When decorating a bedroom in a romantic style, sometimes the room's small size can be an asset instead of a liability. Small bedrooms just seem to naturally have a more romantic look and feel to them as compared to larger bedrooms. While larger bedrooms seem to have a tendency to feel large, cold and cavernous, a smaller bedroom seems to have built-in intimacy and charm. Because of this fact, most people find it easier to create romantic small bedrooms. If you're ready to give your small bedroom a romantic makeover, here are some great decorating ideas to help get you started.
Visually Enhancing Smaller Spaces
Most people seem to have a natural tendency to use light colors in a small bedroom, in order to make the room seem larger. However, many decorating techniques for small romantic bedrooms actually make use of a darker color palette. Although darker shades do tend to make a small room look just a bit smaller, they can also be useful for further enhancing the intimacy of a room. Rich dark shades such as burgundy, chocolate brown or even black can add a dramatically romantic look to the room. Richly colored and opulent fabrics are also great bedroom additions if you are striving for a romantic look. However, it often works best to use fabrics in solid shades or small patterns, to avoid overpowering a small room with larger designs. By using this technique you'll be able to utilize the darker shades you love, while still preventing the room from appearing to be overly small.
Dramatic and Romantic Art
Decorating with romantic art is also a great way to add a luxurious touch to a small bedroom. However, in most cases you'll achieve the most dramatic look by decorating with only one or two larger pieces, as opposed to using many smaller art pieces. Using numerous knick knacks, wall prints, or artwork in a small bedroom can create a cluttered look, which will make the room seem smaller as well as detract from the overall romantic atmosphere you are trying to create. Instead, choose one large art print or perhaps a table statue to add a dramatic but simplistic look to the room. Although some people naturally think of frilly details when they think of romantic decorating styles, clean simple lines with an emphasis on opulent colors and textures can actually create a better look.
Romantic Lighting Options to Help Set the Mood
Since no romantic bedroom is complete without candlelight, add at least one candle arrangement to the room. Arranging several fat candles of varying heights on a mirrored candle plate can add a reflective look of romance. Or, try hanging a pair of candle sconces on the wall on either side of the headboard of the bed to add shimmering light. You can even add romantic mood options to your overhead light fixture by installing a dimmer switch. Displaying a small table lamp with a decorative shade on the nightstand can also add a nice ambiance to the room.
This article was written by Alyssa Davis of Metal-Wall-Art.com who specializes in creating stylish interiors with beautiful metal art and bicycle metal wall decor.
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