The perfect bedroom should do three main things: Provide a restful space for sleep, create room for daily functions like dressing, and serve as a beautiful part of a home.
It sounds fairly simple, but making the room work that way is not always easy. There are a lot of factors that come into play, and without a big-picture plan for making it work, you’ll come up short on one of those three areas. That’s because there are certain choices you will make in creating your room that will cut across a couple of these considerations, and maybe across all of them.
Your bedding is a good example. The Bedding Mart is full of options for your mattresses and box springs, and the route you go with those has different impacts. For example, if you go with a family bed, you’ll have less square footage available in the room for things like a vanity table or a wardrobe. You’ll also need to address that extra size in terms of the room decor; will a big bed really look right in that room? The same is true if you go with a smaller bed, like a full. Put it in too small a room and it will look out of place. The point is that your bedding plays a big part in the overall look of the room.
Speaking of that other furniture, there is a lot of style involved in decorating a bedroom. There’s always at least a little bit of disagreement about exactly what to use, so get creative. Come up with some creative ideas for combining his and her ideas about what the bedroom should look like. Start with the shared ideas, the points where you agree. Then build on in a logical fashion from there. You may be surprised to find that what you end up with looks nothing like what either of you separately envisioned, and yet it works perfectly for the two of you together.
One element that you cannot control is the size and shape of the room, at least not in a home that’s already been built. When you move into a new place, you may have a certain amount of choice about which room to make the master, but for the most part, you’re set with the large bedroom. The decisions you make about the bedding and furniture can determine the remaining space available (and consequently, the overall look of the room), but you can also make changes that will permit better use of the space. This can include storing items under beds, developing unique shoe racks, and even building secret storage spaces for valuables and jewelry.
The larger the room is, the easier it is to fit everything inside it in a way that’s aesthetically pleasing. When you’ve got that cozy bungalow with a compact master bedroom, though, your every trick will be helpful. There are lots of pieces of furniture on the market that are designed with this efficiency in mind. They have all the extra nooks and tricks for maximizing space utilization, and they’re plentiful enough to have lots of choices about styles, materials, and colors.
With so many design styles to choose from and so many innovative ways to do everything, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the available choices for bedroom elements. Fortunately, all these options give you a better chance of finding something that works right for everybody’s personality, taste, lifestyle, and budget.