Would you like to feel more romantic in your bedroom? No, don’t worry – this isn’t a Dear Abby column. Did you know that you could create the feeling of intimacy just by following a few decorating secrets? Here are some easy design tips you can use to add the mood of romance to your room:
Colors When you think of love and passion, you probably think of red. Red does stimulate the libido by increasing your heart rate and breathing, but a lot of red may make you too passionate. A room that is all red can make you feel angry and agitated – not great feelings for igniting romance. So use red sparingly, as accents in the bedroom.
The most romantic and soothing color is pink; however, it’s the least preferred color among men. Shades close to pink, like mauve and lavender, are nice compromises that evoke romantic feelings in both women and men.
Soft blues are very soothing and romantic, and because they slow your heart rate, they can help you get a great night’s sleep. A room decorated completely in shades of white is also ethereal and dreamy.
Combine luxurious, sensual fabrics in rich textures – like silk, chenille, and linen. Make your bed with high thread-count cotton sheets; a full, down-filled comforter; and loads of fluffy, soft pillows. Cover your windows with full, neutral-colored, sheer fabric panels that appear to be blowing in the breeze.
Soft lighting is essential for a romantic mood. During the day, your sheer window panels filter the sunlight, creating a warm, intimate glow. In the evenings, use light sources from all directions, and not just from overhead. Turn on side table lamps softened by lampshades, use up-lights near plants or fabrics to create shadows, and put your overhead lights on dimmers. Candles are, of course, great for romance, but be extra careful near your flowing fabric.
Entice all your senses
Set the perfect romantic mood by taking all of your senses into account. Soft music, sachets and potpourri, fresh flowers, and a large bowl of plump strawberries will all add to a romantic ambiance.
The next time you think about injecting more romance into your bedroom, skip the advice columns and do it through decorating!
Color Of The Month - Red
The Color of Love... red is a very intense color. Used well in decorating, it can create a wonderfully dramatic room.
Red stimulates the body. It accelerates heart rate and breathing, and increases appetite. Red is a popular color for dining areas because, since the appetite is stimulated, food tastes better.
Red should be used sparingly in the bedroom due to its intense nature. The body has a hard time relaxing around a lot of red.
In a room that has a serene color scheme, red furniture or accessories can provide a strong focal point and add a youthful excitement.
Decorating with red takes confidence. But while it does make a bold statement, red is also a warm, easy-to-live-with color.