Boudoir Bedroom Ideas

Written by tanya khan
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Boudoir Bedroom Ideas
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Blend femininity and elegance with sophistication, sensuality and seduction when creating a boudoir-style bedroom. Mix traditional characteristics with modern features to create a calming yet seductive space. Use opulent and romantic furniture, wall hangings, extravagant lighting, silk, satin or muslin drapery, decorations and accent pieces to create the perfect boudoir. Every item in the room should arouse the senses.

Moulin Rouge Theme

Select a theme for the boudoir bedroom and decorate accordingly. Step back in the Bohemian elegance rich with antique furnishings, sensual fabrics and detailed embellishments. Dress windows with fancy brocades and thick swagging to accentuate this scarlet-themed room. Paste rich wallpaper on all walls of the room to give it an opulent appearance. Upholster a chaise in an opulent fabric that blends with the theme and place two oversized Baroque or French chairs nearby. Spread satin or silk sheets and a bed cover on the bed and an identical skirting. Place a plush carpet in front of the bed, along with plenty of silk or muslin floor cushions. Replace ordinary lighting with fancy chandeliers or lamps with crystal-beaded shades. Mount family portraits in wide, deep gold frames and hang strategically on walls. Place scented candles on decorative wall sconces to add to the appearance.

Modern Day Theme

Consider a contemporary black-and-white-themed bedroom with shades of traditional scarlet to create a naughty boudoir. Use a silk or muslin black-and-white bedspread with red velvet pillows and cushions for contrast. Pad the walls to add to the theme. Spread a faux leopard fur or snakeskin carpet in front of the bed and a strategically placed shag pile carpet. Use contemporary cartoon-shaped furniture with lots of curves and soft angles in the bedroom, and replace lighting with neon tube lights. Decorate walls with pictures of romantic scenes framed in red-painted wood.


A boudoir bedroom is meant to relax you, uplift your mood and spirit and make you feel beautiful, which is why creating the appropriate ambience is vital. This bedroom should delight and arouse all five senses. Attach a dimmer switch to each chandelier and cover other sources of lighting, such as lampshades, with scented netting to provide indirect, dappled light. Use rich, luxurious fabrics that arouse your sense of touch, such as silk, muslin and velvet. Place at least one portrait of yourself in seductive clothing in the room. Hang it on a focal wall and install a gallery light under it for subtle illumination. Use scented candles, fragrant oils, natural flowers or incense sticks to appease the sense of smell. Play soothing yet seductive instrumental music in the room, or place an interior water feature.

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