Designing a cozy master bedroom doesn’t sound complicated, especially when you are convinced that there isn’t a master bedroom to worry about other than maybe the bed.
Interestingly, good bedrooms take time to decorate; sometimes even more than a living room (you have one big central element to take care of). Let’s suggest some guidelines that can help you create the perfect bedroom:
Dealing with challenging configurations
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For those of you lucky enough to have long and regularly shaped spaces, bedroom decorating is a breeze. However, when you are dealing with small, irregularly shaped rooms with neither windows nor doors positioned as they should, you have a problem.
What we propose in this case is to think outside the box: long and narrow bedrooms should be divided into two square parts (one for sleeping and one for dressing); and the bed should be positioned where there are windows, ideally with a view of the wonderful view.
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Another trick to magnify is parquet, simple, plain, with no carpets or bad skirts to fool the eye. Whatever you do, remember that the bed is the central element – everything else should be positioned around it!
The position of the bed
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Yes, we are always tempted to choose the largest bed we can and it often leads us to overwhelming solutions that leave no room for other elements. That is why we have to be very careful with the furniture we buy.
Proper bed placement is your top priority: in most cases, the bed will be the largest part that you will need to accommodate and everything else should be positioned accordingly.
Royal beds are the best choice for rooms they can afford, even if the bedroom only belongs to one person. Sleeping comfort is essential, and the size can also be a bonus when accommodating friends and family.
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The best position for the bed is often visible, but in certain indoor spaces, positioning the bed will exhaust your creativity. First of all, it should be a wall that is clearly visible from the entrance and with enough space on both sides for creative additions (remember that you also need bedside tables and their job is to enrich the look of your bed and not to flow in pointlessly the center of the room).
An interesting solution for artistic souls is to pull the bed further away from the wall or position it towards the window. The possibilities are simply unlimited.
Choosing the right bedside tables
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To understand what type of bedside tables you need, you need to think about their purpose: will they hold your alarm clock and bottle of water, or will they display all of your reading materials?
We encourage you to choose bedside tables with larger surfaces even if you are unsure of what you would use them for. Also, bedside tables can be real cabinets with drawers to keep your belongings in.
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Another thing to keep in mind when buying bedside tables is that they have to be as high as the mattress while the choices of shapes, colors and decorations are absolutely your imagination.
The position of the dresser
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Chests of drawers are the largest pieces of furniture after the bed, which means they can also damage your design if not properly positioned. Once you get out of bed, functionality becomes an essential feature of your bedroom and you definitely don’t want to hunt for your belongings while you get dressed in a semi-dark room in the morning.
The same goes for dressers, which inspire you to arrange clothes correctly instead of piling the bed and chair with them.
You should put your dresser in a visible position without disturbing your undressing and dressing in the morning.
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It doesn’t even have to be a proper chest of drawers – depending on how you store your clothes, you can opt for a simple closet that is easier to store. Pre-planned wardrobe systems with shelves and drawers are the perfect choice for small and functional bedrooms.
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Seating is mandatory for large and luxurious bedrooms, especially if you use it to accommodate guests. People should feel really welcome and relaxed from the moment they walk into your bedroom, and a group of lovely seats is just perfect for achieving that.
The first thing to do is to identify the relaxation area and add a bench or pair of chairs to make this area stand out from the rest of the room.
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If necessary, you can add a small, elegant table, attach a soft rug to mark the zone or give it its own lighting. The result will be amazing.
Solve the bathroom issue
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The design of the master suite indicates that there are only two suitable positions for master bathrooms: one can either be placed away from the entrance (to ensure that it is private and not used by other residents) or near the Initially, if other people have to, use it too.
Bathrooms near the entrance are also great for emergencies as you don’t have to walk across half of your oversized bedroom to get there.
Whatever your decision, make sure the line from your bed to the bathroom is clear and intuitive. The last thing you want is to trip over and maneuver around chairs when you need to use your bathroom. Choose the best possible layout and take this into account before creating a floor plan for the bedroom yourself.
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As relaxing as our bedroom may be, it wouldn’t be the same without audio and TV sets. Obviously, you shouldn’t make it the most fun room in the home, but a small, personal MP3 player is perfectly acceptable. The same number goes for TVs (even larger ones) as these are flat and can be easily hung on the wall to save space.
Still, try to keep the lines as clear as possible – keep the docks visible and use cable organizers to untangle the cables. A rectangular and decorative pattern made of fabric in one of the cutest details that you can add to your bedroom.
Windows and doors
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It is very likely that the overall mood of your bedroom will depend on the location of the doors and windows. Implementation requires special compensatory measures as you need to get a lot of sunlight inside while keeping the space private.
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If your bedroom has direct access to outside areas (e.g. a balcony), make sure there is an intuitive flow between the two doors. If you are unsure how to solve these questions, contact a professional designer to optimize your needs and find the best solution that fits your space and budget.