When nothing else in the world appears to be right, you can always count on the master bedroom suite being perfect; that is, if you take the time to design it to suit your tastes.
When designing your own personal master bedroom suite, your motto should be "take your time and leave no stone unturned." Are you envisioning a master bedroom suite that has slate tiles and French doors that lead to rock gardens filled with flowers bursting in vivid colors that just beg to be brought inside? If you are, then you are not alone.
More and more master bedroom suites overlook gardens and patios with doors that swing wide to invite the outdoors inside. Flowers, both inside and outside the master suite, are appealing to the senses, and when you're decorating your own space, you should be appealing to all five senses.
Design your bedroom around things you love, things that comfort you and things that complement you, as well as the rest of the house. Incorporate color, shape, design and eye appeal as well as personal tastes-be that eccentric, lavish, simple or sparse. Whatever it is your heart desires, romance, comfort, peace, solitude, energy, ordinary or extraordinary, this is the one place that is entirely yours to design.
Where to Begin
Be careful when using two or more shades or tints that you don't jar the senses with colors that clash.
Sitting Room and Bath
Many master bedroom suites include a sitting room or sitting area that compliments the main room. Keeping this room private is also a way to give the room more character. Double doors can be used as dividers to keep the sitting room slightly separate from the master bedroom, yet when the doors are open the feel of being a part of the whole returns. In this manner, you can close the doors when you want complete privacy in the bedroom or in the sitting room. The same can be said of the master bath. If you have the space, opt for a shower separate from the tub, and then go for an extra-large tub with all the amenities. There's nothing quite like sitting in a tub and letting the water jets relax your tired body after a hard day's work.
Flooring Is Crucial
Climate is crucial when deciding on flooring. Warm climates beg for tiles and stone floors that are cool to the touch, but cold climates or locations with changing seasons call for a different strategy. Carpets are like comfort food for the feet in winter months, and hardwood floors are just as comforting to the eye. Make an educated decision. If you can't make up your mind based on comfort level, let cost be the deciding factor. Can you afford hardwood flooring? There are do-it-yourself kits that are not that complicated to install, and there are vinyls with wood grain that are easy to mistake for the real thing. Which works best with your budget?
A romantic room needs to possess emotional appeal. Romance is all about the senses and creating the perfect mood. Do you feel cozy and secure when you enter your room at night? Do you feel unencumbered, as if you have closed the outside world on the other side of the door? Here are a few inexpensive ways to help create more intimate surroundings.
We all have trouble decorating bedrooms. We look at our neighbor's beautiful color scheme, a magazine's breathtaking décor, and we see dozens of tasteful homes on the TV everyday. The trouble is that there are so many options out there that it's hard to make a decision about what works best for your house.