Accessories,Bedroom,Color,Design Tips

Creating a Romantic Bedroom

If you have romantic decorating ideas dying to come out, a great place to start is in the boudoir. Romantic bedroom decorating is not difficult. It does require a bit of effort and thought however to create a cozy elegance. Your bedroom reflects your personality as much as your cologne does. And this is one room of the house I highly encourage couples to come together when transforming your personal space into a romantic haven. There are a variety of things you can do to make a room beautifully romantic. Creating intimacy is about pulling together a mixture of lighting, color, furniture and accessories that make both you and your partner feel relaxed and close.

Harsh overhead lighting is a guaranteed mood killer. If you use it, then my advice is to have a dimmer installed. This will allow you to control the look and feel of the room with the flick of a switch. Decorative lamps and specialty light bulbs can also be used to carry out the romantic ambience. Candles of course are one of the best uses of romantic lighting. Purchasing candles that have a romantic smell is a wonderful option. Men tend to enjoy clean scents. Lavender is a popular scent that is soothing and aides in our sleep.

When it comes to creating romantic color schemes for your bedroom it’s best to combine white with a warm or cool color. The goal with color selection is to create an environment that is warm, rich in color, cozy and elegant. Be careful when choosing your accent colors as your selections can dramatically influence the mood of your space. I could write an entire article on the psychology of color alone. Here are a few guidelines to help with your color decisions.

Red is known to evoke anger. My professional advice (as well as my personal advice) is to not use it in the bedroom. However, a small dose of it can promote passion and desire so used creatively in your accents IS recommended.

Blues and greens are calming colors. Green is associated with fertility and marriage.

Yellow can sometimes cause nervousness and Ladies, is not the ideal color to apply make-up in, so pass on it as a color choice for the master bath.

Pink is a romantic, calming color, however is heavily associated to femininity.

Whites and grays used alone are plain, almost trance like and warrant a rich accent color to bring balance to the room.

The most prevalent piece of furniture in the bedroom is…the bed! A four poster bed, canopy or detailed head and footboard scream, “love is in the air”. Solid colored bedding, especially white, and lots of throw pillows help to achieve a wonderfully romantic look. Satin or silk bedding can create instant intimacy effortlessly. Experiment with color! Flowers are an excellent decoration. Beautiful arrangements add romance and if they are real you can reap benefits from the lovely smells. Consider using romantic fabrics as well. Long curtains will add to your romantic ambience. The easiest, most cost effective tip for romantic bedroom decorating is simply to just move things around! A new view can bring excitement and the feeling of being on vacation in a hotel.

We spend a lot of time in our bedrooms. Create a haven for yourself and the one you love. Get creative! You only have to please yourselves so go ahead…be a hopeful romantic!

As featured on Tukee AZ, Ahwatukee’s Lifestyle Magazine



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