Are you and your partner ready to shake things up and add some extra spice to your life? If you’re struggling to get in the mood, it might be time to reevaluate your environment and make some changes that will take your bedroom from average to an intimate oasis.
Luckily, it doesn’t require a complete bedroom overhaul to create the sultry atmosphere you’re seeking. Instead, making a few small, strategic changes can level up the indulgent feel of your space so you and your partner feel instantly relaxed and ready to connect.
Discover our top tips that will make your bedroom the inviting, sexy space you're looking for.
Add Ambiance with Candles
Harsh, overhead lighting is not the way to go when it comes to adding romance. Instead of relying on artificial light, infuse your space with a romantic ambiance with the help of candlelight. While candlelight tends to be more flattering, it’s also scientifically proven to make you feel less tense and more relaxed—which is exactly what you’re looking for when trying to woo your partner.
Instead of simple pillar candles, look for scented styles that have aphrodisiac properties like jasmine, rose, or sandalwood that naturally ramp up your sex drive.
Invest in a High-Quality Sound System
Curating the perfect romantic atmosphere is about indulging all five senses, and it’s important not to forget the sound. Once you have the lighting and scent just right, putting on the perfect playlist can help signal to your partner exactly what’s on your mind. While playing music through your smartphone is a fast, easy option, it doesn’t always offer the best sound quality for your chosen soundtrack.
Portable Bluetooth speakers like those from Sonos or Bose will majorly improve the music quality—and also can be turned up loud enough to mask any sounds that may otherwise filter into the rest of your home once you get down to business. For even more impressive sound, you can also invest in a soundbar or cinema system that offers a more immersive experience.
Upgrade Your Sheets & Bedding
Nothing kills the mood faster than scratchy, uncomfortable sheets. Instead of defaulting to the same set you’ve been using for years, consider opting for something a little more luxurious when you’re angling for a romantic evening. Some experts say that new sheets can even up your chances of getting lucky.
If you prefer the crisp feel of cotton, search for a high thread count that is breathable and helps with temperature control. Bamboo sheets are an indulgent alternative that feels ultra-soft and cozy. While it may be cliche, satin sheets are also a sexy way to set the mood and create a more romantic atmosphere than your everyday cotton bedding.
Nothing says “romance” quite like the gift of flowers. Surprising your partner with this unexpected act of affection will instantly have them feeling loved, which can help set the stage for an enthusiastic “thank you” later in the evening. Trim the flowers and place them in a vase in your bedroom so they serve as a beautiful reminder of your love throughout the week.
Alternately, rose petals scattered across your bed are an obvious way to level up the romance on any given evening. Pair it with a chilled bottle of champagne, a box of chocolates, and your favorite sultry tunes. If you’re feeling extra corny, you can even shape the petals into a heart to show what your partner means to you.
Upholstered Bed Frame
While upgrading your bed frame may not seem like an obvious way to add romance to your bedroom, it’s an important factor when creating a serene and sexy oasis. Unlike wooden or metal bed frames that have sharp corners and can lead to tell-tale squeaking, an upholstered SoftFrame® bed frame eliminates all of these unwanted issues. Say goodbye to headboard-related injuries and stubbed toes!
Instead, SoftFrame® bed frames are a plush, cozy space for you to get intimate. Available in three different styles and several different fabrics, you can find the ideal design to complement your interior aesthetic. Plus, SoftFrame® bed frames are fast and easy to set up so you and your partner can give yours a test drive as soon as it arrives.