Creating a Romantic Room
Romantic decorating is all about creating a space that feels both safe and thrilling. You want your partner to be comfortable and able to relax, but you also donít want them to fall asleep. There are a number of decorative elements which you can engage in order to accomplish this task.
Lighting: Illumination is a vital tool when trying to create a romantic atmosphere. The way the light shines on the space will have a profound effect on how people will view and react to it. In general you want to avoid harsh direct lighting, and opt instead for soft ambient fixtures that will create a gentle flickering glow. This can be done through the use of candles, string lights, globe lanterns, and other soft novelty fixtures.
Colors: Red is generally recognized as the color of love. However you donít want to go crazy completely washing the space in bright red colors that will be harsh and glaring. Rather use these hues as accent points which can contrast in powerful ways with the lighter more subdued colors surrounding them.
Textures: Decorating is about more than just how things look, it is also important to consider how they feel to the touch. In a decorative setting you want to emphasize textures which are either soft, or smooth. Soft can include things such as plush velvet curtains, spongy rugs and cuddly pillows, all of which will make the space feel cozier. Smooth textures such as soft silk and satin sheets or throws can create a languid luxurious feel.
Music: One of the quintessential elements of a romantic atmosphere is music. The right melody can allow you and your love to drift soft into a sweet dream. However you want to be careful that you donít choose tunes which are boring and sleepy. Rather you want to try and select music that will inspire both of you, and which plays to your individual tastes.
Aroma: You can complete the effect by using scented candles or incense sticks to fill the air with enticing scents. There are a wide variety of aromas which you can choose. Here too you want to follow the tastes of both you and your beloved, as scent is a very personal sensation and taste can vary from person to person.
This article is provided courtesy of the lovely and illuminated decorative onyx lamps which can be purchased from PebbleArt Inc. The article itself was written by interior artist and designer Joey Pebble.