10 Tips for Making a Romantic Bedroom

If you live in a busy home, the bedroom is the one place that you and your partner can enjoy some quality time together, uninterrupted. So, what better way to make that time even more meaningful than by adding a few touches to create a romantic bedroom?

When it comes to special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and Valentine’s Day, it’s especially important to consider spaces that exclusively belong to you and your partner to make the most of your sanctuary together.

Making a romantic bedroom is easy. It will only take a couple of simple changes to ensure your bedroom is a romantic oasis.

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Making a Romantic Bedroom:

  1. Start with the Main Event

One of the easiest things for making a romantic bedroom is to add a luxurious bed and bedding. Your bed should look as inviting and comfy as possible. Your old, lumpy mattress can quickly kill the mood and ruin the aesthetic of the whole room. So, invest in a new one; it’s a great long-term investment that both of you and your partner will enjoy for many years to come.

The Eco Comfort Pocket 1200 Mattress from Silentnight (voted Which? Best Buy for Mattresses in May 2017) is only £369.00 £295.00!

Also, forget your cheap cotton and flannel bed sheets and opt for some sexy silk or satin ones instead. These soft and silky fabrics instantly add a touch of romantic opulence to any space, especially a bedroom.

If Valentine’s Day is approaching, for instance, it might be a good idea to dry clean the bed sheets and fluff up your pillows to make your bed more appealing!

This super luxurious embellished duvet set from Julian Charles is perfect for giving your bedroom that elegant touch!

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  1. Choose Raunchy the Right Colours

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Another way to make a romantic bedroom is to switch up your colour palette. The colour scheme in a bedroom is just as important as any other décor element, and it’s especially poignant in the bedroom.

Colours have an amazing ability to affect our mood and emotions, so when it comes to painting your boudoir ensure you’re choosing colours that invoke the feeling you’re aiming for.

Trends and fashion gurus come and go, so the best thing you can do is decorate your bedroom with the colours you and your partner love. These colours will relax and set the right tone. If you don’t know where to start, you can check out some websites, magazines, and catalogues. You’ll see what colours you’re both drawn to and then use them in your bedroom.

  1. Surround Yourself, with Yourself

Artwork and decorative items in the bedroom are often overlooked for communal areas, but they are important. Empty walls won’t have much emotional influence, and empty dressers won’t instil feelings of romance or intimacy.

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So, another way of making a romantic bedroom is by displaying personal photos (perhaps from your wedding and honeymoon) or other ornaments that capture your loving moments and inspire special memories. It’s good, with busy lives, to keep yourself surrounded with items that remind you of why you fell in love, to begin with!

  1. Lighting is Key…

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Choosing the right lighting is one of the best ways to spice up your bedroom. Fluorescent bulbs can be very clinical and overbearing, so replace them with warm-coloured bulbs instead. Pink, green and yellow are a good choice, just stay away from tacky red lighting.

Other good options for making a romantic bedroom is by updating lighting options to incorporate subtle lamps rather than overhead lighting. These types of lights can be both harsh but also difficult to turn off when necessary.

  1. Burn Some Candles

Many people reserve candles purely for decorating tables and shelves, but they miss out on the soft, romantic lighting and sensual scents they can offer. Candlelight will provide you with the most romantic ambience thanks to the warm and dynamic light thrown.

Scented candles are a great addition to any room, make sure to choose candle fragrances that you and your partner love, and don’t just keep them for decoration.

If it’s a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, birthday or anniversary that’s an excuse to treat your room to a luxury scented candle from The White Company. This Spring Signature Candle is only £20 and will throw the fresh and fragrant scent of a glorious Spring day for a subtle addition to your romantic bedroom!

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  1. Pay Attention to Smells

Romantic perfumes and scents in your bedroom are optional but one thing is not: smelling clean. Put away all your dirty laundry and remove food from the room (unless it’s some chocolate and strawberries, yum yum yum!).

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If you don’t like scented candles, you can also try lighting some incense sticks or use air fresheners to rejuvenate the smell of your bedroom. Aromatherapy oils such as bergamot, jasmine, and coconut are great for setting a sensual tone and could work wonders at making a romantic bedroom.

  1. Play that Sweet, Sweet Music


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Music can either make or break the mood in the bedroom. It doesn’t matter if you have a professional stereo or a simple iPod speaker. Just find a way to introduce some music in your bedroom and give it a go.

While it’s important to steer clear of genres that aren’t particularly cute you need to play something that you both like and enjoy. Remember: especially for special occasions like Valentine’s Day, include songs that have a special meaning for you as a couple.

  1. Turn Off the TV!

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The average homeowner has a TV in their bedroom, which can sometimes act like the third wheel. Don’t get us wrong, snuggling up to watch a film at night can be glorious, especially after a long day. However, the best way to ensure your attention is fully on your partner – and vice-versa – is to remove distractions, particularly the technical kind.

Try introducing an allocated TV-free evening a week where you simply talk before hitting the sack? You’ll be surprised how much you discuss in the dark!

  1. Remove Any Clutter

Remember: this is your special space. It can be so easy to let standards slip, an overflowing laundry basket here, a pile of folded washing to be put away there – the amounting pile of knick-knacks on your bedside table.

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Take some time to clear it out, clean it and keep it clutter-free for a space that oozes luxury, and encourages a “special” atmosphere.


  1. Have Special Occasion Aspects

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We’ve mentioned a few times what to do if you have a special occasion coming up (Valentine’s Day, birthday, anniversary) – the whole idea is to make your bedroom feel special – which might seem difficult if you’re putting lots of effort into creating a romantic bedroom. However, the easiest way to achieve this is to you need to keep back your best things, bedsheets, candles, fragrances etc. for these special occasions. The same way you save the nice silverware for Christmas and hosting, have a luxury set of bedsheets that you have squirrelled away for Valentine’s Day!

Some of these tips may require a little more work than others, but some will only take you a few minutes to implement. By the time you’re done romanticizing your bedroom, you will end up with a real lover’s paradise that you’ll never want to leave!

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