Have you thought about making some improvements to your master bedroom? If so, I have a few tips you might find helpful. My home office is in a corner of the bedrrom, so I’ve had plenty of time to think about it!
I’m really inspired by this photo from House Beautiful. There are at least three things here that I would want to incorporate into a space of my own.
- Comfortable Seating – I love the chaise lounge near the window. If there isn’t room for something that size, then a good chair or two would do the job. A place to sit other than the bed is a necessity.
- Nice use of Color – In a room as bright as this one, I think these colors are perfect. Although, from personal experience, I wouldn’t go with the white comforter.
- Creative use of Space – I immediately noticed the small closet between the windows. That’s the kind of project many people have a place for and just don’t realize it. If it were me, I would have done built-in’s in the closet portion and built some nice window seats under each window.
This picture is even better than the first! (IMHO) So many things about the way this bedroom is designed work for me. For example:
- The Perfect Mix of Masculine and Feminine – When I go into a house that has a super frilly and totally feminine master bedroom, I always kind of feel bad for the husband. No man really wants to sleep in a princess bedroom every night. This picture shows a great mix. Lavender fabric on the chair and pretty purple flower arrangements give it a feminine touch. Rough wood in natural colors seem more masculine to me. And neutral colors overall even it all out.
- The reed or grass cloth ceiling – I know that not everyone has the ceiling height of this room. But in this case, the open beams with the natural materials in the middle just work great! I love it.
- Great furniture – There are some great deals available on furniture right now. Both new and used stuff is frequently half the price. Craigslist is a good resource. If I was in the market for a storage cabinet, I think I’d go to my shop and copy that one at the end of the room. I like to read in the bedroom, and something about having all those books visible, but not “out” seems nice to me.
So there you have it. Some great ideas from a couple of beautiful bedrooms. Like I said, I sometimes get stuck for hours on end working in my bedroom. It gives me time to think of what I can do to make my bedroom a retreat that soothes and comforts the soul and the body.
What’s your favorite design feature in a bedroom?