If you’re like most people, the master bedroom is the area of the house that always comes last when it comes to design. Of course you’ll spend more time decorating the living areas, organizing the kitchen, or cleaning children’s rooms, and the master bedroom gets pushed to the side again and again.
It’s time to take back what’s rightfully yours and create an oasis where you can retire at the end of the day, relax, and unwind. You need a place all your own that you can take a deep breath, and escape from the world. Luckily, it doesn’t take a lot of money to create your own personal retreat.
Painting is the easiest and cheapest way to transform any space. It’s fast, affordable and DIY friendly. A fresh coat of paint can completely change the space. For a more relaxed space, most professional designers suggest gray, tan, mauve, or other muted tones.
When you hit the sack at the end of the day, you should be happy, comfortable, and warm. New bedding can completely update your space, give a new look, and might even help you sleep better at night. Look for bedding with a punch of color, a beautiful pattern, or a cozy texture to bring a little something extra.
Nothing is worse than a room with overhead lighting. Every bedroom should have bedside lamps, a statement lamp in the corner, or another type of additional lighting. It warms the space, and brings in a more comfortable light level for the bedroom.
If you don’t have a headboard, you need one. The good news is, you don’t have to buy an entirely new bed. You can create a headboard for less than $100. Simply by using a little wood, and a beautiful stain, you can have a headboard that defines the space and looks gorgeous and unique.
I am a strong believer in limiting the bedroom décor to items that mean something, sentimental items that are unique to you as an individual, or you as a couple. I like to keep family pictures in the living areas, and reserve art or couple-only photographs for the bedroom. I also like to keep religious art or other items in other areas. The bedroom décor, art, and photographs should be conducive to a romantic getaway.