A bedroom should be a haven, the place you and your significant other go to escape the world in comfort, where romance can be found away from the rest of the duties of life – but things get in the way. Somehow, bedrooms end up less and less of a romantic place to relax and be intimate and more of a place to rest your head for a few hours. But don’t worry, your romantic sanctuary can be found again with a few simple tricks.
There are few things more unattractive or unromantic as a disorganized mess in your oasis. If it isn’t imperative that you have a DVD case or several pairs of glasses on your dresser, get rid of them. Clutter is downright unattractive and is liable to ignite any subconscious neurotic tendencies while you’re trying to get your mind off of all that outside stuff – a definite turn-off for the bedroom aura you’re trying to set.
Include pictures, memories, incense, nick-knacks, little sentiments you and your other half both love. Anything that reminds you of the love you share with your spouse belongs in your bedroom to add a sense of belonging to the space.
Light a few candles, install a dimmer or turn on the lamp instead of the overhead light. A little dimness provides some mystique, and the sultry shadows can make for a sexy entrance when you’re ready to set the mood.
Two flat bean bags are just not going to cut it when you’re trying to build the image of a plush, comfortable, inviting master suite. Pillows are for rolling around on, laying on top of for a long, sweet chat and nestling between once the lights go out.
Simple scented candles, incense, flameless wax burners, or even air mists, pillow sprays or oils can give your bedroom a distinctive smell. Make sure it’s something different than the rest of the house. Smell is a cognizant sense directly related to memory and emotion, so why not enrapture your senses with a delicate musk reminiscent of intimate nights with your love?
Don’t fold laundry on the bed or fill out paperwork on the pillow. No piles, no stacks, no collections – this is your oasis. There’s plenty of room elsewhere for all of that clutter and stress and it is not your bedroom, where you go to relax and unwind.
Or at least leave it off or hidden. It’s nice to watch a favorite show or doze off to a great movie sometimes, but that’s nothing you can’t do out in the living room, and if you spend all of the time in your room catching up on your shows, you’ll never roll over to chat up that catch on the other side of the bed.
It might sound strange, but cuddling up with your honey for a nice chat is always a nice experience. And sharing a comfy chair that all but forces you to hold onto each other only makes the act that much more tender.
How do you add an ambiance of romance to the bedroom?