The Best Romantic Décor from TV & Movies

by Kimberly Foerst

Like many people, I am a big fan of TV shows and movies. Unlike most normal people, I often find myself paying particular attention to the decor used in the sets rather than the actual story.

With Valentine's Day only a week away, I felt called to write this blog post featuring some of my favorite romantic set designs. Maybe they will inspire you to decorate for your own romantic evening-in, or maybe they'll have you looking at your favorite movie a little differently.

Friends (NBC)

In particular, one scene takes the cake for the most romantic decor they showed during the whole series, and that was Monica surprising Chandler in her living room with dozens of lit candles around the entire apartment to propose marriage.

Decorating with candles is the simplest way to set a romantic scene. From a candlelit dinner for two to the mood lighting of a flickering candle in the bedroom, candles have long been associated with romance. You can get this look by purchasing candles in bulk and placing them all around your home. (Avoid the potential fire hazard by using electronic flameless candles.)

Bridgerton (Netflix)

Few TV shows are talked about for their decor and sets as much as Bridgerton has been since it was released. The show truly captures the grandeur of the Regency era in every way. A wave of both fashion and home decor trends have come out of the popularity of this show. Even brands like ours jumped on board the bandwagon, turning some of our comforter sets into gowns and styling our own Bridgerton-inspired photo shoot sets.

Want to get the Bridgerton look in your home? We wrote a whole separate blog post to show you how, and you can read it here! Whether you want to redecorate your living room, bedroom or bathroom or kitchen, we have specific ideas laid out for you there.

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Sticking to the theme above, the movie Marie Antoinette also features decor which is glamorous and regal. Multiple lavish bedroom designs stand out among the exquisite and very romantically styled set design.

You can get the look of Marie Antoinette by combining three key staples of her style. First, flowers and floral prints are a must, especially featuring some pastel colors. Next, gilding. The gold stands out among the pastels and gives the space a more opulent look fit for a queen. Last, her look is both chic and maximalist. Mix and match patterns and colors in the space to really hone in on the Marie Antoinette style.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

There's not a whole lot that's more romantic than being away from it all in paradise. Angela Bassett's character Stella sitting in the window with the incredible view of Jamaica behind her and framed by flowing sheer curtains is a high point for me as far as the decor goes.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

If you have a great room with a view, you too can get this look simply by hanging sheer white or light colored window curtains and making sure your windows are thoroughly and regularly cleaned.

Aladdin (1992)

It may be animated, but the decor choices shown in Jasmine's bedroom still make the cut for my list of most romantic. First, she has sheer curtains that create some mystery of what's inside but allow her to always see out. Plus, she can easily walk out on to an enormous balcony with an incredible view of the fictional city of Agrabah below and the "endless diamond sky" above. She has canopy style curtains over her bed like any princess should, and luxurious textiles all around.

To get the look of Princess Jasmine's bedroom, you should incorporate lots of jewel tones in your bedroom. Make sure you have soft cushions for added seating, long flowing drapes, furniture with gold or bronze embellishments, and a high quality rug to complete the look.

So what do you think of the list above? Leave a comment letting us know your favorite look. Or tell us what movie or TV sets you think we missed.


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