Your bedroom should be a place where you can shed the stresses of the day and surround yourself with comfort, both visual and tactile. A master bedroom remodel can range from major to minor depending on how much change you intend to introduce. Whether you are gutting the space for a complete redo with new windows, walls and flooring or taking a less dramatic approach with changes in paint, window treatments, linens and accessories, your room should convey a warm and relaxing message. Above all else, that space is where you should be getting a good night’s sleep!
Planning a Master Bedroom Remodel
Creating a Space You’ll Never Want to Leave!
Nothing has more impact in a master bedroom than a fabulous and inviting bed that you’re just dying to jump into. Think big fluffy pillows, soft bedding and cozy coordinating throws to pull the look of your room together with panache. Add in a plush rug, some soft lighting, art and accessories such as cushions, candles or a comfy chaise perfect for unwinding with a book at the end of the day.
Maximize space in the bedroom, resulting in order and a neat appearance. If you already know the dimensions of your bed, choose a wall and set aside adequate room for any end tables or large headboards. After you have set aside space for the bed, decide how to utilize the rest of your space. A large master bedroom may have enough room for room dividers, which allow the room to be divided into different areas, such as a reading area, crafting or office space. Smaller spaces require careful placement of furniture, so be sure to measure all dimensions before making any purchases to avoid a cramped room.
Colors and Lighting
Once you have determined the overall layout of your bedroom, consider the color scheme and light fixtures. Take advantage of any natural lighting the room may already have, or consider adding a window for added light. Replace old windows with vinyl or wood for optimal quality and value. Use drapes, shutters, awning and adjustable light controls to allow for seasonal adjustments in lighting requirements. Small rooms should be painted with lighter colors to reflect light and make the room appear larger.
Allow plenty of space for organizational needs. Add or enlarge closet space in order to keep clothing and other items out of the bedroom space. Install wraparound ceiling shelves to store books and decorative items. Creative storage solutions, such as folding bookshelves, corner shelves and spinning shelves, provide compact storage and a creative, innovative touch. Don’t forget to use other hidden spaces for storage, such as under the bed.