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Eva Longoria: Candles, the secret to bedroom romance

Eva Longoria: Candles, the secret to bedroom romance

Eva Longoria says candles and incense are the secret to "romance in the bedroom".

The former 'Desperate Housewives' star thinks decorating a room with candles can create a more sensual atmosphere but joked it has to be with the right partner.

She quipped: "The secret to having romance in the bedroom is the partner that you pick. But, I love candles and incense in a bedroom.

"I also love the colour lavender. To me, it represents sexiness. It's kind of a collection of many things - you really have to set the mood with your design and one of the easiest ways to do that is through bedding."

The 40-year-old star - who is dating Jose Antonio Baston - also admitted she likes to wake up early to hit the gym but says she always has to get at least eight hours of sleep in.

She added: "I usually have a hectic schedule, but I always make time to work out in the morning.

"So I'll wake up, work out and get ready for the day. One of my secret tricks is, I always get eight hours of sleep."

And Eva - who recently launched her own home furnishings line - adores having copious amounts of pillows in her bedroom.

She added to "I always need to have a throw on my bed. And of course, I need decorative pillows. I love a lot of pillows on a bed.

"I think it makes it pop and pulls together the room through a colour pattern or texture of a textile. So for me, the style tip is - more pillows!"