Romantic Bedroom on a Budget
by Kathleen Wilson
Description: Tips for decorating your bedroom with a more romantic atmosphere.
Every year Valentine’s Day reminds us to take a little
time to nurture the romance in our lives. Don’t confine
the romance in your life to just that one day, however!
This can prove to be a daunting task if you’re on a
tight budget. Never fear, here are some great ways to
punch up the sizzle in your bedroom (ok, I am just
talking decorating here, folks...) without leaving your
bank account fried!
1. Paint your room a rich, luxurious color to comfort
and calm. A $10 can of paint can go far to upping the
cozy factor in your bedroom! Hint: DON’T do this the
day before Valentine’s...or the smell will send any
romance in the room right out the window!
2. Purchase several yards of a gauze or net fabric from
your local fabric store, and make your own romantic
canopy. Screw eye hooks into the ceiling at each corner
of the bed, and draw the fabric through so that it
drapes near the ground, overhead, then down again.
Repeat on both sides of the bed. The same romance as a
four poster, for just a few dollars!
3. Bring scent into your room with potpourri, incense,
or candles. Try to pick a scent your spouse will enjoy
also. Sandalwood, patchouli, and woody scents are all
compatible for both sexes.
4. Add a few drops of your favorite perfume to your
linens before making the bed…a sensual reminder of who
inhabits it! (Remember, just a few drops, don’t overdo
5. Move things around! Just a new view on the room can
give you both the feeling you are on vacation in some
fabulous hotel…if only for a little while!
Remember, you spend a large amount of time in your
bedroom, take a little time to create a haven for you
and the one you love using “Creativity, Not Cash”! TM
Kathleen Wilson is an author and national columnist for
Country Woman Magazine. She is also the editor of The
Budget Decorator; a free online ezine and newsletter
full of free ideas, projects, and inspiration. You can
get more free ideas and info on her workshops at
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