Creating a Romantic Interior

When out chasing "the dream," life moves at a fast pace; therefore, we like to create balance with a romantic, calming home. The basic elements of design including shape and color can dictate the mood of a home. By simply aligning the elements of design, decor, and lighting, small changes in the home can create a large impact.

Romantic Decor Ideas:

  • Purchase Fresh Flowers: We try to make a habit of picking up our favorite flowers when shopping for the week's groceries. Flowers add an element of life and romance to the home.
  • Light Candles: In the evening, it is nice to light a few candles and turn on calming music before preparing to cook dinner.
  • Incorporate Soft Colors: Muted colors in the home promote a sedated environment. The colors could be incorporated through the paint on the walls, hue of the furniture, or smaller accessories.
  • Feature Furniture with Curves and Soft Shapes: Curves represent sensuality and softness. A great example of furniture embracing curves is the demilune console table.
  • Splurge on Lighting: Lighting has a profound impact on the psychological effect of the interior. To achieve a romantic decorative aesthetic, light fixtures such as a chandelier can create a serene mood. Also, installing a dimmer switch allows the ability to dim the lights to create more intimate and calming lighting.
  • Use Mirrors: Mirrors reflect and enhance the lighting in the space.

How do you bring a touch of romance into your home?

(Image: Erin Martin Design)

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Marcia is an interior, portrait, and travel photographer and has photographed over 50 homes of creatives. Her photographic style is capturing her subject in the most natural state and creating an emotional response.