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Relationship Reboot: Make the Bedroom Romance-Ready

Relationship Reboot: Make the Bedroom Romance-Ready

There’s nothing that’ll get you out of the mood faster than stepping over dirty socks, your kids’ toys, and dust bunnies the size of watermelons on your way to the bed.

Luckily, if you’re tired of doing it on the couch, it’s pretty easy to set a romantic mood in the bedroom. The National Sleep Foundation recently took a survey and found that men and women needed a few essentials to create a romantic setting in the boudoir. Missing a few of the essential elements? We’ll give you the quick fix:

Comfortable bedding

When it comes to your sheets, don’t pinch pennies. Invest in comfortable, soft sheets that feel good to the touch. It’ll be that much easier to roll around in them.

A clean room

Don’t leave tidying up for the evening hours—you’ll either end up cutting into your sleep time or sex time. Instead, make a habit of picking up after yourself as you go throughout the day, and make your bedroom a no-kids zone if you have little ones.

A quiet room

It’s hard to get in the mood when you’ve got car alarms or creepy nature sounds outside of your window. Quiet things down with a sound machine and blackout curtains, which can block 40 percent of outside noise.

Fresh air

The air purifier is your friend, and a bouquet of flowers on the nightstand never hurt anyone either.

A relaxing bath or shower before bed

A shower for two? Even better.

A dark room

Remember those blackout curtains you picked up to block out noise? They’ll also block out 99 percent of light.

Is your bedroom romance-ready? Share your favorite tips for setting the mood in the boudoir below in the comments!

More Relationship Reboots:
Take a Sexy Class Together
Unplug and Unwind
Make a Bucket List Together
Recreate the First Date

Read more: Dating, Love, Relationships, Sex

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11:13PM PDT on May 29, 2012

I agree, Why the darkness? Its good to see...

9:46AM PDT on May 19, 2012

Interessant,men hvorfor totalt mørke?
Why darkness?

2:06PM PDT on May 17, 2012

The secret for daily relationship reboot: the couple always sleep nude! You will see the astonishing result, specially in winter... 100% warranty! Try it and comment us. rgds

9:17PM PDT on May 16, 2012

thank you =)

3:41AM PDT on May 16, 2012

First thing i do every day to air the bedroom

3:10AM PDT on May 16, 2012

Ban the tv, the laptops and the constant texting/facebooking/cellphone use. Put the laundry away, and close the closet doors at night. The bedroom is for bedding! not for working.

5:06PM PDT on May 5, 2012

I so agree James T. those nasty little frog chirping or heaven forbid the cry of a lone wolf. Why don't they talk about creepy night nature smells like the skunk that likes to hang out under my window?

3:56AM PDT on May 4, 2012

I little fresh air would be nice, especially now that things are heating up with summer-like weather!

12:49PM PDT on May 3, 2012

Comment 4, This is another stupid scam advert by Xiao S please take it off.
Totally annoying & inappropriate.

10:35AM PDT on May 3, 2012

well Im not in realtionship now but when I am i definately light the candles and make my room nice cleaned and organized I definately want time to do my thang lol I'm always in the mood but a dirty room would be awfully embarrasing.

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