How to Transform your Master Bedroom Into a Romantic Retreat
February 9, 2021at5:00 AM
Feel the love this Valentine’s Day and transform your master bedroom into the romantic retreat that you’ve always dreamed of.
Redesign your bedroom so every time you close the door, you transport yourself into a honeymoon suite.
At Eve Gianni Art + Interiors, we can help you re-imagine your space with a completely fresh design concept or a few simple adjustments that can change the mood. It is essential to begin and end eachday with a positive feeling about your home and your bedroom is the perfect place to start!
Here are a few ideas on how you can transform your master bedroom into a romantic oasis.
Colors a mood changer; never underestimate the power of color. From the paint to bedding, to artwork and draperies, the colors in your bedroom can completely change your perspective. Dark walls and ceilings provide a modern, seductive look, but if you are not willing to commit, consider simply incorporating rich, sultry, jewel toned accesories, or accents with pillows, bedding, or lamps. Consider what colors you like and look great in - those may be the perfect hue for your room.
Orange: stimulates creativity, evokes warmth and coziness
Yellow: welcoming, sunny, and linked to promoting intelligence
Green: tranquil, invigorating, restful, and balancing
Blue: clear thinking, calm, meditative
Violet: stimulating, sexy, cooling, spiritual
The energy of art quickly transforms the mood of a room. That impressionist landscape above your bed may be lovely, but it may not get you in the mood for romance. Consider trying a figurative work of art that’s more alluring or suggestive or an abstract with movement and color that feels daring or titillating. Even black and white or sepia photos of something personal like an image from your honeymoon or first date can elicit intimate memories.
Adding draperies to your windows creates a luxurious and intimate environment. But have you considered adding swaths of beautiful fabric behind or around your to make your room feel a bit more sumptuous? Remember that the type of material and color you pick will impact the mood that is set. For a light and flirty feel, neutral-colored muslins or sheer linens are ideal or choose jewel or dark-toned velvets or damasks for a more seductive look. The possibilities are endless and incredibly effective, especially when creating a sultry surrounding.
Texture, shape, and finish
Take a moment to consider the textures and finishes in your bedroom. For example, walls painted with lacquer or high gloss and silk rugs are tactile and can feel sexy. Linen pillows are great, but velvets and furs are sumptuous in the bedroom. Softening the sharp angles of many of your home furnishings can also alter the feeling of your space. By selecting rounded forms for your nightstands, table lamps, benches or accent chairs can turn otherwise hard rigid, sharp angles into inviting, softer pieces. Consider these items in leather or shagreen for the feeling of luxury or mirrored or glass for a more glamorous effect. Instead of a rectangular metal or wood headboard, consider an upholstered, fluted, or rounded headboard. Whether you prefer a soft and inviting romantic mood or sleek and chic sexy energy, incorporating tactile elements and sensual shapes will help set the tone.
Incorporate a variety of lighting in your bedroom to suit all your moods. Recessed lighting works best on a dimmer, and bedside lamps should have multiple brightness options. Consider the height and style of your bedside lamps as well. If the shade on your bedside lamp is too short and the bulb is visible, your nights may feel more like an interrogation than a romance novel. Try changing the height, color, or pattern of a shade to transform the ambiance in your room. You may even want to consider adding some elegant wall sconces, drop pendants or a chandelier. And always remember, whether flameless or real, candles can set the mood instantaneously.
Whether you’re looking to refresh, redesign, or completely remodel, Eve Gianni Art + Interiors can help. We’re here to make sure you have the right atmosphere to feel the love!