Create A Warm, Romantic Retreat With These Bedroom Decorating Ideas
Although this page is focused on bedroom decorating ideas for romantics, many of the concepts can be used to create the mood you want for any bedroom style.
But if a romantic sanctuary appeals to you like it does to me, you should first watch this short video to get yourself in the right frame of mind before reading the rest of this article. It'll give you some of the basics for making a bedroom romantic.
I hope you enjoyed it. There's another video toward the end of the article to give you further inspiration. I'll also share some tips on how I made my bedroom more romantic. So let's get going.
Your bedroom is probably the most important room in your home. After all, it's the last thing you see before you fall asleep and the first thing you see when you wake up. And when you're not sleeping, it can be a hide-away to read, listen to music, or be with someone special...
...which brings me to an important question for you.
As you now search for bedroom ideas, have you already determined how you will use your bedroom and the furniture and furnishings required to make it an inviting oasis? Do your bedroom decorating ideas address storage space, seating, furniture size, etc.?
Don't worry, you'll find ideas for dealing with all of these issues on Home-Decorating-Made-Easy.com :-)
Of course when I think of bedroom decorating ideas, relaxation and romance are the first thoughts that come to mind. For me, a romantic bedroom has a way of pleasing all the senses and washing away life's stresses.
In the picture below, my bedroom is painted an earth-toned color and has a diamond pattern stenciled on one wall to give it texture. The sheer panels over the bed and 6 ft. x 9 ft. window add an airy and elegant look.
You'll obviously want to decorate your bedroom in a style that suits your taste and preferences. However, remember that your bed will be the focal point of your bedroom, so go all out and make it as luxurious as possible...
Try some of the decorating ideas in the photograph as well as some of the ideas below to create the romantic sanctuary you've always dreamed about:
Paint the room in a warm neutral color. Consider adding texture and depth to the walls with faux painting, stenciling, or rubber stamping.
I think rubber stamping is one of the easiest and fastest of these decorative painting techniques. There are thousands of stamp designs and the results can be very impressive. If you'd like to learn more, I recommend that you check out the book Creative Stamping for Walls & Furniture.
Faux finishes are also quite popular, and with good reason. They add depth and texture to your walls.
Cover your bed with quality cotton sheets in solid colors, prints, or patterns that reflect your mood. Top your bed with a comforter, duvet, or feather bed to add drama to your decorative style. Click here to read my bedroom decorating ideas for
Accessorizing Your Bed.
So find appropriate storage spaces for papers, spare change, and other excess. If you have a small bedroom, eliminating clutter will make your bedroom look larger. If you could use some tools for getting clutter under control, check out
Get Organized Now.
Select the right bed and other furniture. Don't make the mistake of getting a bed that is too big for the room. And rather than buying the standard chest of drawers, why not try a large armoire.
No bed can be deemed romantic without lots of pillows. You'll want to use a mix of pillow sizes and shapes.
Start by propping two or more of the large, square-shaped, European-sized pillows against the headboard. They will look nicely behind rectangular pillows. Add texture and dimension by using various shaped small pillows covered in different weaves, finishes, laces, and tapestry.
The lighting in your cozy bedroom should generally be low wattage. Consider using a three-way bulb in your side table lamps if you occasionally read in bed. And for special evenings, your bedroom decorating ideas should include romantic candlelight.
Lay an area rug on your bedroom floor. The rug will add extra richness to your room. I placed an area rug at an angle, with a part of it slid underneath the foot of my bed. The effect is quite dramatic. (Note: It doesn't matter if your floors are hard or carpeted. This bedroom decorating idea is equally effective.)
Add your own personal touches with these bedroom decorating ideas: Hang your favorite prints or photos in unusual frames; place a vase containing fresh flowers on your bedside tables; or display sculptures and figurines that reflect your personality and feelings.
And if your walls need a wake up call, visit
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Sounds and scents round out the ultimate mood enhancers.
For romantic or relaxing music, keep a small sound system and your favorite CD's on hand.
And for scents, add 3 to 6 drops of your favorite aromatherapy oil to the softener section of your washing machine (use with hot water only). Alternatively, put 3 drops of oil on a piece of natural material (such as a small cotton handkerchief) and pop it into the tumble dryer along with the bed linen.
Remember that layers of soothing colors and interesting textures are what give a room life and character. So don't be afraid to experiment.
So would you like a bit more inspiration? No problem, I've got you covered. Check out this video that shows you what can be done with a space that seems to have no good solution....at first glance. But when when the interior designer got hold of it.....Wow! Now this is what you would call a romantic retreat.
There are a couple of important points to keep in mind when it comes to creating a romantic or calming bedroom, and you saw them in the video. The first area of importance is lighting. Notice how the lighting was both dim and very localized.
The second important area is texture. Did you notice how the bed comforter and other elements pulled you in? Take another look at the video. And even though the decor might not match your taste exactly, pay attention to the things that your were drawn to and why, and them adjust them to your style.
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