Romance need not be reserved only for the bedroom; set a warm and welcoming tone for your home by decorating the living room with a romantic theme. A romantic living room will serve as an inviting backdrop for you and your loved ones as you gather and socialize. It can also serve as the location for a date night with your significant other within the comfort of your own home. Combine warm colors and opulent accessories to create a living room that inspires loving.
Paint the walls a warm shade of red or pink. Scarlet, ruby, crimson or rose are all shades to consider using for this space. If you have a small living room, paint only one or two walls a shade of red or pink and paint the remaining walls a lighter color or a neutral hue to avoid closing it in with these rich colors.
Cover the floor with a soft carpet or area rug. A carpet or area rug with a deep pile creates a soft, pillow-like feeling underfoot, adding to the romantic vibe of this space.
Choose a couch and armchairs that are upholstered with a soft fabric, such as velvet, chenille or microfiber. Select a neutral color for these pieces and add a bit of spice with red or pink throw pillows and blankets.
Place the television in a cabinet that can be closed, allowing you to hide it when it is not in use to keep it from detracting from the romantic vibe of the space.
Cover the windows with floor-to-ceiling curtains. Choose curtains that are made of velvet or satin to play up the romance, or opt for a light and airy sheer fabric, which also creates a romantic feeling.
Display pictures of romantic locations, such as Paris or Venice. Incorporate pictures of you and your significant other on your wedding day or honeymoon.
Fill vases with decorative flower arrangements and set them out on coffee tables and shelves.
Hang candle sconces on the walls. Create a display of tea lights, pillar and taper candles on a decorative platter and place it on a coffee table for soft romantic lighting.
Set light fixtures on dimmers so you can lower the lights to set a romantic mood.