By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine
Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day this week. But a romantic flair to warm up your home design may very well be in style year-round.
In fact, one-third of homeowners say they intended to renovate their master bedrooms to create a more romantic or intimate space, according to a 2015 survey of more than 1,500 homeowners conducted by Houzz, a remodeling website.
How do you achieve a more romantic style with your décor? Here are a few ideas.
1. Fluffy pillows
The more pillows on the bed, the better. Decorative pillows can add a softness to a room. Read tips from stager Audra Slinkey from the Home Staging Resource: How to Use Pillows in Staging
2. A lush Rug
A faux sheepskin rug under the bed may add a touch of luster to the flooring.
3. Whites and pastels
Softer colors can add a more romantic vibe. Pristine white mixed with soft pastels may add warmth to a bedroom. Try whites or pastel bedding and accessories up against a slightly darker wall color for just the right contrast.
Illuminate a space with the glows from a fireplace or candles.
Fresh flowers can spruce up any room in the house–and as an added bonus they often bring a pleasant scent too. Even small bouquets can still make a statement.
Add in more glam in the bathroom with a crystal chandelier that can reflect the light and bring a little sparkle.
7. Intimate outdoor spaces
You can get romantic with your landscaping outside too. Set a scene with a small table and chair set, greenery surrounding, and strung lights to create a cozy spot to unwind or dine.
Source: National Association of Realtors