5 Tips for Decorating Your Master Bedroom


After a long day at work, you want to come home to a master bedroom that is welcoming, calm, and feels like a sanctuary. Your bedroom should express your favorite colors, decorations, feelings, and style. Whether you’re an aspiring interior designer or simply want to give your master bedroom a slight makeover, bedrooms can sometimes be challenging to design as they are all about coziness, simplicity, and functionality. In this post, we will share a few design tips to kick-start your bedroom decoration.

1. Assess Your Needs

Before you start budgeting and searching for things online, it’s always prudent to begin by knowing what you intend to achieve at the end of the project. Do you have other activities you plan to do apart from sleeping, such as reading, watching TV, or working on your computer? Do you need to create more space? Are you replacing any bedroom items? Are you comfortable with the current color and lighting fixtures? All these questions can help you know what to do and budget accordingly. Understanding your needs also eliminates confusion when choosing items.

2. Add Furniture According to Your Needs

Once you know how you intend to use the bedroom, add the right furniture to support your activities. Depending on your master bedroom size, the furniture should fit the specified spaces to avoid cramming the room. Avoid installing large dressers and beds in small rooms. Higher ceilings also call for higher headboards to accommodate the height. If your bedroom is big, choose sizable furniture as small accessories, and furniture will appear lost in the large room. The furniture you select should allow free movement. If you’re low on space, don’t worry about a fancy eye-catching centerpiece, your bed can also be the focal point.

3. Choose Subtle Colors

A bedroom should create a soothing, calming, and comfortable atmosphere for you to relax, rest or fall asleep. This is heavily contributed by the delicate color schemes. You can go for neutral colors like creams and whites or a light color palette like light blue or lavender. Rich jewel-toned hues help set the mood for comfort and coziness. These may include the deep pomegranate, toasty brown, or topaz. If you like bold colors, you can try blending them in using bold throw pillows or a busy duvet, bedspread, or comforter.

4. Add Versatile Lights

Instead of relying on your overhead light or table lamp, it’s wiser to layer the lighting in your bedroom as it gives you more control. Add several light sources that you can turn on and off at any point in your room for maximum cohesion and functionality. Small lamps can focus light in a particular direction for reading, while the ambient lighting can provide light to the whole room. If you prefer reading from your bed, you can install a bedside lamp with a movable arm or add smaller lights that you can turn on anytime while in bed.  Make sure every lamp has its own switch so you can select it. Each light can have a dimmer to increase functionality. Don’t forget the value of natural light.

5. Have Plenty of Storage

Most master bedrooms are used by one or two people. It’s essential to divide the space to accommodate the needs of each individual. To prevent conflict and confusion, allocate separate storage spaces for clothes and other belongings in different areas. Have plenty of drawers, and ensure your bedside table has a storage space. Include a storage bench at the foot of the bed to store extra blankets, pillows, and sheets. Utilize a headboard with built-in shelves or sliding panels to store books and other accessories that you need at night. Make maximum use of storage space and have shallow boxes under the bed for additional storage.