Create a Master Bedroom That’s Truly a Relaxing Retreat

The rest of the house has to belong to everyone, but your bedroom should be the place that you can go to escape, relax and recharge. That means you should surround yourself with elements that inspire. Add your personal touch to your bedroom decorations by mixing textures, patterns and colors that satisfy your own individual style — after all, this is your retreat.

Color Your World

From the bedding to the headboard to throw pillows and blankets, here is where you can mix textures and color to give the room personality. Looking for a color statement? Paint an accent wall behind the bed to anchor the room, then mix neutral-toned bedding with bold accent pieces to pull it all together. Prefer a lived-in cottage look? Mix a textured oversize quilt with distressed accent pieces. Looking to keep things neutral without being bland? Select bedding that coordinates but doesn’t match exactly for an effortlessly chic look.

reading lamps

See the Light

Your master suite is one place where multiple light fixtures can be used to reflect your mood. Skip the typical ceiling light or fan kit and opt for an opulent chandelier. Place reading lamps on bedside tables for easy nighttime reading. Wall sconces are a lovely way to add ambiance and bring focus to other areas of the room besides the bed. If order makes your space more comfortable, then select lamps sets in varying heights and place them in multiple areas. For a more eclectic look, avoid every light being an exact match of each other.

bedroom headboards

Use Your Head

Your bed is undoubtedly the focal point of your bedroom, so let the headboard make a statement. What speaks to your personal style? Shore-inspired seagrass, creamy tufted linen, a delicate garden gate scrollwork? The simple choice of a headboard can set the tone for your entire room.

bedroom decorative accessories

Accessorize With the Extraordinary

Break out of the usual bedroom accessories and add unusual accent pieces to the mix. A padded sunflower stool offers a lovely spot to sit or rest your feet. Ornate birdcages can be a place to display greenery or an array of figurines. Fill bold, colorful vases with unexpected bouquets, such as a bunch of lavender or an array of gerbera daisies.

large mirror

Reflect on it

Mirrors not only add an accent to your walls, but they can reflect sunlight and make your room appear larger. Gather a collection of small mirrors with varying frames on one wall to showcase your artistic side, or select a mirror with a unique frame, such as weathered scrolled flower-and-crown design or rustic aged barnwood. A large floor mirror can also make a stately piece while providing full-length reflection to your day.