When decorating your home, it’s often fun to try to set a particular mood or theme. Although there are certainly many options from which to choose, creating a romantic mood throughout one or more of your rooms can add a nice touch. Sometimes all it takes are a few carefully chosen pieces of home decor to set just the right mood. Here are some ideas you can use to transform a plain room into a romantic sanctuary.
Choosing a Room
Although many people automatically think of the bedroom when trying to add romance to their home, there are other rooms that can work equally well. For example, although candle sconces and holders are great in the master bedroom, they can also work nicely in the master bath, or as part of your dining room decor. Candle sconces will add a beautiful look to your rooms as part of your everyday decor, while also providing you with a way to add a romantic glow to the room when the mood strikes.
Romantic Dinners for Two
If you enjoy sharing romantic dinners with your partner, try adding a bit more ambiance to your dining room and kitchen. Decorative wall wine racks can work well in either room, providing you with a beautiful way to add a touch of romance as well as functionality. If you only occasionally enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, a small wine rack could be the perfect choice. However, if you are a true wine lover, there are also wine racks available that can hold all your favorite selections.
Lighting is also extremely important when setting a romantic mood. In the dining room, candlelight is a natural. However, a beautiful chandelier suspended over the dining room table can also add a romantic touch to your intimate dinners for two. By adding a dimmer switch, you’ll be able to easily adjust the lights to just the right level.
Master Bedroom Suite
Of course, the master bedroom suite is the perfect place to create a romantic aura. Sumptuous fabrics, beautiful colors, soft lighting and romantic decorating touches can all work to create a wonderful sanctuary area within your home. If your master bedroom has an adjoining master bathroom, try carrying your decorating theme throughout both rooms to provide a wonderfully connected look and feel. Look for decorating accent pieces that reflect a romantic mood, such as candle sconces, mirrors and sculptures. Chandeliers can also work nicely in either the master bedroom or bath to add a luxurious and romantic look.
Water features can also be used within the home to add a romantic and relaxing touch. The sound of a small indoor waterfall or fountain can really add a lot to the overall mood of a room. If you don’t have a lot of space, choose a small tabletop waterfall.
Once you’ve added a romantic look and feel to one or more of your rooms, you’ll undoubtedly find that you will get more enjoyment out of spending time in your home. Whether you’re sharing time with your partner or simply spending a relaxing evening alone, you’ll find that taking the time and effort to create a romantic aura is definitely worth it.