Is your bedroom the most neglected room in your home? Is it in dire need of a transformation, a face-lift or a make-over? In the spirit of Valentine’s Day we’re sharing romantic bedroom ideas and decorating tips that will have you falling in love with your room, and your sweetheart, all over again. That’s right, to borrow a phrase from Justin Timberlake, we’re “bringing SEXY back” to the bedroom.
This bedroom is S E X Y with luxe textiles, elegant lighting fixtures, fireplace and dark chocolate hardwood floor. We’re drooling over this room. What’s not to love?
Before we share more romantic bedroom ideas, let’s get one thing straight. If you don’t get anything else out of this post, be sure to follow this #1 rule.
NO GYM EQUIPMENT IN THE BEDROOM – While treadmills and stationary bikes do make excellent hanging racks for laundry they really don’t belong in the bedroom. If we’re being honest, we’d admit that most of us don’t use them nearly often enough. They’re bulky. They take up valuable floor space. Face it, the last thing you need when “love is in the air” is to feel guilt every time you see the dust collecting workout equipment. ROMANCE#FAIL
Ok, let me step down from my soapbox before we continue
INVEST IN COMFORT - We’re just gonna come out and say it. The most important piece of furniture in the bedroom is THE BED. Avoid those annoying and embarrassing squeaky springs by purchasing a high quality mattress. If your bed is not comfortable, you won’t want to spend much time in it.
This traditional four poster is given a fresh updated look in glossy white. The tranquil blue room is soothing with a touch of glamour in the sparking mirrored accents.
INVEST IN QUALITY LINENS - Invest in high quality sheets and bed linens. Look for sheets made of quality cotton yarns, like Egyptian, Pima, or Supima cotton with a high thread count. The higher the thread count, the better the quality. Make sure you feel the fabric before buying the sheets. If it doesn’t feel nice against your fingertips, it won’t feel soft against the rest of you.
MAKE YOUR BED – At the risk of sounding like my mother I’m going to share words that she ingrained in me at an early age. “Always make your bed”. A well made bed is inviting. In fact, there’s nothing so nice as to get into a well made bed with freshly laundered sheets.
INSTALL DIM-ABLE LIGHTING – Overly bright overhead lighting fixtures can be unforgiving. Mimic a candlelit glow using table lamps with low wattage bulbs and dim-able wall sconces. Change out that harsh overhead fixture for a romantic chandelier.
We love the chandelier in this romantic master bedroom by interior designer Dana Dashiell. We toured this lovely Woodbridge home at the Parade of Homes at King’s Chapel in Arrington, TN. It won best interior decorating.
USE MOOD MUSIC – Thanks to Ipod’s and MP3 players you can set the mood with music at the touch of a button. Bulky space -wasting speakers are a thing of the past. We love this contemporary iPod docking station complete with speakers and lamp. Just plug in your Ipod, choose a romantic playlist and enjoy.
USE DECOR THAT IS BOTH MASCULINE & FEMININE - Romantic doesn’t necessarily mean girlie or frou-frou. Textured and tailored can still be romantic. Choose furnishings, fabrics, finishes and colors that reflect both parties. Your hunky fella will feel more masculine in a room that isn’t wall to wall pink lace and floral patterns.
This dark grey bedroom’s details are alluring. From the piping on the classic white bed linens to the beveled edge mirrors to the classic art, to the sparkling chandelier, this romantic bedroom is at once both feminine and masculine.
Now that you know the rules. We hope you will be inspired with this collection of romantic bedroom ideas to bring sexy back to your bedroom. Happy Valentine’s Day!
~Beautiful Home Ideas