Did you know that the average person sleeps for one-third of their life? Given how much time you spend in your master bedroom, it makes sense that this sanctuary of yours be styled in a way that offers you utmost comfort. Design the bedroom-of-your-dreams with these fundamental bedroom-furnishing ideas and tips.
- Set a theme
Decorate your master bedroom with a unifying theme, which also reflects your taste and lets your personality shine through. Incorporate a luxury home-design trend into your theme for a creative, personalized look.
- Choose hues wisely
Warm tones energize (e.g. yellow, orange, red), whereas, cool ones help you unwind (e.g. blue, green, purple). Colors can also alter area-perception – while light colors like eggshell-white evoke a sense of more space, dark colors like black or gray make a room seem compact.
- Modulate lighting for ambiance
It’s a good idea to have a variety of lighting options and light sources that you can use to match your need and frame of mind, but do make sure whatever you use, goes well with the overall theme. Soft-lighting and thick drapes give the master bedroom a cozy vibe, whereas, French-windows and sheer drapes enhance natural lighting. Placing a mirror in the room also augments the light. To adjust the lighting for mood, use candles, dimmers, bedside-lamps, and accent-light fixtures.
- Make the most of your space
This bedroom-furnishing idea calls for measuring the dimensions of the room as well as the furniture you’re planning to fit in. If the bedroom is large, spread out the furniture, rather than keeping it all in one corner. Also, put up artwork and accessories like a comfortable rug, potted plants, aromatic candles, etc. But don’t go overboard accessorizing. Remember, balance is key. If space is limited, forgo bedside-lamps and mount light sources. Also, choose bedside-tables with good storage capacity to avoid cluttering the surface. Mirrors, white furniture/walls, and a low bed with a high, light-colored headboard, can all be used to create an illusion of more space.
- Revamp your bedroom furniture
The bed may be the centerpiece but matching furniture pulls the whole bedroom together. If you don’t want to splurge on a new bedroom-set, hire an artisan furniture-maker to design the bedside-tables, chaise lounge, or dresser with similar finishes, curves, or height as your bed. But before you start buying or arranging furniture, save yourself the extra effort by first drawing out the potential placements on paper.