DIY Romantic Bedroom

A bedroom should be a place that you can get a way from the hectic environment of the outside world and rejuvenate.
Adding candles enhances the ambiance of a bedroom.Adding candles enhances the ambiance of a bedroom.
Many people neglect the bedroom, but if you make the bedroom organized and clean it will be calm and relaxing. No matter what your budget, you can easily create a romantic retreat that you and your mate can enjoy with just a weekend of work and few well-placed décor items.

Paint your bedroom a relaxing color.
Stick to pale or pastel colors such as dusty pink, Wedgwood blue or soft green. Paint existing furniture in white or a coordinating pastel tone.
Choose soft fabrics like velvet and faux fur, and be sure to splurge on high-thread-count sheets when selecting bedding, recommends HGTV.
Use plenty of throw pillows to create a plush, comfortable bed.
Hang heavy window treatments that can block light and muffle street noises--so the mood won't be interrupted.
Add fragrance and a source of soft lighting to the room by placing scented candles.
Group them together in several different areas of the room
Put all of the lamps and lighting fixture on a dimmer switch so that you can lower the lights at any time.
Use tinted bulbs in pink, peach or gold to create a romantic ambiance.
Create a mini bar by installing a small refrigerator stocked with a couple of wine glasses.
Place a CD player and a variety of CDs in your room so you will have a source for playing romantic music.
Add decorative accessories such as fresh flowers, plants, mirrors and perfume bottles.

Things You Will Need

  • Bedding
  • Window treatments
  • Candles
  • Light bulbs
  • Dimmer switch
  • Mini refrigerator
  • CD player
  • Decorative accessories

Tips

  • If you prefer shabby chic romantic décor, introduce floral patterns in the form of wallpaper. Use a large floral print as an accent to avoid overwhelming the room. You can use a small print all over.
  • If you are in the market for new bedroom furniture, choose pine for a country feel or wrought iron to give an old-fashioned romantic look.
  • Consider adding a freestanding gas- or electric-operated fireplace to your room. The light and warmth can create a setting for enjoying a romantic glass of wine with your significant other.

Warnings

  • Do not add too many decorative accessories. It can create clutter, which kills romance.
  • Do not use bright red or vibrant yellow or orange. They increase energy levels and may be too stimulating for the bedrooms.
  • Be careful when choosing blue for the walls, if you choose a cool shade, it can make the room feel unpleasant.

About the Author

Nicole Whitney started freelance writing in 2008, with articles published on various websites. She has worked as a spa therapist and consultant. She participates in a volunteer program and writes on subjects related to the beauty industry. She graduated from the International School of Skin, Nails and Massage in Atlanta.

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