Master bedrooms should be beautiful, warm sanctuaries. Regardless of size, they should be functional and conducive to rest but also stylish and inviting. Whether you’re re-decorating your master bedroom or you’ve just moved, and you’re starting from scratch, we have some ideas to get you started.
Make the Bed the Center of Attention.
Your bed is, of course, the most important piece of furniture in your bedroom. Ensure it stands out. Opt for visually striking headboards and footboards in bold colors or interesting prints. A classic four-poster bed is perfect if you have high ceilings. If your room is painted in muted tones, an eye-catching bed is even more important. You also need to source the perfect mattress. Be sure to test as many options as possible before you decide. A high-quality mattress will last a long time, so you need to sure it’s the one you want.
Source 100% Egyptian Cotton Bedsheets
You’ll want that bed to be covered with sheets of the highest quality. It doesn’t get much better than authentic Egyptian cotton bedsheets with a high thread count. They are soft, comfortable and long-lasting. Some manufacturers may claim their sheets are Egyptian cotton but really only include a small percentage. To ensure you don’t get duped, look for the logo featuring a cotton plant with a black triangle and make sure you feel the material and look at it carefully before buying.
Add a Touch of Wallpaper.
Fully papered walls can be overwhelming. They can also look dated. That’s definitely not what you want for your modern master bedroom. Instead, place wallpaper on just one wall to add some interest to the room. This accent wall will look great behind a simple bed frame.
Don’t Underestimate a Minimal Approach
Sometimes people think master bedrooms need to have a lot going on to be impactful. This is not the case. While the room should be tastefully decorated, it still needs to support a good night’s rest. Clutter and excessive details can make you feel over-stimulated and distracted. Muted tones, simple drapes, and only the necessary furniture can go a long way once you choose high-quality items. Remember, your bedroom is your sanctuary. If you just want to focus on getting enough sleep in a chic setting, minimal is the way to go.
Incorporate a Seating Area
If you’re lucky enough to have a really large bedroom, you can use some of the space for seating. Place a comfortable love seat or a pair of armchairs at the foot of the bed. Add a small table, and you have an area that’s perfect for relaxing or reading.
Personalize the Room with Meaningful Pictures.
There are no rules here. Some people love family photos in their master bedroom. Others just want pictures of nature they took while on a trip or an oil painting that speaks to them. The important part is to choose what is meaningful to you. What will make you feel most comfortable as you fall asleep at night? What would be a joy to wake up to? Your bedroom is personal, and your décor should be as well. Just make sure that your photos harmonize with the rest of the room.
Incorporate Wooden Details Where Possible
There’s something about wood that instantly makes a room feel more warm and cozy. Wood makes a natural yet durable flooring material, and it can make the space more serene. Alternatively, install a wood panel on a wall, which gets lots of natural light. You can go rustic or chic depending on your tastes and the overall feel of the master bedroom.
Decorating a master bedroom can be an exciting undertaking. You have the opportunity to create a beautiful, safe haven that’s just for you. It can also be overwhelming, since there are so many options. Use these tips to help you get started on designing the perfect master bedroom. You’ll be sleeping peacefully in no time!
Sebastian Morales is Founder and CEO of Good & Bed. Prior to Starting Good & Bed, Sebastian was an investment banker based in New York City.