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 ways to punch up the sizzle in your bedroom (ok, I am just talking decorating here, folks…) without leaving your bank account fried!

1. Paint your room a rich, luxurious color to comfort and calm. A $10 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 HGTV.

Decorating bedrooms


2. 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 ‘The Decorista‘.

Decorating romantic bedrooms


3. Bring scent into your room with potpourri, incense, 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. Photo by ‘Woman’s Day‘.

Bedroom potpourri


4. 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!)

5. Move things around! Just a new view on the room can give you both the feeling you are on vacation in some fabulous hotel…if only for a little while!

6. Try a DIY home decorating project like our contemporary upholstered headboard. Learn to paint a fabulous piece of art, sew some curtains or a new duvet, or just clear out the clutter. Putting some of yourself in your bedroom decorating can be the most romantic plan of all! Photo by ‘House to Home‘.

Romantic decorating ideas


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 inspiration!




This bedroom centers around a hand painted sign from SugarBoo Designs





Pretty bedroom idea on a budget from ‘Raising Up Rubies‘!



Photo from ‘Houzz‘.

Romantic bedroom decorating

Image Credits: Houzz, HGTV, The Decorista, Womans Day, House to Home, BHG, Raising Up Rubies



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  1. Robin Roberts January 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    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

  2. Linda Shipes January 28, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    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

    1. chris March 19, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Bed Bath and Beyond, I got mine on clearance so im not sure if they have it in store anymore.

    2. SK Bane July 24, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Me too I LOVE it!!!!

  3. Alix May 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I don’t know of any can of paint that costs $10 and will cover an entire bedroom. Could you please elaborate on that?

    1. Kathy Woodard July 9, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      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!

    2. Carla September 17, 2016 at 12:57 am

      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!

    3. Allie December 8, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Even shopping the oops paint section it will cost $50 or more to paint a room.

  4. Luci Lewis July 8, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Do you know where I can purchase the green shabby chic bedding with the rose accent pillows?

    1. Kathy Woodard July 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      I’m sorry, we don’t! Can anyone help Luci?

    2. Janice September 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Have you looked at Target. They have some pretty shabby chic designs.

  5. Teresa Gibbs November 29, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Where did you find the off white quilt with shams? Beautiful! I want the set!!

    1. Teresa Gibbs November 29, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      I’m referring to the one with the pink bed skirt.

    2. Kathy Woodard June 21, 2016 at 7:13 am

      I’m sorry, it’s not our project… Sorry we couldn’t help!

  6. Carol crysler December 18, 2015 at 4:33 am

    I love the black floral area rug. Can anyone give me any info such as where to get it.

    1. Kathy Woodard June 21, 2016 at 7:03 am

      I’m sorry, it’s not our project… Sorry we couldn’t be more help!

  7. Leslie February 28, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I was wondering where I could find the white bed in the third picture? It is gorgeous! Thank you!

    1. Kathy Woodard June 21, 2016 at 7:01 am

      I’m sorry, it’s not our project so we have no idea… Sorry we couldn’t be more help!

  8. Wendybird425 March 25, 2016 at 6:35 am

    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.

    1. Karen Ann September 16, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      The designer’s name is Rachel Ashwell. She also has a book on her work.

  9. Mandy April 12, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I love the DIY canopy idea! I never would’ve thought of that and I have ALWAYS wanted a canopy bed. Smart!!

  10. Christina June 11, 2016 at 10:52 am


    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!
    Thank you!

    1. Kathy Woodard June 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      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!

  11. Tiffanie July 16, 2016 at 8:59 am

    How do you make the second canopy bed with rods hanging from the ceiling

    1. Kathy Woodard September 8, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      We believe those are just rod pocket curtain rods, hung on the ceiling, then the fabric just has ribbon ties to hold them on.


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