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When it comes to designing and decorating your home, trends come and go with the seasons.
There are, however, a few basic wants and needs that are ever-present, year after year. This makes some room ideas timeless.
The master bedroom is one of those rooms where there will always be a need to create a space for retreat, relaxation, and restoration.
At its core, a master bedroom is a place where you seek a bit of solitude and quiet. It should be a place to rest your mind, body, and spirit.
One of these best ways to address these needs, in my opinion, is to consider all five senses when designing this room.
Let’s look at room ideas that incorporate sight, sound, touch, smell, and even taste into the master bedroom.
Sight: Room Ideas for a Visually Pleasing Space
Incorporating the sense of sight when decorating any room is probably a no brainer. You want your room, especially the master bedroom to be beautiful.
If should be free of visual clutter, over the top patterns, and colors that are contrary to the goal of achieving rest and relaxation.
Use mostly solid colors or tone on tone decor as your base. Accent colors and patterns are okay, but keep them small.
Also, keep the room as clean as possible, make your bed, and pick up your clothes. The last thing you want to see after a long day at work when you walk into your bedroom retreat is chores.
Sound: Room Ideas to Incorporate Sound Into a Master Bedroom
Small tabletop water fountains are a great way to incorporate sound in a bedroom.
Sound machines are also a great option for bringing in soothing white noise or nature sounds.
A third option is to use your cell phone and some blue tooth speakers, however, an effort to cut down on the electronics in the bedroom is best so you might want to make this your last resort.
Scent: Room Ideas for Maintaining a Fresh Smelling Bedroom
Take a three-prong approach to keeping your room smelling fresh. The first is to open your windows regularly. Even if it’s only for an hour or two each day, it’s important to air out your space.
So much of the air we breathe and smell is recycled through HVAC systems. Taking a moment to exchange the air in your room and your home is good for your health as well as keeping the space smelling fresh.
The second way to maintain a fresh-smelling bedroom is to address your soft surfaces.
Linens, sofas, chairs, rugs, towels, clothes, etc all absorb scents.
Whether it’s your dinner from last night or sweaty gym clothes, a lot of soft surfaces collect in our bedrooms and need to be laundered and changed often to stop smells from mixing into an unpleasant odor and lingering around.
Now that we’ve worked on removing unpleasant odors and creating a fresh neutral canvas, so to speak, we can add in scents.
Whether you prefer candles, candle warmers, diffusers, incense, or fresh flowers, adding a scent you want to smell is always a good idea.
Scent affects our mood and can be tailored to suit your needs at that moment. You may want to add some fresh citrus or eucalyptus essential oils to your diffuser by day and light a lavender and chamomile candle by night.
The choice is completely up to you, but take advantage of scent to help you relax, energize, and inspire you in your bedroom.
Touch: Ideas Incorporating Texture In Your Master Bedroom
Soft, touchable textures are a must-have for your bedroom.
A few weeks back I posted an in-depth decor discussion on textured home decor.
By layering textures in a bedroom, particularly those of a similar color, a rich depth of comfort and coziness is brought to your space. Try adding area rugs, throw blankets, quilts, and pillows in your master bedroom to incorporate different textures.
Taste: Creating a Space to Indulge in a Midnight Snack or Morning Coffee
Now I know eating in your bedroom is not advisable. Things can stain your linens, you could sabotage your weight loss efforts, etc. etc.
But, I’m still not ready to give up the occasional breakfast in bed or an early morning coffee sitting by the window. For this, of course, you need a space.
If you enjoy these things like me, create a small space within your bedroom to allow for the occasional indulgence. You don’t have to go crazy, a simple armchair and a side table will suffice.
The important part is to have a stable, cozy, surface so you’re not balancing your hot coffee in your bed. Alternatively, you can grab a nice folding tray that will give you a solid flat surface.
Those are all of my tips and tricks for decorating a master bedroom with your five senses in mind. If you found this post helpful please share it with a friend and follow us on Bloglovin’.
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