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Sleep Easy: Beautiful Master Bedroom Design

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Your master bedroom design is more important than you realise. A bedroom is not just a place to end and start your day but it is also an integral part of your health and wellbeing. 33 to 45 per cent of Australian adults are affected by poor sleep, which alarmingly, results in bad work performance or falling asleep on the job, not to mention mood, interpersonal and health problems. Anyone who has had a bad night’s sleep knows the torture and disaster of the proceeding day. It can lead to a bad day at best and a dangerous day at worst.

The Sleep Health Foundation suggests that the main causes that prevent us from deep, continuous sleep are:

  • environmental stimuli and noises
  • mental or emotional issues and stress
  • thinking (and overthinking) about work
  • needing to go to the bathroom
  • and physical and health reasons (such as pain or illness)

Therefore, it’s fair to say that Australia has a national sleep deprivation problem.

Thankfully, the good news is that it can be simpler than you think to rectify some of your sleep issues. One of the key factors in getting a great sleep is to improve and balance your sleeping environment. If you’re not making your master bedroom design the best haven that it can be, you’re not setting yourself up for success.

Not sure where to start? Follow these easy tips to make your master bedroom the dreamiest place in your home.

Let there be light

master bedroom art prints that are light

LIGHT AND BREEZY: keep it fresh with as much natural light as possible

There are countless studies that conclude natural light can greatly enhance our mood and wellbeing. Incorporating lightness and brightness into your master bedroom ensures that it remains a place of positive feelings and joy, encouraging a blissful slumber.

If you don’t have the luxury of sizeable windows that allow plenty of daylight, try emulating the light feel with fresh white paint, pale neutral fabrics and soft art depicting nature.

Add plants to your master bedroom design

indoor plants in the bedroom help you to sleep

FRESH AND GREEN: plant the seeds of a good night’s sleep

They’re not just beautiful to look at but indoor plants improve the quality of your sleep by releasing water vapour and cutting down the germs, pollutants and chemicals from the air. Even NASA tells us we need plants in the bedroom!

Consider pendant lighting

master bedroom pendant lighting design

PENCHANT FOR PENDANTS: drop what you’re doing and add drop lighting

Lighting makes all the difference to the way a room feels and looks. So, for an on-trend look, incorporate pendant lighting into your master bedroom design. With an array of pendant lighting available you can choose the right look and length to suit your bedroom habits and tie into the surrounding décor seamlessly.

Add a bit of bedroom bling

master bedroom bling canopy bed

BRING THE BLING. Photo credit: Bernhardt

A gorgeous bedroom can entice a great night’s sleep and one of the most unique ways you can fancy up a dull bedroom is to add a bit of bling.

Try installing a gorgeous glitzy bedframe like this incredible canopy bed to lift your spirits. You’ll feel like a celebrity in no time and as a result, your everyday stresses will ooze away.

Use statement art

statement art for master bedroom design

STATING THE OBVIOUS: a statement piece will enhance your room

Stepping into your bedroom and seeing a beautiful piece of statement art will raise your endorphins and those other “feel good chemicals”. Additionally, hanging feature artwork will motivate you to keep your bedroom tidy and clutter free so as to not detract focus from it.

Still looking for that heart-stopping statement piece? Let your mind drift away with dreamy abstract art.

Choose a timber headboard

bedroom headboard made out of wood

A TOUCH OF TIMBER: a gorgeous timber headboard will bring warmth to the room

It’s safe to say that you’re not going to enjoy sleeping if you resent your bed. There are many ways that you can take your bed from a grubby mattress to a luxury delight, but adding a touch a timber is a great first step. Not only is timber easy to clean and maintain, it brings natural warmth to even the coolest of spaces. Then layer up with pillows, cushion and throws before you hunker down for a snuggle.   

All out decadence

decadent master bedroom decor ideas

REGAL AND RESTFULL: sleep like a king or queen. Photo credit: Bernhardt

Adding regal like and decadent touches to your master bedroom design will make you feel like a king or queen. If we fall asleep in a decadent setting, it’s easier to dream of the opulent and luxurious life that most of us crave. And with glorious dreams, comes glorious sleep! 

Not sure that regal decadence is your thing? Be inspired by these dreamy master bedroom décor ideas to create your perfect sanctuary for sweet slumber.

Fall in love with faux fur

fur decor for the master bedroom

SNUGGLE UP WITH FAUX FUR. Photo credit: Design Addicts

Take your master bedroom lavishness a step further with a touch of faux fur. Unless you’re aiming for snow queen vibes, an accent piece works best – think rugs, throws or cushions. The exquisite tactile nature of this material will leave you melting in comfort every time you walk into the room.

Play with patterns

master bedroom decor patterns

PATTERN PRETTY: don’t be afraid to mix up your patterns

A beautiful bedroom is created from innovative and unique design and breaking those old-fashioned design rules. A fun rule to break is to mix up patterns! Although it may seem counter-intuitive, it can add layers of interest and a pleasant aesthetic to create a room you love spending time in.

To ensure the overall look is cohesive, just make sure all the patterns are tied together with a common colour palette. For first-timers, take baby steps by mixing a pattern wallpaper or print with a contrasting pattern on your bed linen or cushions.

Embrace the modern Scandi look

modern Scandi decor for the master bedroom

MORE THAN MINIMALISM: keep it clean and lean with Scandi style

For those who crave minimalism, the modern Scandi look never disappoints with its functional forms and muted colours. But beware…for this style to work, it’s important to keep your room clean, tidy and clutter free!

Go pillow crazy

cushions and pillows for master bedrooms

PLUSHNESS: pump up the volume with a pillow-palooza. Photo credit: getinmyhome

The quickest way to create delicious cosiness and comfort in your master bedroom design is by incorporating an abundance of cushions and pillows in a range of colours, patterns and fabrics. Best of all, it’s a cost effective update so you can change your mind depending on the season (or just your mood!).

Decorating tip: overstuff your cushions (and change stuffing every few years) to enhance the feeling of decadence and help mute noises.

Creating a beautiful master bedroom (and therefore getting better quality sleep) can be life changing. Don’t forget to add the finishing touches with elegant bedroom art.

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