6. You can act on your bedroom fantasies
A boring boudoir dampens intimacy, but jazz things up in there and you'll recapture that "first time" feeling. Paint can set the scene for provocative encounters: Choose colors that arouse the mind (studies have shown a red-romance link) and enhance the skin tone (flattering shades include eggplant, soft rose, and teal blue). Lighting also delivers: Dimmers put "the mood" at your fingertips, but even new lampshades can soften the glow. Pushing out the bedroom walls might allow for that king-sized bed you've hankered for—and more nighttime gymnastics.