Whether your apartment is small or large, whether you prefer formal or casual décor, whether you’re an avid follower of the latest trends or a hard-line traditionalist, your master bedroom should be your most prized space in the home. If you don’t know where to start, check out this collection of tips and tricks and soon you’ll have a master bedroom you could be proud of.
Walls with character
While it’s easy to wallpaper your entire bedroom from top to bottom, it doesn’t necessarily give you the desired effect. However, if you go with a more understated print and keep a limited color palette, the result will be interesting, but not overwhelming. On the other hand, if you’ve had success mixing in vintage pieces, keep in mind that contemporary bed treatments can give vintage-inspired accessories such as mantelpiece clocks and wall sconces a second opportunity to shine. Using sconces is also advisable if you need to free up space on the side table that is normally occupied by a lamp.
Layered lighting scheme
In every bedroom, it’s always recommended to layer your lighting throughout the room. While ambient lighting can unobtrusively illuminate the whole room, small lamps can be focused on individual tasks such as reading, and other activities where attention to detail is important. Accent lights can bathe the walls in soft illumination or bring attention to individual pieces of art. A bedside lamp with a flexible arm is a great choice for reading, while each of the light options mentioned here should be equipped with dimmers. This way you can even better set the right mood and “depth” of your bedroom lighting.
Pick a luxury carpet
It’s already become clear that the bedroom is a perfect sanctuary for many of us, however, a bedroom can’t be complete without a soft, plush feeling underfoot. Monochrome carpets are an absolute trend this year in Australia, adding a layer of warmth that no other flooring option can provide. To get the best for their investment, many homeowners go with professional installers, such as this specialist for carpet installation in Sydney, who source their products from reputable local and overseas manufacturers. Unlike high-traffic parts of your house like the hallway and the sitting room where functionality often leaves you few design choices, low-traffic bedrooms allow you to experiment with sophisticated styles and materials from plush to natural wool and other earth-friendly options.
Cover the windows
Beautifully dressed windows help frame your view of the outside and give more opportunities to introduce color, texture, and softness to a bedroom. If you have a penchant for soft curtains that filter some light, consider opaque roller blinds that you can pull down for more privacy at night and to block early morning sunlight. If you decide to go with draperies, make sure to include opaque blinds or drapery lining to keep your room dark if you want to sleep through the better part of the morning.
Warm and cool colors
The color wheel seems to have many purposes outside of art classes. Some of the opposite colors, like blue and orange/yellow, match particularly well together in a bedroom. While blue makes the room feels serene and relaxed, yellow offers a splash of joy that is associated with waking into a new day. In an all-grey bedroom, you can lift the spirits with a bold pillow or bed cover. What would otherwise be a dreary and unimaginative space, comes to life with a set of mismatched teal pillows.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve just moved into a new place, or just being tired of your old bedroom design. A satisfying and relaxing bedroom is more achievable than you think, even on a budget. The ideas shown here won’t break the bank and can be completed in just a day or two.