Many of you enjoy decorating your 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.
Now it’s a good time to transform your bedroom into your personal sanctuary. Here are our expert tips on how to create a suite you will love to wake up to in the morning and to relax in at night time.
1. Prepare the makeover of your 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.
2. Find the best layout for your master suite
Now you can 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.
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.
3. Find your personal design style
Whether you have already a clear conception of your preferred look or you are still a bit uncertain, have a look at those 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.
4. 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? Then start with those items and add further furniture pieces, fabrics and lights cut out from magazines and catalogues or saved from the net. 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?
5. 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.
6. 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!
If you wish to get further expert advice on how to successfully decorate your master bedroom, please contact the team of Inspired Spaces.