Monday, 23 June 2014

Creating the ultimate romantic boudoir.

If romance is the order of the day in your bedroom then there are a few areas that need addressing in order to create the desired effect. Here are just a few ways you can turn your bedroom into a passion-filled palace…

Get the right mood lighting
Lighting is everything when it comes to creating a romantic ambience, so you need to spend a bit of time getting this right. Obviously you don’t want harsh, blinding light as that will kill the mood so go for softer lighting. Installing a dimmer switch is a perfect way to achieve this as you can fully control how bright it is. You could also use other lighting sources such as fairy lights to drape around the room or even go for the ultimate mood setter – candles! Candles are a really romantic option, although you do need to be careful with them. Yankee Candles are always a great choice and can help the room smell amazing too.

Update the décor
If you want to create a romantic setting then you need the décor to go with it. Old, tattered wallpaper, for instance, isn’t going to give the right impression. You should also think about the colours you use for your interior decorating, using purples and reds to really get pulses racing. Areas to think about include wallpaper, curtains, cushions, bedding, carpet, and rugs. For example, has a great range of curtains that can really help to set the mood.

Give the place a tidy
This may be blindingly obvious but it’s worth mentioning. If you’ve got clothes or dirty cups and dishes lying around the place then it can really give the mood, especially if this is the first time a particular person is visiting your bedroom. Give the place a bit of a tidy and a dust and it’ll make a world of difference.

A little music can go a long way but you need to be careful with what you choose. Something soft and chilled out is likely to be much more effective that some crazy heavy metal music; you don’t want to scare off whoever you’re bringing back to your room (unless you know they happen to be a fan of that kind of thing).

Get the heating right
This might seem like an arbitrary point but it can make all the difference. If your bedroom has a tendency to be freezing cold then it can literally bring the temperature down. However, you don’t want to make it too warm either; sweating whilst you’re sat there having a chat isn’t exactly an attractive quality.

Make the room smell nice

We’ve already mentioned about how using candles can make the room smell nice but there are other methods to help hide any unwanted odours in the room. You can use incense or reed diffusers, such as these from John Lewis, to give the room an attractive scent, whilst you can also get sprays and plug-ins to intermittently give off a nice smell to fill the room. Even just giving a few blasts of aftershave or perfume can really help. 
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  1. I love how bright and colorful the bedroom is. I would love to do mine just like this.

  2. I have a soft spot for red in the bedroom- always creates a great vibe in a bedroom.

  3. I love lighting candles in my room, it always smells lovely. I love you blog and the header is so pretty, Have just followed on bloglovin, cant wait to read more.

    Gaby x