7 Steps to a Perfect Master Bedroom – Furniture, Planning and Design

Your master bedroom is the one place that you can go after a long day and relax completely… right? If you’re shaking your head, you may be in need of a master bedroom makeover. The mood of the room and the bedroom furniture should be just right – the paint should soothe and lull you to sleep. The comforter should call your name and lure you into its embrace. If there’s no lulling, soothing or luring happening in your house, you can simply follow these steps and create a space you can’t wait to curl up in.1. Plan
Planning your bedroom is the first essential step to your sleepy oasis. When thinking about your bedroom you first need to collect ideas and brainstorm your favourite looks and the way you want your bedroom to feel. An easy way to do this is by looking through design magazines or online furniture outlets to gather decorating ideas and look at pictures of bedroom furniture that you are fond of.You will also need to measure your space to ensure no furniture returns or odd furniture placements.2. Purpose
Take a minute to decide on the purpose of your master bedroom. Will it be your cozy, curl-up space? A night-time getaway with a TV and sitting area? Will you put your sewing table in the corner for quick seam stitch-ups? Your bedroom can be as simple or as multi-purpose as you make it, but this should be decided before you start picking out bedroom furniture.3. Theme
The theme of your bedroom is extremely important. It helps tie all of the colours, furniture lines and lighting together, and will ultimately help you make logical decisions about all of your choices. Think about whether you want a casual, continental or country bedroom. What about a romantic, relaxing or Victorian theme? Choose a theme that best reflects your (and your partners) personality. Once you have done that, you can start thinking about which elements of the theme you would like to incorporate. (Bedrooms are best with simplified themes that utilize the most important elements as beautiful accents to your room, not as a main feature.)4. Colours
The colours that you choose for your master suite should be warm and inviting. Some people prefer neutrals while others will choose a bold colour – the choice is up to you. Just remember that your colours should reflect your theme and you can always bring in accenting colours through fabrics, decorative pillows and bedding.5. Bedroom Furniture
After you have measured and thought about theme, you can start browsing for your furniture. There are several things to consider while you are shopping.
Decide if you want matching pieces or an eclectic mix.
Make sure the night stands have enough storage space.
Choose furniture that fits into your theme. For example, a “Romantic” theme might call for a beautiful, modern canopy bed with rot iron detailing, while a relaxing oasis may call for a soothing, fabric covered headboard.
Don’t overcrowd your room.
Choose the furniture that fits your needs; make sure you have enough space for all of your bedroom accoutrements.6. Lighting
When decorating their bedroom, many people often forget the very important detail of lighting. Lighting a room properly can completely change the way your furniture and skin tone look, the warmth or the room and the subtlety of accent colours. Make sure your room has enough lighting to suit your needs – choose bedside table lamps if you like to read, or a standing lamp if you have a sitting area. The main light fixture will be a focal point, so choose wisely and make sure it fits with the overall flow of the room. Another consideration could be whether or not you also need a ceiling fan for warmer climates.7. Accents
This is where you tie it all together and complete your look. The accents in a room often make or break the look and should be chosen with care. First, make a list of everything you need. Some purchases to think about are:
Curtains and blinds
Bedding – duvets, comforters, throw blankets, pillowcases, etc.
Decorative pillows
Wall hangings and picture frames
An area rug for chilly wood floors
Mirrors – a stand-up mirror for a full-length view is optimal if you have the space.
Shopping for your accents is where you can truly bring the elements and theme of your room together.With some planning, shopping and your own personal touch, your bedroom can become the room of your dreams.

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