Just like you want your home office to be an organized and productive space, or your entryway to be welcoming, there's one thing that a master bedroom should be above all else: romantic. If you want to turn up the romance, it should start with your décor—but fear not, this doesn't mean you need to invest in dark satin sheets, faux fur, and velvet curtains. Instead, we're redefining romantic bedroom at MyDomaine to include more modern and unexpected items—like wrinkled linens and bold florals.
At the end of the day, what does it really take to really make a bedroom feel sexy if not for dimmed lighting and quality sheets? Whether you're looking to just paint your walls, add some art, or go through a full makeover, we picked a handful of romantic bedroom ideas to help you spice things up, décor-wise at least. Don't spend another night in a bland, undecorated bedroom. These bedrooms will inspire you to dial up the sex appeal in your own space.
Always Add Art
If your bedroom is decorated but you feel like it's missing something, just add art. A triptych or series of prints above the bed is a great budget alternative to large-scale art. Pick pieces with red and pink tones to turn up the romance.
Try a Canopy
A canopy bed will always scream romance in the bedroom. Drape white curtains on it for a more classic look, or keep in naked to go modern and bold. Mix it up with a floral wallpaper and statement chandelier.
Update your white bedding to a sheet set with a classic red border. Pair it with a bright red throw or blanket at the foot of the bed. Red plaid is a great gender-neutral option to keep things from becoming too frilly.
If you don't feel like completely redecorating, keep your furniture and décor accents, but paint the walls in a dark slate gray or forest green. Dark walls will keep the mood more cozy and intimate. Be bold and paint the ceiling in the same color as well.
For a more classic look, pick a red floral wallpaper and cover the windows in a matching fabric. The harmony in the patterns will create a coherent romantic look throughout the space.
Don't be afraid of mixing bold floral prints together, like in this quirky bedroom. Wallpaper the ceiling, pick floral pillows, upholster a bench in another floral. While this look is certainly not for everyone, it's fun and flirty and keeps things playful.
Go Moody Minimal
On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, you can also create a romantic vibe in the bedroom by using warm wood tones and dark red quilted bedding. Just add dramatic black-and-white art.
Switch to Linen Bedding
Who even has time to iron sheets? Opt for vintage linen bedding for a relaxed romantic look, and spend your quality bedroom time doing better things, like Netflix and chilling.
Turn the Light Down Low
Above all else, make sure you have adequate bedside lighting and put every light source on a dimmer. Nothing kills the romance quicker than a bright overhead light. Keep the lighting soft and low.
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This story was originally published on June 27, 2017, and has since been updated.