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5 ways to turn your boring bedroom into a romantic retreat

At this time of year romance is definitely in the air. So, if you want to spoil someone special or simply reward yourself for getting through the day, here are 5 easy ways to add a romantic touch to any bedroom.

1. De-clutter

Absolutely nothing can take your abode from dream-come-true to living nightmare faster than piles of clutter –especially when it comes to the bedroom. If you really want to inspire romance in your significant other, clear out the baskets of unfolded laundry, file the paperwork and march that coffee mug, from who knows when, down to the kitchen (and into the dishwasher) where it belongs.

2. Style Swap

Whether your budget is fifty dollars or five thousand, a strategic style swap can have a significant impact on a romantic room reno. The key is in selecting items that have presence. This can mean opting for a new duvet cover or an indulgent set of sheets. Change a mirror; unroll a new rug or add an inspiring bit of art.

3. Scent with Sensibility

Scents can be a controversial topic in the home, especially with some people developing sensitivities or even allergies to strong smells. What this means is that before you start burning that new hibiscus-scented candle jar or fill your room with roses, take time to ensure that you or your significant other will enjoy the aroma. Also, keep in mind that where smells are concerned, subtlety is almost always appreciated.

4. Shine a Light (or don’t)

Lighting is extremely important when it comes to adding romance to a room. If your goal is to set the stage for a memorable evening, or if you simply want your bedroom to become a more inviting space, try opting for a softer lighting scheme. Of course adding romantic lighting involves more than just selecting the right wattage for your light bulbs. The fixtures themselves are equally important.

5. Use Good Taste

Whether you want to spoil that special someone for Valentine’s Day, on an anniversary or birthday, or just because, bringing tasty treats into the bedroom can add that special spark. Set a beautiful tray with some glasses, a good bottle of wine and some dark chocolate, or spread a picnic of finger foods and spend the evening sipping and sharing.



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