How to Create a Romantic Bedroom

Creating a romantic bedroom is all about comfort, colour and creating an atmosphere of relaxation and passion. Here are a few tips on how to create a romantic bedroom.

Make the bed. Choose muted colours rather than bright colours for your bedding. You want the room to be relaxing and romantic--not jarring. Good colours for a bedroom include dark maroon, beige, mauve, sage green and muted yellow. Fluffy bed pillows, comforters and throw pillows will create an enticing bed.

Cover the windows in heavy draperies of one solid colour. The colour of the draperies should complement the bedding, but not be of the same pattern as the bedding--therefore solid coloured draperies work best.

Choose the lighting. Choose lamps with muted lampshades that complement the bedding and the draperies. Use bulbs that are a lower wattage than those you use in the rest of your home, as lower wattage lighting creates a more romantic atmosphere.

Drape scarves over the lamps. This creates an even more subdued lighting situation that will complement the romantic theme of your bedroom.

Place candles around the room. This will ensure a relaxed setting and add to the luxurious feel of the room.

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Things You Will Need

  • Throw pillows in muted colours
  • Fluffy bed pillows
  • Lamps
  • Scarves
  • Heavy drapery
  • Candles
  • Fluffy duvet cover or comforter


  • Don't go overboard on room accessories, as clutter is not romantic

About the Author

Theresa Stephens, a freelance writer since 2003, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Maryland University College and a certificate in graphic and Web design from Boston University. She has previously written for the U.S. Air Force, "Caribbean Belle" magazine and several private nonprofit clients.

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