Love is one of the sweetest, most cherished experiences of our lives. Finding someone seemingly in tune with your inner most dreams and desires is down right exhilarating and worthy of celebration — hence, Valentine’s Day!
As retailers pack stores with tons of fluffy red things — I want to talk about how I infuse romance into a master suite without tons of red things. A love suite should inspire intimacy while leaving room for conversation, laughter and lazy Saturdays.
I. Walk the fine line between romance and reality.
A lot of people make the mistake of putting too much in one space. Believe it or not; simplicity is key. The bed is the focal point of most suites, so it must look inviting. The easiest way to achieve this, is with quality linens and pillows. As always, you are welcome to choose which ever colors you like, but I always recommend crisp, white sheets.
II. Light up the night
Lighting is crucial to the ambiance of a love suite. Luckily, there are a number of ways to find the right balance. If you are looking for vintage Hollywood glam think about a mix of lamps and chandeliers. You can also enhance the moon’s glow with the strategic placement of mirrors throughout the room. Last, but not least there is the glowing option of scented soy candles.
III. Unleash your personality
It’s true, animal print is one of the most popular choices for bedrooms; I prefer to go another route. If I want to introduce an animal-inspired aspect I think of Kyle Bunting’s animal hide rugs in a geometric pattern. Rugs are a staple in any master suite; because they instantly add depth, warmth and luxury.
IV. Bring the love
Love is the most important element and I applaud you for finding it. Cherish the one you are with and have a very Happy Valentine’s Day… love is where you make it!
Featured image: Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design
Posted on 02/14/2014 at 12:00:00 AM