Styling your master bedroom involves a lot of thought regarding the aesthetics and comfort factor of your space.
It’s a room where you will want to create a relaxing atmosphere that’s conducive to sleep while having enough storage and sufficient control over light and temperature to make the room as comfortable and clutterfree as possible. Creating a relaxing atmosphere has a lot to do with colour and light. Stick with soft neutrals for things like walls, furniture and flooring – other colourful styling elements can be added to this, making it easy to change or create a new look with bedlinen or soft furnishings. Darker colours might create a moody and inviting atmosphere for sleeping, but can also make a room feel smaller and will absorb the available light in the space. White and light colours will generally make a room seem larger and brighter – mirrors, good lighting and less clutter will also help. As well as choosing a relaxing colour scheme, consider block-out curtains or blinds to minimise light from the outside at night and help with insulation. Investing in quality sheets and bedding and a mattress that suits your body and sleeping habits will also make a world of difference. Comfort goes hand in hand with relaxation, and flooring is a good place to start. Soft flooring or rugs will improve sound absorption and will make the room warmer – in appearance and temperature – making it just that little bit easier to get out of bed in the morning! When it comes to an ensuite, attention to detail can often be the difference between a good or great master bedroom. Having a quiet ventilation fan, a flush transition between the flooring in the bedroom and ensuite and a door that minimises sound and light leakage will make the room an even better place to rest. The addition of cleverly organised drawers, shelves and hanging rails will make the most of whatever wardrobe space is available. Fullheight wardrobes can create more storage room for items that don’t need to be accessed every day. For smaller rooms, sliding doors are a clever space-saving option. If there’s any room to spare, take advantage of it and make the master bedroom a dual-use space. You could create a dressing or make-up area with a stool and a small console or a reading nook with an armchair and side table. The master bedroom is used every day to rest, relax and recharge. Put comfort, mood and preventing clutter at the top of the list in order to make it the calming haven it should be.
Hana Jo Features and Digital Editor, homes+