The perfect master bedroom should be the one that makes you breathe a sigh of relief every time you walk through the doorway. It should be a space for relaxing, resetting and recharging after a long day. We all need a sanctuary, a safe space away from the busyness of daily life, where we can pause and catch our breath - and there’s no better place to do that than the bedroom!
Taking the time to transform your master bedroom into your own comfortable, relaxing at-home sanctuary will not only help you to reclaim some of your own personal space but it will help you sleep! Changing your master bedroom doesn’t have to mean making big changes, often it’s the little details that make the biggest difference when it comes to interior design.
Here are a few simple things you can do to make your master bedroom feel like a more zen, relaxing zone.
First and foremost, ensure that your bedroom is clean. It is not only more visually pleasing when there’s less clutter around, but it may also be less stressful. Research shows that messy bedrooms can keep us awake! Taking the time to tidy up can make a big difference as there is less to overwhelm your senses in a clean, fresh environment. It will also help you appreciate the aspects of your space that you like and see its potential in a new way. Cleaning and decluttering your space will make your bedroom feel more tranquil and will make it easier to keep your space organised.
Whether you want to tackle a full-on DIY project and repaint the whole bedroom or just touch up your white walls, a little sprucing up may go a long way. Check out our best bedroom colours and how to design around them here, or just give your walls a freshen up by removing smudges or marks.
This advice is particularly useful for those who suffer from allergies. Removing duvet and pillow covers and washing them regularly will keep your bed feeling much fresher and help to keep nasty allergens at bay. It’s also a good idea to keep a mattress protector on your mattress to keep it as clean and hygienic as possible. Depending on your manufacturer's requirements, you may also want to consider cleaning your mattress every 6-12 months or so.
Make sure you have everything you'll need before going to bed and during the night so you don't have to get up and disturb your sleep. Keep items such as a noise machine, charger, an eye mask, lip balm, and so on within easy reach on your bedside table. Don’t forget small details either - simple luxuries like flowers or candles can make a master bedroom feel much more put-together as they create a sensory experience through sight and smell.
To feel instantly transported, wrap yourself in something that makes your skin feel wonderful when you’re spending time in your master bedroom. This can be something as simple as a plush robe or a soft, cosy throw. It’s an easy way to shift your mood and mindset - this is another clever way of using the senses to create separation between the outside world and your bedroom
Opting for a stylish bed base and a striking headboard is an easy way to make a big impact in your bedroom. The bed frame you choose is naturally going to be a statement piece in any master bedroom, because it’s likely going to be the largest item of furniture in the space. Swapping out a simple ensemble base with a bed frame is a great way to instantly make a master bedroom feel more styled and mature. You can customise your own bed frame and headboard to fit your style at Bedshed with our Mix & Match online selector and Mix & Match Infinity in-store design options.
If you don’t have blinds in the bedroom, it’s probably affecting your sleep. A blockout blind that prevents the sun from streaming in can make a big difference in sleep quality. If you’re not able to install one, then doing something as simple as even just draping a thick blanket across your window can help. You shouldn’t stop there however, the light-ban in your master bedroom should also extend to your devices. No phones, TVs or other light-emitting devices should be kept near your bed - the light can interfere with your sleep quality, and many of us tend to find them distracting when trying to sleep.
If your master bedroom doubles as a home office, it’s time for a change. Bringing work into the bedroom blurs the line between work-time and relaxation. Having your desk or work space set up in your bedroom could end up encouraging an association between stress and deadlines, so it’s better to move them elsewhere, or at least create some visible separation with a space divider, or even a bookshelf that will block your desk from view when it’s not office hours.
Making your bed is a little detail, but it may help you start your day off well and feel more rested and refreshed when you go to bed at the end of the day.
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