Transforming your bedroom into a romantic escape is important for keeping the spark alive in your marriage. Honestly, your husband may or may not care if you take time to beef up the romantic level of the boudoir, but he will notice your effort. Your bedroom should be your retreat at the end of every day. Here are a few ways to give your bedroom a high score on the romantic scale.
Having the bed piled with laundry and a dresser full of everything that doesn't fit in your purse will send the wrong message. Make sure all the surfaces including the floor are cleared of any clutter. You want to walk into your bedroom and think romantic thoughts and not how much work you need to do just to uncover the bed.
After you have cleared a place on your bedside tables and dresser, place candles around the room. They are great for mood lighting, and they come in so many amazing scents. Chose a sensual scent to fire up the romance. Lavender is not one of those smells. It will put you to sleep. I learned that the hard way.
There is nothing better than slipping into soft clean sheets at the end of a long day. It relaxes the body and soothes the soul. Have you tried satin sheets? You can slide over to your spouse for some cuddle time, or you can run and jump on the bed. Whoever slides all the way across the bed wins. Okay, that might not be the most romantic thing, but it might be fun. Oh, and make sure you exfoliate those elbows and feet before getting into satin sheets. Any rough skin sticks to the sheets like Velcro. Awkward!
Turn Off the TV
One of the biggest romance killers in the bedroom is the TV. It distracts you for one another, and by the time you turn it off you both are ready to sleep. Keep the TV off for maximum love time.
Remove Family Pictures
You don't want a picture of dear old Mom on the bedside table while you make out with your spouse. Keep pictures of the kids, your parents, and any other family members in other rooms of your house. Place pictures of your wedding, vacations, and fun events that you experienced with your favorite person (this should be your spouse).
Think Warm Colors
Have you noticed that every house has at least one room that is painted poop brown. That is not the warm color I'm talking about. Decorate you boudoir with welcoming coloring like rich purples, blues, or reds. You don't have to paint the walls dark. Add a plush duvet instead. Hang lush black out curtains so you can set the mood, no matter what time of day it happens to be. Accent pillows should be fluffy and invite you onto the bed. You get the picture.
Lock the Door
Once the little ones start walking, it's a good idea to put a lock on the door. You don't want to answer questions about the "game" you were playing last night. It's more romantic to focus on your spouse than wonder who might come through the bedroom door.
Don't wait until every room in the house is decorated before you tackle the master bedroom. Make your room a priority, and make it a romantic escape to retreat to at the end of a long day.