A master bedroom is not just where you sleep; it’s your ultimate built-in retreat and oasis. It’s the place where you start and end every single day, so it should make you feel at peace, relaxed and comfortable from the moment you open your bedroom door. We polled the experts, who shared their master bedroom must-haves.
Soothing Colors and Lighting
The master bedroom is all about comfort, so you should paint your room in colors that soothe and feel intimate. The team at Elite Fixtures advocates for neutral colors that will let the body regenerate itself overnight to its fullest potential. Alternatively, they also recommend to paint your master bedroom walls with colors that you will naturally resonate with and enjoy. If you like a sunny yellow, a pale blue or even a darker neutral such as navy, feel free to go crazy!
Just as color can make or break the soothing ambiance of a master bedroom, the designers at Décor Aid say that atmospheric lighting is another master bedroom must-have. When it comes to getting a good night sleep, dimmers and soft lighting are your best friends. Table lamps and sconces are especially useful to create this softer effect, which will help you get ready to relax at the end of a long day. If you’re opting for overhead lighting, just be careful that they don’t give off a harsh light or create discomforting shadows. While standout light fixtures are a great way to make a big statement in your master bedroom with very little effort, make sure that it doesn’t cause you more stress than you already need to deal with!
All Things Comfort, with a Touch of Luxury
To add to your soothing wall colors and lighting, Lead Designer of Express Home Buyers Tracy Kay Griffin says there is one master bedroom must-have that isn’t necessarily aesthetic but changes the feel of your bedroom is a major way: your mattress. Since your bed is the focal point of any master bedroom, your mattress should look and feel comfortable.
Make your master bedroom feel even like a retreat with added luxurious touches. Griffin suggests that if you have wood floors to opt for a plush accent rug that will warm your feet on something soft during those cold winter nights. An extra pillow and throw blankets are also must-haves for your bedding ensemble, whether you want to wrap yourself up in something soft while you Netflix and chill or keep your body toasty as you’re going to sleep.
Keep it Clutter-Free
Sometimes, a master bedroom must-have means not having things in your bedroom that stresses you out. Owner of Homemaking Hacks blog Dawn Lopez says that clutter is one of these stressors. If your master bedroom is cluttered, it will remind you of all of things you’re not getting done, which can hamper sleep and stress you out even more. With ample storage space such as nightstands and a strategically organized dresser, you can keep your bedroom clutter-free and your nights more peaceful.
Same goes for the TV and tech devices. Lopez says less is more when it comes to a relaxing bedroom. TV and a constant technological presence will keep you awake and distracted when you should be rejuvenating yourself for the next day. A master bedroom must-have is the ability to unplug, both literally and figuratively, when you’re ready to go to sleep.
Something You Love
The ultimate master bedroom must-have is the object that makes you smile the moment you walk into the room. For some, this can be a family heirloom or memento (in our bedroom, I have a picture of me and my husband from when he proposed!). For others, says Jess Melia of Strata Homes, this can be the artwork that you choose for your walls. Whether it’s one big statement piece of wall art or a scattering of smaller pieces in frames that pull them together, artwork on your master bedroom walls is a great way for you to express your interests and make your master bedroom truly feel like home.