If you could do a total makeover on your master bedroom, how would you want it to look? Sit in the room and imagine what it would look like if you could do anything you wanted with the space. What do you see? A cozy nest? A romantic hideaway, or just a place where you can get away from everything else going on in the house to read? The choice is up to you.
Let’s say you’ve decided on a cozy little nest where you can perch and enjoy any of quiet things you like to do. Take your cue from five-star hotel suites. They were designed to provide ultimate comfort for guests in just one room. You’ll want to start with a palette of dark, warm colors.
These colors will cradle you and help your relax. You might want to include a small writing desk, a TV which you can watch while in bed, and even a mini-refrigerator. Keep the furnishings small, not overwhelming. Add personal touches to make the room truly your own.
To create a passionate, lover’s hideaway, everything must be lush and sensual. Create an exotic paradise full of luxurious fabrics, silks, and satins, and plush pillows covered in soft, rich materials. Make sure not to overdo; keep it feeling personal and enveloping.
Choose flattering lighting and add candle sconces with mirrors to catch and reflect the light. After all, what could be more romantic than candlelight? A slight scent of sandalwood and soft, intimate music will add to the ambiance.
Maybe all you’re really looking for is a space of your own where you can just get away from it all and read. In this case, the emphasis of the room should be on proper lighting. Experts will tell you that a room where people read should have at least two lamps with high watt bulbs.
Unless your master bedroom is huge, this brightness will be far too harsh to read comfortably in. Try spotlighting your reading nooks and using softer lighting for the rest of the room. Make sure you use neutral colors which will help to soften and disperse light.
How About a Little of All Three?
You might decide you’d like to add a little of all three styles to your room. By creating a cozy little nook in one corner, you can have your reading area. If you have enough room, you can block off a part of the room by placing decorative screens around the bed.
You can create an aura of romance by providing a place for you and your significant other to retreat together for those most intimate moments.
Of course, you need to keep in mind that the main purpose of the room is for sleep. You’ll want a well-built bed, a top-quality memory-foam mattress, and thick, comfy bedding. If you fail to provide for sleep and relaxation in your room, you’ll have missed the mark completely.
If you run into any snags in your redecoration project, call a professional. There are many designers who specialize in creating comfortable master bedrooms to suit any taste and style.