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We may not necessarily associate home design with intimacy. That would be a mistake, however!
Home design can influence us both subtly and more overtly in all kinds of ways!
When designing a bedroom for optimal intimacy, there are a number of tips and tricks that you can try.
Whether you want a luxurious space or something more relaxed, it should ultimately be your shared vision and one that works for both of you to improve intimacy.
This article will give you a good start though and should serve as a springboard to get your own creative juices flowing.
So, read on to learn more!
Intimacy and Design 101
How you design your bedroom can play a big role in how you feel. Intimacy, after all, is very much about feelings, so it’s important that both of you feel comfortable, safe, and very at home so you can get intimate.
It’s best if you discuss your design plans together so that you both end up with something that works for you.
It may very well take a lot of compromising, but it’s much better than ending up with one partner unhappy about the design down the road.
Intimacy can be a tricky and complicated thing. If you’re having trouble, don’t worry—you’re definitely not the only one!
But if you would like some expert guidance, you may want to consider the helpful online resources offered by BetterHelp: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/intimacy/
5 Romantic Bedroom Ideas
Here are five-bedroom design ideas to help boost the romance and intimacy in your life!
Don’t Forget About Your Bed
Every bedroom has a bed, so it can easily become an afterthought!
Seeing as the bed is usually where we are most intimate, however, it is not something that you should forget about.
You’ll want a bed that is comfortable for both of you. That’s the bare minimum. After that, you can think about design ideas.
A four-poster bed is a classic design that can help add luxury and puts immediate focus on the bed in the room.
Adding a canopy will further the romantic effect.
Add Sensuous Colors
It can be Valentine’s Day every day in your bedroom if you add sensuous colors like red and black.
While red can be a tricky color to nail down for a bedroom, it can definitely work.
Red isn’t the only romantic color, of course. Any shades that you both like are a nice idea to add some color and a more intimate feel.
Soothing blue tones can also be a great pick, for example.
Lighting Is Everything
Having optimal lighting in the bedroom makes getting intimate much easier.
If you can tone things down or turn things up with ease—even with your smartphone—then it will help you quickly set the mood.
The best kind of lighting for romantic purposes is dimmable lighting. This way you can set the exact amount of light you like.
You can also have fun experimenting with colored lighting, which has become more affordable in recent years.
Privacy Is Key
Depending on how your bedroom and property is situated, your neighbors may have a view of your room.
Some people also just won’t feel fully comfortable unless the room feels fully private.
So, to this end, a sophisticated set of drapes or curtains are key to helping ensure that your intimacy remains private while also adding a touch of luxury.
Art is subjective—de gustibus non est disputandum (“In matters of taste there can be no disputes”)—so you may not be able to get your partner on board with this one.
Ideally, though, your bedroom is just for you two, and some classy erotic art may help increase the romantic and intimate vibe.
There are so many ways that our homes play into our day-to-day well-being. And to thrive as an adult, some degree of intimacy is necessary.
Paying careful attention to the design of your bedroom can help boost the romance in your life and make your bedroom your new favorite place to be!