Your bedroom is your retreat — the safe place where you relax, wind down, and dream. You spend at least a good 1/3 of your day in there, so shouldn’t this be the most comfortable room in the house?
Whether you’re moving into a new home in Stepping Stone and need master bedroom décor ideas or you’re looking to update your current bedroom, here are a few suggestions to help you surround yourself with style as you kick back at the end of your day.
Having a romantic vibe in your bedroom is more than just canopy beds, chandeliers, and cashmere throws. Choose softer colors like pinks and beiges for a more feminine appeal and use passionate colors like red, ivory and black for a sexier allure. You can opt for sophistication or go for whimsical, depending on your taste. The more luxurious the texture, the better. Try velvets, silks, chenille, linens, and lace. Accent the room with upholstered furniture, faux fur pillows and colored lamp shades.
Getting a rustic, farmhouse feel is pretty simple. You can usually use the furniture you have or repurpose pieces from a thrift store. Whatever wood is exposed, distress it. Cover your white walls with planks of wood. Remove any doors and replace them with sliding barn doors. Put craftsman-style molding around windows. When it comes to materials, stick to white linens and light-colored neutrals. Deer or steer heads make a nice wall accent.
If classic and mainstream styles bore you, because you are only intrigued by the unexpected, go your own way. Fill your bedroom with unexpected treasures – trinkets from your travels, art you found in your parents’ basement, sheet music from classical composers, antique signs from a small-town grocery store, and so forth. Colors don’t have to match, and the more textures, the merrier. The cacophony of styles will reflect the crazy and creative soul underneath.
Many people are drawn to the minimalist style. It’s clean, clutter-free, and visually pleasant. With the bare minimum of furniture, a few pieces of art, and a few houseplants, your bedroom becomes an open space that feels bigger and welcoming. Keep the wall art to only 20% of wall space. Keep counters clear and floors bare. Colors should be neutral with no patterns, and let as much natural light flow into the room as possible.
Hopefully these style suggestions will inspire you to design the ultimate personal sanctuary in your home. Does your bedroom have a unique style? We’d love to see photos; tag @steppingstoneco on Instagram!