I love that our bedroom is a calm retreat in a sea of constant excitement. With three young children, jobs, and lots on the go, my husband Graham and I wanted to create a sanctuary. For us, that meant a soft palette of whites and greys, a comfortable splurge bed thatâs big enough for the whole family to snuggle in, a statement piece of art, over-scaled lighting, and fabulous storage.
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Most of us donât have Million Dollar Rooms for bedrooms, so we have to make good design choices to maximize our spaces and make them lovely. Everything in its place. The key to a gorgeous bedroom retreat is removing visual clutter and squeezing in as much storage as possible. With only one small closet, we decided to steal some space from the room and create a built-in storage wall. It does triple-duty to hold clothes, the TV and books/magazines. Embrace your quirky spatial features. The cove-sloped ceilings are tricky - where does one colour end and another begin? So we painted everything the same warm white and then put in some simple molding to create a border for some happy wallpaper. Make the bed your Queen or King. While we do lots of things in here, sleeping is still the primary function. So, buy the best-quality cotton sheets you can (white is always best) and invest in a great bed in the biggest size that fits in your space. Sweet dreams.
In modern homes, bedrooms have become more than just a place to sleep; they can be a retreat, a home office, a library, a relaxation zone. What are some ways you make the most of your bedroom?: