Romantic couple
Spice up the romance with a romantic bedroom.

A marriage or relationship is built on  romance. Once that spark dies, you either need to rekindle it—fast—or find someone with whom you can establish a more permanent love. One of the ways you can maximize the romance is by creating the perfect, romantic bedroom.

The Bed

Obviously, the most important feature in a romantic room is the bed.  Your mattress should be soft and fluffy. Squeaky springs in the bed that scream every time you twitch are unattractive and definitely ruin the mood. No matter what, add many pillows to your bed. One or two pillows that are flat are just reminiscent of your old college dorm, and though that may have been a great time in your life, if you’re ready for a real relationship then you should have outgrown the flat pillow stage. Many plush pillows are the type of things you’ll find in a 5-star hotel—and that’s more illustrative of the atmosphere you want to create. Choose pillowcases and blankets that are soft and elegant.

You also want to make sure there’s plenty of storage room under the bed. Cluttered sheets and floors, piled high with laundry or clean clothes waiting to be put away, definitely don’t fit in with a perfect romantic bedroom theme. The cleaner and fresher the room is, the better off you will be.

The Headboard

Consider purchasing custom made furniture to make the romantic room your own personal haven. A headboard is the perfect thing to customize. The more antique-looking your headboard is, the more romantic and welcoming  your whole room will appear. Perhaps consider modeling your headboard off a Victorian style. Or, take your hubby and decide together what your favorite time period is, using that as your inspiration for your customized design.

The Dresser

Just like extra storage space under the bed, a dresser is necessary for a romantic room because it gives you a place to put all your clutter. The only loose things that should be kept out in the open are the objects that are absolutely necessary for you. Everything else should be hidden in drawers or closets. The biggest mistake you can make in creating a romantic room is by strewing your possessions around. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have pictures or romantic trinkets kept out in the open. To spice up your room, consider placing sweet-scented flowers, the book your partner bought for you, or scented candles on the night table. If you already have a dresser, but it’s old and scuffed, or just too small, there are different places you can go that can help you redesign your dresser more to your liking.

The Drapes

The curtains can make or break your room. Choose drapes that match or compliment your pillows, sheets, and blanket. The color should be something that you both like, and that makes you feel calm and happy. Ignore the latest trends and fashion advice from friends. Only you can know what colors will fit you best. If you have a window seat, consider reupholstery to improve the look of the overall room.

These tips are only the first step to creating a romantic atmosphere for your room. Add your own creativity to make your bedroom a place you and your partner will both enjoy.