How to decorate a romantic hotel room

Updated April 17, 2017

Every couple needs time alone together. Daily life with all its ups and downs can be stressful on a relationship. Throw in kids and work stress for a distracting recipe that affects even the most loving couple. Revitalise love with a romantic hotel room getaway. Decorate the romantic hotel room with special touches that set the mood and help reconnect you with the one you love.

Arrive at the hotel alone at least a couple of hours before your spouse. Check that the room has all the basic needs like soap, toilet paper and towels stocked well. Having to call up the maid for toilet paper in the middle of a romantic evening will dampen the mood. Lay out all the items for decorating on the desk or a table. This way they are in sight as you decorate and nothing will be forgotten.

Place several arrangements of roses into the vases and set the vases about the room in the desired areas. A single rose in a bud vase will also look nice. Next, place the mirrors around the room. Set a romantic candle on each one, but don't light them yet. If desired, place a few of the vases of roses on or in front of mirrors for a beautiful effect.

Create a romantic table setting. Most hotel rooms have a small dining table. If the room does not have a table, spread a silk scarf or a large lace doily on a dresser. Add a heart-shaped basket or small tray of chocolate-covered strawberries and an ice bucket with a bottle of chilled wine. Scatter a few chocolate candy kisses across the surface of the table among the other items. Small delicate saucers and two wine glasses complete this table for romance.

Scatter rose petals and paper heart cutouts along the floor, on the bed and in the bathroom around the tub. If desired, add scented candles to the bathroom scene as well.

Transform a corner of the room into a mini massage area. This is especially nice in front of a fireplace, if the room has one. Place the oversized pillows on the floor for comfort. Arrange a few bottles of massage creams and oils close by. Scatter the area with more rose petals.

Drape silk scarves over the lamps to complete the romantic hotel room with a soft glow of light.


Consider any special interests or preferences of your spouse when choosing how to decorate. Some hotels offer romantic packages that include decorating for you.


Light candles just as needed. Do not allow them to burn while you are sleeping or out of the room.

Things You'll Need

  • Scented candles
  • Mini oval mirrors
  • Heart-shaped basket
  • Paper heart cut outs
  • Chocolate kisses
  • Roses
  • Flower vases
  • Rose petals
  • Wine
  • Two long-stem wine glasses
  • Massage lotions and oils
  • Oversized pillows
  • Thin silk scarves
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Connie Whiting has been a professional writer since 1999. She is published in Red Rock Press Anthologies and "Legacy" magazine. She is also an experienced food column writer. Past positions include certified dental assistant and virtual assistant for “Your Invisible Assistant” a service focused on travel arrangements and media writing. Currently, Connie writes for Demand Studios while pursuing an Associate of Arts.