Romance in the Bedroom:
From Pure Romance to Shabby Chic or Country Elegance
white lace evokes a sense of femininity and pure romance. Why not
make your retreat a romantic haven with pink and lace and everything
feminine with this comforter set from Spiegel.com. Not only is it
everything feminine, it's versatile too.
Take this set from romantic to shabby chic or country elegance
by simply changing your color schemes. Paint your walls a soft white
or pale pink for the shabby chic look filling the room with vases
of roses or white lilies and pale colored candles galore. Add throw
pillows made from fabric strewn with soft, pale pink roses. Whitewashed,
distressed furniture keeps the shabby chic style simple and relaxed.
For more shabby chic ideas, check out Amazon.com for Rachel Ashwell's
Shabby Chic collection. Shabby chic wall art is easy to achieve
by framing pastel flower prints in chippy white or pink frames.
Use antique mirrors and chippy candle sconces. Looking for a great
deal on romantic bedroom or shabby chic accessories - try Ebay.
For the country elegant look, opt for accessories with more of
flair. Try using these lattice table/cabinets as nightstands or
as a reading table next to your favorite rocking chair. Add quilted
pillows in yellows, greens and blues. Paint your walls a pale yellow
for a bright and sunny country elegance or a sage green for serenity.
To further accent your walls, think about a faux finish to give
your walls depth and texture.
Don't forget the flowers. Fill your favorite vases with yellow
roses or gladioli, or even sunflowers for a splash of color. Add
candles for romance and the sense of smell. Keep your artwork framed
in simple frames with white chippy paint or antiqued silver. Another
trick is to paint your old frame in an accent color such as yellow
or sage and distress it slightly.
Whether you like pure romance, shabby chic or country elegance,
with a little creativity, you can achieve the look you want for
the bedroom of your dreams.