Ramp Up the Décor in Your Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Has your master bedroom become tired and drab? With so much focus usually placed on the main living spaces in the home, the master bedroom is often unfortunately neglected. Between mixed matched furniture, clutter and frequently the stressful eyesore of a home office, it’s understandable that your master bedroom décor is in the doldrums. You don’t need an enormous budget or the services of an expensive interior designer to turn your master bedroom into an oasis. At the end of a long day it’s especially rewarding to retreat to a welcoming master bedroom space. Follow these simple recommendations from the design professionals and you’ll have your master bedroom space ramped up in no time.The first step is to create a budget.  Realize that a huge impact can be made without changing all of the furnishings. Get creative and repurpose or jazz up the pieces you already own if your budget is tight and your desiresare huge!

Empty the space of furnishings, artwork and window treatments. Any pieces that are too large to remove cover them with drop clothes or large sheets to protect during painting. Cover the floors with drop cloths to protect hardwoods or carpeting.  Spackle and sand any holes in the walls and patch any damaged sheetrock.  Select a soft hue of paint for the entire room. If you’re having difficulties selecting a paint color, remind yourself that selecting a baby’s name is a huge decision, selecting a $25 gallon of paint is not. Apply at least two coats of paint to the walls and touch up woodwork, baseboards and doors where needed. Allow paint to dry for at least twenty four hours before returning furnishings to the space. Steam clean or replace carpeting as needed or steam clean hardwoods.

Return the bed to the space. Ideally, it should be positioned so the foot of the bed faced the door to the bedroom. If possible, center it on the wall. Edit the accessories and art work returned to the space. Too much of a good thing can create a cluttered look and won’t produce that retreat you’re striving for. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by  Groupon coupons and select from the wonderful variety of home décor available from Balsam Hill. If at all possible, find a different location in your home for the home office. A home office in a bedroom creates a stressful environment. When rehanging the window treatments, install the hardware three to four inches below the ceiling or ceiling molding. This will draw the eye upwards and create a larger visual space. Finally, step back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. In a few short weekends with a bit of ingenuity and old fashioned elbow grease, you’ve managed to create a master bedroom oasis. Congratulations and enjoy your new space!