Decorating your bedroom to look like a romantic castle is perfect for newlyweds or simply those who want to put some romance and sizzle back into their lives. A castle-style bedroom will make you feel pampered and as if you are living in a fairy-tale dream world. Accomplishing this look is not difficult with the wide variety of decor and bedding available. A few guidelines will help you transform your bedroom into a place fit for a regal Prince Charming and his lady love.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Bed canopy
- Fainting couch or love seat
- Wrought iron or dark, carved wood furniture
- Opulent paint colours or textured wallpaper
- Romantic lighting
- Throw pillows
Choose your bedding and draperies with elegance and majesty in mind. Luxurious, textured fabrics, such as brocade, velvet and silk will give the room a medieval look.
Select a canopy for your bed. You can use netting, sheer fabrics or heavy, rich materials that coordinate with your draperies and bedding. If you do not have a four-poster bed, you can purchase canopies that attach to the ceiling area via curtain rods, a J-ring or a coronet canopy.
Strive for a medieval, Gothic or Renaissance look in your bedroom. Invest in an old-fashioned fainting couch, a love seat or upholster a window seat area to overlook a beautiful garden or landscaped area.
Use wrought iron or dark, ornately carved wood for your bed frame or in your smaller furnishings, such as the dresser, nightstands or vanity. This will give your room a genteel appearance and enhance the look of a castle setting.
Paint your walls using an opulent neutral colour or use a silver, bronze or gold shade. Alternatively, use a textured wallpaper to give the room an aristocratic look.
Incorporate romantic dimmer switches, electric candelabras or wall sconces that give the appearance of candlelight.
Use many romantic-looking pillows to coordinate with your fainting couch and bed. Lace, tassels, beading and embroidered pillows will give your bed a sumptuous style.
Use rugs in coordinating colours with medallions, fleur de lis or other majestic designs in the pattern.
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