Styling your mas­ter bed­room in­volves a lot of thought re­gard­ing the aes­thet­ics and com­fort fac­tor of your space.

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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+

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