Master Bedroom Ideas: Tips for Creating a Relaxing Retreat

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

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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“.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Peggy

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-11

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Comments

  1. 1

    ruby says

    The first picture in this helpful article is of a beautiful canopy bed. Do you happen to know the manufacturer? I would love to purchase it for my own master bedroom.

    • 2

      Peggy Pardo says

      Hi Ruby! I’m sorry, but there was no manufacturer information available for the bed. Most likely it was custom-made for the room. If you know a good carpenter, they made be able to make something similar for you. Glad you found the article helpful. πŸ™‚

  2. 3

    says

    #4 is very clever, we don’t have a great view from our master bedroom and when we wake up we only see a big white wall, I should really consider some art
    & #8 is my favourite, we have a big white sofa with two ceramic stools to place our reading books πŸ™‚

    • 4

      Peggy Pardo says

      Hi Ingrid! Have you tried adding sheers to the window? They’ll block the view of the white wall while still allowing light to come in the room. Love the sofa and stools! πŸ™‚

    • 6

      Peggy Pardo says

      Thanks so much, Sandra! I’ll wrap them up and send them to you! πŸ˜‰

  3. 7

    says

    I am much impressed with the bedroom designs shown on your website, I appreciate and love your tips. It seems hard enough to find the right one that encourages and show the interior design beauty. Yours are excellent.

    • 8

      Peggy Pardo says

      Thank you very much, Kara. So happy that you are enjoying the photos I’ve featured. πŸ™‚

  4. 9

    says

    Possibly the best stuff I had ever bought for our kid’s bedrooms is a double bunk bed together with space for a desk/play space
    underneath. Our kids like going to bed up high, we love the fact that I am making the most of the room.

  5. 11

    Jenny says

    some lovely ideas…. What colour and brand is the paint in picture seven? Thx

    • 14

      says

      Hi Audrey. There wasn’t any vendor information listed for the bed in that image. However, if you search online for “brass four poster bed with canopy”, you’ll find lots of shopping options. πŸ™‚

  6. 15

    Sophie says

    Hi peggy i love the bed above point 8 from “new england home” any ideas where that is from? Thanks

  7. 17

    Naomi.buckley@northrock.bm says

    Hi Peggy,

    I love the blue stripped curtains on number 5 – can you tell me where they came from, please.

    Many thanks,
    Naomi

    • 18

      says

      Hi Naomi! You have excellent taste; they are beautiful. Unfortunately, the original source provided no manufacturer information for the drapery.