When designing your bedroom, you should think about the atmosphere you want to create. If you are designing the room primarily for relaxation, you will most likely choose a cool color palate. However, if you want to add a little romance to your bedroom, then it could be time to make some bold design choices. Do not be afraid to take a few risks when decorating your bedroom. The end result will be a romantic space that you and your partner can enjoy.
Choosing a color palette is the first step for creating a romantic atmosphere in your bedroom. Red is a popular choice for bedrooms when home owners want to invoke passion. Deep reds can actually act as an aphrodisiac so this could be the perfect color choice for your walls. If the thought of red walls makes you cringe, then sometimes your idea of romance would be better suited to a completely different color choice. Keep in mind that you will be sleeping in the room every night, so the color should be something you can live with for a long time. If you like the idea of red, but do not want to commit to red walls, then bring the color in through your linens or accessories.
Regardless of your color choice, you should avoid painting until you have a good idea of your overall design theme. Look around the house for inspirational pieces. Do you have a special vase or portrait that has a romantic flair? Gather any items that make you feel dreamy and romantic and find ways to incorporate those items into your space. Pull color choices from these pieces or use them as accents against contrasting hues.
Once you have decided on your basic theme and color scheme, you should choose some extravagant bedding. Romance is closely related with tactile sensations, so choose textures that evoke an emotional response. Silk sheets are a fantastic choice for a romantic bedroom. Avoid antique quilts or other bedding that would remind you of your grandmother. Choose something extravagant or even a bit over the top to really set the tone for a romantic atmosphere.
Do not forget to select a few beautiful pieces of art to hang on the walls. Your bed will most likely be the focal point of your romantic bedroom, so you should find something special to hang above the headboard. Choose pictures that coordinate with your color scheme. Elegant floral prints or abstract paintings are both good choices for the walls. You could also hang a large wedding photo in an ornate frame.
Romantic bedrooms are defined by sensual textures, so do not overlook the floor. If you have hardwood floors, you should add a touch of softness with a beautiful rug. You can choose a large rug to place benefit the bed, or you could opt for a few small rugs to put in various places around the room. Try to choose a rug with a neutral color, so it does not distract from your extravagant bedding. Whether you have carpet, hardwood floors, or linoleum, remember that an area rug in a contrasting or complementary color can provide another layer of romantic texture.
Finally, add soft lighting to complete the romantic ambiance. Bedside lamps are generally more romantic than overhead bulbs. You could also consider recessed lighting, with a dimmer switch to varying lighting on different occasions. Make sure to incorporate candles into your design too. Scented candles are a fantastic choice for romantic bedrooms. Look for candles with a delicate rose, lavender, or juniper scent to set the mood.