Looking for 10 easy steps to decorate a master bedroom? Master bedrooms easily get overlooked. Life is busy and frankly by the end of the night, we are exhausted from working, kids, household demands, etc.
Who doesn’t dream of going into a relaxing bedroom that invites us to unwind and reflect on the day? Our bedrooms should certainly be the place we catch some serious sleep. But it should also be a place we can rejuvenate for the following day.
Climbing over a heap of laundry on the bed, bills on the dresser and pillows strewn about is not relaxing. Who wants to retreat for the night with little reminders of looming tasks? Here are some methods I’ve used in revamping a master bedroom.
Below are 10 Easy Ways to Revamp Your Master Bedroom
Tidy the Bedroom
Make your bed, dust and put your laundry away. You know, clean your room. This simple task seems obvious to most adults, but I recently realized there are some people do not see the value in making their bed or putting laundry away. Yes, beds will for sure get messed up and clothing dirty the next time you use them. It may seem futile to keep making a bed. Remember, this is exactly how I feel about doing laundry. Trust me on this one. Making your bed and putting your laundry away will make an enormous difference in how you feel about your bedroom. Especially at the end of your day Give yourself a 21-day challenge for both of these items. If you’ve experienced zero difference, in the perception of the bedroom, go back to your old way. You won’t hurt my feelings.
Evoke a Feeling
Decide on the look of the room. For instance do you want the look of a luxury hotel or is the preference rustic? Do you want a wood headboard or can you DIY an upholstered headboard? Peruse Pinterest with abandon. Make the board private if you wish or share it with the world. The key to this type of pinning is to pin ONLY the pictures you love and want to emulate. Make sure to add notes regarding what you like about the room you pinned. The key is only to add photos you want to replicate in some way.
Take inspiration from a canvas, bedding, a throw pillow or picture you thoroughly enjoy. It might be the color scheme you like or the subject, such as the beach. Let your inspiration piece work as your color guide for the room.
Shop the House
The adage of ‘shop your house’ holds true here. There may be a long lost gem that has got banished to the basement perfect for your room. You may also find the perfect item to use as your inspiration for the feel of the room or color scheme.
Follow Your Heart; Not Trends
Don’t, I repeat, do not, cave to current trends. Just because aqua shades are popular now does not demand everyone must love it. If you like red, use it in your room. This quilt is a great example. It’s not a frequently seen color, which isn’t a bad thing. Perhaps avoid painting the walls red in a bedroom because the goal is to relax. Balance the colors with soothing neutrals to compliment brighter colors. As a side note: quilts are a beautiful and timeless addition to a bedroom. They provide color, texture, personality and warmth to nearly any space.
Creating an Inviting Bed
A layered bed will provide you a great deal of flexibility with the seasons. Start with your mattress. Is it comfortable? Hopefully, it is but if not read on. If you have an older mattress (like I do) but not quite ready to buy a new one, invest in a foam topper. Ours is 3-4″ thick and was purchased at Costco for less than $100 after we used our rebate check. It has truly made all the difference in the world.
Buy the highest quality sheets the budget allows for. You don’t need to spend $300 on a set of sheets but do try to purchase high-quality sheets. They are an investment and will last for many years.
Pillows for sleeping. What makes a luxury hotel stay special? Likely the bedding and pillows. This is another area where you might consider buying good quality pillows. The selections of pillows and price ranges are vast. Shopping for a great pillow is truly a personal preference.
Quilt/Comforter/Throw blanket. We have a blanket battle in our bedroom. I love lots of blankets and my husband would be happy with a sheet. Our bed is layered: sheets, a medium weight blanket & light down comforter. At the end of the bed is a quilted coverlet. This fall, a change is brewing in there.
When I wanted to give our bedroom a quick facelift last winter it was truly as easy as shopping our house. I used bedding & a couple of toss pillows we had. All I really purchased was 2 floral/bird pillows from Marshalls and a little vase and candle holder from Target. These urns from Ballard Designs would add height, texture and color. They are just lovely and make me swoon.
A lesson I’ve learned over the years is to plan before you execute. It’s far better when I make due with what I have versus buying an item for interim usage. That approach is ultimately a waste. Rather, I now save that money and will use it when I’m ready to execute the plan as I envision it.