It’s safe to say we spend majority of our time in our bedrooms. It’s where we sleep, relax, read, and get dressed. So why do we tend to let this room fall to the wayside? The master bedroom is typically the last room that receives attention until the rest of the home is complete, however, studies show a well designed bedroom allows you to rest more efficiently.
The first focus in a bedroom is the mattress itself, because that’s the key to having a great night sleep. One of the most difficult steps to this process is getting a bed to match the comfort level of both you and your significant other. Our suggestion is to get a split mattress. What’s that? That’s a mattress that has both a firm side and a softer side, allowing each couple to get the sleep they desire.
The next step is the bed itself. Selecting a headboard and frame can really set the mood of the room. If you chose an upholstered headboard/bed it instantly gives the room a softer feel. If you go with a wood frame it helps bring nature into your space.
A great step to do next would be selecting your night stands and dresser. Some people prefer to have a matching bedroom suite, however it’s not necessary. Often it creates a colder feel when you have all matching pieces. If you have a metal headboard, a great contrasting material would be wood, this helps make the room feel more cozy. If you are already using wood, maybe select something using glass to help balance the finishes.
Then it’s time to ask ourselves, what do we really do in our bedroom? Maybe you’re a reader and require a side chair and a great floor lamp, or maybe you prefer a wall sconce next to your bedside. If you watch TV in the evening, consider a low dresser to act as a tv console as well. For the fashionistas of the world, maybe you should consider organization for your master closet!
Lastly, you need to select the smaller details that pull the entire room together. The artwork should feel calming to you rather than something bold and exciting. Also, a nice addition is a rug for under your bed, it helps soften the room, especially if you have hard surfaces. Finally, you need an inviting comforter with a fun throw blanket and some accent pillows. Add a few plants, an alarm clock, and maybe a photo or two, and your room is complete!
You will notice if you mix and match your pieces the room will be more interesting and eclectic looking. Don’t let a design scheme be overwhelming, start with a few key pieces and work your way to completing your personal sanctuary.