as
you shop for your home bedding! Find out everything
you need to know about chosing the perfect blankets,
pillows, bed linens, comforters, and other bedding