Who said Romance is Dead !

With St. Valentines Day fast approaching I thought it would be great to look at romantic interiors to give you some inspiration on how you could add some romantic touches to your home. Romantic interiors can be elegant and glamourous, cosy and whimsical or dark and sultry. Cupid himself would be impressed with these romantic interiors.

Romantic Soft Florals.

Soft elegant florals can look so pretty in any room and the elegance of their intricate floral detailing give a soft romantic mood to your room. You can either wallpaper your full room or opt for a feature wall. Add soft silks or rich velvets to enhance the overall scheme.

Romantic Florals from Pinterest

Romantic Florals from Pinterest

Dark and Sultry

If soft and feminine isn’t really your vibe you could consider going dark and sultry for a dramatic look. When working with darker interiors it’s important to layer your scheme with different textures to ensure you add depth and interest. Soft ambient lighting is also very important here.

Dark and Sultry from Pinterest

Dark and Sultry from Pinterest

Blush Pinks

Subtle dusky pinks and rose hues are a soft way to ass some romance to your room. Think full length silk curtains for that feeling or opulence mixed with layers of soft velvet upholstery to create an inviting romantic setting that is not too feminine.

Poetry Fabric by Kobe from Aspire Design

Poetry Fabric by Kobe from Aspire Design

Blush Pinks and Taupes from Pinterest

Blush Pinks and Taupes from Pinterest

Weekend Getaway

Nothing says romance like a weekend getaway. So whether your inspired by a rustic cabin in mountains or a stylish Parisian apartment, you can try to recreate this look in your home. For a rustic cabin, think of deep pile rugs, open fires and layers of cosy cushions in linens, wools and velvets. To recreate the Parisian apartment, think classic and chic with elegant full-length silk curtains and luxurious velvets. Tall ceilings and architectural detailing help enhance this romantic interior.

Parisian Apartment from Pinterest

Parisian Apartment from Pinterest

Rustic Getaway from Pinterest

Rustic Getaway from Pinterest

Four Poster Beds

The bed takes centre stage in any bedroom so it’s important that it a very important element. For a romantic interior consider a four-poster bed with or without a canopy depending in your preference. Another favourite is a soft luxurious velvet upholstered headboard for added comfort and style.

Damaris Fabrics by Romo from Aspire Design

Damaris Fabrics by Romo from Aspire Design

So to recap romance appeals to all the senses, think of soft textured fabrics, pleasant scents, dim lighting, candle light and fresh flowers. I hope you found this column enjoyable and I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day. Remember to always love your home (and yourself) regardless of the day of the year. If there is a topic that you would like covered in 2018 then please drop me a line.  Thanks, Louise – winner of TV3’s Showhouse Showdown, 0863999926 louise@aspiredesign.ie or info@perfectheadboards.ie

 

 

 

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