Decorating A Master Bedroom
Compromise Is The Key To Decorating The Perfect Master Bedroom
Article By Sharon Stajda
Sometimes it can be a bit difficult for a him and her to come to total agreement when it comes to decorating their master bedroom? As a rule a couple won't have as many problems when it comes to decorating any other room in the home. However, when it comes to the master bedroom many couples find it very hard to agree on decor. A line is drawn in the sand, so to say. Let's face it women and men have different needs to fulfill in the bedroom. While women look at the bedroom as a room to take refuge, a place to relax with all their things around them. Women are creatures of comfort. Whereas men, they look for peace, sleep, and sex in a bedroom. They don't appreciate all the the frilly comforts, as most women do. They could care less about loads of pillows, and such. To them loads of pillows spell out work taking them all off the bed each night, and one more thing to stumble over in the night on the way to the bathroom.
So, I have put together some good suggestions on how to decorate a master bedroom, in hopes of helping couples with common bedroom decorating dilemmas. I hope to show that he and she can come to a mutual agreement, by simply blending their decorating ideas. With the end product ultimately result in a fabulous master bedroom, that both will be very content to call their own.
Why Not Create Harmony In Your Bedroom ...
How To Choose The Perfect Bedroom Color Scheme
My best advice on where to start when decorating a master bedroom, even before you choose a paint color. I suggest you and your mate choose your bedspread, and linens. Whether it be a comforter, duvet cover or bedspread, choose and buy your bed cover first. It's a common mistake to choose the color of paint for the bedroom walls, and apply it before choosing bedding. If you limit your color choice to what you have painted the walls, you may be sorry when you find that perfect bedspread or wonderful window treatment.
Choosing the bedspread first can also help you find the perfect motif for the room. You will most likely be drawn to a particular style of bed cover that will guide you right into the perfect décor for your mate and you. The bed as a rule is the focal point in a bedroom. It will not only dictate the color scheme, but it will also set the direction of the décor. So choose your bed cover first, and you will find all the rest of the decorating decisions will come easy. Color trends in the bedroom are all about creating a personal space that expresses your innermost desires. For many of us, that means a retreat in which we can relax and rejuvenate. Most people want to simplify their lives, and that seems to be evident in the latest color palette trends.
Natural tones medium to dark are nurturing and satisfying to the soul.
I am dealing with a contemporary guy!
I want to be comfortable too ...
He's So Contemporary
When your mate wants contemporary fabrics with some color, and you love to sleep on crisp white sheets. Don't worry there is a good solution that you both can have your way.
Note photo, you can easily mix contemporary fabrics with white linens. The color white is actually a very contemporary color, it's like starting with a blank canvas. You can add just about any color with white, that will work to make a dramatic statement. White looks clean, and give a crispness to the decor.
I Would Like To Keep It A Bit Feminine ...
He hate frills!
When it's a his and her bed, you should consider him as well as yourself. In reality you walk a fine line when you try to combine feminine with the masculine. The trick is, keep it simple. Note the photo,the bed is a white the design of the bed is simple yet has a bit of a feminine lines, but not overly feminine.
The linens are clean bright white, yet they are down and fluffy, again a bit feminine. Choose linens that are a bit more subdued, not only in color but pattern. This will somewhat even the score, so to say. Play down the feminine features of the bed by using other furniture in the room that is more masculine, or simple as in the photo. Also keep accessories simple, no frills.
I have so many memories of Grandma
I am Going To Use Gram's Bed !
I have my Grandmother's wonderful antique bedroom set. The bed brings back wonderful memories of times I spent with my grandmother.
Antiques are wonderful, and certainly can be used in a his, her room.
Note the photo, The decorator used a wonderful antique bed. By using the right fabric and color, grandmother's bed can become a his/ hers bed.
When using fabrics that are soft in color, and neutral in pattern it creates a very rich, yet neutral look. Makes the bed none gender, so to say.
include antiques, mix it up when it comes to accessories. Some masculine, some feminine. You will be surprised how well all will mesh.
Perhaps on the female night stand a well loved porcelain figurine or jewel box, on his side perhaps a couple old leather books? You get the idea.
We are keeping my brass bed !
He Want's To Do Away With My Brass Bed !
He Does Not Want To "Lay Across My Big Brass Bed"
I assume he thinks it perhaps too girlie?
Brass beds are wonderful. Many Women love brass beds. They are romantic, and can really be frilled up to the max.
Most men think them feminine. However, they don't have to be. Note the photo, tone the bedding down with medium to deep toned fabric, make sure the linens are kept somewhat tailored, and the bedspread hangs to the floor, no bed skirt. In regard to furniture that will accompany the brass bed, keep it simple. If the bed is as in this photo, you can even use contemporary furniture with it. Keep the furniture simple in lines. Do the same with the accessories? All these changes will add up to a his/her room that both will be happy in.
He will most certainly want to lay across that big brass bed.
Keep the canopy bed, but get rid of the frills.
A Man's Worst Scenario - The Canopy Bed
Make him feel like a "king", not like a wimp in that canopy bed !
