Whether you want to spice up your love life with your partner or want to impress a certain someone, get ready to fall madly and deeply in love with these romantic bedroom ideas...
Most of us, if not all, desire a romantic love life. But this can get forgotten if you lead a busy, hectic life. So, if you want to open yourself up to a new relationship or strengthen the bond with your partner, set the mood by choosing romantic bedroom décor.
It doesn’t have to be all about rose petals and champagne, but long-term items that will last for years – just like your relationship! From good bedding, romantic lighting, colour choices and much, much more, we will have you falling in love all over again with our romantic bedroom ideas.
Make sure your bedroom reflects your relationship or your individuality
Mural in photo: Glorious Ginko
First of all, your bedroom should reflect either you and your partner’s relationship, or if you’re single, your personality.
However, if you and your loved one have children, don’t think that you should plaster the walls with photographs of them. This is a BIG no-no. Would you really want to get frisky with little Timothy staring down at you from the wall? No – probably not. Try to remember that you’re not just “Mum” or “Dad”. Instead, choose photographs of you as a couple: when you were on holiday, your wedding, etc. Reconnect with who you are as a couple and have a break from your responsibilities. This will make you feel more in-tune romantically and more open to reconnecting with each other.
For those of you who want to find love or want to enjoy the single life, it’s important that your bedroom shows who you are and that you are an open person. Again, avoid family photographs: especially of your parents or little nephew - this can be off-putting!
Instead, show your passions and how interesting you are! If you love nature, install a floral mural behind the headboard of your bed, mount framed ballet wall art to show your love for dance, or show your passion for music by displaying your guitar or saxophone! But only focus in on one or two interests at the most, or else it might become a little overwhelming!
Find luxurious, comfy bedding
Mural in photo: Executive Political World Map
Choosing good quality bedding is one of the most important factors when it comes to romantic bedroom ideas. After all, that is where you hope to be spending most of your time!
Bedding, of course, depends on taste, so our biggest tip is to choose the ones that feel the best against your skin. If your mattress is a little worse for wear, it is SO important that you splurge a bit on a new one. Nobody likes a lumpy mattress! Not only will buying a new mattress improve your love life, but it will improve the quality of your sleep.
Secondly, make sure your pillows are just firm or soft enough and that your duvet isn’t too heavy or light. When it comes to your bedsheets, choose either soft linen or cotton in a colour and pattern of your taste. And don’t forget to add a throw to throw on the end of your bed just like in this photo supplied by R Graham & Family Home Improvements. We think that the faux fur blanket is very romantic and the way that it is haphazardly thrown onto the bed makes you want to dive under the covers!
Lighting matters - REALLY matters
When you get in bed at night and the only lighting you have is the highest wattage bulb available and your eyelids feel like they’ve been peeled backwards, then you really won’t be in the mood to be romantic! More importantly, many of us want to have lighting that is flattering, so bright bulbs really must be avoided.
Instead, opt for warm, dim lighting to create a cosy, romantic boudoir. Try to have matching bedside table lamps or mounted lamps on either side of the bed to act as book ends. That way your bed becomes a room within your bedroom, making you feel more closed-off, cosy and safe.
Or, why not choose fairy lights? These can be twirled around your headboard, or simply scattered across a dressing table – both ways will create a romantic atmosphere when all the other lights are out.
Keep your bedroom clutter-free
Mural in photo: Waterlilies: Green Reflections by Monet
You thoroughly planned a romantic meal with wine and candles – the whole shebang - and it went really well. You’ve turned on some romantic music and all is going well. You both make your way into the bedroom and you hear a scream! Your heart's-desire has just stepped onto a plug! Ouch… That is why making sure your bedroom is clutter-free is SO important!
To start de-cluttering your bedroom, make sure everything in there has a purpose or is often used. If they aren't, then store them away tidily or simply donate them to your local charity shop. After all the efforts of making your bedroom romantic, you really don’t need useless junk to get in your way. Start with piling all your clothes onto the bed and deciding which ones you want to keep and which ones can be donated. If you don’t love it or wear it at least every month, get rid of it. Then begin carefully and strategically folding and storing away your most treasured items. Afterwards, move onto ornaments, framed photographs etc. Which ones are must-keeps and which have you grown tired of? Be selective and only keep what you love so that you are surrounding yourself with your favourite items and not just things that are there because they just are!
Hang thick curtains and just forget the world…
A curtain, when put in the perfect position with the right shape and colour, can really enhance the mood of your bedroom. But more importantly, choosing good-quality, thick curtains will not only last for years, but they will block out any unflattering light and create a sense of privacy that you really need when feeling romantic.
If you want added privacy and you want to improve the quality of your sleep by making your bedroom even darker, choose blinds as well as curtains. Wooden Venetian blinds are extremely popular and add a classic touch to any room. Whereas Roman blinds, such as in the room above, are more minimalist but still provide that traditional, stylish look that suits any type of room.
Think about fragrance (a very important romantic bedroom idea)
You may not have thought about it, but the smell of your bedroom can really alter the mood! We all know what a smelly bedroom smells like so try to avoid that, especially when love is in the air!
