February is a great time to update your interior spaces after the winter holidays. While you don’t need to adorn your spaces with hearts and teddy bears, you can invoke your inner romantic by incorporating enticing sensory elements. Focusing on the master bedroom, we are going to journey through the human senses and provide you with tips on arousing them in your space.
Candles have been lighting our interiors for more than 5,000 years, dating back to when Ancient Egyptians lit reeds soaked in melted animal fats. Today we can skip the soaking part, worry less about candle’s function, and hop over to our favorite store and pick out a scented candle that tickles our fancy. An affordable option we love is Foundry Candle Company’s Tobacco + Amber. With its soft masculine base, this scent is not too sweet or feminine and sets a seductive mood. Keep your candles lit for about an hour or two but no longer than four hours. After four hours, your wick will collect carbon and “mushroom,” damaging the wick and causing soot to be released into the air.
While the scent from candles can have a profound effect on your central nervous system, so can their visual impression. As you consider sizes, shapes, and artistic molds for your candles, be sure to check out some of the wonderful flameless candle options out there. If your bedroom is like mine and lacking dimmable lighting, I think you’ll enjoy flameless candles like the Eywamage Slim Glass Flameless Candles from Amazon. Place these in select ares in your room, turn off the overhead lights, and enjoy a relaxing and stimulating ambiance. Eywamage offers their five-piece sets in ivory, clear, gold, or grey to easily match your current décor. You can control them with a remote and set them on a timer allowing for hours of mood lighting without worrying about ruining the wick of your burn candles.
We love listening to all kinds of things. Whether its our favorite streaming news service, podcasts, or audio books, or music that helps us set the desired mood, sound can be an incredibly impactful design element. As Bluetooth technology has been amazing at freeing our hands to do a multitude of tasks and activities, adding Bluetooth speakers to your bedroom is an affordable option if you’re not interested in having an electrician install a home speaker system. Place them discretely behind a vase or on set of books and let the sounds of relaxing rhythms remove the day’s stressors.
Head to your kitchen and grab a tray! Fill it with an assortment of delicious fruits and chocolates, fresh flowers, champagne flutes, and a bottle of your favorite bubbly. Don’t grab the tray adorned with image of a rooster or Santa Claus; as fun as they are, it’s probably not consistent with the mood you’re trying to set. Consider a solid color or acrylic tray; they will provide an alluring backdrop that will highlight your chosen assortments beautifully.
Nothing provides a sense of warmth and comfort like a soft textured throw blanket tossed effortlessly across the bed. I love a fluffy faux fur blanket to add just the right amount of softness against the skin. Be sure to select a color that coordinates with your current bedroom’s color palette. Affordable options can be found on Amazon or Target. My current fluffy friend is from IKEA.
Whether you add all or just a few these elements, we hope you have fun creating a relaxingly seductive master suite that stimulates all your senses.
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