The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be enough to keep you busy from morning to evening, so it can sometimes be hard to find time for a romantic evening with your significant other. Proper at-home romantic lighting makes date night possible in a jiffy – just set aside time for yourselves at home, then set your lights to the right color and brightness, and voila, romantic mood achieved! All you need to get this effect is a simple change in your usual lights.
How to create a romantic atmosphere
From rose petals and chocolates to scented candles and champagne, there are many ways to transform your home into a romantic atmosphere for you and your partner. You can make any occasion feel like Valentine’s Day when you incorporate these elements into your room design:
- Lights: You may have noticed that many fancy restaurants have dim lighting. You may also have found that most movie romance scenes take place in a dark room with some subtle candlelight. These lighting choices are intentional, as the right lighting can make or break the feeling of romance in any room. To fully immerse yourself in romantic vibes, you’ll want a soft, warm glow that accentuates the feeling of intimacy. Different lighting colors are also associated with various impacts on emotions, including relaxation and other romance-adjacent feelings.
- Music: Sitting in silence can sometimes be awkward even if you’ve known your partner for years. Putting on a movie might be your first inclination, but doing so can distract you and your partner from one another. Instead, play some calming music to create that unmistakable romantic, relaxed feeling. Choose songs without distracting lyrics and highlight romantic instruments such as the piano or harp. Certain types of music are known to affect one’s mood and building a playlist from one of these genres can be the difference between feeling tense or serene.
- Scent: It’s easy to forget that a romantic atmosphere involves all your senses when, in fact, there is scientific evidence to show that fragrance helps attract individuals to each other. That’s why you should fill the air with pleasant scents that bring forth an aphrodisiac effect. When deciding on a scent, you’ll have plenty of options available. Whether you choose to diffuse essential oils or light a scented candle, you can intentionally pick exactly the scent best for your romantic desires. Popular romantic fragrances such as jasmine, blue lotus, and sandalwood are all recognized as luxurious and passionate.
- Location: It’s important to pick a location for your romantic lighting where both you and your partner will be comfortable. You want to make sure you’ll have privacy and no distractions. Your bedroom, for example, is a great location that can easily be transformed, as is your backyard if your neighbors can’t see into it. They’re also places that you can leave romantically decorated and lit for days without drastically affecting your daily routine.
9 romantic lighting Ideas
Regardless of whether you’re looking to indulge in a simple night of deep conversations with or going all out for an especially amorous date night, lighting can be a vital element for creating a romantic atmosphere. You can best enjoy a memorable night with a special someone when you incorporate these romantic lighting ideas into your home.
1. Red lights
There’s a reason all those Valentine’s Day hearts are red. The color red elicits romantic feelings and evokes a sense of desirable connection. By using red lights, the tone of your room can become warmer and more exciting – think of how a sunset that shines orange, pink, and red hues throughout the sky is especially charming.
Red light is also proven to have calming effects on people, thereby making it easier for you and your partner to relax, let go of stress, and focus on having a romantic evening together. You can choose either red LED lights or laser lights to set the mood. To get that classic romantic feeling going with red lighting, consider using the BlissLights BlissBulb for a night filled with thousands of red stars glittering all around your room.
2. Fairy lights
Give your bedroom or backyard that enchanted and mystical romantic feeling with fairy lights.
You’ll be surrounded by a shimmering soft glow that can make your romantic bedroom lighting feel absolutely magical. Live your own fairytale by hanging these lights around your walls, behind your bed, with your curtains, or even on a canopy. If you’re outside, wrap your fairy lights around lampposts or drape your lights on a gazebo. For an additional layer of romantic effects, place flowers and petals within your fairy lights for a truly loving atmosphere.
3. Glowing lamps
Placing small glowing lamps on your bedside tables creates a dim glow that gives your room a natural and romantic feeling. These lamps come in many unique forms and styles that are sure to elevate your space. From soft glowing salt lamps to mystic glass lamps, you can illuminate your space without colors and brightness levels too harsh or overwhelming for proper romantic lighting.
Hang a small chandelier in your bedroom for a layer of lighting that adds classic elegance and romance to your space. Chandeliers are sophisticated lighting fixtures that ooze romanticism and glamour while providing a sweet entrancement that will mentally escort you to the most royal, stunning palaces of the medieval romantic era.
It’s no secret that candle light is just about the most romantic lighting possible for date night. There are endless candle options out there for a unique evening, whether you decide to burn natural candles that send your senses into pure delight or use electronic candles to avoid a fire hazard. The flickering flame, whether natural or electronic, will help you and your significant other get in the mood to snuggle up all night long. Alongside your candles, decorate your room with rose petals and pop a bottle of champagne to truly elevate your experience.
6. String lights
Christmas isn’t the only time when you can break out the string lights. These graceful lights come in various styles and colors that can turn your romantic lighting setup into a decorative sanctuary. If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can use changing LED lights that can help establish a sensual vibe. Paper lanterns, globe lights, and even flower petals are just a few examples of this creative way to add a romantic sparkle into your room.
7. Sky light
Snuggle up under your cozy covers, turn your lights off, and watch a dreamy night sky take over your room. You and your date will be immersed in a nebula of floating blue clouds and glistening stars if you use a Sky Lite Laser Projector to flood your room with entrancing lighting and patterns. The Sky Lite’s euphoric bedroom lighting might just help you drift into a complete state of romantic bliss.
8. Ambient light
While you can’t bring your date to the cosmos for a romantic getaway, you can always bring cosmos to you. Try using ambient lighting in your bedroom to transport you and your significant other to a swirling vortex of colorful clouds and stars. You can even float away into a tranquil galaxy with a soothing, moving aurora when you use the BlissLights Ark Ambient Aurora Light. Pair this cosmic laser light with music and essential oils for a heavenly evening that you won’t want to end.
9. Star light
Just because you’re staying indoors doesn’t mean you can’t have a romantic evening under the stars. With the BlissLights BlissBulb in blue or green, your bedroom will become a gleaming night sky filled with breathtaking, romantic fields of stars. Gaze upon the twinkling lights and make a wish with your significant other, because you know what they say: When you wish upon a star, it’s sure to come true.