Romantic Decorating Touches
Get in the mood for romance with rooms filled with romantic style decor.
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Layers of Comfort
Turn small scraps of leftover fabric into an asset by creating pieced pillows to match your duvet. Tie it at the sides with poufed organdy bows. A decoupage flower and tucked edging trim the bedside lamp's striped shade in this guest room.
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Elegantly draped valances at the window echo the soft lines of the gathered bed canopy, enfolding the room in one glorious print punctuated by checks and plaids.
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In the Trees Bedroom
Do you love traditional furnishings? Then this bedroom with pale yellow walls may be your perfect romantic retreat. The windows on either side of the bed are small, but have been given a larger scale with draperies of cotton damask that extend on the sides.
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Even a contemporary bedroom can have canopy draperies for a romantic look. These are made of striped fabric hung from tabs in a soothing palette of neutrals that creates a restful room.
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Romantic Bedside Table
Create your own private mini-haven by arranging a bedside table with memories and flowers. On a pretty tableskirt sits a crystal lamp, glass globes, and silver frames to keep loved ones close.
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Sunny Yellow Delight
Surround yourself in a color you adore. This sunny golden yellow sings happiness whether the day is clear or rainy. Your bedroom is your private space and you have the power to make it your own through color and decoration.
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It's almost too obvious to mention: Flowers speak of love. Bundles of flowers -- from vases overflowing with blooms, to botanical prints hung on the wall, to fabrics strewn with a pattern of your favorite blossom -- easily set a romantic mood.
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This just-too-plain fireplace was given a romantic touch with ironwork scrolls on the screen and wall hanging. These curving shapes have an open, airy look that allows the firelight to flicker and glow, clearly visible.
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Lights That Sparkle
Give a room that certain glow by using the reflective power of mirrors, crystal, and baubles by every light source. And don't forget the candles. For a softer, frosty glimmer, use pearlized beads and etched glass pieces.
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There's no need to confine romantic spaces to the indoors. A small patio retreat redolent of the Tuscan countryside is the perfect place for a private tete-a-tete. Here, even the posts are painted to look like ancient columns and extend the illusion.
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