Creating a special, magical atmosphere in the bedroom is of course important to any couple. This doesn’t just mean one off, occasional decorations, but ensuring a shared bedroom is designed with both of you in mind, to make sure it’s a happy and comfortable space. With a little thought and planning into the design of the room, it’s easy to make this room both practical and romantic.
Choosing the right bed
One of the main features of the room, it goes without saying, is the bed. Choose the right bed that suits both your personalities, and the space it will go into. It’s a good idea to measure up the room before picking a bed, so you can see what size bed will work best. It’s also helpful to think about the overall style you would like for the room. Are your personal tastes towards a classical, romantic style, in which case, a traditional oak bed might be suitable. Do you prefer a cleaner, more contemporary and sophisticated style , with a bold, minimalist bed design? Or are you both unabashedly romantic and want something elegant and extravagant? Whatever your personalities, there is a bed to match.
Practicality and Function
Once you’ve thought about the style of your dream bedroom and found a bed to match, you can build the rest of the room around it. Practicality goes hand in hand with romance- to keep your bedroom organised, clear and easy to manage, it’s important you have a good storage system to suit your needs. Do you need extensive wardrobe space for the both of you? Or does your other half only need a small chest of drawers, while you might prefer a walk in wardrobe? Additional details like bedside lamps and tables might be important – whether you like to read in bed, or just want some extra storage, bedside tables can be really useful.
Adding a personal touch
Other touches can give individuality and quirkiness to a room, to give it personality and feeling. Mirrors are great for both practical reasons and also to create the illusion of more space. An indulgent velvet chaise lounge or footstool might add a unusual and interesting flavour to a bedroom, with an elegant shape and a slight touch of extravagance.
Once you’ve picked your main furnishing items for the bedroom, you can start thinking about the decor of the space. Again, choose colours and styles to suit both your personalities, and the room. A vibrant, bright colour might appeal to you, but it may make a small room feel constricted and overwhelming, so try creating a feature wall instead, with the surrounding walls in a complementing shade. Cool colours like pale lilac or blue are both relaxing and can help create the illusion of a bigger room, while darker, richer tones like burgundy or plum make ideal feature colours. A single wall painted or wallpapered in a feature colour can create both an attractive and interesting addition to the room.
Other personal additions can add space and colour to your bedroom, like romantic bouquets, or personal photographs of the two of you in your favourite places. You don’t need to go overboard in over decorating – a single blowup print of your wedding day, for example can create something both stunning and romantic, and will work better than a dozen small snapshots cluttering space.
A romantic bedroom should be somewhere that you want to spend time in and that reflects your characteristics as a couple. Décor, lighting and furniture can all be put together to create a unique space that feels special to you both.