Decor Confidential: 5 Secrets to a Sexy Bedroom

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Yes, sleep is important, but the bedroom is also a couple’s retreat from the rest of the world. Since it’s the prime location for all things romance, it’s time to sex-up your sleeping quarters with these five easy-to-do secrets, so you and your partner can cozy up and focus on each other.
  1. Pour on the Glamour

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    Like all great romances (think: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton), a bedroom needs a little glamour and drama. Go bold with dark walls that will instantly make a room feel inviting, and accent it with mirrored details – our favorites are Hollywood Regency pieces that are timeless yet still make a statement. 

  2. Layer the Luxe Linens

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    Invest in a set of high thread count sheets (around 500) for a super-soft invite into bed every night. The best part? They’ll only get softer as they become more worn in, so get busy…sleeping. Top off your favorite new sheets with a down duvet that will snuggle you in a plush layer.

  3. Toss in Texture

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    Supple textures are one guaranteed way to get in the mood. Add a faux-fur throw to your bed during the winter for warmth or sheepskin rugs around your bed for year-round, under-the-foot luxury when you finally decide to leave the sheets. An over-the-top option for big budgets is to upholster the walls with suede or raw silk.

  4. Lower the Lights

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    Your bedroom should be a calming sanctuary, and that means keeping the lights dim at night (it also improves sleep as low lighting increases melatonin, the sleepy hormone). A dimmer switch is a good investment for overhead lighting, but you can also flank your bed with petit lamps that have low-wattage frosted bulbs for soft lighting. 


  5. Accent with Objects

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    Other than your loving mate, the first and last things you see should be objects and colors that make you happy. Place flowers or a colorful sculpture on your nightstand to brighten your mood. Or, install shelves to display your favorite art books and found objects. Keeping things that you love close will help create an inviting space as you slip under the sheets.