The bedroom is where you go to relax, recover, and recharge at the end of a busy day. But you should not forget the most important R-word: romance. There are plenty of places you can have sex in your house, but the bedroom is old faithful. It’s the obvious go-to spot for getting busy. Your bed is there, all your favorite lingerie…and sex toys within reach. Yep, the bedroom is great for sex. But, sometimes you get out of your element. You find the bedroom is no longer a place where you want to have sex due to mess, clutter, and your laptop making its way onto your lap at bedtime.
Find out how to make your bedroom sexier and match your modern and sophisticated personality.
1. Clean your sheets
Deep down, we’re simple creatures who really don’t need fancy, expensive bedding with a super-high thread count. What matters more is that your sheets are clean and smell good. Clean sheets make people feel good, and they’re way sexier than red satin bedding any day.
2. Keep it neutral with hints of color
Darker colors make you sleep better, but the key to finding out how to make your bedroom sexier is to use neutral colors as your base and hints of brightness if you do plan on adding a little bit of excitement.
3. Always implement effective lighting
Playing around with lighting is one of the most effective ways of adding sexy back into your bedroom. Make use of different shades of light, always keeping in mind to purchase light bulbs that save energy. If possible, add a dimmer in order to adjust the brightness in your bedroom for that extra little bit of choice. You never know when you’ll need a brighter light and when you’ll want to dim it down a little bit.
4. Leave technology downstairs
Letting him rub your shoulders after a long day? Definitely sexy. Hearing him say, “Wait, I have to check that message” while you’re trying to put the moves on? Not so much. Keep unnecessary technology out of the bedroom.
5. …unless it’s for music
Of course, you do need to add music when getting your sexy on. It helps with all the distractions in your mind and helps you relax when you need it most. In order to add music, you do need some form of technology, so for this, we’ll make an exception.
6. Have candles and lanterns at the ready
Candles always carry a romantic connotation and for good reason. The light they cast is the softest, warmest and sexiest around. Everyone looks good in candlelight. For an even bigger effect, place you candles inside a lantern that will cast great shadows and light on your walls.
7. Make it feel like a hotel
One of the reasons we feel frisky on vacation: It’s a special getaway that takes us out of the day-to-day hassles. Bring some of that hotel vibe in by putting a nice bottle of water on your nightstand, a chocolate on your pillow, a super soft blanket across the mattress—anything that creates an environment of luxury and makes you feel pampered. For a long-term investment into your sex life, consider purchasing thick curtains that can block out light and some noise. Do whatever you can to keep the outside world out so you can concentrate on your partner.
8. Add mirrors to the mix
While some may feel mirrors make them too self-conscious, it’s worth the risk. While not good for a sleepy, slumbering bedroom, an attractive, large standing mirror or wall mirror that allows you to watch yourselves, when you’re ready to, is super stimulating and can take you to new heights. If it’s a large standing mirror, you can easily move it if you want to as well.
9. Cleanliness is sexy, don’t forget it
It’s actually the first thing a person senses when they walk into the bedroom and is the biggest turn off, even when everything else is okay. Honestly, no man wants to make love in a dirty space. I’m not talking about sexy dirty. I mean hair and make-up residue left on the floor from the previous two weeks, dirty cups next to the bed, and clothes everywhere. Always keep it clean. You’ll feel sexier and your bedroom will scream sophistication. Always remember that.