With just a few minor changes, you can turn your master bedroom into your own private sanctuary.
Your bedroom is the place in which you rest and unwind at the end of the day. It’s also a place where couples bond and experience intimacy. Consequently, the décor of your bedroom should be conducive to a sanctuary or private retreat. To turn your master bedroom into a private retreat, try some of the following suggestions.
The Colour Palette – Choose a colour palette that will be both relaxing and sensual. You’re surely not going to be able to relax or rest in a lime green or bright orange bedroom. Colours that are said to be peaceful and tranquil are soft yellows, blues, greens, taupes/warm browns and lavenders. More romantic colours include reds, burgundies and pinks. So how do you choose colours that evoke both relaxation and romance? Why not choose one of each? Consider having the wall behind your bed a warm red, and the rest of the room taupe. You can either paint the wall or use a warm red fabric or textured wallpaper to cover the wall. Continue the colour scheme by using the red accent colour in other areas of the room, i.e. throw pillows, rugs, curtains or a cashmere throw.
Plush Bedding & Accessories – Comfortable and cozy sheets, cashmere throws, down comforters, silk pillows, cozy rugs and suede curtains are all great touches for your private retreat. And don’t forget the bed! Buy a new bed online – as you can see if you click on the suggested link, a new bed does not have to cost the earth.
Remove the Television – Although many people have a television in their bedroom, it may be best not to. Television can be an enemy to a good night’s sleep. How many times have you planned on getting to sleep early just to stay up late watching a television show? This can be the same for spending quality time with your significant other. Without the television, possibly you’ll have more intimate/quality time together while also getting more rest.
De-Clutter – I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage “a place for everything and everything in its place”. This should be the rule of thumb for your bedroom. Clutter will surely detract from your ability to rest and relax, so de-cluttering should be your first priority.
Soft Romantic Lighting – You can add peace, tranquility and romance to a room by changing your lighting. Use softer lighting, add an elegant chandelier over the bed and incorporate accent lighting with wall sconces or rope lighting in molding or around doors/windows.
Other Accessories – Add accessories to your retreat like scented candles, indoor waterfalls/fountains, fresh flowers/plants or electric fireplaces.
Implementing just a few of these changes/ideas can make a huge difference in the ambiance of your master bedroom.