We all deserve a place where we can escape our daily stress and enjoy some well-deserved rest. What better place to do this than your master bedroom? Unfortunately, we often neglect our bedrooms, because we are too distracted by our busy lives. But you don’t need to spend a ton of time to transform your bedroom into a calming retreat. A few small updates and changes can alter the entire feel of your room. Here are 3 tips for creating a perfect master bedroom getaway:
1. Bed and Linens: You know that feeling you get when you first walk into a hotel room and you just want to fall onto the bed? Create that same feeling in your own bedroom. Your bed should be the room's focal point. You want your bed to stand out and be warm and welcoming -- keep that in mind when choosing your bedroom furniture. A stylish headboard and frame along with complementary nightstands will set the mood for the entire room. Once you have selected your ideal bedroom furniture, choose linens to help create a finished look. Make sure your comforter is both comfortable and visually appealing. Adding sheets with a high thread count will feel luxurious to the touch. And lastly, show personal style with accent pillows! There are many different styles and patterns to choose from, so you're sure to find a perfect match for your bedroom design!
2. Lighting: When most people picture a relaxing room, they think of soft lighting. Lighting should be both decorative and functional. When choosing overhead fixtures, opt for ones that give off a soft and warm light. Although bright lighting can be useful, it does not create a relaxing environment. Lamps placed on a dresser or nightstand, or a freestanding floor lamp, will help set a calming ambiance while enhancing the room's decor. Adding dimmers will let you adjust the lighting based on your needs: low levels during calm moments and bright lighting the rest of the time.
3. Declutter: Nothing creates a more stressful space than clutter. Piles of clothes, paperwork and miscellaneous items can create a distracting environment. Decluttering your bedroom can be done in two simple steps. First, throw away the things you don’t need or use anymore. If you have not worn a piece of clothing in over a year, it’s a safe bet you won’t in the future. The second step is to find storage for whatever's left. Assign everything a spot to help you keep the room looking clean in the future. Pack away seasonal items so you have room for your current clothes in your closet, chest or dresser. Put everyday items, like glasses or reading materials, in your nightstand. Buy storage bins that are long and short enough to fit under your bed. This is a lot of wasted space if you don’t use it. Decluttering is one simple tip that plays a major role in creating a calming environment. Best of all, it will only cost you a little time and some energy but not a lot of money!