Must-Haves for the Master Bedroom of Your Dreams

Must-Haves for the Master Bedroom of Your Dreams

Nancy Mitchell
Nov 21, 2015

Your bedroom is more than just a place to sleep — it's also a little sanctuary, a calming retreat from the cares of the world. Here are five must-have things that will make your master bedroom a space you're always happy to come home to.

A spot to escape to.
The bedroom in a one-bedroom apartment can get away with just being a space for a bed, but the master bedroom in a multi-bedroom home also needs to function as something of a retreat. Adding a loveseat at the foot of the bed, or a comfy chair, or even a workspace for creative pursuits will help your bedroom to feel like an escape.

Art that expresses who you are.
The master bedroom is your little sanctuary, so you want it to be reflective of who you are. This is a good spot for really personal mementos that might seem out of place in the rest of the house, or art that has a special meaning to you and your partner.

Quality linens.
You spend almost a third of your life in bed, so there is no excuse for having sub-par linens. Good linens are one of those things, like nice towels and a pair of really classy black pumps, that are worth splurging on.

An uncluttered atmosphere.
It can be tempting, when you have guests over, to remove clutter from the main spaces in your home and transfer it to the bedroom, where nobody will know about it but you. And then it can be easy to let all that clutter pile up, and pile up, and pile up, until your bed is a mere island in a sea of junk, and going to bed at night, and waking up in the morning, is nothing but a reminder of your own failure. Don't let this happen. Remember to keep things in the room where you use them, and have a few drawers or oversized baskets in each space that serve as catch-alls for things that currently don't have homes.

A few little luxuries.
Whether it's a candle, or a thick, warm throw blanket, or maybe just flowers every now and then, a little bit of luxury will go a long way in your bedroom. So treat yourself.

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