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Your Romantic Refuge: Turning Up the Passion in Your Bedroom Décor

Your Romantic Refuge: Turning Up the Passion in Your Bedroom Décor


How do you turn up the passion in your bedroom? Through your decor! Read up for ideas on how to make your bedroom your romantic refuge! 

A kitchen should be practical, and a living room should be comfortable. But when it comes to decorating your bedroom, why not design a decadent, romantic sanctuary where you can completely forget about the daily drudgeries of life? If you’d like to turn your boring bedroom into a romantic refuge, here are some simple ideas to inject a little passion and romance into the most personal room in your home.

How to Turn Up the Passion in Your Bedroom Decor

It’s all about lighting

No great love ever flourished under fluorescent lamps. For the highest impact, choose multiple sources of soft, dimmable lighting. Gently tinted lightbulbs, colored lamp shades and candles all bathe a room in glowing light.

Texture is key

For the bedding, avoid fabrics that look and feel scratchy, or fussy styling elements that look cute but are rough to the touch. Your romantic bedroom refuge is a place that should appeal to all the senses, but touch is perhaps the most important. Think gorgeous brushed cotton, silky sheets, fur throws, and plush downy bedding piled on in layers. This is no place for stiff cotton or cold minimalism – the unmade, romantic bed should look as good the morning after as it did the night before.

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Focus on little luxuries

For decorations, keep things simple, warm and inviting. Trade bedside table clutter for a single statement piece, opting for natural materials like wood, shell, stone or leather. If you’re not finding any artwork that seems appropriate for the bedroom, an ordinary mirror becomes something sexy when paired with a bold, metallic frame. Indulge in a high-quality linen spray or reed diffuser to gently perfume the room, or add a vintage clothes horse which you can drape a beautiful robe over. It’s all about intimacy and coziness: consider adding a rug that’s plush under bare feet or a gauzy bed canopy that you’ll want to snuggle within.

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Create emotion with color

When it comes to color, the bedroom is the place for soft palettes. Leave bold or contrasting colors to other rooms; in the bedroom, you’ll want blended neutrals with colors that are rich and subtle rather than bright. Choose shades of cream, beige, soft gold or rose for a base and accent with pastel pops of color or fresh flowers. Play with tiny prints or understated variations on just one hue. Think of your romantic bedroom as a luxurious backdrop and go for pieces that harmonize.

The bedroom is often overlooked as an area for redecoration, but with a little creativity this area can become a place that exudes romance and relaxation. Spend some time considering how to use light, texture, color and little touches of luxury to design a sensual refuge you’ll want to linger in.

What do you think about these ideas on how to turn up the passion in your bedroom? Share your thoughts with me in the comments! 

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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35 Comments

  1. 02/16/2021 / 8:57 am

    Nnniiiccceeeee….I think these are great ideas! I might have to work on the lighting in my room or house, for now!

  2. rika
    02/16/2021 / 7:17 am

    I want my bedroom to be bright and airy but my husband wants a darker look. Love these tips though.

  3. 02/14/2021 / 5:58 pm

    Wow! This is very timely since we are about to do some changes on our bedroom soon, and these are very inspiring!

  4. Ebony
    02/13/2021 / 2:28 am

    I love all of these design tips! Especially the one about adding texture. sometimes I have the habit of sticking with the same type of fabrics and I need to open up more.

  5. 02/12/2021 / 1:54 pm

    My dream bedroom will be like a hotel bedroom. Clean and Bright. White sheets, 4 pillows, silver throws. Can’t wait to redecorate my bedroom for spring

  6. 02/12/2021 / 1:54 pm

    Yes, the lighting is essential. I also like to keep my bedroom clutter free- no distractions lol

  7. 02/12/2021 / 11:37 am

    A bedroom is certainly an important place for me and my husband. These are great ideas!

  8. Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    02/12/2021 / 11:18 am

    Wow! Such a perfect timing! We are planning to re decorate our room and these ideas are wonderful!

  9. 02/12/2021 / 4:00 am

    very cool ideas. we do want to make some changes and lighting is a good way to start

  10. Dorche
    02/12/2021 / 2:29 am

    I can’t wait to redo my room!

  11. 02/12/2021 / 2:10 am

    I would love to redo my room. These ideas make the room look so comfortable.

  12. 02/12/2021 / 2:00 am

    I’m actually re doing my room right now and its all about the bright colours.

  13. 02/12/2021 / 12:48 am

    Redecorating our master bedroom is on my to-do list and I will definitely keep some of these tips in mind!

  14. 02/12/2021 / 12:31 am

    Such an informational post on bedroom decor. Thanks for sharing.

  15. 02/11/2021 / 11:45 pm

    Such cute bedroom decor ideas!

  16. Sarah
    02/11/2021 / 6:05 pm

    I love these ideas

  17. Kathy
    02/11/2021 / 5:21 pm

    I really love these ideas. That is one beautiful room too. I can’t wait to do my room. We plan to redue the whole room, walls and all.

  18. 02/11/2021 / 4:33 pm

    I love this! Textures. I’m all about that.

  19. 02/11/2021 / 10:18 am

    I am planning to do a room make over and looking at Pinterests as inspiration. Your post makes me reminded of doing it already. Haha! I’d love to paint it white and have a good lighting too.

  20. Angela
    02/11/2021 / 8:54 am

    These would be great interior ideas for room decor. Thank you for sharing.

  21. 02/11/2021 / 8:10 am

    Love these tips. It certainly is important to keep the bedroom as relaxing and inviting as possible.

  22. Ashley t
    02/11/2021 / 6:45 am

    These are some really great decor options.

  23. Nikki Wayne
    02/11/2021 / 6:34 am

    This would definitely make any room better. The colors are so relaxing.

  24. Nikki Wayne
    02/11/2021 / 4:45 am

    These are really great decors. I will share this with my friends.

  25. Beth
    02/11/2021 / 3:58 am

    I’m glad to have read these tips. I hope to redecorate our bedroom next.

  26. 02/11/2021 / 3:25 am

    I’m planning on redoing our bedroom soon so these are some really great tips! Thanks!

  27. Heather
    02/11/2021 / 2:23 am

    Our bedroom needs help LOL. I am on the search for new sheets and a comforter along with rug and more. Trying to make it more of a retreat.

  28. 02/11/2021 / 2:16 am

    Our bedroom is one area of the house we have yet to really decorate and we need to! Starting with a lock for the door lol!

  29. Bekah
    02/11/2021 / 1:43 am

    I’ve been wanting to redo our bedroom since we moved in, and these are some great ideas! The idea of little luxuries is really smart. Thanks for the tips!

  30. 02/10/2021 / 11:39 pm

    I have wanted to redo our bedroom since I moved in!! It is all dark blues and purples, boy colors! I love this open bright look.

  31. 02/10/2021 / 11:39 pm

    Your bedroom decor is off the hook!

  32. Tasheena
    02/10/2021 / 11:32 pm

    This post is really informative. Thanks for sharing these tips.

  33. 02/10/2021 / 11:19 pm

    I love these ideas. It really is all about mood for me, and making some changes to our room would definitely make it a more romantic place.

  34. Monica Simpson
    02/10/2021 / 10:23 pm

    All these rooms are so beautiful. I’ve been wanting to bring in some new decor.

  35. Amber Myers
    02/10/2021 / 9:42 pm

    I do want to get better bedroom decor. Our room is looking pretty blah at the moment. I have been wanting new bedding!

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