Use these romantic home decor ideas to create a home you love and love to share using color, furniture, texture, lighting and accent pieces.
Valentine’s Day is a day set aside that’s full of love and hearts. But you don’t have to limit yourself to just this one day or just the boudoir.
Instead, add an amorous touch to every room of your home with these must-know romantic home decor ideas.
What Makes Romantic Home Decor
It’s true that Valentine’s Day elicits emotions of amour for the one(s) you love. But February isn’t the only month for love.
That’s just the starting point.
What if I told you that you could bring this amorous feeling into all of your living and loving spaces around your home all year long?
The essence of romantic home decor is that it evokes a love for every room of your home and provides a welcoming haven for rest and relaxation throughout the year.
Best of all, it’s easy to assimilate this style into any home design. Here’s how:
Romantic home decor embraces shades of color that best expresses your love and passion for life.
The hues you choose should arouse feelings of comfort and beauty.
Certainly, bright red and vibrant jewel colors are not off limits and can be used just as easily as muted, soft pastels and neutrals.
Just like the love of our life has many facets, so too does romantic home decor.
This style encourages the use of a variety of fabrics, surface types and finishes that offers dimension as well as an appearance of quality throughout your home.
Consider mix and matching the following:
- Egyptian cotton
- faux fur
- aged wood
Decorating Tip: When you mix and match these options as part of your overall home design, you will also elevate the overall experience of each room as distinctive and memorable.
You won’t find garish, gaudy or tacky accents in a romantic-styled home.
Instead, opt for refined and tastefully designed art and furniture to be enjoyed throughout the seasons.
And, speaking of bedrooms: when you go to decorate your boudoir be choosy with your accessories. Think soft and inviting linens, coverlets and throws that will enhance you and your loved one’s mood and restful bliss.
Feel free to accessorize with some bling, too. Think pops of metallic, silver and golds, mirrors, and reflective surfaces like mercury glass. These all give the impression of luxury and richness.
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When it comes to romance, flowers and anything floral is a must. Flowers soften hard lines and surfaces and adds a resplendent elegance to any room.
You definitely can’t go wrong with the real deal, dried, silk and bright bold prints.
Start by including a festive floral wreath at the entrance of your home to welcome one and all.
Then add floral accents throughout your home for instant color and natural beauty.
Finally, think bold and beautiful with accents of floral prints with the use of wallpaper and/or well-appointed art prints.
Nothing sets the mood faster than lighting. You can go all out with a host of candles, a bevy of string lights or luxurious light fixtures that add just the right ambiance to any moment.
Think simple in execution but with plenty of wow factor.
And, go for quality over quantity.
When you desire a romantic home vibe, shoot for comfort whenever possible.
Graceful curves, overstuffed chairs, soft microfibers and rich, indulgent leathers all add to the overall ambience and romantic feel of each room.
Include furniture ensembles that allow for stretching out, napping and snuggling, as well as surfaces that can take years of use and will age gracefully.
As you can see, romantic home decor is not only a frame of mind but also a framework for indulgent living and loving.
So use these ideas and tips as a springboard toward making your home one you’ll love to live (and love) in for years to come.
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