MARTIN's WORKSHOP

DESIGN YOUR MASTER SUITE

BY MARTIN AMADO ON JANUARY 30TH, 2017

I believe every space in a home, but particularly a bedroom, should appeal to all the senses.  It should be relaxing, welcoming and be your retreat at the end of the day to help you unwind.  Therefore, I suggest choosing soothing paint colors for the walls, furniture that reflects your overall design aesthetic without crowding the room, and surrounding yourself with things you love whether it’s your favorite book or comfortable bedding set.  I also like incorporating a small seating area if possible such as a cozy chair in a corner to read the newspaper or drink coffee in the morning, and soft lighting by way of accent lamps or candles.  It’s about creating an experience each and every time you walk into your bedroom to make it feel like a sanctuary.     

 From a design perspective, the bed should always be the main focal point of a bedroom, so it should look inviting and beautifully-made just as you see it when you first walk into a hotel room.   An inexpensive comforter set and decorative pillows will help you achieve a high end look without the high cost. 

I’m also a firm believer that less is more when it comes to furnishing a bedroom.  Many times homeowners buy all the matching pieces to a bedroom set, but when it arrives, they realize it doesn’t all fit and the room becomes cramped and cluttered.  The bedroom should feel spacious, and it has nothing to do with how much square footage you have.  If possible, try to mix and match the furniture, so all the pieces don’t look like a matching set you simply purchased from the showroom.  My tip to create your own look is to mix an upholstered headboard with other accent furniture in a wood finish and also combine two different styles for the nightstands on either side of the bed.  They don’t have to be the same shape.