The master bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your house, but one that often gets overlooked. We leave our own rooms for last because guests are less likely to see our bedrooms than they are our living rooms and kitchens. Our bedrooms can sometimes feel like dumping grounds and second closets; a catchall for whatever we have to hide before our guests arrive.
However, our master bedrooms, should be a haven for us from the busy world outside our front doors. How do we create a dream bedroom we can’t wait to relax in at the end of the day? Here are some bedroom ideas.
Start with a focal point
Starting with the bed is the easiest way to create a central focal point in the room. If your bed is shoved into the corner of the room, try moving it out to the center and create some symmetry by adding a side tables and matching lamps or light fixtures to either side of the bed. A bed that isn’t hemmed in on two sides by a wall will make your room feel more like a retreat and less like a space where you happen to sleep each night.
Adding an interesting headboard will also help draw your eye to the bed at the center of the room. Headboards can be utilitarian and include shelving for books and plants or can be strictly aesthetic and used for comfort such as upholstered headboards.
If your room is large enough, try also including a seating area off to the side or near a window where there will be plenty of natural light.
Keep your color palette light
Reduce bold or dark color schemes to accents such as throw pillows, elements in an area rug, or artwork that won’t take up the majority of the room. Lighter hues tend to evoke a calmer atmosphere, not to mention, they help rooms appear larger. Adding a mirror to one of the walls can also help reflect natural light from the windows back into shadowy corners. If you’re planning on doing an accent wall, stick with a natural or muted color.
Increase Your Oxygen Levels
One of the reasons we feel so relaxed after vacations in the tropics and trips to the spa is because of the abundance of plants. Plants can help brighten our moods by cleaning the air from toxins and adding oxygen back into our living spaces.
Home improvement guru Bob Vila recommends eight plants for your bedroom: lavender, jasmine, peace lily, aloe vera, valerian, English ivy, gerbera daisies, and rosemary. Different plants on the list can help reduce anxiety, clean the air, ease allergies, reduce airborne mold, and so much more!
Say no to clutter
It’s easy to pile things on top of bedside tables and dressers. If you’re a reader, chances are you already have a pile of books you’ve been meaning to read that are collecting dust under your bedside lamp. But in order to help create a calm and relaxing space to unwind, it’s paramount to keep areas you can easily see free from clutter.
A helpful solution can be adding a small bookshelf in the room or designating a drawer in your dresser to miscellaneous items. Small wooden or cloth baskets that can be easily stowed under your bed can also be used to keep needed things handy yet out of sight.
If you’re still a little overwhelmed, please make an appointment with one of our designers and we’d be happy to help out!
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