Ideas for a Bedroom Makeover That Everyone Can Love
Making the master bedroom a welcome retreat that appeals to both him and her can be easier than you think. Your master bedroom is where you both go to escape, relax and revitalize from your busy days. The key is finding the right place in the middle of the spectrum between too feminine and too masculine and striking the right balance that celebrates both of you together!
Start With Inspiration
DO: Look through magazines, catalogs, Pinterest pages and model homes to get a feel for what kind of style and color palette you both like. See how you might use repurposed furniture pieces for a bedroom makeover.
DON’T: Sift through his bachelor stuff and her apartment stuff and make demands about what must stay and must go.
Popular Colors for Master Bedrooms
Once you’ve done your homework, a few distinct color palettes will emerge. Calming blues and soft grays are popular to create a serene atmosphere.
DO: Select a bedding set in a pattern and color that appeals to both of you. Sheets and coverlets are another way to build in color and texture into the room’s overall look.
DON’T: Default to a plain color that neither of you are that excited about. There are so many options out there, spending a little extra time to find the one bedding set that you are both happy about will be time well spent.
Use Your Head(board)
Let the style of your headboard anchor the room. From elegant, upholstered looks to vintage wrought iron styles and everything in between. This is another place to consider the look that you both will enjoy.
DO: Keep in mind how your style choice might affect the practical use. For instance, if you like to read in bed, an iron headboard might not deliver on the comfort scale.
DON’T: Choose bedding and a headboard that doesn’t complement each other. As you build your room’s new style, make sure all the pieces work together.
Let There Be Light
Adding the right bedroom lighting accents not only sheds light where it is needed but also adds ambiance and mood.
DO: Consider placing reading lights on both sides of the bed, so that each individual can use the light when they need it. Think about table lamps, sconces or wall-mounted lights. Mix accent lighting with general lighting to create ambiance. A chic table lamp adds both style and the perfect reading light. Add a dimmer switch to overhead lighting so you can adjust it based on your mood.
For a romantic feel, candlelight always seems to be appropriate to set a tranquil mood in a bedroom retreat. Fill a set of candleholders with tea lights and place on a window ledge, bedside table or mantel. If your budget allows, add the warm glow of a fireplace for both light and ambiance.
DON’T: Forget to choose an overhead light that works for your new decorative look. Maybe it is time to change up to a ceiling fan and light combination.
Keep It Comfy
After all, the master bedroom should serve as a welcome retreat, so be sure to add an ample supply of throw pillows and comfortable all-season blankets. They provide a beautiful decorative accent while making everything more inviting.
DO: Think in threes. When you’re not sure how many decorative pillows to get, start with a nice trio.
DON’T: Overdo it. If it seems like it takes forever to clear the bed of pillows every night, then you’ve probably overdone it. Relocate some to a window seat or the guest room.
Make It Personal
Your bedroom should be a reflection of both of your personal styles. Take your time and look for that perfect piece of artwork or a wall sculpture that you both immediately treasure. Hang it prominently over your headboard.
DO: Focus on each other. Make a collage of favorite photos or framed sentimental items.
DON’T: Sacrifice comfort. Stay true to making this space your very own and fill it with decorative accents that you will be happy to escape to at the end of the day.
Are you both Romantics? Here’s some Bedroom Decorating Inspiration!
Some couples would rather opt for romantically decorated bedroom decor more than a reflection of their own personal styles. If that’s you, channel your last visit to a bed and breakfast and you’ll have the right starting point about how to make your own bedroom into a romantic retreat.
Straight out of a historical novel, a dramatic semi-sheer lace bedspread in a dreamy shade of white that puddles elegantly around the bed is the dramatic heroine of any romantic bedroom.
Frame your windows in cascading layers of ruffled panel curtains to complement the light and airy look of the romantic bedspread.
Hang a teardrop swag of lovely spring flowers on either side of your bed to add a burst of floral charm without overpowering.
Set a romantic mood with a trio of LED candles on your bedside table. This no-flame glow means no worry about an open flame.
A charming floor rug adds style to the space while providing a practical purpose.
Luxurious sheets are a must for any romantic bedroom décor. Choose a high thread count in crisp cotton sheets to match your bedspread.
Accent pieces add the perfect finishing touches. Add an endearing figurine or two to a windowsill or shelf, or fill a delicate bird planter with an ivy plant.