Set the scene with the right sights, sounds and smells to enhance your loving

Reconfiguring your own bedroom to draw out a little of this spirit will make it feel instantly sexier and less functional. A few simple changes can help to put sex and romance back on the agenda.

Chocolatey tones and dark, nutty shades will help to make a space feel voluptuous and sexy.

Think modernist curves, luxe accessories and moody lighting. With a few clever tweaks, your room will instantly activate subconscious desire ‘triggers’. It speaks to your sensual side, and will deliver on romance.

Dim the lights

It’ll help you create a sexier ambience. If you can, use a dimmer switch or alternatively use low-wattage bedside lamps to set the mood. Enjoy the shadows that play on your bodies and the walls.

Check your mirrors

Being bombarded with full-sized reflections is distracting. Instead, select a few small mirrors to capture sexy snapshots of skin.

Scent the room

Some scents have an effect on the olfactory bulb, a part of the brain that is linked with sexual desire. Warm some essentials oil on a burner, or light a non-synthetic scented candle to create a more sensual atmosphere.

Keep your drawer stocked

Have everything you require for great sex ready. Durex Play lube in strawberry flavour can bring added fun and excitement. Add a massage gel such as Durex Play Perfect Glide, which is a longer lasting* silicone pleasure gel.

*compared to our water based lubricants.

Think about how things feel

Opt for accessories in satin, silk or velvet for a touch of luxe, and select a few well-placed objects to display. The right print, a hand-blown glass vase or a chair with sweeping curves will please you and your partner’s eye and help to feed your sensory imagination. Lightly stroke the body with Durex Endless Touch, it’s soft velvet touch surface helps for a smooth sensation.

Be bold

Go for something dark and cocooning. Or paint the wall behind your bed an earthy shade. Chocolatey tones and dark shades will help to make a space feel voluptuous and sexy.