Creating a true haven within your home is a fantastic goal for anyone planning a home renovation. One of the best micro-retreats you can design is the master suite. Whether it's a hideaway from the kids, from the cell phone, or just from the world in general, a relaxing master bedroom can become one of your favorite places in your home—if you do it right. If you're getting started on this remodel project, here are 5 key master suite design tips for any style.
Splurge on Bedding. The focal point of nearly any master bedroom should be a large and luxurious bed that invites you to come in and relax. So, spend the extra time and money to buy a bed and bedding with high thread counts, a fluffy comforter, and gorgeous colors that make you happy. Don't overdo the pillows in an attempt to make it look fluffier -- this can backfire and make the bed seem uninviting.
Keep It Soft Underfoot. Wall-to-wall carpeting is perfectly appropriate for the master bedroom, so feel free to go hog-wild on a thick and soft carpet. If you don't want carpet, opt for a base of deep hardwood flooring with an overlay of one or two large area rugs for softness. You can even layer rugs -- a larger one on the bottom and smaller one on the top -- for extra comfort and a pop of style.
Keep It Simple, Too. When choosing decorating styles for the walls, curtains, upholstery, and floors, don't add too many different patterns. Stick with a simple color palette of 2 or 3 solid complementary colors -- including a neutral -- to use as your base. Add a very limited number of different textures, shapes, and patterns. Work with your interior designer to come up with a simple and clean look with one or two visually interesting focal points. The people should add the textures and patterns to the master bedroom.
Help Your Sleep. While you want to enjoy the room while awake, be sure you can enjoy it more while sleeping. To this end, use blackout curtains that block more incoming light, and consider installing an automated shade system for any skylights. Carpeting and rugs will help muffle noise from walking and lower floors, but you can add additional insulation or soundproofing into the walls to keep the world even more at bay.
Keep It Soothing. Avoid adding too much to the master suite that adds distractions. If you must include a television -- it's generally best for relaxation if you don't -- build it its own hiding space while it's not in use. Don't make other technology too visible or too easy -- such as by adding additional outlets -- so that you can focus on unplugging from the world. If music helps you relax, talk with your interior designer about wiring an audio system invisibly into the suite. Use dimmer switches to adjust the lighting as well.
By following these few tips when designing the interior of your remodeled master suite, you and your design team will be sure to create a space that you will long to come home to every day. Contact a company like B Graham Interiors to get started.Share