Commonly known as the Master Bedroom, the bedroom where we sleep is the place where we spend approximately one third or more of our lives. That being said, you really want it to be comfortable and convenient.
The design of this personal sanctuary requires first to assess your needs and wants for the use of your master bedroom so that all elements of rest and relaxation can be achieved. Whether you are seeking a personal relationship or looking to improve one, you will want to make sure this room also incorporates the symbolism of two everywhere, from matching side tables, and lamps, to artworks representing couples.
Consider the following ideas and trends about how to put it together:
1- Separate spaces:
A popular trend for master bedrooms is to create one common space and divide most of the spaces to accommodate the needs and style of each person. Bathroom and/or closets are usually the first to be separated.
Many homeowners are now looking for a more personalized and eclectic look by mismatching pieces. This trend allows you to cater each piece to your lifestyle. When mixing furniture, try picking pieces that have some common elements, like the type of wood, accents or finish.
Think also about the positioning of furniture in the room, and particularly your bed. It should be placed against a wall, with no window above or behind, and NOT be in direct alignment with any doorway. There is too much energy coming at us through doorways, which can be harmful over a period of time.
Lighting in the bedroom is very important for function and aesthetics. Soft and warm lighting encourages relaxation as well as mimics the sun during the winter months. Overhead lights and task lighting are very important for bedside tables (so one person can read while the other sleeps), and for walk-in closets.
As for natural light, consider covering your windows with heavy curtains or shutters if your bedroom receives too much sunlight in the early morning.
Different color schemes are appropriate for the mood you wish to inspire. A cool color scheme (such as blues, greens, etc.) is encouraged to bring a sense of tranquility but if you prefer warm tones (such as yellows, oranges, etc), be cautious about selecting colors that are not too bright since they can be too energizing.
The style of your master bedroom should not compete with the architectural elements and other styles within the home. If your master bedroom style does not match the rest of the home, balance it by incorporating different elements from the style of the other rooms.
Before planning out your new master bedroom design, look at a few different bedrooms that inspire you and try to incorporate the “best of” ideas into your room.
If you struggle after you did your research, it is not a bad idea to hire an Interior Designer to put it all together. Just remember, it is your personal room, so you don’t have to please anyone but yourself!