Set the Mood: How To Design a Romantic Bedroom

Set the Mood: How To Design a Romantic Bedroom

Nancy Mitchell
Feb 21, 2017
(Image credit: Main Street Stockholm)

If you've been watching closely, this isn't the first time I've written about romantic bedrooms. But this time, the focus isn't so much on spaces that look romantic as on spaces that feel romantic. Each of these bedrooms is clean, lovely, modern, and just a touch luxurious—not frilly, but with a certain something that makes you linger. All of these rooms have enough texture, enough scope for the imagination to draw you in, but also a restful simplicity that invites you to stay. What's more romantic than that?

Above: Between the piled-high pillows and the attractively rumpled comforter, this bright, minimal space from Main Street Stockholm looks like a place I'd like to stay for a while.

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Grey walls and clean white linens make for an inviting bedroom in this space from Dwell.

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All white can be very airy and romantic, especially with details like these. Image from The Style Files.

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Dark curtains add a touch of drama—and privacy—to a room from Twig Hutchison.

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There's something about canopy beds, even the very modern variety, that's just so romantic. A fluffy blanket contributes to the look in this room from The Huffington Post.

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Dark colors set the mood in a bedroom from Residence Magazine.

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A lovely, bright space with touches of gold, from Homes to Love.

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Dark walls and dusty pink are a perfect combo in this bedroom from Adore Magazine.

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This space from My Domaine is traditional without being stuffy. The antique pieces add a certain richness and depth, while white walls and tall ceilings make the room airy and inviting.

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Plentiful curtains add a dreamy feel to this room from Anna Church.

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More dusty pink, set off beautifully by black walls in a room from We Are Scout. One way to get a rich, romantic, inviting look is by playing with textures: the velvet and linen seen here are especially luxurious together.

(Image credit: Entrance Makleri)

An all-white room, with a few dark accents, spotted on Entrance Makleri.

(Image credit: Elle Denmark)

Gray on gray on gray in a room from Elle Denmark, via Nordic Design. The varied textures add warmth and depth.

(Image credit: Megan Morton)

Black on black on black makes for a dark, dreamy space in this photo from Megan Morton.

(Image credit: Coco Lapine Design)

A bright, relaxing space with just a few accents for drama, from Coco Lapine Design.

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The tufted headboard and linen bedding are comfortable: the all-gray palette is soothing and relaxing. (And the two duvets are just plain practical.) Image from Stylizmo.

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Okay, so we can't all live in a garret with dramatic beams soaring overhead, but it's certainly romantic. Image from Residence Style.

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Dark walls make a well-dressed bed, piled high with snowy white linens, even more inviting. Image from Entrance.

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In this space from Fantastic Frank, abundant light, cozy linens, and dramatic drapery invite you to stay.

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