Have you started turning your bedroom into an oasis yet? Now is the perfect time to get it done. The kids are into their school routine and the holidays are not yet upon us. If you missed where to start, here’s the tip to create a designer bedroom effortlessly. Next, it is time to start checking off the rest of the master bedroom update checklist. To make it easier you can find a free downloadable checklist below. You can also check back and see how our master update is coming along. Now you’ll have nothing holding you back from creating the master bedroom retreat of your dreams.
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The very first step in updating your master bedroom is to choose your bedding set. You can find out why this is important and tips for choosing it here.
You need to choose your paint color next. You need to know your wall colors before you can choose other aspects of your décor. (Find out more about picking your paint colors below.)
Furniture Style and Color
Your furniture style is not as important as your furniture color. You can get away with mismatched furniture if you paint all of the pieces the same color. You can also easily update hardware to match as well.
Next choose your bedroom layout. You may not think this is important but things such as bed placement and side tables are crucial to opening up your room. They also contribute to the overall feel (and subsequently the effective relaxation) of your bedroom.
Once you know the above details you can choose your curtains. To make your decision easier, take a pillow sham from your bedding set to the store with you. This will allow you to match the curtains seamlessly with your décor.
Choosing your lighting does not just mean picking out lamps. While this is important, it is equally important to choose the type of lighting. If you want ambient lighting then darker/thicker shades should be chosen. Task lighting should be added if you enjoy reading in bed. Consider how you will use your bedroom outside of sleep when selecting lighting.
You have to plan your organization. Implement systems that make sense for you. Don’t forget to organize more than your clothes. Do you need to charge your electronics at night? Do you keep books by your bedside table? These are all areas that need to be accounted for organizationally.
This is where things start getting fun! Choose accessories to up the aesthetics in your room. Accessories are a great way to add pops of color to your bedroom. Choose items that are beautiful and make you smile. Bonus points if you can make the accessories functional beauty as well.
These are the things that might get overlooked. The switch plates, your closet doors, and more are all small ways to personalize your bedroom. Add sliding barn doors to your closet for a rustic touch. Paint your switch plates. Put a full-length mirror over your bedroom door.
Once you’ve done all of the above it is time to add the finishing touches to your master bedroom oasis. Arrange a throw on your bed. Clean everything and include washing the windows, vacuum the floor, and dust. When you’ve finished take a look at your new bedroom and bask.
How to Pick Your Paint Colors
Before choosing your paint colors you need to pick your bedding set. From there you can use the colors of your bedding set to select coordinating colors. Even if you choose a plain, cream colored bed set it gives you a jumping point for choosing your paint colors. Think of it like a Venn diagram. Choose a neutral color, a primary color, and an accent color. See the photo below for reference.
- The ideas listed in each section are options. If you choose neutral as your wall color the idea is to choose a different component for your primary.
- The term “primary” here refers to your primary color choice not necessarily a primary color (red, yellow, and blue).
- Your accent color can be used on all of the listed elements or less at your discretion.
- The “pop” sections are the colors you sparingly use such as in a single piece of art or on little details (from the checklist).
I chose an Ecru for our walls because of the bright and diverse colors in the comforter (which has arrived, yay). This allows me to choose bright and colorful accessories for the room as well. I look forward to sharing the awesome finds I come across when we get to that step. Before you go, make sure you download your free master bedroom update checklist. Next, get some inspiration and ideas on the Home Décor page to start dreaming up your dream master!