How to decorate a room for a romantic night

A romantic night at home doesn't have to be spent in the same old, dreary room. You can change the most ordinary room into a romantic retreat. Romantic touches are easy to add to room environments, creating a sensual escape from reality. Use items you already have in your home, or scour craft and decorating stores for ideas.

Light candles to a room to create a soft ambience. Candles come in various sizes with different fragrances. Choose candles in different heights; group odd numbers of candles together for visual interest. Pick candles with an exotic fragrance such as jasmine or honeysuckle. Place candles on decorative trays for a romantic focal point.

Add special linens to the room. Silk linens are especially romantic, with a soft feel and touch. Satin linens are a luxurious touch for a romantic room and priced within reach for most people. Crisp cotton linens also work well in a romantic room. Choose cotton sheets and pillowcases with lace detailed edging and trim. Add a cashmere soft blanket for a beautiful counterpoint to crisp cotton.

Decorate using flowers throughout the room to interject some colour and greenery. Choose lush pink or white roses and fill a bowl with the blooms. For a more contemporary look, opt for pink tulips set in a metallic vase. Silk flowers are a great alternative to fresh flowers and will last longer.

Place a soft, fabric throw on furniture or bedding to add texture and comfort. Choose a throw knit from soft yarns or pick a fabric throw made from elegant silk. Faux fur throws also make great accents for creating a sense of romance and sensuality in a room.

Add some small mirrors throughout the room to reflect light. Use mirrors as trays to hold candles or vases.

Things You'll Need

  • Candles
  • Linens
  • Flowers
  • Throws
  • Mirrors
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Valery Elias has been writing professionally since 2009. Her work has appeared in the "Savannah Business Journal," and she has experience as an independent secretarial contractor, proofreader and executive sales assistant for Fortune 500 companies. Elias has a Bachelor of Arts in English and American literature from the University of South Florida-Tampa.