Create a Headboard
The bed is the natural focus of any bedroom, and a plain mattress pushed from the wall rarely looks romantic. You shouldn’t have to head to a furniture store. Do-it-yourself headboards are pretty straight forward and inexpensive. Make your own upholstered headboard, or shop local flea markets and antique malls for something to mount behind your bed. Old iron fencing, carved or paneled doors, shutters and screens are good options.
Install Bed Hangings
Bed hangings are natural selections for romantic bedrooms. They add drama for your room and make your bed feel more intimate. In case your headboard is plainer than you would like, bed hangings redirect your eye. To have an inexpensive version, hang a few king-size sheets or inexpensive drapery panels from the curtain rod mounted behind your bed.
Hang a Chandelier
A chandelier is essential for romantic bedroom decorating. If you cannot wire a chandelier to your ceiling, convert it for plug use and hang up it directly over sleep like a swag lamp. Shop home-improvement stores for modest prices on new chandeliers, or search for an old one at local flea markets and thrift stores. Incorperate your own baubles and crystals to some plain one if necessary.
Set the atmosphere in your romantic bedroom by lighting candles. Candlelight may well be a romantic cliche, but that’s since it works. Everything looks better through the light of the flickering, mesmerizing flames. Search for vintage candelabra and wall sconces at antique malls, thrift stores and local flea markets and use them with tall tapered candles.
Perfume your romantic bedroom using the delicate scent of flowers. For less than the cost of a fast-food lunch, you can purchase fresh flowers at the grocery store. Purchase a bundle every week and place them in a favorite vase in your bedside table.
Whether you hang a chandelier, add dimmer switches to any or all your bedroom lighting. Purchase them at any hardware store. They’re cheap and simple to install. Nothing says romance like soft lighting.
Romantic bedrooms have comfortable beds with attractive bedding. There’s nothing like sliding between cool, crisp sheets. Make certain yours are clean and ironed. Buy brand new ones if necessary, and buy the highest thread-count you can afford. It’s better to get one good set than three cheap ones.
Replace squashed, musty-smelling pillows, and toss that ugly bedspread in support of an inexpensive cotton coverlet. You can buy that pricey bedding set of your dreams later, but don’t accept something unappealing until then.