There are quite a few considerations when deciding how to decorate and style your master bedroom suite. Do you have the right kind of lighting? Do you have different zones for resting and activity? Have you chosen appropriate colours? Is it enough to buy a cheap bed online? Get the answers to these questions and many more.
Determining where the furniture goes in a master bedroom helps set the tone for decorating and lighting. Normally you want a space for sleeping, for relaxing, and for dressing. If you have a dressing area or walk-in wardrobe with dressers, you may exclude this area in the master bedroom.
When you walk into the room, which wall do you see first? This is often the best option for where to put the headboard of your bed. The wall you see first is the focal point, so you should situate your bed there and design wall accessories and curtains to make note of this fact. You don’t want to walk into a bedroom and see the footboard poking out from the side of the room.
Place dressers and other bureaus that hold furniture in a place close to the closet. This will give you one general region where dressing can be done and allow you to have the appropriate lighting in just one location.
Many people like to have a small desk or comfortable reading chair in their bedroom. These upcycled sideboards are perfect for this use. Ideally, this would be placed in a cosy corner by a fireplace or next to a window.
Lighting in a Bedroom Retreat
The lighting you choose must match the purpose you have chosen for each area of the bedroom. Multiple types of lighting are generally needed to create the best mood. Romantic lighting can be achieved by a string of lights tucked up under the woodwork in a tray ceiling or with candles near a fireplace or on a nightstand.
A chandelier is a great look for the main light in the room. It is romantic and sophisticated.
For relaxing areas, dedicated lamps that can be aimed at a writing table or on a book are best to keep from disturbing a spouse who may already have retired for the night.
Near the dressing area, brighter lights are important to make sure you have correctly matched your black pants with like socks, and not navy. Having a window nearby for natural lighting is also a big plus.
Don’t forget about limiting light with curtains. While daylight is great for picking out your clothes, it is not great for sleeping. Try room-darkening blinds with curtains to soften the look.
Choosing Colours for Your Sanctuary
The right choice of colour is partly a sense of personal style and partly one that speaks of the mood you wish to achieve. Picking one that is supported by neutrals is always an excellent choice for a restful feel. Too many colours and too busy of a print can create the opposite feeling you were going for. Don’t fall into the trap of florals for the bedroom. Florals are very feminine and it can be hard to create any balance in a room with a large flowery bedspread.
Some good colour choices to consider are maroon with taupe, dusty blue and chocolate brown, yellow and cream, sage with tan or cream with lilac.