If you have finally decided to put your creative cells to some use and spend a romantic date night with your partner indoors, decorating your bedroom for the special occasion is one of the first and main things to plan for. There is not much to worry about, as with just a little preparation and few essential items, you can change your bedroom into the perfect romantic hangout spot.
We have listed six very easy tips on how to decorate a bedroom for a date night, and by following them, you are sure to enjoy the warm and cozy comfort of your room while spending some quality romantic time with your partner.
What You’ll Need
Here are few things that can make your creative decoration journey a lot easier:
String/ Fairy lights
Romantic Wall Hanging
Romantic Duvet Cover Set
How to Decorate a Bedroom for a Romantic Night in 6 Steps
Tip 1: Basic browsing on the internet for inspiration.
If you have just sat down with the thought of decorating your bedroom for a romantic night with no ideas in your head whatsoever, you need some inspiration. Several factors come into play here, from what your room looks like right now to what you and your partner consider romantic.
The internet is a great place to get your creative juices flowing with hundreds of ideas available on Pinterest. A quick search will give you a sense of what type of vibe you want to create.
If this is not a surprise, do try to include your partner in the discussion because only filling the room with your ‘sense of romantic’ does not sound very romantic if you think about it.
Tip 2: Making a rough plan based on inspiration.
Once you have ample inspiration for what changes you can apply to YOUR room given its size, arrangement of furniture, and other details like colors, etc., you can now draw out, very roughly (we understand you are not an interior designer) any changes you want to make in the layout of your room.
If the drawing doesn’t apply to your plan, even just jotting down the changes you have planned will help you visualize what you want to achieve. This could include planning which wall you want the picture of you and your partner to go on or whether it would be better to move the bed to the opposite end. It’s okay if you have to crumple and throw away the first few papers. This is all about getting you into a creative mood so your mind can start thinking of all the possibilities.
Tip 3: Money matters – budgeting your creative endeavor
When it comes to decorating your bedroom for a romantic night, money matters can be very subjective. You can spend little to nothing by simply rearranging stuff you already have, adorning the top of your bed with a blush-pink bedsheet, and filling a vase with freshly plucked roses from your garden.
Alternatively, you can get a little fancy and buy some fairy lights, lavender-scented candles, and an intimate wall hanging. If you plan to get any new items, it is best to make a list and see how much you can spend on each item. We’d recommend a one-time investment in romantic decoration essentials that you can use again – assuming you’d like to plan more romantic nights with your partner in the future, of course.
Tip 4: Sprucing up the focal point: your bed
The bed is the focal point of any BED room, and when decorating your bedroom for a romantic night, it needs extra attention! The first important thing to consider is its position in the room. We suggest you place it against a wall that doesn’t have any doors, windows, and other pieces of furniture to center it in your room.
Next, think about the bed sheet, covers, and pillows. You need to ensure they are both romantic and comfortable. After all, this is where you’ll be cozying up with your partner. Therefore, look at what colors work for you, and your partner; what material do you want the bedding to be – silk or cotton (we recommend cotton as it’s more comfortable), and will you be using blankets, comforter, or a duvet?
Tip 5: Setting the mood with lighting.
This is one of the most important aspects of decorating a bedroom for a romantic night. Romantic lighting is usually soft and subtle with shades of pastel. You and your partner may have some unconventional ideas of ‘romantic’ – feel free to experiment. Our recommendations are as follows:
- Paint the insides of your lampshades pink – it makes for the softest, most romantic glow.
- Consider using scented candles of your favorite fragrance.
- Use string/fairy lights to drape across your bed’s headboard.
- As a rule of thumb, avoid bright overhead lighting.
Tip 6: Adorning the bare walls with some romantic wall hangings.
If you feel up to it and have the budget, we highly recommend getting a wall hanging that would speak to you and your partner on a sentimental level. Even if you choose only one or two pieces to hang, they can make a huge difference in your room. The wall hanging could really be anything; here are some ideas to get you thinking:
- Travel posters of places you two have been to.
- A photo frame
- Cozy Tapestries.
- Enlarged framed love letter.
- Abstract art
- Concert posters of sentimental value to you and your partner.
Our Final Thoughts
Given how more people are stuck at home due to the pandemic, date nights at home are becoming increasingly popular. They can promise the ultimate comfort and intimacy that public space can never provide. We hope that our six tips on how to decorate a bedroom for a romantic date night help you plan your own with your partner. Even if you slip up in a couple of places, it will still make for a memorable experience!