Aaaaah it’s the month of love. So who cares if it’s a Hallmark holiday… what’s wrong with celebrating love and romance? You can enhance the romance year-round by creating a bedroom styled with a romantic vibe. Your bedroom is your sanctuary, or it should be, and this style is perfect for feeling swept away from the regular routines of the day.

The design is marked by softness, luxury, and a bit of elegance. After all, romance engages your senses and makes you feel warm and safe.

Here’s how to create a romantic vibe in your bedroom.

Lighting sets the tone.

From a beautiful chandelier that greets you when you walk in… to dimmer switches… and bedside lamps, a touch of glamour and flair in your lighting can add to the feeling of luxury in the room. Even string lighting can be appropriate if placed correctly.

Use soft colors.

You don’t have to add pink and red to your room for it to feel romantic. Soft tones and relaxing pastels are the way to go. A touch of floral adds a feminine touch too.

Add beautiful bedding.

Think about how you feel when you walk into a fancy hotel room and see a beautiful bed adorned with fluffy pillows and maybe even a luxurious faux fur throw blanket? Ahhh… it makes you want to jump in bed right away. You aren’t exempt if you sleep alone. There’s nothing more relaxing than sinking into a nest of comfort at the end of the long day. Treat yourself.

Include an ornate headboard.

Rustic and simple wooden headboards are the preferred choice for many people but it’s not the best option if you want a truly romantic design. Upholstered or more glamorous styles work best to add a romantic touch. The headboard in a romantic design is a great opportunity to make a real statement. Think larger and plush.

Incorporate things you love.

I’m talking about things that make you happy when you look at them. This could be a piece of art or a photo of your partner capturing a great memory.

Keep your bedroom your bedroom.

If you want a romantic vibe your bedroom can’t be a multi-purpose room. A cluttered desk in the corner doesn’t scream romance, it screams I have too much to do! The same goes for piles of laundry. The smell of stinky socks is NOT romantic. And if you can avoid it, put your gym equipment somewhere else. *Note: if you have a treadmill in your room keep it in a corner and consider getting a pretty free standing screen to hide it when it’s not in use.

And here’s an easy one.. make your bed! Unmade beds are not romantic.

If you like the romantic vibe, there are ways to incorporate it throughout your home. Check out these design elements that add a touch of softness or romance to any room.  link: