Designers share their secrets for setting a romantic mood.
"For a two-person bed, you need at most two Euro-sham-size pillows (placed against the headboard), and four sleeping pillows," says designer . The number of pillows is just right in this bedroom designed by .
"Blackout curtains are a must in the bedroom so you can stay in bed as long as you want," says Eric Cohler. For total relaxation, each window should feature thick curtains that can shut out the outside world, like this sleek room inside this Manhattan apartment.
"For the bedroom, I like a slightly shiny wall with a Venetian plaster finish," Harry Heissmann of Albert Hadley Inc. The metallic silver walls in the Blakes Hotel in London are undeniably sultry.
If the goal is to spend a lot of time in bed, it only makes sense to outfit it with luxe items, like in this master bedroom in a Chicago home. "A sexy bedroom has lots of luxury bedding," says designer .
"Go with your favorite color because a bedroom should have the things you love," says Hobbs (whose own bedroom has burnt-orange walls). This bold Brooklyn bedroom went for a deep, soothing navy.
Serenity is foremost in this Nashville bedroom designed by Chad James. "Keep fabrics simple: People should be the ones adding the pattern and texture to the bedroom," says Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz.
"For anything but a beach house — where wood floors are fine — you should have wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedroom," says Harry Heissmann of Albert Hadley Inc. This London bedroom showcases how luxe the look can be.
"I love the elegance of a whole wall of drapery, ceiling to floor," says Cole. The wall of curtains (not to mention the ceiling) in this bedroom is striking.
"A wallpaper with depth and dimension can add color and spice to the bedroom," says Amy Lau. The walls in Kourtney Kardashian's former bedroom prove that sentiment to be true.
"The bedroom should be a soothing place for a couple," says designer Eric Cohler. "No cell phones, no Blackberry, no TV, no computer." The modern master bedroom in this Stockholm home eschews tech for a minimally decorated bedside stool.
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