Your master bedroom suite is the one place in your home that is all about you. So often people will put off completing the interior décor of this room because they want to complete the areas that “other people will see” first. Why not put yourself first for a change? After all, this is the first place you see in the morning and the last place you see at night. The importance of creating a personal retreat amidst our hectic lives cannot be emphasized enough. Here are some trends and points to consider when planning your master bedroom retreat:
Upholstered Headboard – This is a great option to the traditional all wood or iron bed. An upholstered headboard can be customized into different shapes, sizes, coverings to give you a completely unique look. It also adds a softly padded backrest for reading in bed. The bed should be the focal point of the room so why not call attention to it by adding a custom headboard. It is important to make sure that the bed is an appropriate scale for the room in both height and width.
Layers of Bedding – Consider adding different layers that can be changed from season to season. This also creates a much more interesting look than the run of the mill “bed in a bag”. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different fabrics and textures. Consider a washable coverlet if pets or small children are a concern and then dress it up and customize a look for yourself with custom decorative pillows, duvet cover, bedskirt, etc. The result will be a look that is less structured and more unique that can be changed by removing a cover or changing some pillows.
Wallcovering – Yes, that’s right. An appropriate wallcovering added to the wall behind the headboard or the entire room not only adds visual texture and interest to the space but also separates this room from the rest of the house. It says “special” as soon as you cross the threshold.
Seating Area – It is important to consider a comfortable sitting area, if only for one, that provides a place to sit and read or relax with a beverage at the end of a long day in a place that is just for you. If space permits, a chaise is an ideal choice allowing you to really relax and put your feet up. It also creates a bit more luxurious feel. What better way to pamper yourself? A smaller chair and foot rest also works in smaller rooms.
Lighting – Make sure to include layers of lighting (such as bedside lamps that are the appropriate height ) as well as overall mood lighting (such as a chandelier mounted over the bed or in a corner of the room to create a sitting area). I encourage clients to keep their work out of this space. No laptops, docking stations or desks! The idea is to create a soothing, comfortable environment that nourishes your soul.
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