Romantic Design in the Home

Danica Maricic, Design Editor & Communications Manager

February 14, 2015

Living & Dining Room

Love is a powerful and magical feeling; a feeling that no one can resist. Love, amore, amour, ljubav, pyaar – are a few of its various names around the world.

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A romantic love has been written, spoken and sung of from the beginning of time.

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If you want to enrich your home with the symbols of love, a few decorative accessories are all it takes.

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Red is the color of love, everybody knows that. This energetic color warms our hearts, as well as our thoughts. Namely, color healing experts say that red color raises body temperature and stimulates our mental and physical energy. Perhaps that is why this strong color has been crowned the color of love.

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Accordingly, be sure to include red color in the romantic decorative scheme. Since this is an energetic color, in rooms such as bedrooms or living rooms, it is usually brought in the form of the details – curtains, bedding, decorative pillows, wall art, and flowers.

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Red hue is also a good choice when it comes to coloring the cabinet fronts. Combine it with neutral colors, such as white, silver, beige, brown, etc.

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Red kitchen bursts with creativity and passion. Details in this primary color heat up the ambience during a romantic dinner, and red roses express love.

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Green, pink, peach and white are also reputed to be colors of love.

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According to the principles of Feng Shui, thinking in terms of a couple is the best way to invite love into someone’s life. Place two decorative pillows on the sofa, two scented candles on the dining room table, two roses in a vase, two armchairs or a two-seater in front of the TV (or in the garden).

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Ornament chairs with flowers, ribbons, hearts, as it is usually done at weddings. Decorate napkins with beads or ribbons, or fold them into the shape of a swan or flower.

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Roses and cinnamon sticks can be in the role of decorative accessories on the table. “Speech” of flowers should be taken into account: in addition to roses that speak of love, there are rosemary and violets symbolizing fidelity, and orchids, which represent beauty.

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Scented candles are welcome everywhere throughout the room. Sandalwood, jasmine, rose, and cinnamon scents create romance in the air.

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Put a romantic background on your computer screen, for example, a beautiful sunset or a pair of lovebirds as they symbolize long-lasting love.

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Chocolate is a food which is usually associated with romance and can also serve as decoration. For example, place wrapped chocolates on your pillow and your partner’s pillow, arrange chocolate candies in the shape of the heart and serve it on a platter.

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Let the home become a real oasis of love.

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Photographs: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Alliance Resorts The Venetian, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa, InterContinental Sydney, Kare Design, Selva, Brisach,T.J. Elegans, Casa




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