What Steps Go Into Designing a Luxurious Master Bedroom?

Your master bedroom is supposed to be a sanctuary, a place to retreat after a stressful day of work.  A master bedroom‘s design cannot be all flair, we also need to consider the room’s function.  This is a room that can be more personal than most, when it comes to design.  Before you start any design process it is important to measure the space carefully and to document the doorways, windows, closets, baseboard heaters, and any other items that could impact your design. The budget is also important, as it will influence all the steps below…

Here are the basis steps to design a master bedroom (or any bedroom):

When starting to design your master bedroom, the easiest place to start is the bed.  The bed, after all, will be the focal point of the room. There are many options of headboards and beds that you can choose from ~ a four post bed, a sleigh bed, upholstery headboards, to a simple iron headboard. Here again, your unique tastes and style will come into play.

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Next, the selection of luxurious linens occurs.  This is a logical step after you select which bed to place in your bedroom. The linen you select can be a design inspiration for the remainder of your bedroom. Decorative pillows are the logical next step after the linens are decided upon.  A master bedroom will have a minimum of four pillows and several layers of decorative pillows in similar colors.

Decide on a quality bedroom set that has a classic look. Please remember that you will probably use this set for the next ten years, so verify that the dresser drawers are made of real wood and will stand the test of time.  The color of the furniture should be a neutral wood, nothing outlandish that will be out of style by next season.

To keep a consistant color scheme in your master bedroom, your windows need to either have a blind that matches the bedroom furniture or a soft drapery that matches the lines and decorative pillows. (Remember to order your drapes or roman shades with blackout liners, so you can sleep past 5:00 AM.)  If you go with a wooden blind, you may want to add the two inch fabric swatch on the blinds in a coordinating color to the linens.

The actual design setup:

The master bedroom setup that looks fantastic is when there is a nightstand on each side of the bed with a matching light on each side. There also needs to be some greenery brought in.

To create a warm feelingin your master bedroom, please decorate with beiges, warm browns, and terracottas.

To create a cool feelingin your master bedroom, please decorate with pale colors such as light blue and lavender.

If you want to create a focal wall, choose the wall behind the bed.  The focal wall can be painted a different paint color, fabric, or wallpaper can be used for an even more dramatic look.

Remember to keep your accessories to a minimum as the master bedroom is a place of rest and relaxation.  Once the furniture has been setup with the appropriate linens, you should have no trouble selecting the finishing touches such as artwork, candle sticks for romance, and perhaps a rug to keep your feet warm.

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Remember if you get stuck with your master bedroom design, you can always call your local home stager and interior redesigner!  We are always here to help with all your design needs, from paint color selection to furniture arrangement.


Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign serves the Rockland County and Orange County area of New York, Bergen County and Passaic County of New Jersey. Kate is an affiliate member of the Passaic County of Realtors. Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign is now offering Full Digital Services to sell your home quickly. In other words, we will bring in the accessories, we will stage your home, we will re-take all the digital pictures, and then we will load these pictures into a virtual show to help sell your home. The virtual show is being offered to all our clients FREE of CHARGE to help SELL your home. Contact Kate today to see how a home staging consultation can help sell your home, for more information please visit http://www.kateshomestaging.com or call 845-538-3623.

Published by Kate

Welcome to my design blog. My name is Kate and I am the Owner/Designer at Kate's Home Staging and Redesign. I studied home staging at Home Staging Resource and Spaces School of Interior Redesign. Majoring in marketing at Fordham University and completely renovating my first home in 2003 , my design on a budget curiosity got the best of me. Kate's Home Staging and Redesign was founded in 2009. A large part of Kate's Home Staging and Redesign has been in residential home decorating, such as color consultations, furniture arrangements, space planning, window coverings selections, and more. If you live in the Orange County or Rockland County area of New York, Kate's Home Staging and Redesign is the expert home staging company you have been looking for. We will work within all budgets and can incorporate Feng Shui principles into your home design work to ensure your home is balanced and harmonious.

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