Is your master bedroom down in the dumps? Has it been the victim of neglect and recipient of mix matched furnishing and piles of laundry and clutter? After a long day of stress, responsibilities and constant on the go, your master bedroom should serve as your refuge and your oasis. Sleep is a key component of total body wellness. The side effects of insufficient sleep include drowsiness, weight gain and lack of mental clarity and energy. You don’t need an unlimited budget or the services of an expensive personal designer to ramp up the Zen in your master bedroom and enjoy a peaceful night of sleep. Follow these recommendations from the design experts to jump start the make-over of your master bedroom.
The first step is to set a budget and a time line. Commit to staying on budget and fully completing each project you start. Empty the room of all furnishings, artwork and window treatments. For pieces that are too large to move, drape with drop cloths to avoid any paint splatter. Place drop cloths on flooring as well. Select a soft, neutral paint color. If you’re having difficulties deciding on a color, remind yourself that selecting a baby’s name is a huge deals, purchasing a $25 gallon of paint should not be. Apply two coats of paint and touch up baseboards and molding as needed. Allow at least two days for the paint to dry and cure prior to returning furnishing to the space.
Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and select new bedding and draperies from the huge selection of stylish options available from Nordtrom Rack. Hang draperies three inches below ceiling height to draw the eye upwards and increase the feeling of space in the room. Steam clean carpeting or hardwoods prior to returning furnishings. Ideally, the bed should be placed on a wall in the room in such a position that the footboard is facing the entry door to the space.
Avoid returning occasional furniture and multiple accessories to the space as this lends to a cluttered look in what is intended to be a streamlines oasis. Invest in soft lighting both overhead and on bed side tables. Finally, arrange a large bouquet of flowers for the dresser and begin to enjoy your new Zen like oasis.