15 Romantic Bedroom Ideas That Set the Mood

Turn the lights down low.

Above all else, a master bedroom should radiate romantic vibes (and not just for aesthetic purposes). Think plush throws, gauzy canopy beds, mood lighting, and evocative artwork. From modern, unexpected spaces to classic sanctuaries, take a look at these romantic bedroom ideas for couples and singles alike. And get ready to turn the lights down low.

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1 Create a Cocoon
Fantastic Frank

Hang curtains in front of your bed to intensify the sense of privacy and intimacy. It'll feel like a little cocoon cut off from the outside world. A fluffy comforter you'd never want to get of doesn't hurt either.

2 Lacquer Your Walls
red bedrooms
FRITZ VON DERSCHULENBURG

The high-shine gloss of lacquer paint will make any space feel sleek and sexy in an instant. And in a shade of red like this one, things will heat up even more. Because the walls are so over the top, go with classic ivory bedding and traditional sconces to polish it all off.

3 Emit a Rosy Glow
PHOTO: Anson Smart; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke

This plush carpet almost looks iridescent, radiating a sense of luxury and comfort. The textured panel headboard introduce the perfect contrast. For the ultimate touch of romance, hang light pink sheers that'll radiate a rosy glow throughout the space.

4 Hang a Canopy
Nicole Franzen

Is there anything sexier than a gauzy canopy? There's just something enchanting about the flow-y, semi-sheer look. Take note from this bedroom and punch things up with a vibrant dose of color in your throw pillows and area rug.

5 Light a Fire
romantic bedroom ideas for couples
ANNIE SCHLECHTER

A bedroom with a fireplace will ignite the passion like no other. While the showstopper is clearly the fireplace, that textured paint and stone wall make this bedroom feel like an old-world sanctuary.

6 Stay Grounded
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Fantastic Frank

A low-to-the-ground bed sets the pace for sexy bohemian energy. Loose linens are also a good call—the effortlessness makes the bed irresistible.

7 Bring In Oversized Plants
romantic master bedroom ideas 
Horst P. Horst

Turn your bedroom into a lush garden oasis with indoor trees and plenty of florals. Though this master bedroom feels grand and over the top, it also feels grounded thanks to the nature-inspired design elements.

8 Get Cheeky With Pillows
romantic bedrooms on a budget
MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA

This bedroom gives "pillow talk" a whole new meaning. There's something sexy about the unexpectedness of a cheeky pillow in an otherwise traditional bedroom.

9 Choose A Luxe Headboard
Studio Ashby

That luxe green velvet headboard evokes the romance of a garden or hidden forest. A headboard like this one in a rich hue is the perfect romantic touch for anyone looking for something less overtly romantic.

10 Make It Moody
Fantastic Frank

Make a bold statement with black painted walls and floors. Enveloped in inky black paint, your bedroom will feel a lot more intimate.

11 Display Evocative Art
PHOTO: Felix Forest; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke

That abstract artwork is a highly romantic note in this master bedroom. There's just something about that smoke-like scene that makes us want to dim the lights.

12 Go All White
PHOTO: Josh Franer; DESIGN: Leanne Ford Interiors

Piles of sumptuous layers ensure you'll never want to leave the bedroom. All white interiors channel the dreaminess of clouds while the antique mirror has an alluring, nostalgic presence.

13 Venetian Headboard
master bedroom
Francesco Lagnese

"Exuberantly feminine, yet resolutely chic" was designer Jonathan Berger's motto for decorating this Brooklyn townhouse. The vintage pieces scream romance.

14 Hang Sheers
PHOTO: Felix Forest; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke

Semi-sheer, gauzy curtains evoke a sense of ethereal romance. They'll diffuse the light for a soft and dreamy effect. Even better if the bed looks out onto a gorgeous view when the curtains are pulled back.

15 Pile On Soft Layers
Studio Ashby

This master bedroom is pure elegance, enveloped in gorgeous shades of green and blue punctuated by gold accents. Add a mohair throw (or something equally as fluffy) for a luxe, cozy atmosphere.

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