romantic bedrooms

It’s Valentine’s Day season. On this day, young couples (who have yet to move in together) are often dressed to the nines and trotting about in expensive restaurants all around town.

However, if you are a homeowner, having a romantic date night at home could be a perfect way to shy from the crowd and hefty Valentine’s Day menu price tags.

Now, even if you don’t live in a resort-like black and white bungalow like this lucky tenant (pictured above), you can achieve this Bali resort look by using shades of white, and natural materials such as rattan and wood flooring. Add some louvred screens to the windows or wardrobe doors to create a old-world colonial feel.

Romantic Bedroom Decor Ideas

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World Maps for the Wanderlust Couple

A map imported from Paris clads the ceiling to disguise the awkward pitch of the roof, say the interior designers from Splendor who designed this room. Low-key furniture pieces also serve to draw attention to the one-of-a-kind ceiling art.

If you’re not fond of such transformative wall decor, opt for a framed world atlas that you and your partner can mark memories and travels.

Dark Wood Study Room

The wing-back chair and study chair came from second-hand stores, and were given fresh life with a dark wood stain and new upholstery.

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A vintage world map affirms the modern-classic style of this study. To add more character and meaning to what you put on your wall, frame up an old map of your favourite country or city!

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Modern World Map

Bubble lamps by George Nelson, an Eames rocker in fiberglass from Modernica, and a blue Couchoid sofa frame the world atlas map in this living room.

Use a map to add colour to your space! The map in this living room is a modern take on geography!

Vintage World Globe

A vintage-looking globe gives this dining area an old-world charm.

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A pretty wallpaper pattern sets the feminine tone for this bedroom, with the colour of the padded fabric headboard taken from it. White bedlinen balances out the pink. Design: E&A Interiors

Pretty in Pink

If you’re able to stick some new wallpapers on, a pretty-in-pink wallpaper with floral pattern sets the feminine tone for this bedroom – with the colour of the padded fabric headboard taken from it. White bedlinen balances out the pink.

Furnishings such as the baroque-style loveseat and black chandelier, and the use of a deep rich colour on one wall creates a European-style bedroom that’s decadent in a contemporary way. Design: Sponge

Baroque Style

Furnishings such as the baroque-style loveseat and black chandelier, and the use of a deep rich colour on one wall creates a European-style bedroom that’s decadent in a contemporary way.

The billowy white curtains and bedding of this four-posted bed conjure up the images of resort holidays in a historic, perhaps colonial location. White, blue and wood is a classic combination that always works together. Design: Three-D Conceptwerke

Four Posted Bed with Curtains

The billowy white curtains and bedding of this four-posted bed conjure up the images of resort holidays in a historic, perhaps colonial location. White, blue and wood is a classic combination that always works together.

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 You can pretend you’re royalty in this bedroom, anchored by a huge bed with an ornately-carved headboard upholstered with purple velvet-like fabric. Even the wall behind is decorated with wallpaper and classical moulding. Design: The Cottage Crafts

Classical Design

You can pretend you’re royalty in this bedroom, anchored by a huge bed with an ornately-carved headboard upholstered with purple velvet-like fabric. Even the wall behind is decorated with wallpaper and classical moulding.

This dramatic fabric canopy makes a bedroom with a super-high ceiling feel more cosy and more intimate. The grey fabric with a slight sheen is both elegant and tasteful. Design: Splendor

Bed Canopy

This dramatic fabric canopy makes a bedroom with a super-high ceiling feel more cosy and more intimate. The grey fabric with a slight sheen is both elegant and tasteful.

. The cream and beige of this bedroom might look bland if not for the mix of textures, which makes the space more cosy and inviting. The glass lamps and mirrored dressing table add just the right touch of shine and richness to the contemporary space. Design: E&A Interiors

Rich in Textures

The cream and beige of this bedroom might look bland if not for the mix of textures, which makes the space more cosy and inviting. The glass lamps and mirrored dressing table add just the right touch of shine and richness to the contemporary space.

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kitchen by Artistroom

Home Decor Tips: 8 Things to consider before decorating

1. Do your homework

Don’t work without a plan. Strategise, assess and reflect. Are certain features viable? What are your needs? Do your research and ask the experts for opinion.

2. Do trial and error

Play around with various elements and fixtures that are not built-in or permanent. If it doesn’t work, take it down and start over.

3. Do accessorise

But don’t over-design your space. Be selective. Not every nook, corner, wall and floor needs a splash of colour or design element. Sometimes, a bare wall is all you need to finish the look.

4. Do be patient

A collection is not built overnight. Take time to acquire pieces that reflect who you are and the style you are going for.

5. Don’t make impulse purchases

While it’s difficult, remember that not many companies would allow a refund or an exchange of goods. You wouldn’t to be stuck with a piece of furniture that doesn’t work or fit in with the rest of your decor.

6. Don’t be afraid of large-scale furniture

The smaller the house, the smaller the furniture? Wrong. Dont allow your apartment to look like a doll house! Introduce large pieces in small doses! 

7. Don’t follow wholesale

Do mix in trendy pieces with some classics. Filling your home with what’s in doesn’t mean it’s stylish. Your home should reflect your personality and taste.

8. Don’t second guess yourself

Don’t ignore your gut feel and instincts. Learn to trust yourself regarding a design decision you are passionate about.

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