Decorating a Romantic Room

Specialty mood lights may be a better way to add colored light accents to a romantic room.

Onyx lamps range in color from orange to green, and give off only a gentle illumination.

The soft, warm nature of this light tends to bath a space in intimacy.

Lava lamps are another great accent light.

The shapes and movements of the lava are sensual, and the light is subdued.

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If your space can pull off a lava lamp without looking silly, they can provide intimate and mesmerizing illumination to a room

Perhaps the simplest method for creating an romantic lighted atmosphere is with candles.



Candles are very inexpensive, and come in a variety of colors and sizes.

They provide understated light that flickers, making the space seem to move at each twist of the flame. Scented candles will add yet another touch of sensuality to the feel of the bedroom.

Decoration

If you are decorating for romance, you want to be careful about the kind of accessories you choose to display in the setting.

You want every item in the room to be beautiful.

Ugly or tacky images will be a distraction that can ruin the mood of the entire space.

Certain kinds of art are wonderful accents for an romantic setting, try to find pieces that are lovely to the point of being inspirational.

Seeing landscapes, portraits, portrayals of beautiful bodies or of nature can prime a human’s subconscious, readying it for intimacy.



Avoid any work that is violent, or overly bizarre, as it will only take attention away from the room’s sensuality.

You don’t want to decorate with objects that directly turn you on.

Instead you should try and find things that touch you in a subtle way, stirring emotions rather then pure lust.

If you do choose to incorporate erotic pieces into your décor, try and be tasteful in your choices.

Tribal fertility art or renaissance body portraits are one way to add sexy decorative items to a room in an understated and elegant manner.

Furniture

The most important piece of furniture in a bedroom is, of course, the bed.

In an romantic setting this piece will almost certainly be the focus of the room.

You want your bed to be both comfortable and beautiful.

You want it to be a setting that will inspire you, and make you feel relaxed enough to let down your inhibitions and be yourself.

You can think of the bed as a canvas, and use sheets, pillows, and blankets to paint your scene.

Use colors that make you feel sexy and pay attention to your feelings as you try different sheets and comforters in different ways.

Purchasing satin or silk bedding can be an easy way to instantly make the bed a sensual centerpiece.

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A simple trick to increase the perception of romance in a room is to get rid of your box spring.

By lowering your mattress to the floor, you will make the room feel closer.

You can surround the bed with short night tables, and move larger furniture such as dressers against the wall, to complete the feeling of intimacy.

Now the room focuses in three dimensions on one spot.

Climb into the bed with a partner and you will almost feel the room itself funneling the two of you together.

An romantic center piece can also be created around a bed by building a simple canopy.

Nail pieces of 1×2 to the ceiling around your bed, making sure to secure them into studs.

Then simply staple some gauzy fabric to the border of this frame, creating pleats as you do.

A canopy can be a private little cove where two lovers can be alone from the rest of the world.

The creation of an romantic bedroom is totally dependent on your specific taste.

You have to feel comfortable and sexy in a room, before you can expect anyone else to.

As such, you should experiment with colors, lighting, and accessories, to create a setting which is both calming and exciting.

Don’t be afraid to change the look or feel of a space, you’re enjoyment is the ultimate measure of your romantic decorating success.

Choosing Decor To Fit Your Style

Have you ever walked into a room and noticed how much you liked it?

Was it warm, rich and inviting? Or was it cold, dreary and drab?

If your home leaves you with that drab feeling, or doesn’t feel quite right; I have good news for you!

You can change it to fit your style and be the home of your dreams!

Decorating a room can make ALL the difference!

Okay, you’ve made a decision, It’s time for that “room-lift!”

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You’ve decided to take the plunge and decorate!

Congratulations! Now, where do you begin?

It all started for me when I woke up one day and noticed that I did not like my living room.

After all, we had inherited the decor and style of the previous owner.



I was so busy bearing children and trying to assimilate as a new mother and new homeowner, that I hadn’t even noticed that I did not care for the decor of my home.

After all, let’s face it; it did not reflect ME.

A friend of mine had a natural talent for decorating, and as a matter of fact had attended some workshops and recommended that I just start looking at magazines to get ideas of what I DID like.

Okay, I thought, I can certainly handle that.

After all, pouring through and daydreaming about the exquisite dining rooms and living rooms in each new Ethan Allen magazine I received had become an ardent pastime of mine.

I LOVED looking at magazines with the gorgeous displays of furniture in different motifs and colors.

And when I saw what I liked, I knew it.

The style that I loved surfaced quickly, clearly, and easily.

With every magazine I looked at, the same style surfaced as my absolute favorite.

I LOVED it.

The colors I liked were rich, the style was elegant.

I loved the deep jewel tones and the Victorian richness.

The shiny gold brass I used to favor as a teenager had now been replaced with antique gold and dark bronze.

I loved the deep burgundies, greens, golds, and plums highlighted with accents of pure white.

My friend came over to assess my living room.

I had my father-in-law’s brown love seat, a crème-colored paisley print sofa given to me by my own father, a luxurious gold Victorian mirror that I did like (because I bought it) clashing stubbornly with the white country lace curtains leftover from the previous owner.

My walls were sterile white.

We had a lot to work with!

To bring warmth to the room, we decided to paint the walls.

We chose a soft gold for the walls, with one accent wall in cranberry.

I selected various wall hangings, a shelf, and sconces with candles to dress up my walls.

I covered my mismatched sofas with slipcovers.

I replaced the country lace curtains with a sheer gold window scarf that dipped gracefully down at the top of each window, and then hung down to the floor on each side.

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I threw an area rug down on the living room floor, and centered my new coffee table on top of it.

Additional living room accents included a striking European vase embracing a blossom of pure white roses, a floor lamp, and a couple of lush, green topiaries.

The room was beautiful.

Our colors were cranberry and gold.

All the wall decor contrasted with the color behind it – light colored decor on the cranberry accent wall, and dark decor on the gold wall.

The slipcovers and area rug were breathtaking – all in cranberry and gold with a rich Victorian style.

I was in love with my living room!

Decorating is fun and easy!

Well, are you ready to take the plunge?

Here are some simple steps to follow:

Know your style – study magazines until you know what you like.

You will be attracted to the same style over and over again, and your style will quickly become evident to you.

Decide on what “feel” you want for the room – do you want a dramatic, sophisticated look?

A casual look?

A modern look?

Stick to those styles as you make your choices.

Copy the pros – study those magazine photos!

What makes the room so quaint; so charming; so luxuriously beautiful?

Copy the flower arrangements you see; how window coverings are hung; how wall hangings are “framed” on either side with candles, plants, or figurines, etc.

Have fun and enjoy the process, and you’ll be amazed at the transformation that takes place with your style and decoration.

 Master Bedroom Makeover!