How many times have you found yourself wondering around your own master bedroom
and wondered how on earth to improve upon the ambiance? I have myself many times and until very recently the answer to that question eluded me. Soul searching, scouring magazines, and throwing out the normal standards are things that I had to do as we have recently begun to remodel our bedroom.
1. Soul Searching: What is it that you love? What makes you and your spouse feel relaxed, happy, comfortable, joyful? Perhaps a color combination, a unique object, a fabric, an heirloom? While soul searching myself I realized that what made a bedroom relaxing to me is a fairly monochromatic color scheme (all of the same color family), a smaller more cozy room with a large bed
, and a room rich in texture: soft, warm, rich.
2. Scour magazines: I began to scour magazines, and websites such as houzz and anthropologie. As I did so, a common theme emerged. Simplicity
, with elegant lines and a cafe au lait color scheme, with a hint of a morning misty fog and faintly coral hues...like a soft morning sunrise.
out the Standards! This was a huge breakthrough in developing our master plan. We currently have our bedroom in a very large, over-sized master bedroom suite. Its enormous and feels stuffy, like we are under-utilizing the space. We have two perfectly sized bedrooms on the main floor and I have a need for an art studio. When I started to consider that the size room we both prefer is a smaller one, and that I needed a studio/family art room, possibilities opened up like never before! Suddenly by switching things around, we now have an art studio and a sweet master bedroom that is spacious enough for our needs, yet is cozy enough for a romantic rendevous! Ask yourself what can I do to think outside the box? Perhaps a different storage solution, a different color scheme, a different room altogether? Do you need a master bedroom, or could you use a smaller room and repurpose the larger one for a much needed space elsewhere?
I hope these ideas help you and feel free to comment below on ways you have improved your own master bedroom