The world is a loud and anxiety-inducing place, so when you come home and slip into your bed, it’s crucial to create a space where you feel relaxed and safe. Scrolling through Pinterest or Houzz is a great way to get ideas, but to ensure you don’t forget any design elements, here is a list of the things to include in your master bedroom make-over.
There is no denying that the bed will make or break a master bedroom design or make or break your back. Many of us spend a lot of time on our feet or hunched over computers, and a poor-quality mattress isn’t going to make our sleep restful and healing. Invest in a high-quality mattress if you’re able, and you won’t regret it.
Once you have that supportive yet soft mattress, you’ll need something stylish to rest it on. Headboards and bed frames will lift and decorate your bed, so it’s not just a mattress on the floor. Often mattresses won’t last as long without a proper frame, so be sure to protect your investment. A bedframe is also a great way to add a bit of hidden storage to your bedroom.
Lastly, bedding is the icing on your deliciously fluffy bed cake. There are a lot of materials, colors, patterns, and varieties of bedding to look through, and you’ll be sure to find the option that’s right for you.
Besides the bed, the nightstand is the other classic furniture piece used in bedrooms. They are fantastic for keeping things right where you need them, like watches, phones, chargers, lotion, glasses, alarm clocks, lamps, booklights, and other items used daily. The size and style of the nightstand can be whatever suits your needs best, but be sure the height of the nightstand will work well with the height of your bed. A nightstand that’s too short or too tall might be a pain to use, especially during those sleepy nights and groggy mornings.
In every room, it’s critical to invest in good lighting design. Be sure always to include the three types of lighting, which are general lighting, task lighting, and mood lighting. For general lighting, you’ll want recessed lights in the ceiling or bright floor lamps. Task lighting would be lamps on the nightstand to help you read or get ready for bed. Lastly, lights on dimmers, LED strips around the ceiling, or warm lights on the nightstand are a great way to add mood lighting to the master bedroom.
It might just be the room you sleep and get ready in, but it should still be a space that makes you happy and reflects your personality. One way to add a bit of flair to your master bedroom is with a statement mirror. Not only will it be helpful to see yourself before you head out for the day, but it’s also a way to add some style to the room. Wall art or family photos work well in bedrooms too. If the floor in the bedroom is hardwood adding an area rug could be an excellent opportunity to add some color, and it will make it more comfortable to step on during those chilly mornings.
You likely already have blinds or shades on your windows, but adding curtains could be that extra touch of luxury that your master bedroom is missing! They are also great for filtering the sunlight for houseplants. A bedroom is a perfect place to add houseplants. Their greenery will bring a sense of life and calm to the space, and they are so pretty too!
In a master bedroom, all you need is a bed and maybe a nightstand. However, these last few years have taught us that our bedrooms can transform and be utilized for other activities. For example, if you have the space, a small seating area or even just a single chair can be a great place to tie your shoes, get undressed, or a place to sit while you scroll before bed.
You might also want a furniture piece for some extra storage. This could be a dresser or a wardrobe and would be perfect in the bedroom, where you’re likely already getting dressed.
Lastly, for many of us, our bedrooms are the only space in the house where we can get away from everyone else. So it might be a perfect space for a work desk. There are many options out there that are smaller and ideal for tight spaces.
The bathroom might be the only other room in the house where the vibes of the space are a key factor in our enjoyment of it. So setting the mood and creating a specific vibe within our master bedrooms is important, and you might want to help with some candles. And while some are lucky enough to have fireplaces in their bedrooms, there is still hope for those who do not. These fake fireplaces are little heaters and can set the mood and create a relaxing atmosphere within the master bedroom.
Follow this guide to ensure you don’t miss a single key element of your master bedroom design. From candles to bedframes, you can create this space to evoke calm and relaxation. It’s the perfect opportunity to create a room that transports you from all the stress of the world and allows you to simply be.
Brittany received her interior design degree in 2010 and recently earned her kitchen and bathroom certifications. She sees her job as much more than just picking out pretty colors and materials – it also involves exact measurements, plenty of planning, and determining how to have a space accurately reflect the lifestyle of its occupants.