Our bedrooms are the most private rooms in the house—a place where we truly kick back and unwind at the end of the day, to be fresh and ready for the next. And, for most of us, it is an extension of our tastes, preferences and lifestyle that’s showcased through our interiors. We’ve rounded up some of the key ways in which you can zero in on your preferences to create the most stunning master bedroom design in your home.
THE ART OF CREATING A STUNNING MASTER BEDROOM DESIGN
When we first think of stunning or luxurious master bedroom ideas our minds often drift to the last holiday we took in a swanky five-star hotel. With plush comfy beds you can sink into, the highest thread count sheets, and every inch of the room decked out with anything and everything you could possibly need, it’s sometimes hard to believe that most of the fanciest hotel rooms’ master bedroom interior design is fitted into a minimal square foot floor plan. And, the fact that they even manage to fit in a bathtub in this limited bedroom and bath space is something to inspire our own master bedroom design. So, when drawing up your own master bedroom ideas, don’t let your floor space restrict you. Instead, first
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chalk out whatever you realistically need, run through the list again for anything you can eliminate, and then begin to work out the way you can organise it in the room. Think of it as a real life game of Tetris—you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what you can create!
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MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY NOOK AND CORNER
As with any home, from the largest to the smallest, it is wise to judiciously utilise and maximise every inch of floorspace in every room. This includes every nook and corner, too. Very often, placing large pieces of furniture, especially built-in closets or double beds, can leave a little extra space in corners which end up being ignored. However, using these nooks to place utilitarian objets just as storage baskets or even placing seating to create a cosy corner for reading elevates the mood of the room. We love how the window in this master bedroom design has been extended out to create a more exaggerated ledge with serves as a convenient seating spot which will get ample sunlight—perfect for reading, studying or even working!
A MASTER BEDROOM DESIGN THAT HAS IT ALL!
The idea behind any master bedroom design is making it the grandest room in the entire house. And, usually, to enable this aesthetic of the master bedroom idea, it is also the biggest room in the house—leaving you with plenty of room to play around with multiple styles and designs. If you have the space for it, extend your plans for the bedroom—beyond furnishing it with only a conventional bed, dresser and closet space—by also including a sitting area or mini living room on one side of the room. Not only will this serve as a wonderful spot to gather your thoughts at the start of every morning while you enjoy your first cup of coffee, but can also serve as a space for your to kick back and relax in the privacy of your own room. Bonus points if you include a TV
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and comfy seating for your own in-room theatre.
STYLE TIP: Since the main purpose of a bedroom is to unwind, and having a living room next to it seems a little distracting while you sleep, consider incorporating a room divider to segregate the two spaces. This is also a great option if you share the bedroom with someone—if they’re up at night watching the TV, you can still get a peaceful sleep without being disturbed by any harsh glares or bright lights.
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A MASTER BEDROOM THAT’S OPEN TO THE OUTDOORS
These days, with urban India getting more and more congested and floorspace in apartments and homes getting scarcer by the day, nothing screams luxury more than open spaces or access to greenery or nature from the comfort of your home. And, if you have access to it from the comfort of your bedroom, then you’re in luck! If your bedroom has an adjoining balcony or opens up into a garden, make the most of it by creating seating options that overlook the view and can be taken outdoors when needs.
STYLE TIP: Complement the view outside with your décor indoors—place flowers or leaves from your balcony or garden in vases around the room or include floral sketches or art on the walls as an ode to nature.
THE CLOSET THAT TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN A STUNNING MASTER BEDROOM
Our cupboards and closets are where we store our most valuable belongings, which are usually and extension of our personal choices, tastes and style. And, since our bedrooms are the one spot in the home (especially when sharing it with other family members) we can truly call and make our own, why not extend these elements and style statements to the rest of the room. If you’re one who loves to collect, be it clothing items, souvenirs, accessories and fashion pieces that double as valuable objets or examples of design, why not find a way to display these in such a manner that it adds to the aesthetic of the room? With slatted front cupboards, clear glass doors or even completely open walk-in
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closets, your fashion choices and personal items can become part of the room décor as well.
PRO TIP: While open closets and shelves have a charm of their own, if your home is prone to dust, it may not be the best option for you. Also, if you have objects that are high in monetary value, it’s wiser to store them away under lock and key. In that case, consider a closet option with a mix of glass doors paired with conventional wooden fronts to get the best of both worlds.
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A MASTER BEDROOM DESIGN THAT INCORPORATES ART
For many, a home isn’t complete without some form of art, which brings with it a burst of colour or tells a quieter story. And the same can hold true for your décor in the master bedroom. While you may have picked the plushest furniture and the right fittings to go with it, if you feel there’s something that still isn’t pulling the room together, you could consider a piece of art to lend it’s aesthetic in framing the room. You could choose a big statement piece to dictate the style of the room, a chunky installation as a centre piece on a table or chest of drawers or even an old valuable heirloom that holds sentimental value—the key is telling a story or history with the pieces you choose.
CREATE A MASTER BEDROOM DESIGN THAT IS AN EXTENSION OF YOUR PERSONALITY
The spaces we live in should serve us all our creature comforts and echo all the elements that make us feel comfortable in our own skin. Especially in the bedroom. And this can only be made possible when the bedroom’s décor is an extension of our own personalities, style and aesthetic. Whether you’re an opulent maximalist who pulls all the stops in everything you do or a quiet minimalist who prefers a humbler, calmer approach to living, any style preference can be incorporated into your bedroom spaces. The best place to begin to identify what style choices you’d prefer would be no further than noticing your wardrobe, where each outfit and accessory will give you a peek into the colours, shapes, textures and lines you angle towards. From the linens you
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choose to the fixtures and fittings around the room, every element can be symbolic to a memory, spark joy or reassure you into feeling extremely comfortable, relaxed and at home.
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