The “master” in front of “bedroom” should signify the room’s importance in your life, but too often, we pour energy (and money!) into decorating shared spaces, reasoning that nobody sees the master bedroom but the people who sleep there. Use your move as a catalyst for change and put your room first! Make the master more than a place to catch some ZZZs; follow our pros’ tips and turn that empty room into your custom sanctuary.
Stage 1: Bring In the Basics
Start off by getting the room’s most essential elements in place.
If you’ve already selected a bed, you’re a step ahead! But if you took advantage of the pre-move purge and ditched your old mattress, it’s time to buy new. Thinking about switching to memory foam? Test it out now. Always wanted to upgrade to a king-size? Now’s the time. Seize the fresh start and update your linens, too: Introduce new sheets, blankets and pillows, and consider mixing and matching patterns to create visual interest. “You could do a playful pattern for the bedskirt, and pillows with a solid duvet and coverlet, and complementary sheets,” suggests Angie Gardeck, an interior designer who owns New Perspective Design, in Algonquin, Illinois. And remember, this is your relaxation zone: If an animal-print throw catches your eye, scoop it up!
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