So, first off let’s clear some common misconceptions about ‘romance’ in interior design – it’s not exactly going full blown red a la Valentine’s Day décor, and neither is it imbuing pink frills and everything frou-frou and completely extra in your spaces.
A truly romantic interior design can use any style and make it highly appealing to the senses by using beautiful materials, harmony, creative materials and mood lighting. So now that that’s cleared up, let’s take a look at 5 ways you can imbue some romance in your interior designs.
1. Soft color palates
Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be bold and splashy to create a romantic ambiance. In fact, it’s the complete opposite – you need to select a soft, floaty color scheme to appeal to your senses in order to create true romance in your ambiance. Think: champagne, woods, beige, browns, coppers, greys and more.
2. Go for vintage
There’s just something about vintage inspired accessories and furniture objects that never fails to make a space visually romantic. Even when you’re working with a modern or contemporary style interior design, you can still incorporate some of these features in the form of stylishly copper tinted pendent lights or trendy, retro barstools.
3. With a glamorous touch
Another great way to bring some romance in your interior designs is by imbuing a glamorous touch in them. You can do so by choosing sumptuous fabrics like velvet and suede, or by creating artfully messy throw pillow arrangements on top of your furniture. You can even experiment with contrasting textures and go for some classy mood lighting to set up the whole ambiance.
4. Clutter is the best
While frilly edges and lace patterns may be one side of the romantic aspect in spaces, you can do a complete three-sixty and introduce a glam vibe in your modern, edgy interiors as well. The thumb rule is always basically the same no matter what the style: you need a certain amount of visual clutter to make it seem romantic. So be it through accessories, plush area rugs or even clothes, you can have your way at it.
5. Cozy and relaxing
Lastly, you can create sensory romance in your interior designs by emulating a sense of gentle coziness. You need to think plush, snug and creatively lit when you’re designing such spaces. this small bedroom with the gauzy curtains, beautiful accessories, the vintage floor lamp and clusters of throw pillows is the perfect example!