This is perhaps the most romantic space in the house, where you spend the maximum time at night and lounge during the day. A little creativity and some ingenuity, and viola — a mundane space can translate into a coffee-table book example of dazzling romantic style.
Making your bedroom into a cave-like cosseted private sanctuary is treating yourself to intimate moments of recharging your tired batteries in an atmosphere of romance, comfort, passion and that inimitable feeling of being loved and protected. Your bedroom can then become that escape retreat where you would unwind from a rushed, traffic-angst day.
Large, thick mattress
The most important accoutrement in a bedroom is of course a large king-size bed or a show stopper four-poster antique bed that is grand and luxurious, with an eighteen inch mattress that allows you to sink into the soothing relief of unwinding away from cares. There is a certain romance in a cosseting deep mattress.
Soft cosetting bed-head
Dramatic shapes for bed-heads — artistic, novel, creative, extraordinary, transform this highutility area into a statement of soft romantic mood. The padding and fabric make for a romantic feel.
A cosy boudoir
Create a private nook by adding furniture usually considered living room pieces. A light armchair, an under-the-bed upholstered seater on castors that can be pulled out, a lazy boy, an interesting ottoman, sofas, rocking chairs, matching overstuffed loveseats can prop this room up to have a passionate lounge feel.
A bay window or a cantilevered slab of stone out of the window using brackets beneath, creates an additional window seat or a box window where you could spend time ruminating or even reading a book.
A round breakfast table of 30″ diameter, set with two chairs, invites private conversations, is great for secret breakfast away from the rest of the home. That post passion morning cup of tea with your lover opposite you, is an inimitable moment that you hold within you through the day.
Dressing tables, accessorised with crystal and porcelain add romance and bed trays suggest the chance of sexy luxurious breakfast in bed, while soft lighting, candles, essential oils in a diffuser effectively complete the decor.
Soft lighting, candles, essential oils in a diffuser contrasted with dark passionate colours effectively complete the drama of the romance in the decor. Room-darkening window coverings also encourage relaxing the nerves and aid in the restoration of your soul so that you are more attuned to love and romance.
Surround yourself with photos of love and places that conjure passionate memories, things that bring memories of romance to you, take you into a space of inimitable passion, states of euphoria.
Colours for your sanctuary
Romantic colours include fuchsia, crimsons, dark foliage greens, deep blues, pinks, sky blues, sea greens and aubergine. Darker colours juxtaposed with light ones create a sanctuary like relaxation and assist in unwinding and passion.
Within the bedroom installing a vintage roll top writing desk accompanied by a comfortable chair, induces old world charm and a nook to write a love note.
A small refrigerator to chill the champagne or wine will make you feel as if you can enjoy your time in the bedroom without interruption.
Entertainment and verve
A television offers the opportunity to watch your favourite movies and shows.
Light it right
Chic chandeliers twinkling in crystal help create the feeling of an oasis. Tropical plants and trees, uplit with special lights, cast exciting romantic shadows.
Use mirrors in unusual places, such as the tops of dressers or side tables, to reflect dancing candle light.
Fashionable shelving with good organisers and smart chunky drawers are important to hide the necessities like stationery, mobile phones, and their bulky chargers. Utilitarian racks, rustic baskets, and medicine chests with multifarious compartments that can be pulled out for easy access.