How to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Romantic Retreat

If there is any one room in the home you want to have that romantic feel, it’s the bedroom. Your bedroom should be your personal private space, where you can relax alone or with your partner after a hard day. Your room should never be cluttered or uncomfortable, and if your goal is to turn it into a romantic retreat, it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to do so.

The bedding is one of the most important parts of any bedroom redo. This is true not only for the visual aspect, but also to provide comfort when you sleep at night. Stick with lighter fabrics and lots of layers for that soft, romantic feel. A silk comforter creates the look of elegance and luxury, whether you opt for a delicious chocolate brown color or opt for crisp white.

Feel free to add lots of decorative pillows to finish off the lush, welcoming feel in your bedroom. Think about the small things that make a big difference, like tassels on the ends of the pillows and quilting patterns, for a more luxurious feel.

Candles are a must-have if you want to create a romantic feel in your bedroom. Don’t be sparse with them either. Incorporate candlesticks, candelabras, and everything in between. Even during the day when the candles aren’t lit, they make all the difference and turn a regular room into an elegant, romantic space.

Without the right lighting, you can’t create the ultimate romantic retreat. Besides the candles, which create the perfect dim environment, consider using textured lampshades or a dramatic chandelier hanging from the ceiling. Stick with low-watt bulbs for dim, relaxing lighting instead of bright, glaring lights that are going to do anything but help you relax. You can transform any lamp to give off a sensual, romantic feel simply by placing a thin, dark piece of fabric over the top of the lampshade.

There are lots of little extras that can help finish off your romantic new space. Add a stereo into the room so you can easily turn on some relaxing, romantic music when the mood strikes. Vases full of flowers, scented candles, special pieces in rich colors like red and gold, a soft rug; the seemingly smallest additions can make the biggest difference in your room.

To keep a romantic feel in your bedroom, don’t forget to do away with all the electronics. There is nothing that takes away from the romance and relaxation more than a buzzing cell phone or email messages popping up on your laptop computer. If you just can’t handle the idea of not having your must-have techno tools in your room, at least hide them away so they’re out of sight.

With these simple steps, you can turn your bedroom into a romantic retreat and look forward to going to bed every night. Anything but boring, this helps you create a special place to spend romantic time with your partner, or just relax and kick back by yourself.{picture sources:1,2,3,4,5 and 6}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on June 6th, 2012


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