Master bedroom ideas
Master bedroom ideas: find your dream scheme
Looking for master bedroom ideas? Of all the rooms in the home, the master bedroom is the showstopper. Plan it well and it will be a pleasure to step into it every evening for many years to come. When you start looking for master bedroom design ideas, always consider what is going to work in the room you have - make a virtue of the size and shape of your space (whether it's small or large, uniform or quirky).
Design a master bedroom layout that will make a feature of your bed. Place it centrally in your space for maximum impact - up against a chimney breast, between two windows or midway between architectural features, such as beams or the apex of a roof space. Think carefully about the design of your bed before you buy. What will work best in your space? Look at bateau styles and four posters that can take canopies. Check out caned models, upholstered and buttoned headboards and high head and foot rails.
In a small bedroom or master suite, it may pay to have a bed that incorporates storage, such as built-in or pull-out drawers. Otherwise, look for bedroom storage ideas that include wardrobes, chests of drawers and bedside tables. Built-in designs will make the most of every inch and when streamlined and fuss-free are a natural fit for modern bedrooms. Freestanding furniture is more suited to classic and vintage-style bedrooms. Place the pieces symmetrically wherever possible so that they create a cohesive, well-ordered scheme that will not distract from the main attraction - the bed.
Master bedroom in beamed attic space (pictured)
If you are lucky enough to have a substantial space for your dream master bedroom, make the most of it. In this wonderful loft room with its oak and painted beams, a living area has been incorporated into the main design. A sofa, armchair and occasional chair create a chill-out zone between the dressing and sleeping areas. The oak bateau lit, wardrobe and storage all reference the magnificent A-frame that turns this bedroom into a very special place indeed.
Photograph by Brent Darby