The 5 Best Ways to Makeover Your Master Bedroom

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The kitchen, the living room. the entry – these are all important rooms in your home, and no doubt you’ve spent countless hours wrestling with home décor options to come up with just the right look. 

But now it is time to take a step back, to focus on the more private areas of your home that also demand your attention – your master bedroom.  Here, is where you truly learn to balance beauty and comfort with a personal touch.

Explore some great bedroom designs with us, learn how to upgrade your master bedroom into the haven you deserve with some inspiration photos and design tips along the way.  When it comes to interior design there really are no hard, fast rules you HAVE to follow. But there are some general guidelines that you can look to for a little guidance.

1. Update your Color Scheme

The color scheme for your bedroom is one of the most important decisions you need to make.  It will help you determine color selections for the walls, furniture, flooring, and accent pieces.    

  • Choose colors that will set the right mood, calm you
  • Green, blue, beige, and tans are all great colors for a bedroom. These tones are versatile and adapt to a variety of home décor styles be it rustic or modern. 
  • Blue is the perfect backdrop for stately, traditional and classic furnishings.
  • Look for colors with a slight, hint of grey. This can give the color more depth and it becomes more dynamic throughout the day, as it plays off the changes in lighting in the room.
  • Avoid too much yellow, black, or red as your dominant color. If you like these bold colors, and want to use them in your bedroom, work them into an accent wall or a piece of furniture, so it isn’t too overwhelming.
  • Offset bold colors with the right color combinations, for example black and white.
  • If you go bold on your accent wall use the one behind your bed, or in between windows (especially if it’s a dark color) so it plays off the natural lighting available in the room
  • Neutral colors allow you more flexibility to alter your design from season to seaso

Looking for more ideas, these 12 Paint Colors for Bedrooms from House Beautiful might lend a little inspiration.  

2. Install New Flooring

Next to your walls, the flooring you install in your master bedroom is going to also dictate the color scheme of the room.

If you love the look of wood floors, like we do, the good news is you can find a wood floor to create just about any color scheme.

And if you have chosen wisely on your walls, then you can be a little more risqué with your flooring selection. For example, if you have very light walls, you can use a dark wood floor.

The nice thing about wood floors – they last forever and you can add a little color with a decorative accent rug.

If you want them warm underfoot, like carpet, but don’t want all the potential health problem that carpet can create, Carlisle wood floors work well with radiant heat, like Warmboard.

Explore solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring styles for your master bedroom click here to see Carlisle Collections or order a Free Catalog

3. Get New Bed

It is no contest that the bed is the most important piece of furniture in this room.  Not only do you want a comfortable mattress you also want a stylish bed to hold it. 

We can't help you with the mattress, that is all a matter of personal comfort.  You can go high end with a company like Hastens, or Hypnos – the mattress of the British Royal Family – or if you want something made in America, and a slightly more affordable, try Saatva.  While this detail isn't improtant to the overall decor of your room, it naturally determines how comfortable you will be when you are in the room.

Now on to important things There are so many styles of bedding to choose from depending on the look you want to create.

Here’s just a few ideas:

Modern Suspended Bed

Suspended beds are popping up more frequently in modern home designs. They present a very sleek, minimalist look that modern décor is looking for. The drawback they require much more forethought, in terms of construction and space planning, to ensure you can incorporate them into the design.

Chic Metal Bed Frame

If you prefer a shabby chic, or even French country inspired look a metal bed frame lends a lot of personality to any room.

Craftsman Platform Bed

This platform bed reflects a minimalistic style but also the iconic, and timeless quality that is synonymous with Craftsman style interiors and architecture.

Transitional Bedroom by Chicago Architects & Building Designers roomTEN design featuring Carlisle Eastern White Pine Flooring

Traditional Leather Headboard

This traditional master bedroom boasts a simple leather headboard – but it is really anything but simple. Leather in itself is a symbol of luxury and craftsmanship, so although it is a small detail in a busy room, it makes a statement, especially with the added button tufted detailing.

As you can see there are a variety of materials you can use for your headboard. Check out this blog post from if you are looking for a few more creative ways to dress up your headboard – driftwood to artwork, and old doors, your options are wide open. 

4. Update your Accents

Once you establish a general color scheme for your bedroom with your walls and flooring, it is time to move onto the accents.  This includes artwork, furniture, blankets, bedding, lighting fixtures, curtains and other decorative elements.  These pieces will tie together all of the décor in your room. 

If you have chosen a neutral shade for your master décor, this is also the best way to now begin to add some color, especially if you like the bright bold colors like red, orange, black, and yellow.

Don’t forget to update your window fashion to go with your new décor. Installing blinds in your master bedroom is a great way to manage the incoming light, and ensure privacy when you need it. Find a matching valance or roman blinds the complement your décor.

If you don’t like the look of modern blinds, try Woven Wood blinds for a unique look and match them with sheer curtains.

Your master bedroom lighting might also need an upgrade. If you don’t want to hire an electrician to rewire new lighting, there are no shortage of cool table lamps that can add, color, and personality to your room no matter what style you are creating.

5. Invest in Storage Solutions

Updating your bedroom storage is not only a great way to makeover your bedroom, it is also a great way to reorganize your room. 

Master Bedroom are overflowing with clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry and the like.  Some are blessed with walk in closets, giving you a bit more in terms of storage options. Others aren’t quite as lucky, and need to get a little more creative.

If you are looking for a customized closet solution  thinkCalifornia Closets. If you are looking for something more economical or DIY friendly try Closets by Design and Easy Closets.

Depending on the size of the space you have to work with, and the amount of stuff you need to organize, there are already some creative closet solutions that may work for you. This Freestanding Steel Closet works great for urban microlofts and spaces where you don’t have a lot of room for storage.

Shoe Racks are invaluable for keeping your closet organized.

Coat Hooks aren’t just for coats anymore. Hang them on a wall and use them for scarves, purses, hats or ties.

For jewelry, find a piece that will add organization and art to your Master Bedroom.

And if you run out of room in your master bedroom and still need to store more stuff, there is always under the bed. If you like the look a Captain’s Bed gives you plenty of storage, or you can get this same functionality with a more design.

Or find some stylish storage bins…just make sure you use a bed skirt if you don’t want them to show.

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