Simple yet effective ways to inject some romance into a bedroom

Posted by admin - July 24, 2014 - Designer Insights, Inspiration, Interior Design

It’s safe to say we do a lot more in our bedrooms than just sleep. As well as being a soft and comforting haven for relaxing and recuperating after a hard day’s work, a bedroom should radiate romance, sophistication and desire.

The good news is that it doesn’t take structural change, thousands of pounds and years of interior design experience to make a bedroom infinitely more romantic. With a few simple changes and additions, some colour alterations and clever tricks, you and your partner will swoon in delight every time you step foot inside your bedroom.

Sound’s appealing? Then read on.

Soft lighting

There is nothing quite like the soft flickering flame of a candle and the warm glow of mood lights to get you in the mood for, well more than just sleeping. Harsh overhead lighting is infamously unflattering and should be traded for soft glowing lights that cast shadows in all the right places.

Ensure all the bulbs in your bedroom are less than 60 watts or for a real romantic vibe exchange yellow bulbs for pink or red-tinted ones, a truly flattering tone.

Opulent bedding

You can forget pale and placid tones, a romantic bedroom is brimming with rich, deep and vibrant tones and textures, particularly when it comes to the bed.

The bed is the focal part of a bedroom at the best of times but particularly when it comes to creating a bedroom designed for romance. Replace wishy-washy, lightly-coloured bedding with rich reds and tasteful pinks. Accentuate the deep red pink tones with gold and even browns, colours that are synonymous with romance.

As well as opting for rich and luscious colours decorate the bed flamboyantly, using plenty of fabrics, fluffy pillows and even a canopy.

Adding interesting textures and rich heavy fabrics to the bed such as velvet, fake fur and velour, will bring yet another romantic dimension to the bedroom.

Stimulate the senses

Lighting fragrant candles not only crafts an air of mystery, romance and playfulness, but the scent generated will help stimulate the senses and evoke feelings of love and romance. When scents are inhaled messages are sent to the brain which can evoke powerful sensual feelings.

If there are no scented candles at hand linen spray is a quick and easy way to keep bed linen smelling fresh and arouse those inner desires. Both cinnamon and vanilla are particularly known for increasing the blood flow in the body and acting as a powerful aphrodisiac.

Monochrome colours

If rich reds, dark browns and gaudy gold don’t rock you and your partner’s boat, opting for black accessories will generate a sophisticated, glamourous vibe. Accompany the black with creamy bedding and walls to make the bedroom feel warm, elegant and inviting.

Now step back, admire your handwork, put on some romantic mood music – the rest you can improvise!