Have you ever slept under a canopy? I personally think it's one of the most luxurious feeling one can experience. However, most men do not appreciate a canopy bed, due to the frilly factor.
So remove the frills, use either very light gauze fabric or a very heavy fabric that has masculine overtones. Keep the bed linens simple, and the rest of the rooms furniture on the simple side. By using traditional furniture it will tone down the frilly factor.
Keep accessories to a minimum, and gender neutral. Note the photo, the decorator has pulled the look off perfectly.
White on White
We Both Love White However
However, I would like to add a little something special?
White is so restful. White is wonderful, crisp and clean. It's a great choice for a his/her bedroom.
Want to add a "little something special" think vintage."
Vintage linens, such as some wonderful crisp white pillowcases or shams. They are easy to find, and make such a statement. Choose white on white embroidery pillow cases or perhaps cases that hold an old monogram. You can find great vintage linens at antique shops, flea markets, and second hand stores. Many in pristine condition, due to not ever being used. Many fine linens have been tucked away in linen closet, and actually never used?
A bed all done up in vintage white linens is an all time favorite of mine.
Add color to your walls, and bedspread
I want Color - He loves neutrals !
This problem can be solved very easily, he gets to have his white sheets, you get to choose a wonderful color of your choice for the bedspread. You actually can't go wrong when choosing your color. Do keep in mind to try to keep the bedspread you pick in a his/her fabric, and or print. By this I mean no lace or feminine colors. Bold stripes or bold prints would be a great choice for a his / her bedroom.
A sensual bedroom - Think of a sensual theme
I am So Good - He's So Bad ! We want a sexy bedroom
You will have no problem creating an "I am so good bed, he so bad bedroom" . Have a look at this photo. Think about using mosquito netting, it instantly scream jungle.
For a his/hers sexy bedroom keep it all light and airy. Sleek flowing lines, that are just waiting for a breeze. Puddle the netting at the floor, this result in a great sensual look. I like the use of all white linens with a touch of color, as in the photo. Other great color you might consider can be taken from the "Jungle", such as green, magenta, hot deep pinks, deep golds, deep oranges or deep reds. Furniture to accompany this type of bedroom, keep with the jungle theme or antique worn black furniture looks great, as does contemporary. You can really go wild with accessories, jungle, African, beach, tropical, contemporary or keep it very simple.
A sexy bedroom can be made very relaxing or very stimulating. That up to you?
This is the best scenario
Keep It Simple And White With Lots Of Texture
Hey ! He Could Care Less
In this case, you can literally do what you please. However, you may not want to go over board? Check out the photo, it shows a bedroom that the female put some thought into its decor to also please her mate? Nice soothing neutral colors were used. The decorator used a great architectural old piece of paneled wall for a headboard. The room has some great elements.
I love all the comfy pillows, note that none have frills. I think all and all, the right male would find comfort in such a comfy bed?
When In Doubt Use White, And Mix Up The Textures
You might be thinking "white is white is white?" No big deal. However, add some texture, and make that white bedroom spectacular!
When in doubt, choose white. White linens can really make a big statement in a bedroom. Mix it up with texture. Add a spread of white chenille, with loads of pillows covered in white vintage pillow cases, the look is fabulous. Texture is the key when you want to get that extra pop out of any room with a mainly white decor.
You don't want all one blend of fabric, mix it up.
Do you consider your roommate's taste and suggestions, when decorating the bedroom?
When decorating a his/her bedroom, do you consider the other person needs, and comfort that will share the sleeping space?
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I Just Love My Featherbed
Ever Considered Adding A Featherbed To Top Your Mattress
They really add comfort to any mattress
A feather bed can turn an ordinary bed into a luxurious bed. If you are interested in adding a feather bed to place atop your mattress, there are a few things that you should consider before you purchase that feather mattress. Number one - make sure that you do not have an allergy to natural feathers? People who are allergic to feathers can naturally not tolerate a feather mattress.
There are a number of bedding companies that manufacture feather beds, they also come in a wide range of prices. So its smart to narrow down the actual companies you can afford to buy from. Once you have narrowed down the companies that sell feather beds, that are in your price range, you can begin choosing the perfect feather mattress for you.
Feather beds come in many shape, sizes, and thicknesses. If you have a bed that is a nontraditional size (i.e. not Full, Twin, Double, Queen, King), you may have to have your feather bed altered or custom made. As a rule this is not necessary. If you have a traditional bed you simply have to match the size of your bed to your feather bed selection.
The major difference in feather beds is thickness. If you are looking for a little extra padding to top your mattress, you should check out the thinner feather bed. However, you want to sink into a very soft feather-topped bed, choose a feather bed that is thick. I suggest 6-to 8 inches thick. Keep in mind there are many thickness to choose from.
Last but not least -- before you purchase a feather bed, consider the amount of warmth that you are looking to add to your bed. Sleeping on top of a feather bed can add warmth to your bed. If you are a person that prefers a cooler atmosphere while under the covers, make sure you cover your feather bed with a good 100% cotton sheet.
I highly recommend feather beds. I would not be without one. They add such luxurious comfort to a bed. I prefer a thick heavy feather bed.