3 Tips for Creating a Romantic Master Retreat
Everyone wants a romantic bedroom. With the sea of bedroom furnishing options, however, it can be confusing to choose the best bedroom furniture to create a relaxing and romantic master bedroom retreat. Follow the furniture shopping and decorating tips below to create the bedroom of your dreams.
Choose a Canopy Bed
Canopy beds add instant drama and romance to a bedroom. A canopy bed in a striking stain that reveals the knots of the wood beneath make the largest statement. White canopy beds are also another popular choice, especially if you're going for a beach cottage or shabby chic themed bedroom. But even the most inexpensive canopy bed can be made to look high-end and luxurious with the right choice of draping fabric. Generally, white linen curtains are the fabric of choice when choosing a canopy curtain. However, a rule of thumb is to choose a fabric in a color that contrasts against your bedposts for the highest impact.
Soften the Room with Upholstered furniture
Upholstered furniture seems to be the trend of the decade. With its soft lines, tufting and elegant fabric choices, upholstered furniture is a great addition to a romantic bedroom. An upholstered bench or trunk at the foot of the bed offers an elegant contrast against wooden beds. If choosing a canopy bed, the effect of a solid colored upholstered bench against the backdrop of white linen curtains and a dark wooden bed create an elegant and romantic retreat fit for a bed and breakfast.
Intrigue your Senses with Accessories
The easiest way to create a romantic atmosphere in the bedroom is to intrigue your senses. The senses that matter most in bedroom design are touch, smell and sight. Trigger your sense of smell by lighting candles that feature sensuous scents such as cinnamon, vanilla or lavender. The soft flickering light of the candles also triggers your sense of sight as well as providing mood lighting. Intrigue your sense of touch by adding soft textures throughout the room. A flokati or shag rug feels soft underfoot while providing a romantic element of style to the space. Finish off the look with the highest thread-count sheets you can afford to ensure your skin is welcomed by soft linens before bed.