Moving in with your partner for the first time is exciting. When decorating your new shared pad, you want to make sure you create a sensual atmosphere in the bedroom. After all, that is where all the magic happens. Here are some tips from Atlanta-based interior designer Melissa Galt on how to create a perfectly seductive bedroom!
Make the bedroom inviting
Make sure to pick a comfortable bed and soft and silky bed linens. Use layers of texture like a velvet pillow with a satiny pillow as accent or toss in a faux fur throw across the end of the bed.
Accessories are important when it comes to decorating a room. Romantic touches such as sequined pillows, glass lamps and mirrored night stands are great details to include. Adding mirrors to your bedroom will add also add depth.
Banish the exercise equipment
There's nothing as unromantic as a big, bulky treadmill folded up in the middle of your bedroom. The bedroom is a place for lovemaking and relaxation and exercise machines just don't fit into the equation.
Get rid of the home office in the bedroom
Again, the emphasis in the bedroom is on relaxation. Try to never bring your work to bed with you. Focus all your attention on your lover when you're in the bedroom.
Pick the right lighting
Lighting in the bedroom should be soft and filtered since bright lights can detract from the ambience Go for mood lighting and use pink for that rosy glow. Make sure all bulbs are 3-way and dimmable.
Keep music options handy
Be sure to include music options for your sense of sound. Keep your favorite love CDs at your fingertips as soft love music is one of the easiest ways to elevate your mood. Keep distractions such as the television in another room. Use a bedside sound system to play your favorite mood-inducing music.
Don't forget about fragrance
Once you've covered sight, sound, and touch, make sure to cover scent with some potpourri or aromatic candles. Send calming or sensual scents throughout the bedroom and choose a scent that your lover and you both like.
Keep treats nearby
Have your favorite decadent treats handy, maybe a mini box of Godiva chocolates or some such that will be sure to tease. For a late-night indulgence, place strawberries and whipped cream on a small tray next to the bed.