“Oh, I know she didn’t go there.”
Oh yes I did.
Imagine coming home after an exhausting day to a master bedroom suite that is inviting, relaxing, and dare I say romantic. In reality, more than we are willing to admit, our bedroom is anything but sexy. It serves multiple functions which all overshadow its main function—a romantic environment for sleeping and sex.
Current research has shown:
- Watching TV in bed is bad for intimacy. Couples experience less conversation with one another and miss out on meaningful quality time.
- Sharing a bed with the kids won’t allow you to transition from being parents to being lovers.
- Working on your laptop in bed, or in the bedroom lowers melatonin levels resulting in difficulties getting settled and insomnia.
In fact, the cell phone needs to go too.
Another survey found that 75% of Americans say they’re within five feet of their smartphone most of the time and one in 10 check their phones during sex. Yikes!
Well, I’m proud to say we took this bedroom from technology central (thank goodness you can’t see the makeshift computer lap desk in this picture) to Temptation Island.
So what changed here?
1. We painted the walls Softer Tan by Sherwin Williams and added luxurious wallpaper by J.F. Fabrics to the focal wall. The wallpaper’s romantic scroll pattern with metallic finish helped to make the entire room feel luxurious. Yes, wallpaper can be pricey but a little goes a long way.
2. The bedding was upgraded to an elegant comforter featuring a jacquard diamond pattern. Notice the bedding design mimics, but doesn’t compete with the wallpaper. Coordinating gold throw pillows featuring elaborate trims and tassels give a custom look to retail bedding.
3. The clients only had one nightstand so I purchased this pedestal table for the other side of bed. It goes to show that bedside tables don’t have to match. They only need to have similar scale to keep things balanced.
4. I continued adding brightness to the room with a pair of lamps featuring a nautilus shell in a champagne finish. I love how the acrylic base makes the lamp shine even brighter. On the nightstand, I also added a dainty tiered jewelry tray to hold her treasured pieces close.
5. I believe every bedroom should have a sitting area if space permits. Here, a pair of ivory chairs with nailhead trim provides a place for a morning cup of coffee or a place to enjoy a glass of wine together before bed.
6. Behind the chairs are two pairs of custom made silk drapery panels in gold leaf. There’s nothing like silk to bring a luminous finish to your window coverings.
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