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How to Create Your Dream Home


Your home should be your sanctuary, a love nest for you and your husband or wife. It is where you relax, eat meals together, and make love. As a result, your home needs to be comfortable yet pretty. Besides being functional, your home must strike the right balance between formal and casual. And your home must suit the tastes of you and your husband or wife. This guide will help you to create the perfect home and learn to love each other ever more, room by room–

The Bedroom

Married couples should make the bedroom the hub of their home. It needs to be both conducive to passion and a good night’s sleep. Your number one priority should be to create a romantic atmosphere because keeping the fire alive in your sex life is important. Even though you might sometimes have sex in the shower or on the kitchen floor, the majority of the time, you’ll find yourselves fooling around in bed. Picking the right linens and lighting will help you have both good sex and good sleep.

The Living Room

Another favorite room for married couples is the living room because that’s where the couch is, which is another hot spot for making out, foreplay, and sometimes sex. It’s also a great place for cuddling. This room should be built for comfort, replete with plush couches, fluffy pillows, throw blankets, and either a TV or a game table. In-home date nights can happen in this room as can the occasional nap.

The Bathroom

Everyone needs a bathroom. It’s a necessity. But it can also be the room, where you reach your Zen state. A massage shower head, a Jacuzzi tub, or even just a few well-placed candles can do the trick. Again, you just might have a few romantic moments together in this room. Showering with your spouse will have you clean and dirty all at the same time.

The Kitchen

Feeding each other is a part of being in love. The kitchen is the room, where you’ll make that happen, even if it’s with your favorite take out. It should be colorful and fun and inviting. If you like to cook, you should also make the kitchen functional – from the placement of appliances to the organization of pots and other tools in your cabinets. You may just woo each other with delicious meals and sweet kisses in your kitchen.

The Dining Room

Many married couples have a formal dining room in addition to a kitchen. Here, you will treat each other to romantic dinners over candlelight and host your families for holidays, such as Thanksgiving. Make the dining room special with lovely furniture and pretty china. And make sure that just the two of you use the dining room even on a Tuesday night when there is no holiday or particular occasion to celebrate.

The Laundry Room

Even the dreariest room in the house, where you do laundry, a household chore, can be cheery when painted with your love. A lovely color on the wall, some pretty fabrics, and a little bit of organization can go a long way to make the laundry room downright cheery. There’s a rumor that some couples get off on making love atop the washing machine when it’s turned on. Just sayin’.

The Home Bar

Entertaining friends and family will probably become a big part of your married life. This means that you - and your home - will have to be ready to whip up a cocktail at a moment's notice. Creating a home bar, even if you live in a small apartment, is not as tricky as you might think. And it will make your home that much more fun. The best part? There's no last call when you're in your own home.

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