As Christmas & New Year are now in the "holidays past" portion of our brains & retail stores are now awash in pink, red & hearts galore...Here are some tips for the singles, the attacheds & happily-marrieds out there who want to either:
-AMP UP their romance vibe
-Are looking for someone special to share Valentine's Day with (and after!)
-Re-kindle the passion of days-gone-by
***If you aren't up to DIY or want some SPECIFIC advice for your space & your situation, contact us to schedule a "Valentine's Day Romance" consultation. This 30 minute consult will address basic situation, color, space-plan & accessory choice for your bedroom.***
Remember, when you want to focus on Relationships, Romance & Passion you want to focus on the design decor of your bedroom. And, if you're so inclined, you can "activate" the Relationship Life Area of your home. This area is the FAR RIGHT CORNER of your home's floorplan.
- First off, the bedroom is for REST & ROMANCE. Period. Only items that relate to these 2 topics should be brought into this space. No exercise equipment, pictures of kids or in-laws...
- The bed, if possible, needs to be placed in the Power Position. This is the diagonal corner from the dorrway when you are looking INTO the space. This is the most psychologically secure position in the room. If the bed can't be placed on a diagonal (due to size of room/bed), then as long as it is in this quadrant, you're OK).
- There needs to be a headboard. Again, this is for support.
- Bed should NOT be placed under a window a) again, this symbolizes a "lack of support or anchoring", b) health issues from drafts.
- If you have nightstands, they need to be MATCHING on either side of the bed. If in a relationship, you want to be "equal" & if 1 side has a nightstand or 1 is bigger...it can symbolize an imbalance in the relationship.
- The bedroom relates to the RELATIONSHIP Life Area, whether you are in one, looking for one or don't want one...it manifests here in this room. As stated before, have matching nightstands. Make sure that there is room on BOTH sides of the bed to enter the bed easily-if in a realtionship, it's equal, if looking for one, you want an inviting space for a partner.
- Display items/accessories in pairs (2) to represent a couple. Do not use singular items, signifies individual/single or in threes (3) as this signifies another coming in between you & your partner. EX: 2 chairs, 2 candles, grouping of 2 pictures...
- For color: use RED if in a legally binding relationship, PINK if single & looking for a relationship, CORAL/ORANGE if looking for sex/passion & not a relationship.
- You can also integrate the EARTH element (tile, stones, brick, clay) and/or the shape of SQUARE to "activate" the relationship energy. Think RED SQUARE picture frames from your honeymoon, SQUARE TILES to place candle pillars on...
- Engage all 5 senses. Good music, lots of different textures (silk, satin, cashmere...), Ylang Ylang (an EARTH scent) candles/Environment Spray, wine/chocolate...
- For accessories, remember REST & ROMANCE. So pictures of you & your honey on vacation/wedding, a shadowbox of items from your wedding...If single & looking, think of what represents romance to you: pictures of walks on the beach, bistro scenes...Display these. NO pictures of: kids, inlaws, family, friends, work...
- No TV/computer/workstation in this room. If space is an issue, think of a closed work station or use a tri-fold screen to separate the area.