It’s common sense, but open up those windows and let some fresh in! If you want to go one step further, choose floral-scented reed diffusers or candles to freshen up the air. Or, why not have a vase of scented flowers, such as roses, in your bedroom? Not only will they add a subtle, sweet smell, but they ooze romance!
Make sure the bed is the focus point of the room
Mural in photo: Duck Egg Panel
When it comes to romantic bedroom ideas, one of (if not the most) important tip is to make sure the bed is the main focus of the room. It is called a “bed” room after all! If your room layout allows you, make sure the bed is facing the door, so that when you walk into the room, you are facing your pillows.
Feng shui rules also stress the importance of making sure that you can get into the bed from either side. Beds should only be pressed up against the wall in children’s bedrooms. If you are single and seeking a relationship, this is incredibly important as it shows your openness to a new relationship.
Another way to draw the eye to the bed when you walk into the room is by installing a feature wall behind it. This bedroom wallpaper will act as an extension of your headboard and also give you the opportunity to show your sense of style.
Create a romantic setting with a wallpaper mural
Mural in photo: Venice wallpaper from our extended range
As mentioned previously, this gorgeous Venice wallpaper acts as a fabulous extension of the bed’s headboard and really makes the bed area the main focus of the room. Not only this, but this Italian city wallpaper sets the perfect romantic mood in, customer, Bernadette’s bedroom.
Whether you find the streets of Paris, Roman architecture or the Swiss alps romantic, we have a vast travel wallpaper collection to really set the mood. Paired with luxurious bedding, a crystal chandelier and faux fur scatter cushions, this Venetian themed bedroom really does spell out ROMANCE!
Make a decadent romantic bedroom with a free-standing tub!
Mural in photo: Pink Tinted Window with Tropical Birds
Why not install a free-standing bath in your romantic bedroom? If you have the spare money as well as the spare room in your bedroom, a bathtub really adds luxury and oozes romance!
What can be more romantic than sharing a bubble bath scattered with rose petals, paired with champagne and chocolates? Not only romantic, but we love how this decadent room looks just like a Bridgerton bedroom! You can really imagine Queen Charlotte soaking in the tub!
Choose antique style wallpaper for vintage romance
Mural in photo: The Times of the Day, 1899
One of the most gorgeous ways to bring romance into your bedroom is to opt for a vintage theme. And this doesn’t mean the room needs to look like it belongs in a museum. It’s about choosing a tasteful mix of modern and antique-style décor for a beautiful cocktail of old and new design.
For instance, the combination of the modern white bedding, wardrobes and rattan rug works perfectly with the contrasting early 20th-century wall art. Our The Times of the Day, 1899 wallpaper designed by the renowned Alphonse Mucha oozes romance. Each lady depicts the time of the day from the early morning to the night. All beyond pretty and romantic, these stunning figures will create a sense of romance from bygone times into the room…
Match bedding to your wallpaper
Mural in photo: Dark Chinoiserie
One of the most effective ways to create balance and harmony in your romantic bedroom (two factors that are also important in a relationship) is to match your bedding to your wallpaper. Look how perfect the dusty pink, dark grey and white bedding looks here! Created by one of our customers, My E17 Home, this romantic bedroom has used our Dark Chinoiserie mural perfectly! They couldn’t have been more spot-on when matching the bedding to the walls.
The best way to match up your wallpaper to your bedding is to take a photo of the wallpaper with you when shopping for bedding. Make sure the photo is taken in daylight and is the truest representation of the colours. Then when you’re in the home interiors store, you have your photo to pair up to the bedding you most like!
Keep things simple
Mural in photo: In Full Bloom
Following on from decluttering a space, make sure the décor choices you make aren’t overwhelming. Having a detailed wallpaper mural, such as this In Full Bloom wallpaper, is an absolute must but make sure the rest of the room is simple. You don’t want too many distractions in a romantic bedroom for obvious reason!
Choose simple white bedding, leafy green plants and as few pieces of furniture as possible. Not only will this create a simple and calm room, but make the space appear larger as well! Leaving more room for romance…
Be luxurious with dark interior design
Mural in photo: A Sense of Romance
Often we lean towards light and fresh colours in a bedroom, assuming that this is perfect for this romantic space. But this isn’t always the case. If you want to create a “boudoir” rather than a simple bedroom, always be bold with dark tones…
Dark bedding, dim lights and dramatic and huge dark floral wallpapers are all factors that will aid towards your romantic room… Don’t forget to mirror the dark floral feature wall by choosing dark flower scatter cushions and even a lamp!
Choose soft colours for the walls
Mural in photo: Romantic Flower Chandelier
Harsh colours such as bright orange, neon yellow and lime green will certainly lower the romantic levels. You don’t want to shock the system when thinking about romantic bedroom ideas so instead, soft colours are key. Lilacs, pastel blues, creams and blush tones are the ideal choices when creating a romantic boudoir!
If you are struggling to incorporate colour into your bedroom and are bored of white walls, why not install a floral wallpaper like our Romantic Flower Chandelier? The gentle blush tones and pastel greens in this flower mural are not over-facing and will certainly help to create a feeling of romance.
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