The sky’s the limit when it comes to designing your master bedroom. Start by looking at the empty space and imagining what could be. Are you aiming to create a personal sanctuary, a romantic getaway, or just a serene area that’s away from all the chaos in the rest of your house? Making this decision will point you in the proper direction for redesigning your master bedroom.
If you’re looking for a sanctuary, you might start by thinking of the amenities in a luxurious hotel suite. It makes a good example, because hospitality experts design their suites so that everything you could want is available in only one room. You can include convenience items such as a TV set, a mini refrigerator, or even a microwave, but don’t let these items become focal points in your room.
Functional items should hide behind the ambiance you’ve created. Dark, warm colors will make you feel safe and cozy and give you the ideal place to relax. You can add such personal items as family photographs to make the impersonal hotel atmosphere into a restful oasis.
Maybe you want to design a bedroom with a steamy, seductive atmosphere that will enhance any romantic interlude. In that case, you want to create a hot, sensual, and romantically-sumptuous environment. Use a variety of different textures of fabrics from rich and luxurious to soft and silky.
Including exotic patterns can evoke deep, erotic feelings of love. However, don’t overdo the exotic stuff. That can make the room feel impersonal. Use bold, wild colors along with mood-creating lighting, such as wall-mounted candle sconces. Adding mirrors will reflect your candlelight and be very sexy.
Possibly you just want a comfortable, quiet spot to get away from it all and read. With this in mind, lighting becomes top priority. In order to properly light a reading area, you should have two lamps with high watt bulbs.
However, most people prefer an environment that is a little less glaring. Try using spot lighting in the specific areas where you will be reading and then diffusing it by using softer lighting in the rest of the room. A neutral color scheme in the room will help to disperse and soften light.
If your master bedroom is large, you can actually combine the elements you like from the styles described above. You can create a cozy reading nook in one corner of the room. In another part of the room you can set up a private area by using decorative screens or just by the way you place the furniture. In this area you can create a romantic, intimate retreat surrounding your bed.
No matter what style you choose for your master bedroom, always design with comfort in mind. You’ll be amazed in the difference a solid bed frame, luxury mattress, and high-end bedding can make in your overall comfort level and the quality of your sleep.
You won’t be happy with any remodel for long if your room isn’t also functional and comfortable. For ideas to incorporate all of these elements into your master bedroom, you can always bring in professional help. An interior designer will be able to look at your room, accommodate your personal taste, and design a room that is so comfortable you’ll never want to leave it.