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With so much emphasis placed on open-plan living, and indoor/outdoor space in new homes, it’s easy to forget to focus on another room you spend a lot of time in: the master bedroom! It’s easy to fall into the trap of viewing the master bedroom purely as a functional space to sleep in each night, but more and more people are designing master suites that even the most extravagant hotels would envy, and we’ve got some tips to help you create a master bedroom that evokes the feeling of a luxurious sanctuary.
The most important piece of furniture in the master suite is the bed. Comfort is a must, but choosing a design that works with the room is just as important. Selecting a style with an eye-catching bedhead in an upholstered fabric or leather, or even a four poster style means the bed will be a statement on its own. Placing it against a coloured wall or wallpaper creates a feature wall that immediately elevates the feel of the room from functional to fabulous. Gone are the days of purchasing a matching four-piece set of furniture. More and more people are opting for a mix and match style of bedside tables, drawers, and beds to put their own unique style stamp on the space.
Including a walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom is common in new homes, as well as an ensuite bathroom with his ‘n’ hers sinks. You can discreetly place a sizeable walk-in wardrobe behind the bed, hidden by a feature wall, and the ensuite is best positioned off to the side of the room, or inside the entry to the master suite, keeping it separate from the main space but still close by. The size of the room will determine the size of the furniture that will complement it. A smaller master suite can still feel spacious – you just to need to ensure you choose a bed and accompanying furniture that’s slimline and modern, while larger rooms will allow you to select furniture that’s grander and fills the room.
A bedroom should feel calm as soon as you enter it. Having a variety of lighting to create a soft, serene atmosphere will create this feeling of quietude, particularly at night when lighting can be dimmed. Statement pendant lights over each bedside table draw the eye towards the top of the bed, and continue the softly lit atmosphere. A soft, thick carpet underfoot will evoke a feeling of luxury, or if you have floorboards, a large area rug positioned halfway under the bottom part of the bed will give your feet something soft to land on when you get up in the morning. If you have large windows, curtains may suit the space and create a feeling of opulence, whereas smaller windows may call for sleek blinds or shutters to create a feeling of space and openness while still allowing lots of natural light in during the day.
One of the best ways to create a master suite that feels elegant and chic is to include beautiful soft furnishings. Bedding that’s layered with different textures and includes a number of different pillows, cushions, and blankets will create a feeling of richness and comfort. If your room allows it, a plush armchair in a patterned fabric or rich colour will add a little element of style to any corner. Placing decorative items like candles on the top of your dresser, or touches of greenery with small plants on a few surfaces, including in the ensuite, will add a little life to the spaces as well.
Having a master suite that creates the feeling of a luxury space to escape to and relax in is one of the most important things when building your new home, and it’s something you’ll appreciate for years to come. For more tips and inspiration for your dream home, visit the Hotondo Homes website today.