We all need to just get away from everyone from time to time for a little “me” time. If you are designing a custom home, that space you go to in order to just “chill” is likely going to be your bedroom. For that reason, when designing a custom home, you want to create a master bedroom that is more than just a place to sleep.
Bedroom to Sanctuary
Right out of the gate, make sure your master bedroom has its own bathroom that is not accessible to anyone else in the home. The only way to get access to that bathroom should be through the master bedroom. As far as the design of that bathroom goes, well, I like to think of it as more of a spa than a bathroom. Soaking tub, some greenery, surround sound, TV, whatever makes you the most relaxed. This is going to be your fortress of solitude that gets you grounded, so have fun with the design and features.
Probably not something you expected to see on a construction website, but yes, your sheets play a big role in the level of comfort you have while sleeping. If you are going to get a little loose with the wallet, higher thread count sheets are a good place to start. If you are a hot sleeper, consider getting a cooling duvet
Make Your Bed!
I remember seeing a video about a general giving a lecture to a cl; and talking about getting your day started off the right way. His thought process was a simple one… If you get up and make your bed every day, you have already accomplished something, so it sets the foundation for the day of and starts the day off with a positive mindset.
Create a Sitting Area
This, at least for me, is a no-brainer in any master bedroom. This gives you a place to sit to relax, read, or watch TV in the master bedroom without having to plop on the bed. This is also a great way to add some pop to the room’s overall design.
This is something that is often overlooked when it comes to a master bedroom. For the bedroom, you will want a lot of different options for lighting, so make sure you discuss this with the builder. For instance, you want the ability to dim the lights as well as have lighting for each side of the bed. When it comes to the closet or dressing area, you are going to need brighter lights, and the same can be said for a makeup table for the wife.
Add a Statement
In addition to the overall look of the room, add a statement with one or a few pieces that make it clear this room is yours. For me, it was two abstract paintings in the midst of a beach that somehow, while chaotic, are also calming and manage to fit right in.
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