Whether you and your partner have been together six months, or six years, it’s equally as important to include a bit of romance into your relationship. Romantic gestures can be big or small, expensive or free, but the results are the same – an increase in intimacy and a feeling of being loved. One of the best places to start is in the bedroom, where you unwind at the end of the day and spend time alone together without the demands of the outside world. Begin by thinking of what makes you feel good, be it Egyptian cotton sheets, or soft music and go from there. Here are some great ideas to get you started.
• Dim the lights. Nothing creates a mood quite like lighting. Your overhead fixture is likely not conducive to romance; instead, opt for something softer, such as:
• Candlelight – To set the scene for the perfect romantic evening, place candles strategically around the room, illuminating corners and softening shadows (be sure to keep them away from draperies).
• A chandelier – Keep the romance alive with a beautiful chandelier. Be sure to put it on a dimmer switch so you can control how much light is cast.
• Flirty shades – Your bedside lamp may be functional, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be romantic. Choose a shade with a little something extra – bling, sparkle, beads or tassels.
• Get unplugged. Keep electronics out of the bedroom including the television set. Before bed turn off your phone and leave it in another room or place it on vibrate. Treat your bedroom as your sanctuary, a place to reconnect with your special someone at the end of the day.
• Surround yourself in luxury. Sumptuous fabrics, such as Egyptian cotton or satin feel amazing next to your skin. Splurging on high thread count sheets and good quality bedding are a great investment and layering different textures with a mound of pillows at the headboard gives your bedroom a luxury hotel feel.
• Pretty things up. Accessorize your bedroom with little romantic touches. A vase of flowers, individually wrapped truffles left on a pillow or a love note propped on the nightstand make your partner feel special and lend an air of old-fashioned romance.
• Listen carefully. Music has the power to transform your mood like nothing else. Soft background music or a song that has special meaning for the two of you can evoke old memories, or help to make new ones.
Invest some time and thought in to keeping things romantic in the bedroom and reap the rewards. Leave the stress of daily life behind when you cross the threshold and make romance a priority; you’ll be glad you did.
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