Picking the finishing touches for your master bedroom is a lot like choosing accessories and shoes for an outfit. They’re all little things, but they go a long way towards completing a look. The little details like a matching set of curtains and bedding are a way of adding a little bit of yourself to the place.
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Since you spend at least a third of your life in your bedroom, it’s only fitting to invest some time and effort into making it perfect. Comfort is vital since the purpose of the room is to help you unwind from the stress of the day, relax, and reboot for the next day.
You can achieve that with simple things like picking the best memory foam mattress for a good night’s sleep. Or take a leaf out of Bob Marley’s songbook and turn the lights down low. In addition to that, here are some finishing touches that will complete your master bedroom’s stylish look.
Nothing says cozy like a rug. It warms up the room, protects your floors, and reduces noise, creating the perfect atmosphere for a peaceful sleep. A bedroom also provides plenty of floor space to lay down more than one rug—if that’s what you prefer.
3 ways to help you choose the perfect area rugs for your bedroom
1. Select the right size
If you want to have the rug under your bed, make sure the size matches your bed size too. You need a rug that extends at least two feet beyond the edge of your bed. With that much rug, your feet will never land on the cold floor in the morning.
You can use runner area rugs, which are long, rectangular rugs, for small bedrooms with limited space. That way, you still keep the space around your bed warm and cozy without paying for extra rug material you’ll never see. If you have a big bedroom, you can use many area rugs to set apart the different spaces in your room.
2. Pick a style
The style of the rug you select will likely depend on your bedroom’s theme or the other style choices you’ve made throughout your home. When searching for the perfect rug, focus on luxury and comfort first. Colours, patterns and textures will vary depending on your personal preference and the aesthetic of the space. However, if there’s a fluffy sheepskin rug you’re dying to have, your bedroom is the perfect place for it because it has less foot traffic.
3. Choose the right material
It’s not practical to have rugs made from expensive material if your pet will be trotting over it to join you in bed. Before long, the rug gets worn out, and you’ll need to spend more money to replace it. Rugs made from polypropylene and wool are a great choice. They’re durable, easy to clean, and low-maintenance. You should also consider colours and get materials in shades that won’t fade too quickly.
Your bare walls are a blank canvas, ready for you to fill the empty spaces and turn the room from drab to fab. It doesn’t have to be expensive artwork either. Anything artsy that’s special to you will do, or you can follow expert tips for choosing art for decor.
The simplest choice is family photos set in minimal frames that bring more attention to the images. You can pick a couple of favourites from your family album and put them up on the wall above your bed. They’re the perfect good morning and the best good night. Alternatively, you can use abstract art pieces with soothing colours or tones to add an aura of relaxation to the room. Large scale pieces hung at eye level are the best option. You can hang them in a gallery frame for a refined look or use a canvas to highlight art’s raw beauty.
Since art is open to interpretation, there are plenty of other things you can hang on your walls as decor. That includes mirrors, a patterned rug, mural, or stylish storage like a bookshelf in the shape of a map.
Your bedroom should have more than one light source. That means adding floor lamps, wall lights, and table lamps. You can even go old school with some candles to add ambiance to the room. Having all these light sources doesn’t mean they all have to be on at the same time. You can turn off the overhead light before you go to bed and leave the table lamp on your nightstand on if you want to read in bed. That way, you’ll only need to reach over to flick the light off instead of getting out of bed. Your lighting choices should make things comfortable and convenient for you.
Create the bedroom of your dreams with cozy style choices
Your bedroom is the one room in your home where you can truly express yourself. From the furniture you choose to the accessories you select to go with it, the little things all add up to create a unique bedroom statement. The three tips given here are only a few of the ideas you can try to complete your room’s look. Whatever other finishing touches you add, don’t forget to have fun, show off your style, and keep it cozy.
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