The master bedroom is one of your home’s most personal spaces. It’s the room in which you rewind and recharge. It’s essential that the master bedroom provides you with an atmosphere that is inviting, warm and comforting. Today I have some master bedroom ideas that will help you create the relaxing retreat you want and need.
Master Bedroom Ideas
1 The walls are the largest space in the room, so it’s important to choose the right color. Since this is a room in which relaxation is paramount, select a color that will help to create a relaxing atmosphere. If you’re not sure what color to go with, you’ll find some helpful tips in my post “Choosing Colors for Rooms: 4 Tips to Help You Decide“.
2 The type of flooring you choose is a matter of personal taste. Carpet can be soft and luxurious under your feet and is especially nice in cooler weather. However if you’re not a fan of carpet, hardwood floors can look beautiful in a master bedroom. Or you can have the best of both worlds by layering an area rug over wood or tile flooring.
3 You spend a third of your life sleeping, so it’s important to choose a mattress, pillows and bedding that are the most comfortable for you. To help you out, I have some great tips for you on these post:
- How to Shop for Sheets
- What are Standard Mattress and Sheet Sizes?
- How to Make a Bed With a Designer’s Touch
4 Waking up to a fabulous view is a great way to start the day. If your master bedroom windows don’t offer a view you love, create your own. Hang a work of art or favorite photographs so that is what you see when you first wake up.
5 If you have to sleep during daylight hours, room-darkening curtains may help you get a more restful sleep. Room-darkening curtains are available in a wide variety of styles and colors. They also make room-darkening liners to use with existing curtains.
6 Chandelier or ceiling fan? This is probably one of the most common dilemmas in decorating a master bedroom. The designer in me wants a fabulous light fixture, but my husband can’t sleep without a ceiling fan. I love my husband; he works hard and I want him to get plenty of rest. This was an easy one to solve in our house. We have a ceiling fan…but it’s a beauty! This is a matter of personal comfort. If you can sleep without the fan, choose a wonderful light fixture that makes a statement.
7 Another question I’m often asked concerns televisions and electronics. Again, it’s a matter of personal taste. It’s easier to create a restful retreat if you eliminate electronic devices like TVs and computers. But if you must have a TV in your room, try to keep it in a cabinet with doors so that you can hide it away when you’re not using it. If that’s not possible, here are some creative ways you can keep the television from being a focal point.
8 A nice addition to the master bedroom is a sitting area. All you need is a comfy chair, small side table, and lamp to create a cozy spot where you can relax, read a book or enjoy you’re morning coffee. If space allows, add a bench or a couple of ottomans at the foot of the bed.
9 If outside noises are an annoyance, consider a sound machine. They offer simulations of rain, ocean waves, the forest and other calming sounds that help block out external noises.
10 You don’t have to fill every wall and surface. Give your eyes a chance to rest by keeping the accessories simple and to a minimum. This is your master bedroom, though. Do personalize it with items that are important and meaningful to you.
Creating a space where you can rejuvenate is important. I hope you’ve found inspiration in the master bedroom ideas, photos and tips I’ve shared with you today. Do you have a favorite?