A lot of action happens in the bedroom, so it makes sense to craft your bedroom into a place where you can let your guard down and get in the mood. It doesn’t take high-dollar luxuries to make your bedroom sexier; it just takes a little time and attention to detail. These are our favorite tips.
Think About Lighting
If your only bedroom lighting is an overhead light on your ceiling, it’s time for a change. Designers know that lower, more dispersed lights – like strategic lamplight – creates a cozier atmosphere that’s more conducive to relaxing, connecting with others, and feeling at home. It doesn’t take a lighting designer to make that happen for you, either.
- Just add candles. There’s nothing in the world like candlelight to instantly make a space feel intimate and sexy, and they’re ridiculously inexpensive! Just one or two candles on an end table or dresser will do, but if you’re really feeling flamboyant, light up a lot. Just make sure they’re not in a place where they’re going to get knocked over! Flameless battery-powered candles are another great option.
- Twinkle lights. They’re not just for dorm rooms or Christmastime. Look for string lights on white wires instead of green–or tiny twinkling fairy lights. These can quickly create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere where just about anything could happen.
- Low-wattage light bulbs. Try replacing the bulbs in your lamps for a warmer, lower-wattage option to instantly make your bedroom sexier.
Don’t Skimp on Pillows
Pillows aren’t just for decoration. They’re also immensely helpful for trying out new positions with a partner or getting comfortable when you’re flying solo. Gather old throw pillows you have scattered around the house, invest in some coordinating pillow covers, and you’ll be prepared for practically anything the Kama Sutra could throw at you. You’ll be amazed at what a difference the right cushioning can make in making your bedroom sexier. Pillows can also be great statement pieces that set the tone for your room’s style, so if you want a punch of color in your bedroom, they’re a great way to add it.
Window Style Matters
Unless you’re an exhibitionist, you probably want to make sure you can close your windows for privacy when you’re getting intimate with your significant other. Curtains you can close make a huge difference in the feel of a room and offer more privacy and coziness than most window blinds. When in doubt, choose curtains in a neutral color that complements your bedding and other room decor.
Cover Up Your Hardwood Floors
Many things work best when naked. But bedroom floors aren’t one of them. Invest in soft, comfortable rugs you can sink your toes into. If you and your partner decide to have fun outside the bed (and really, sex shouldn’t be relegated to between the sheets), you probably aren’t going to want to lie down on a cold wooden or tile floor. Rugs add visual style and practical comfort when you have hardwood or tile floors.
Keep Your Supplies Close By
Nothing halts the mood like having to run into another room to look for condoms, lube, or a vibrator. Clear out a section of an end table drawer or dedicate a discreet basket to those must-have items so you can easily grab what you need when things start heating up.
These are just our top 5 tips to make your bedroom sexier – there are plenty more ways to spice up your bedroom, depending on your style. As your budget allows, investing in great bedding, linens, and throws with a variety of pleasing textures. Some women and couples swear by boudoir photography hung on their bedroom walls. No matter what your ideal bedroom looks like, tweaking little things one by one will make a huge difference in how you feel in your private space. So give it some thought and make it you! Your sex life will thank you.
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