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Love Is In The Air: Turning Your Bedroom Into A Romantic Retreat

It’s that time of year again. The shops are full of oversized fluffy toys, and everywhere you look there are hearts and flowers. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of St Valentine’s Day, it may be the perfect time to consider turning your bedroom into a romantic retreat. There’s nothing wrong with creating a relaxing, cozy space to enjoy with your loved one. If your boudoir is leaving you cold, or it’s dull, drab, or in need of a facelift, here are some handy hints to bear in mind.


Make your bed the focal point

Every room needs a focal point, and what is more tempting at the end of a long, busy day than a comfy looking bed piled high with cushions and pillows. When you get home, you want to be able to feel relaxed and to look forward to heading up to bed and hitting the hay. If you’ve got old bed linen or you can’t even be bothered to make the bed every day, it’s time to take urgent action. Shop around for a new bed set, and spend 2 minutes each morning making your bed and opening the curtains. This will make you feel better, as well as making the room look fresher and neater. If you’re not already a fan of soft furnishings, it’s time to embrace the trend, and scatter some blankets, throws, and cushions on your bed. This will make your bed stand out, and it will look much more inviting and alluring.

Go for soft shades

If you’re eager to create a romantic space, try and avoid harsh color clashes and bold shades. It’s better to go for softer tones and neutral colors, which create a calm atmosphere. If you are a fan of color, you don’t have to have a completely white or beige bedroom. You can use your bed linen, soft furnishings, and accessories like lamps, candleholders, and photo frames to add accents of color.

Create ambiance

When you’re redecorating, you want to create a different vibe in each room. In your kitchen and living room, you want to make uplifting spaces, which make you feel energized. In your bedroom, you want to add ambiance and enjoy a space that makes you feel relaxed. Considering lighting options is important when it comes to setting the tone of the room. In the kitchen, spotlights and oversized pendants work brilliantly, but in the bedroom, you’ll probably want softer lighting. Bedside lamps and floor lamps are excellent additions. If you do have a central light, fit a dimmer switch so that you can create that romantic mood. It’s also a great idea to light some scented candles.


Add a personal touch

The bedroom is a perfect place to add personal touches. If you’re an old romantic, there’s nothing better than hanging some framed photographs or some quotes that sum up your relationship. If you’re going for a modern vibe, you could add letter-shaped lights to the walls or throw some initialed cushions on the bed.


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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better time to create your very own love nest. If your bedroom is more practical than romantic, hopefully, these hints will come in handy.

Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 8 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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