Ever seen the red room in Fifty Shades of Grey and thought, hm, I could do that? We’re with you. And if you’ve been scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram lately, you may have noticed a new, romantic trend on the horizon: seductive bedrooms. Science-based bedding company Bensons For Beds reported a huge spike in Pinterest searches for ‘seductive bedroom ideas’ in the last six months, which takes glamorous, elegant bedrooms and gives them a moody spin. Feeling your inner Anastasia? Read on for a breakdown of what this foreplay-inspired trend is all about, plus five items to recreate the look at home.
'Seductive Bedrooms' Are Trending on Pinterest (And It’s Just as Dramatic as It Sounds)
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WHAT DEFINES A SEDUCTIVE BEDROOM?
Basically, if Christian Grey and Serena van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl opened a design firm, their portfolio would exemplify this trend. The aesthetic takes a playful approach to a glam-inspired bedroom by offsetting opulent furnishings, textiles and decor with dramatic patterns and moody hues. It’s kind of like if the Four Seasons hotel room was given a dark, edgy makeover. Take it from The Maker Hotel suite above, which includes everything from Victorian-era accents and silky velvet fabrics to NC-17-style decor and artwork that oozes seduction. The bottom line? If you want to create a romantic, dramatic bedroom that won’t sacrifice sophistication, you’ve come to the right place.
5 WAYS TO CREATE A SEDUCTIVE BEDROOM
1. USE BLACK AND BURGUNDY HUES
The key to nailing this look is all in the color palette. In the Hôtel Providence Paris (pictured above), the walls are showcased in a dark, moody color that can bring some drama into the space. Then, there are hints of burgundy tones through the textiles and decor for a romantic, jewel-toned touch. The result is edgy and sophisticated while striking the perfect balance between dark and dramatic.
2. SEDUCTIVE ARTWORK AND DECOR
Naturally, it wouldn’t be called a ‘seductive bedroom’ without some risqué accents. Pull the look together with dramatic statement decor—from bust vases and sexy lip pillows to erotic wall art (or Renaissance-era nudes, if that’s more your speed). Just be sure to hide everything away when the in-laws are in town.
3. CLASSIC FURNITURE
Next, you want to mix old-world elegance with subversive accents. As a base, go with classic timepieces for your furniture. We’re talking Victorian-era styles that can be anything from a quartered mahogany dresser with silver handles to a scroll molding headboard. As long as everything has dark tones, traditional silhouettes and classic, regal elements, you’re good to go.
4. VELVET TEXTILES
There’s never too much upholstery when it comes to this trend, and adding some silky, velvety textures is one of the central tropes of this style. You can do this by adding a velvet ottoman or throw pillow for a hint of glam or by going all out by customizing a burgundy upholstered bed (or just shop the one shown above).
5. ROMANTIC CANDLES
Because what’s a romantic bedroom without the flicker of candlelight? Select long, tapered candles of varying heights to add visual interest. Or, if you’re looking for something special, we’d recommend adding some of Tom Ford’s signature candles, which smell just as seductive as they look.