The master bedroom often gets left until last. Many of us enjoy decorating our homes creating beautiful family areas and colourful kids’ bedrooms. But often when it comes to our own space, the master bedroom, we run out of time or money resulting in an area that feels tired and unloved.
Your master suite can be your own slice of luxury. The one place you can retreat to, where you can be yourself, relax and recharge. Making time to get away from our chaotic and busy lifestyles is becoming evermore important. So, creating your own beautiful sanctuary will make it easier to recharge and indulge in some tranquillity and self-care.
Now is as good a time as any to transform your bedroom into your perfect dream space, even if you’re on a budget.
Whether you would like a master bedroom that’s minimal and modern or one that’s warm and inviting, there are plenty of things you can do. From small, simple touches to luxurious pieces and accessories. Here are our expert tips on how to create a suite you will love to wake up to in the morning and wind down in at night time.
Prepare The Makeover Of Your Master Bedroom Design
Arm yourself with a tape measure and an A3 piece of paper to jot down the length of the walls. Draw the shape of the room to scale including the position of the window(s). The easiest would be to use a 1:10 scale, meaning that a 400 cm long wall converts into 40 cm on paper. Measure your bed and any other furniture you wish to keep, draw them to scale on a separate sheet of paper and cut them out. If you intend to buy everything from scratch, work towards the standard bed sizes in Australia which makes your life easier down the track.
Find The Best Layout For Your Master Bedroom
Really think about how you would like to use your space best and what you may need. For example, consider things such as storage and hanging space, lighting and seating requirements etc.
Walk-in robes are sometimes considered an afterthought but they are great for organisation and functionality. Will you need lots of hanging space, or a good combination of drawers and shelving? Will you need a mirror for dressing in here? What about storing your precious jewellery? Also, how can you best store accessories such as bags, shoes and scarves?
There’s nothing quite like walking into a tidy and organised robe.
Seating is another element that can be overlooked. Chairs or bench seats are a great place for putting on or taking off shoes, for example. But also being a good spot to place your decorative cushions and throws at night.
Knowledge on spatial planning and size requirements will help you make the most out of your space without creating any dead zones. If this is something you’re unsure of then it may be beneficial to hire an experienced interior designer to help you make the right decisions and get the best design for your master suite.
Begin to play with the layout starting with the largest furniture item which is usually the bed. Ask yourself the following 2 questions to find out the optimum position of the bed:
What do I see when I wake up?
Ideally, you can see out of a window whether on your side or right in front of you. If this is not possible, put in some extra effort in the decoration of the wall opposite the bed. This could be in the form of a favourite piece of artwork, a big family portrait or a nice big mirror to reflect the light.
What do you see when you walk into the bedroom?
Ideally, you walk towards the end of the bed, where the bedside tables are in your view. Once you found the right layout for your situation, let the fun part begin.
Maybe you prefer the warm look of a timber bedframe or the comfort and luxury of an ensemble and upholstered bedhead. Either way these can be complemented with some beautiful linen, cushions and throws. Find a nice piece of artwork or two and use either lamps or pendant lights for the bedside tables.
Find Your Personal Design Style
This is your space to feel comfortable and unwind so it should reflect your style and personality. What colours do you like to be around? But more importantly, how do they make you feel. You don’t want to put your favourite bright pink or yellow in your space only to find it’s too stimulating and you’re not able to relax or unwind.
Do you like warm and cosy or a more modern look with simple, clean lines?
Whether you have already a clear conception of your preferred look or you are still a bit uncertain, have a look at these master bedroom ideas. You can also type Master Bedroom into your search engine and click on ‘Image’ to get an abundance of inspiration. Save all the bedroom pictures you feel drawn towards to find your desired design style.
Which Furniture Work Well Together?
Have you recently seen a beautiful dresser in the shop window or did you come across a beautiful pendant light you fell in love with? If so, you can start with those items as inspiration. Then you can scour the internet, catalogues or magazines to find further furniture pieces, fabrics or lighting to add. Start gathering images of things that you like.
Think about the following items:
- Bedside tables
- Beside table lamps
- Side table
- Lounge chair
- Pendant light
- Wall colour
Bring photos of all those elements onto one page to see if you like how they work together. You will end up with a design composition similar to those displayed below and further up.
Then ask yourself: does your collage represent the style and the atmosphere you wish to achieve?
This may seem to be not as important as other elements in your master, but don’t be fooled. If you like to have a dark room to sleep in then opting for blockout blinds or curtains are great, but are not the look that you were wanting? Or maybe you need privacy but want to still let in as much light as possible? Function is just as important as aesthetics. Choosing a combination of finishes will definitely give you the best of both worlds.
Find Suppliers For Your Bedroom Decoration
Once you are happy with your composition, start researching where you can purchase those or similar items. Check the dimensions of the furniture to ensure they work well in your space. Draw them to scale and insert them into your floor plan. Allow for circulation space around the bed and in front of the wardrobe of approx 1 metre, but if you have a small room, you can narrow this down to 80 cm. Lucky you, if you have the space for a walk-in-wardrobe. You might wish to have a look at some of our recent walk-in-wardrobe designs.
Purchase The Perfect Furniture For Your Master Suite Design
Now it’s time to open the wallet and purchase the furniture for your stunning master suite. With all the planning that went into this project, you know that every piece fits perfectly in your space, in size, style and functionality. Enjoy your new dazzling sanctuary!