decorating your master bedroom

Creating your own master bedroom designs and ideas can be fun, but putting them together is where the problems come in. The first thing that you need to do when brainstorming is to take a very good look at your master bedroom while taking into consideration the amount of space that you have available.

Once you have an idea of the amount of space you have it’s time to have fun. It is at this point that your room can be as outrageous or as simplistic as your imagination allows. You should know that you cannot have an Olympic size swimming pool and a hot tub in the room.

This is just wishful thinking to run with and will spark other ideas that may work better for you. As long as you keep in mind what types of things you would like to see in your room when you finish, there is no need to limit your creativity during the idea phase.

Once you have come up with all of the dreams that you have for decorating your master bedroom you’ll need to narrow them down before you can take action. This is where you start picking and choosing.

You will want to toss out any decorating ideas that are too extravagant for your master bedroom as well as those that are impossible. When trying to decide how you would like to have your room decorated, you should be practical and comfortable.

This should be more than just a sleeping space or sleeping quarter; this is where you would want to unwind, your love nest, your hideaway, your secret area, your personal space for just the two of you to enjoy and your room for the two of you to make important decisions about your family and other matters.

This room should inspire all of these feelings and emotions that you wish to create as well as enjoy in this room. This room should be considered as your sanctuary. Once you have determined the activities that you are going to primarily use your master bedroom for, you can choose the colors to create the right atmosphere.

You can create a quiet atmosphere with soft earthy tones and create a small reading area and perhaps a coffee nook or you may choose a more active style with bright vibrant colors and perhaps put in an exercise or game area.

Often the amount of closet space we have is inadequate in the master bedroom. When coming up with decorating ideas you may want to look into other storage possibilities, or even doing some remodeling to create more closet space.

If you have adequate storage space then you can move on to the types of furnishings you wish to put in your master bedroom. Ideas for decorating should include not only paint and flooring; you also need to put some consideration into the furnishings for your master bedroom, most importantly the bed.

If you are going to replace the bed that you currently have you need to decide what type of bed and frame to use. Using the bed and other furnishings that you currently own will increase the number of funds left in your budget for the rest of the room.

Making room for all of the furnishings that you want two include in your master bedroom is an important step in coming up with decorating ideas. All of your decorating ideas need to allow for the space that you have on hand.

When you finish decorating your master bedroom it should have an inviting appeal and not appear as though Martha Stewart’s entire showroom was poured into your master bedroom and given a good stir.

To give the master bedroom a more friendly appeal you can use new window treatments and light as well as adding a little bit of nature by setting a plant or two within the room.

Remember that the master bedroom is usually for two. Try to meld the tastes of both partners together so that you both feel comfortable within the surroundings. Master bedroom decorating ideas should be gathered from both of you before starting the project.

If your tastes are not identical that is okay, in fact it’s perfect. Creating a new and exciting room decor from the marriage of both of your personal tastes and styles is how master bedroom decorating ideas should be handled.

A Relaxing Master Bedroom
Regardless of the time of year (though doubly so during this the holiday season), the home should be a retreat from the general madness with which the world beats us up. And if the home itself is to be a safe-haven, then the Master Bedroom should elevate this concept to its highest form and provide the home-owner with a momentary, but none-the-less meaningful, respite.

In a quest for the most value-packed interior design and decorating ideas allow me to toss the following ideas into the ring and suggest that these 4 ideas for a perfectly relaxing master bedroom might just change the way, you think about the place you rest your head.

1. Warmth Under Foot. As a great lover of hardwood floors I’m usually the last to suggest the contemporary idea of the wall-to-wall carpet but in a bedroom, particularly a Master Bedroom, it’s where I start the conversation.

Regardless of the climate in which you live (and certainly if you are in snow country), the wall-to-wall installation of plush, warm and perfectly delicious wool carpet makes absolute sense. If you’re fortunate enough to have a walk-in closet and dressing area, let alone a sitting room, then let the carpet join these areas together in one lovely underfoot experience.

2. Zen on Every Wall. There are those who will differ with me in their opinion of the best colors to use on the walls of a Master Bedroom. Regardless of the differences I strongly advocate, if a calm retreat is what you desire, that you edit out bold blasts of color from your rooms color pallet.

Fine that you want a blue room but don’t complain to me about your sleepless nights when you paint the walls a never shattering electric blue. I would have suggested one of many shades of soft, feather-like aqua or quail-egg blue.

Either would be a calm departure that enhances the objective of tranquility rather than mocking it.

3. A Tech-free Zone. Don’t cry to me that you can’t sleep when in your bedroom you surround yourself with every type of electronic gadget on the planet. Is it any wonder that you long for slumber is routinely shattered when from every corner of the room some battery-operated gizmo is blinking, beeping or humming your favorite rock-n-roll anthem!?

Wishing for a tranquil retreat? Banish all forms of electronics. This includes the television. A single mobile phone, with properly adjusted “Do Not Disturb” notifications is all any Master Bedroom needs to achieve rewarding results.

4. Comfort Is King. If there’s not another stick of furniture in your Master Bedroom than the bed in which you sleep then you’re off to a good start. I’m often asked when people are buying furniture for a bedroom, “What should we start with if our budget is limited?”

Hands down the most important purchase you’ll make for the room, in which you spend more time than any room in the house, is the bed. If you’ve ever spent a night in a luxury hotel you know the seductive, lush power of a beautifully crafted bed.

They are designed to provide the best night’s sleep possible and thus are worth every penny. I encourage you to sleep around a bit. Spend a night in a Hilton, a Four Seasons, a Ritz Carlton… etc. and find a mattress set that works for you.

Most of these hotels have in house purchasing options that will allow you to buy that very bed. Don’t hesitate. It is the best money you’ll ever spend.