Today is Valentine's Day, so everyone is thinking about flowers, chocolate, and romance. 

On that note, have you thought about tweaking your home a bit to make it more romantic? 

Consider all of your senses when decorating at add a bit of romance.

How to Add Romance to a RoomInterior design by Houston area home builder, photo by Fletcher Design Consultants

Sight
Your sense of sight is one of your most dominant senses, so spend a little extra time on this sense to add romance. 

Remove anything that might induce stress, such as the sight of bills, homework, dirty laundry, or anything that reminds you of work. 

Ensure that your room is clean and free of clutter, which can be stressful. 

Fill your room with romantic warm colors such as red, orange, dark stained wood, and yellow instead of cool colors like icy blue. 

You can also add flowers since they tend to increase romance, but make sure they are fresh flowers instead of plastic fake flowers. 

Consider dimming the lights a bit to heighten your other senses. 

 

Touch
People love to feel soft things, so add more for more romance. 

Consider upgrading your bed sheets to a more luxurious set, adding a faux fur throw to your sofa, or investing in fluffy towels for your bathroom.

 

Sound
Romantic rooms are typically quiet and free from distracting noises. 

You can have soft music or a white noise machine to muffle any irritating sounds.

 

Smell
Nice smells are romantic, so eliminate anything that might smell unpleasant (pet bedding, smoke, trash, strong food smells) and add nice smelling things. 

You can use a wax warmer, scented candle, flowers, or other scented item to add a slight fragrance, but don't go overboard. 

Scents that many people find romantic include vanilla, orange, jasmine, cinnamon, lavender, and black licorice.

 

Taste
So, the sense of taste really doesn't relate to interior design, but who doesn't love chocolate? 

Just add chocolate to make most any room instantly more romantic!

Tips and Tricks for Adding Romance to a RoomInterior design by Houston area home builder, photo by Fletcher Design Consultants

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