If you think your master bedroom design isn’t important, consider that you spend about a third of your life sleeping there!
If your master bedroom doesn’t inspire a good night’s rest, make a resolution to update your sleep space in the New Year. Read on for tips designed to leave you feeling rested and refreshed every morning.
Clear the Clutter
If your bedroom is a jumbled mess, it definitely won’t inspire the most restful sleep.
Clearing away the clutter in your boudoir will make the space look and feel much more inviting and relaxing. Start by removing anything that doesn’t belong in the master suite, and move it to a more appropriate location.
Some of the things you definitely don’t want in your master retreat include:
- Exercise equipment
- TVs (yes!)
- Gaming systems
Remember, you only want to keep those items that will represent peace, serenity, relaxation and a great night’s sleep!
Update the Arrangement
Believe it or not, the placement of your furniture affects how you sleep.
Bring balance to your room by placing the bed against a wall without windows or doors, and use a headboard to anchor it to the space even more. To create a more serene feeling, avoid crowding the furniture together. Remove unnecessary pieces for open space and flow throughout the room.
Create a Snoozing Grotto
Focus on making the master bedroom as cool and dark as you can, at least when it’s time to sleep.
Light-blocking shades can help ensure a deeper sleep. Give the boot to any electronics and clocks that emit LED light. Minimize noise by adding fabric or textile elements to the room, like draperies, rugs and toss pillows.
Sleep experts tell us that the optimal temperature for high-quality sleep is between 60 and 68 degrees. So make sure your bedroom is cool (but not cold), to get the best rest possible.
An entire branch of psychology is dedicated to colors and how they impact our mood.
In the master bedroom, the color of your walls and even your linens can influence your quality of sleep. Choose a cool color palette that incorporates one or more of these hues:
- Cool neutrals
For the most relaxing environment, avoid bright or fiery colors like red, orange or bright yellow.
A Reflection of You
So, what’s the best way to incorporate all of these ideas into your bedroom but still make it feel like your style?
Accessories are a great place to start, but use them in ways that don’t interrupt your sleep. Remember, nothing busy and no clutter. Pair printed throw pillows with matching curtains or even an ottoman. Add a luxurious throw or lap blanket and a coordinating area rug.
If it’s time for new bedroom furniture, consider pieces made of natural materials. Go for a softer look by adding upholstered pieces such as an ottoman, chaise or bench for the foot of the bed.
This year, why not let the serenity experts at Guild Hall Fine Furnishings help you create the ideal sleep space? Our designers can assist you in selecting those pieces that will ensure you restful nights and bright, vibrant mornings.
Stop by our showroom in Salt Lake City today, and let us help you create the perfect master bedroom design.