The master bedroom! Often last on your decorating list, but one of the rooms you spend the most time. How does that work? But yet for many of us, we can see the master bedroom as just a room we see. So we tend to place all our focus in making living spaces pretty and creating beautiful kitchens and bathrooms. However, I wanted to take a little time to inspire you to put some of that decorating focus back in your master bedroom, and here’s why.
The bedroom for all of us is a place where we sleep and relax after a hard days grind. So, in theory, it should be one of the most serene and relaxing places in your home. But in most cases, as your bedroom doesn’t get too much attention, it can be a busy, cluttered place where everything lives. Am I right? From ironing boards to washed clothing, your bedroom can become a dumping ground. With that in mind, I thought it would be a great opportunity to share with you some of the ways you can turn your drab master bedroom into a boudoir you deserve. I hope it inspires you to make some changes.
Consider your color options
No one said you needed to stick with neutrals or boring magnolia when it comes to your bedroom. So mix it up a little and inject some personality into your bedroom space. One of the things you may want to consider is the type of color palettes that create a serene and relaxing environment. There have even been studies that suggest certain colors provide you with a better night’s sleep. When you think of the word boudoir, what springs to mind? For me, I would say deep rich colors. A bit of red or something quite luxurious like gold. But too much of those colors could create a dark and closed in room, which may not be what you are after. So try and take the theme of a boudoir and put your own spin on it. Perhaps creating a feature wall behind your bed in a dark vibrant color, and then softer shades as accent walls. Maybe inject most of the luxuriousness in the color of your bed linen. Make sure it has an element of your personality. It needs to be a place that you want to spend time.
Create an atmosphere
When we head to the bedroom, we want to be able to unwind from the busy day. So what better way to do that than creating a serene atmosphere in the room. Candles are an excellent way of adding this type of ambience. Offering a soft warming glow when lit. Why not add a scent to the candles? Lavender is one of those aromatherapy oils that can relax a tired mind. If sleep is the one thing on your mind when it comes to the bedroom, then those light summer nights are possibly something that can frustrate you. Some people choose to invest in blackout curtains. But there is information online to explain Why Blackout Curtains Don’t Work – BlackoutBlinds.ca. Sometimes it’s worth considering a modern approach to creating a darker space like blinds, for example.
Take a minimalist approach
One of the main issues with master bedrooms these days is how cluttered they can become. They are the “go to” room for dumping everything and anything. So when creating your special boudoir, you may want to consider a more minimalist approach. Ditch the clutter once and for all and create some clever storage options to keep the room tidy and clutter free.
Invest in decent bedroom furniture
As a boudoir has a certain opulence to it, make sure that this kind of theme is carried through to your choice of bedroom furniture. The bed could be grand with a lovely statement headboard. You may want to consider vintage styled wardrobes or drawers. If you are fortunate to have built in wardrobes or a walk in closet, then make more use of the features like changing handles or painting doors.
Create your desired look with your soft furnishing style
Finally, the devil is in the detail. So your choice of bed linen, cushions, blankets and throws can all make a huge difference to a bedroom and transform it from drab to boudoir. Consider your color choices and placement. Make sure you build up your cushions from the back to give the impression of luxury and elegance. Your selection of soft furnishings can make the bedroom and inviting place. Perhaps encouraging you to spend a little more time in there.
I hope this has inspired you to invest some of of your decorating focus into your master bedroom.