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Life often gets in the way of sex. It can even inhibit your ability to get it on in your own bedroom. "Your bedroom is your sensual space and a space for you two to relax and reconnect. You should feel sensual when you enter the room — and seeing your children's toys or wearing your thick flannel PJs to bed will only keep you in mom and dad mode, not wife and husband mode," explains sex expert Nikki Ransom-Alfred. So make a commitment to sex up your private space with these expert tips.
Add scented candles.
Add an extra sexual element to their already sexy scent by selecting massage candles. "Not only do they smell amazing, but candlelight is very sexy and flattering to the skin," says Ransom-Alfred.
Place fresh flowers by your bedside.
"Flowers play on our sense of smell and are also a simple way to beautify your room," says Ransom-Alfred.
Buy decorative pillows.
Not only do they look nice, but "pillows also come in handy with certain sex positions," explains Ransom-Alfred.
Invest in silk or satin sheets.
"Feeling your entire body immersed and covered in a soft satin or silk fabric is guaranteed to make one feel relaxed, sexy and erotic," Ransom-Alfred says.
Place mirrors with purpose.
"Mirrors with or without decorative frames bring a sensual ambience to the room and up the kink factor when you utilize those mirrors during sex," explains Ransom-Alfred.
Play with reds.
"Add deep reds, pinks or earth tones for a burst of sensual color," says Ransom-Alfred.
Keep the bedroom clean.
"A cluttered room will make for a cluttered mind and will inhibit relaxation and sensual feelings," Ransom-Alfred says.
Try out a faux fur or shaggy rug.
"This is a simple way to add a bit of elegance and fun to your room that also feels good on your skin," explains Ransom-Alfred. "You and your partner can use this rug for those moments spent on the floor relaxing with a glass of wine and feeding each other grapes."