Your bedroom is the place where you spend a great deal of time every day, albeit much of it asleep. This, of course, means that it needs to be a place of rest, relaxation, and romance.

When you’re decorating your bedroom, the key is to consider how you want to feel when you’re in there. Are you looking for a dark and moody atmosphere, or perhaps something more light and airy? Maybe you’re somewhere in between and prefer a relaxed and cozy feel. 

Then, consider what kind of furniture you would like to have in your bedroom?

What would make it more relaxing, romantic, or both?

If you have a significant other, what would appeal to them?


The bedroom is a place for relaxation and rest, and it should be designed to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere.” 

– Joanna Gaines –

No matter what your style preference is, the colors, furniture, and decorations you choose will set the mood for your bedroom. By selecting the right combination, you can create an elegant and luxurious look that makes you feel right at home.

Here are 6 important factors to consider when styling your master bedroom. 

1. Colors

When it comes to designing a room that’s both elegant and luxurious, your choice of colors is very important. You want to create a space that feels inviting, so picking shades that make you feel comfortable and relaxed is essential.

Opting for subtle shades that complement each other will give the room a lux feel, and a sense of balance. Think earthy tones, soft blues, muted greens, and warm neutrals. These colors are not only elegant but also timeless, so you won’t have to redecorate every few years.

Once you’ve chosen your color palette, it’s time to add some personality to the room.  Sprinkle pops of your favorite colors throughout the space, but don’t overdo it. You want to create a cohesive look, so it’s important to choose colors that complement the overall scheme.

For example, if you have a blue armchair in one corner of the room. You can repeat that blue color in your choice of throw pillows, a rug, or even a piece of artwork. This creates a sense of harmony in the room and ties everything together.

With the right color choices and a few well-placed pops of color, you can turn any room into a stylish and comfortable sanctuary.

2. Furniture

Your bedroom will be both comfortable and functional with the right furniture choices. It’s very important to strike a balance and not go overboard with too many pieces or oversized furniture, as that will make your space feel cluttered.

When it comes to arranging your bedroom furniture, symmetry is key. The size of your bed should be proportionate to the size of your room, but comfort is the most important factor. You want your bed to offer quality, comfort, as well as a touch of elegance.

Nightstands or side tables should be on either side of the bed to keep books, medications, and a telephone within reach. If you’re short on closet space, a dresser can be a great alternative, but it’s not a necessity, especially if you have a smaller room.

Consider adding a bench at the end of the bed for extra storage and a place to sit while getting ready for the day.

Mirrors and wall decor can also add a personal touch and functional qualities. Mirrors can help make a room appear larger and reflect light. (read more about how to decorate with mirrors here: Creative Ways to Decorating Your Home with Mirrors)

With the right balance of furniture and decor, your bedroom can be a comfortable and functional oasis that reflects your style.

Pro tip: Don’t worry about having a perfectly matched bedroom set. Mixing and matching furniture can add visual interest to your space.

3. Lighting

Let’s talk about how to create a relaxing and romantic atmosphere in your bedroom with the right lighting.

First and foremost, lighting should be gentle and calming.

If you or your partner need to get up in the middle of the night, a small motion sensor puck-style light mounted on the lower bed rail can be a great solution to help guide you without disturbing your sleep.

Table lamps or sconce lighting are both ideal for bedrooms, as they provide subtle, ambient light that can enhance the mood. A focused light is also great for reading in bed without disturbing your partner’s sleep.

Consider installing a dimmer switch on the main light in your room or incorporating dimmer lights into your decor. This can help you adjust the lighting to fit the mood and create a more relaxing atmosphere.

No matter what style you prefer, ambient lighting in your bedroom can set the mood. You could even opt for lamps that can be turned on and off with a clap of your hands! And, of course, don’t forget to include a good reading light near your armchair or bedside table if you like to read in bed.

With the right lighting choices, you can create a cozy and romantic atmosphere in your bedroom that helps you relax and unwind.

4. Textures 

Your bedding can set the tone for the entire room. It’s a great way to add some personal style and elegance, while also ensuring that you have a comfortable and cozy sleeping space.

When it comes to choosing your bedding, start with the basics: soft sheets and good pillows. These are an absolute must for both relaxation and romance. There’s nothing quite like sinking into a bed with soft, luxurious sheets and pillows that perfectly cradle your head and neck.

But beyond the basics, your bedding can also be a great way to incorporate some color and texture into your bedroom. What colors do you love? Do you prefer bold and bright hues or something more muted and subtle? Your bedding is a great opportunity to showcase your style and preferences.

And let’s not forget about throw pillows! While some people may find them to be a nuisance, others love the way they add an extra layer of comfort and elegance to the bed. Plus, they are a great way to tie in different colors and patterns in the room.

When it comes to creating a relaxing and romantic bedroom atmosphere, don’t overlook the importance of your bedding. 

5. Personal Touches

Now, the fun part!  Adding personal touches to your bedroom can create a sense of calm and joy.

Flowers and artwork are great examples of things that can bring a sense of peace and happiness to a room. But don’t stop there – you can also add personal touches like family photos, cherished items, and your favorite books to create a space that truly feels like your own.

These touches can provide a sense of comfort and familiarity that is especially important in the bedroom. After all, this is your personal space where you should feel most relaxed and at ease.

And don’t forget about practical touches as well – a beautiful decanter to hold your drinking water is a wonderful addition to any bedroom.

When it comes to creating a space that feels personal, think about the things that bring you joy and reflect your interests. Your favorite colors, photographs, and artwork can all be incorporated to create a room that truly feels like home.

So, whether you’re adding some fresh flowers or displaying cherished family photos, don’t be afraid to make your bedroom a space that brings you comfort and joy.


6. What to Leave Out

While it may be tempting to cozy up in bed and watch your favorite show, having a television in the bedroom can limit your ability to relax and unwind. Plus, it can take away from the romantic atmosphere you might want to create.

Instead of relying on the TV for evening entertainment, try moving that activity to the living room or another area of the house. This will help create a clear separation between relaxation and entertainment, and allow you to fully unwind in the bedroom.

By leaving the TV out of your bedroom, you can create a space that is dedicated solely to relaxation, rest, and rejuvenation. So, consider finding other ways to unwind in your bedroom – whether that’s through reading, meditation, or simply taking some time to reflect on your day. 

A well-designed and sophisticated bedroom can not only provide a comfortable and relaxing space but also create a sense of luxury and elegance. From selecting the right color palette, lighting, and decor to investing in quality bedding and accessories, there are plenty of ways to transform your bedroom into a glamorous and inviting retreat.

Remember, your bedroom should reflect your style and taste, so have fun exploring different options and creating a space that you love coming home to every night.

Sweet dreams!


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