Pay Attention to Your Walls
Walls have a lot of options for romantic embellishments. Pick colors for the wall that are soft or passionate, depending on what mood you want the room to reflect. Hang pictures of you and your spouse on old dates, at your wedding, or of places you’ve gone together. You can also decorate the walls with mirrors or candle wall-mounts to set a more romantic mood.
Set the Lights
That one center light in the ceiling isn’t setting the mood in any shape or form. Add extra lighting that does, such as candles and/or 3-way lamps. If you can install dimmers in your house, do so. You can even try using different colored light bulbs, such as red or black. Don’t neglect your outside lighting either. Try string lights or well-placed solar lamps for an intimate glow.
Give Your Windows a Little Treatment
Curtains can really set the mood in the room. Do you have light, silky curtains… or a blanket hanging over a rod? Invest in some more romantic curtains for your windows, like a sheer or satin fabric. If you have little windows with shelves, think about putting romantic trinkets in them such as souvenirs from your dates together.
Take Distracting Electronics Out of the Bedroom
The bedroom is about intimacy and escape from the outside world, but most people let the outside world seep into their bedrooms by putting a computer or television in it. Take them out! These things take away from intimacy much more than they contribute. As relaxing as cuddling and watching a movie together is, you can do that in another room. Computers aren’t helpful at all – they distract you from your spouse. Make sure your bedroom is an oasis, not an office or a living room.
Keep Things Organized and Clean
A dirty room is stressful, not romantic. Arrange your rooms in such a way that they are easy to organize and clean in a matter of minutes. Try cubbyholes, cabinets, or a large junk drawer to hide away all that random junk you can clean out on a later day. Buy decorations and furniture that are low-maintenance and easy to clean and repair.
Put a White Board in the Kitchen
A white board has many practical uses, but it also has some great romantic ones as well. Leave romantic notes on your white board for your spouse to see in the morning, notes of appreciation and romance. You can even create your own code and leave secret messages on the board that no one else can decipher!