How To | The Master Bedroom

Master bedrooms are often one of the most neglected rooms in the house!  They are usually the last rooms to get a facelift but are one of the most important rooms to have right.  Your master bedroom should be your retreat!  It should be the place you go to relax, get away from the kids, and have some privacy.  it should be a space where you immediately feel calm as you enter it and should reflect your personal style.  Instead, so many master bedrooms are the catch-all spaces.  They end up being junk collectors and the land of leftover furniture.  While the way the rest of your house looks and functions matters too, the master bedroom should be top priority since it plays a big factor in determining how rested & relaxed you are to tackle life.  So today we're going to walk you through a calm master bedroom and how to create it.  These simple steps may be easy check-offs, or they might serve as glaring reminders of what you need to update in your own master bedroom.

While white is in, it may not be a relaxing color for you.  Some people like white because it's clean but we are big proponents of a moody master bedroom.  Moody doesn't have to mean dark or black either, it can just be a warm grey or even a mature blue mixed in.  Usually earth tones are great choices for a relaxing master bedroom.

The flow of your master bedroom affects the overall harmony of the space as well.  Believe it or not, the way the space functions can seriously affect how relaxing it is. Think about it--if you walk into a space that feels disjointed and cluttered where you're not really sure which direction to go, you immediately feel tense.  However, if the space flows and makes sense with easy traffic patterns and well-placed furniture, you will instantly be at ease entering the space.  The main piece of furniture that this effects is the bed.  Since the bed is typically the focal point of the bedroom, try placing it where it's the first thing you see when you walk in the room.  Obviously, if that doesn't make sense in the room based on windows and doors, don't force it.  But most bedrooms will work best by placing the bed on the wall you first seen upon entering the room.

Since the bedroom is where you sleep, it's important for yours to be set up for the best sleep!  We get that some people really like natural light but that doesn't mean you need it all the time.  We highly recommend room-darkening drapery in a master bedroom.  Drapes can always be opened to let light in, but if your window treatments are too thin and don't provide the option of blocking out light completely, you may be frustrated during those rare naps or even infrequent mornings where you are able to sleep past sunrise.  Having blackout as an option is key!

Lights and ceiling fans are also key features in a master bedroom.  If you absolutely need a ceiling fan, be sure to get one that won't keep you awake from it's racket.  A quiet ceiling fan is a must!  Additionally, lighting matters in a master bedroom as well.  Overhead light is fine...not always necessary, but it works.  However, lamp lighting is a big deal!  Be sure to get lamps that give off enough light without blinding you and any light in a bedroom that is on a dimmer is always best!

Finally, don't allow your master bedroom to become a catch-all.  Clean and minimal is best where you're talking master bedrooms.  A cluttered room equals a cluttered mind and that is not conducive to sleep!

If you haven't taken anything from this post, let us remind you that rest matters!  And where you rest determines how well you rest!  So don't let your master bedroom fall to the back burner.  It's comfort factor affects more than you.