Your master bedroom is that one room in your house that should be your retreat. You can escape the toys your kids leave around the house, leave behind the worries of your day, and simply take some time to unwind and relax.
You want your master bedroom to give you a peaceful, calm and settled feeling—similar to what you’d find at a luxury resort.
Here are some of my favorite master bedroom design ideas and tips you can easily incorporate into your space to make it a magical retreat.
Add a Seating Area
Yes, your bed is likely the focal point of your master bedroom design, but you want to feel like you’re in a luxury suite, and a great way to do that is to create differentiated areas within your room.
Adding a seating area gives you a place to read, relax or even have your cup of morning coffee before the chaos begins.
Use Dark Colors for a Masculine Touch
If you’re part of a couple and your spouse prefers a more masculine design look than what you would choose, use some darker colors to incorporate both of your styles. You can still get the romantic, feminine feel, but the infusion of dark colors will keep it from tipping too far on the side of femininity.
The walls and floors are a good place to incorporate darker shades, while keeping bedding and furniture lighter.
If you love the idea of a dream-like white-on-white color palette, but don’t think it will work in other rooms of your home from a practical standpoint, consider going for it in your master bedroom.
Adding a dramatic light fixture to your master bedroom can be a gorgeous touch, and when it’s on, it can lend to a calming, romantic atmosphere. Try to choose a light fixture that can work with a dimmer, so you can adjust it to a setting that’s appropriate for your mood at any given moment.
Similarly, you can also consider using unique bedside lighting. Rather than the traditional lamps, think about pendants that hang from the ceiling, or sconces on either side of the bed.
Small Rooms with a Big Impact
If you don’t have a huge master bedroom, you can still maximize the impact and turn it into a great space. Try tricks like hanging curtains at the ceiling level to raise the eye higher and open up the space. Also, using curtains with color-blocking at the top, like the ones in this picture, tend to make the room look not only higher, but also wider.
While upholstered headboards seem to be the go-to in master bedroom design right now, if you really want to make the space private and cozy, consider using curtains or a canopied bed.