How to Set the Mood

Create the perfect atmosphere to inspire seduction.

How to Set the Mood

By: Zoe Wilder

The world is full of distractions. More often than not, you're pulled in so many directions that it becomes difficult to unwind and get in the mood. Luckily, with a little bit of preparation, you can turn your living space into a pleasure sanctuary, making it easier to shake off your day and tap into your sexual urges.

Romantic Lighting

Bright, harsh light is a mood killer. Luckily, there are a few ways you can easily create mood lighting.

  • Use a dimmer switch to control how much light – or lack thereof – you want in your romantic stetting. If you don't already have one in your room, it's easy to install.
  • Opt for yellow-toned bulbs for your fixtures as they fill a space with warmth, making it easier to relax.
  • Have some aromatherapy candles handy. Try ylang ylang or clary sage. They'll emit a romantic flicker while delivering soothing scents.

Amorous Hues for the Bedroom

Choose your color palette wisely. Warmer tones arouse passionate emotions – think red, gold, black, purple, indigo and dark gray. If you prefer white-colored sheets, use warm colors in your bedding accessories like scarlet throw pillows and burgundy blankets. Don't overdo it, though – too many dark colors may make your bedroom look like a scene out of a gothic novel – dated and not cute.

Sensual Supplies

It's been a long day. You're basking in candlelight and locking lips with your partner when you remember you're out of condoms. Nothing kills a mood quicker than running to the store to pick up supplies. Stock up on everything you'll need for an evening between the sheets.

Seductive Music

The right music can be therapeutic and hypnotic, inducing feelings of euphoria and joy. Avoid the radio since commercials will interrupt the vibe. Instead, make a playlist with your (and your partner's) favorite tunes. If there's a band that gets your woman hot, then be sure to include that music. Down-tempo, jazz and soul are great places to start, too. Adjust the volume to a comfortable setting, and sync up to the rhythm.

Sensory Stimulation

One of the best ways to put your mind at ease while setting the mood is to stimulate the senses. Lie down on a soft rug. Warm your skin by the fire. Taste fine wine. Nibble on delectable treats. Wear silk boxers. Touch her lace lingerie. Take turns rubbing massage oil on each other. Surrender to the mood and your setting.


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