Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Get Your Sexy On!
The Style Lounge on Jan 27th featured a Get Your Sexy On party. Featuring many different retailers showcasing their wears in jewelry and fashion. Our friends Karen Judge, BR Piri, and Kim Flannigan, some of the most fashionable ladies in Calgary help to put this great event on. It's just a fun night to come out, mix and mingle, and enjoy a few cocktails while perusing some amazing fashionable finds.
I too had a little to do with the event. With it being so close to Valentines Day, I decided to share some tips on how to make your Bedroom a Boudoir of LOVE:
It's the easiest and quickest way to set the mood of a room. Red is normally the colour of romance and intrigue but often results in feelings of anxiety and tension. Stay away from reds as an overall colour in the bedroom and use it as accents.
Purple, on the other hand, invokes an exotic, sensual feeling while still keeping the feel nice and relaxed. You can use deeper shades of purple such as eggplant to give your bedroom a more cozy and romantic feel. Good choices include medium to dark shades of purple, blue, green, brown, grey and orange. Great accent colors include red, black, pink, and white.
2. Bed Play
Nothing kills romance more than having to have a jump start to get on your bed. Stay away from getting triple mattresses on your king size bed, not only will the scale not work and it will kill the mood… imagine if you feel off? Not a good scene.
Stick with beds that are medium height if you like a more traditional look or go with a low platform bed for a more modern feel. This will make it easy for you to climb in and out of bed… and seductively might I add.
3. Luxurious Bedding
Nothing says ROMANTIC like an amazing set of sheets. This is something you must splurge on as you want to be comfortable in bed. Remember, the high the thread count, the softer the sheets but you must also look at the cotton. Egyptian cotton is divine!
Also remember that duvet covers also need to be soft and luxurious. You don’t always want to be throwing the duvet off in the middle of a heated moment! Stay away from anything too decorative. Beading and sequins might look like fun but after a few washes can look old and worn. Cotton is the way to go and try to use bold patterns for some fun!
4. Calm down on the pillows
Yes, pillows do make the bed feel more luxorious however not 50! A few to use as accents can definitely bring some glam into the space. Keep it to a minimum. You should have 2 Shams, 2 Pillows, and then 2-3 accent pillows. Not only does it make it hard to make the bed every morning but also makes it harder getting into bed at night! Make it easier for the both of you.
5. Mood Lighting
No one likes to work it out in a space that has fluorescent lights beaming at you in all directions and no one likes it in the dark! So, install some dimmer switches to that over-head ceiling light so you can soften the glow in the room.
For bed side lamps, be sure they are on dimmers as well or at least have 3 different settings to them. You need soft, ambient lighting in a bedroom to create the mood. Candles are obviously fabulous so don’t forget to have one or ten burning in the room for added ambience.
6. Mood Killers
Remove the clutter! Be sure to clean all the clothes off the bed, chair or floor. The only thing that should be on the floor are your clothes once they have been ripped off!
Pets! No one needs a dog, cat, gerble, hamster, or whatever starring at you while you are being intimate. So get the pets out of the bedroom as the last thing you need is cat or dog hair in your mouth while kissing. YUCK!
Family Photos belong in the family room not the bedroom. So keep these away from the bedroom. There are intimate things happening in this room and having my mom or dad starring back at me does not get me in the mood.