The stress in our day to day should remind us to take a little time to nurture the romance in our lives. Don’t confine the romance in your life to just that one day, however. Create a romantic bedroom space! This can seem to be a daunting task if you’re on a tight budget. Never fear, here are some great ideas to punch up the sizzle in your bedroom (ok, I am just talking decor here, folks…) without leaving your bank account fried!
Romantic Bedroom Ideas & DIY Decor
Paint your room or just an accent wall, a rich, luxurious color to comfort and calm. A $20 can of paint can go far to upping the cozy factor in your bedroom! Hint: DON’T do this the day before a special day…or the smell will send any romance in the room right out the window! Photo by AVE Styles. Check out their master bedroom reveal.
Purchase several yards of a gauze or net fabric from your local fabric store, and make your own romantic canopy. Screw eye hooks into the ceiling at each corner of the bed, and draw the fabric through so that it drapes near the ground, overhead, then down again. Repeat on both sides of the bed. The same romance as a four poster, for just a few dollars! Or just add some romantic dust ruffles and shams! Photo from ‘HGTV‘.
Bring scent into your room with oils or candles. Try to pick a scent your spouse will enjoy also. Sandalwood, patchouli, and woody scents are all compatible for both sexes, and make a romantic bedroom a special space.
Add a few drops of your favorite perfume to your linens before making the bed…a sensual reminder of who inhabits it! (Remember, just a few drops, don’t overdo it!) Or make a DIY linen spray that becomes your signature scent. Try this easy how-to from ‘Clean & Scentsible‘.
Try Something New
Move things around! Just a new take on the room can give you both the feeling you are on vacation in some fabulous hotel…if only for a little while!
Try a DIY home decorating project. Learn how to make one of these ten easy DIY headboards. We love this DIY master bedroom makeover by ‘McKenna Bleu‘. Simple, and elegant!
Remember, you spend a large amount of time in your bedroom, take a little time to create a romantic bedroom haven for you and the one you love.
More romantic bedroom inspiration!
Love this white and blush master bedroom makeover by ‘The Pink Dream‘.
‘Angela Marie Made‘ used a dramatic paint color and lots of tone and texture to make this a place you want to spend your Sunday mornings!
We are in love with this farmhouse style master bedroom from ‘Home Made Lovely‘. Not too frilly, but definitely a romantic bedroom!
Now use these romantic bedroom ideas to makeover your sleeping space into a place you want to do more than just sleep! Also check out our posts on our DIY Storage Beds, Boho Bedroom reveal and Charming but Cheap Bedroom Decorating Ideas. Also check out DIY Rustic Headboards over at OhMeOhMy!
We are redecorating our bedroom. I love the brown bedroom. What color was used for that bedroom and are the accents/furnishings white or cream? I would appreciate your feedback. Thanks
Hi! I was wondering where to purchase the white shabby chic comforter with the pink roses on it, featured in one of your pictures above? Thank you kindly! Ms. Linda
Bed Bath and Beyond, I got mine on clearance so im not sure if they have it in store anymore.
Me too I LOVE it!!!!
I don’t know of any can of paint that costs $10 and will cover an entire bedroom. Could you please elaborate on that?
Well you got me there… sort of! First of all, if you shop the “oops” paints like we do, you can find a can for $10. But that having been said, this article was written several years ago, and yes, it has gotten more expensive! Still, even for $20… quite a decorating bargain!
Yes I remember Wal-Mart paint was around 12 or so…I get the “oops” paint too & if the colors aren’t perfect…you can mix them!
Even shopping the oops paint section it will cost $50 or more to paint a room.
Do you know where I can purchase the green shabby chic bedding with the rose accent pillows?
I’m sorry, we don’t! Can anyone help Luci?
Have you looked at Target. They have some pretty shabby chic designs.
Where did you find the off white quilt with shams? Beautiful! I want the set!!
I’m referring to the one with the pink bed skirt.
I’m sorry, it’s not our project… Sorry we couldn’t help!
I love the black floral area rug. Can anyone give me any info such as where to get it.
I’m sorry, it’s not our project… Sorry we couldn’t be more help!
I was wondering where I could find the white bed in the third picture? It is gorgeous! Thank you!
I’m sorry, it’s not our project so we have no idea… Sorry we couldn’t be more help!
Shabby Chic can be found at Target, but I had to order a discontinued fabric print from EBay. Shabby Chic has it’s original website from the designer but her bedding is out of my price range. I love the cool crispy Shabby Chic bedding from Target. It’s the same designer for half the cost. I don’t remember the designers name but the bedding is wonderful.
The designer’s name is Rachel Ashwell. She also has a book on her work.
I love the DIY canopy idea! I never would’ve thought of that and I have ALWAYS wanted a canopy bed. Smart!!
I love the ideas here! We just bought our first home and I’m in charge of making our bedroom gorgeous with a touch of sexy. We currently have deep gray walls and the floor is dark wood. What colors can make this room look beautiful, livable and sexy all the same time? I’m debating between getting a white, gray or black bedroom set. I’m open to being colorful as well. I love navy and purple.
Too many options so I really need help!
If the walls and floor are darker, I would definitely go for drama and make the bed pop with white! That can be very romantic,think fluffy white comforter (a comforter cover makes it easy to clean) and lot of white pillows… Would look gorg against those dark floors and gray walls! Don’t forget some texture for the sense of touch like a soft, fuzzy throw blanket, and perhaps a pop of metallic accent pieces on an end table… Hope that helps!
How do you make the second canopy bed with rods hanging from the ceiling
We believe those are just rod pocket curtain rods, hung on the ceiling, then the fabric just has ribbon ties to hold them on.