What is it that keeps a relationship going as the years and decades drift by? Is it your ability to make each other laugh more than you make each other cry? Is it the physical attraction that never fades, just changes as your bodies change? Is it the bank of memories that you share and add to with the passing of every year? Or perhaps its the little people you’ve made (or adopted) together. The physical manifestation of your love. Whatever it is that keeps your relationship strong, it’s okay to admit that the realities of modern living can seriously interfere with your ability to find time for romance and passion.
Many of us are working harder and for longer hours than ever, encountering significant stress (the ultimate libido killer) due to work and finances and feeling exhausted in the sparse free time we have. Fortunately, your home can come to the rescue when it comes to restoring that spark to your love life. With a few well chosen home improvements your home can be transformed into a temple of romance once more…
Wear love on your walls
Nothing excites the senses more than beautiful art. If your walls are looking a little too spartan, maybe it’s time to hang up some romantic fine art of atmospheric photography pieces to subtly enhance the mood in your home and restore your home’s beauty and mystique.
Soften the lighting
Harsh lighting is rarely conducive to romance. It’s not that things are more romantic when you can’t see one another properly. It’s just that soft lighting is more conducive to relaxation and helping you to unwind in one another’s arms. Low light tells our bodies that it’s time to relax and it is known to ease stress and help the day’s stressors to drift away.
So make sure that you have some soft mood lighting to enhance the mood when you and your significant other share free time together. There are lots of ways in which you can do this from installing dimmer switches to employing smaller lamps or even lighting some candles. What’s more, scented candles can also further excite our passions which brings us to…
The scent of passion
Never underestimate the power of scent to ignite passion. Scented candles are good for this with their subtle and natural aromas but if you’re worried about the fire risk opt for an essential oil diffuser. A few drops of rose, jasmine, ylang ylang or clary sage can be a great way to stimulate romantic feelings in your home.
Flowers for feelings
Finally, living plants and flowers lend a much needed sense of vitality to your living space and can help you to feel more alive, alert and at peace in your home- even after a long, hard day. Flowers also have a lot of symbolic meaning behind them. For centuries the red rose, for example, has been a symbol of love and fidelity since it first made its way to Europe from Asia. So make sure that you always have plants and flowers visible anywhere you expect romance to occur.
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