Design a Bedroom Sanctuary

The bedroom can be the perfect oasis from the hectic and crazy world of daily life. To conjure a relaxing, escape-from-it-all feeling, one NAHB member has used the following bedroom design techniques. Try incorporating some of these into your next model home to capture the imagination and excitement of potential buyers.

Calming Color Palette

When it comes to the bedroom, cooler hues are the perfect way to promote rest and relaxation. Whether on walls, bedding or accessories, playing with shades such as lilacs, blues or grays is a more soothing color choice than those on the warm end of the spectrum, such as reds and oranges.

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Clean the Clutter

Clearing the mind at the end of the day starts with clearing out clutter and distractions. Keeping decor to a minimum provides a clean, crisp effect that allows for the homeowner to feel at ease in their bedroom oasis. Designing the bedroom devoid of technology helps to create a feeling of relaxation and ensures that the homeowner isn’t bringing work to bed.

Personality Prevails in the Headboard

A bed’s headboard is an ideal outlet to add character to a bedroom. Think beyond a basic headboard with an art piece, barn door, wallpaper or even two headboards set side-by-side. This a chance to be creative and design an engaging space.

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Size to Scale

Properly scaling a bedroom’s components is vital for form and function. Consider the dimension of the headboard and bed frame to ensure there is enough room around the bed to move. No one enjoys bumping shins and stubbing toes on over-sized furniture.

Value in Various Lighting Sources

Soft, soothing lighting is ideal to produce the ultimate bedroom paradise. Features such as dimmers or adjustable sconces allow the homeowner to regulate the amount of light as well as keep the nightstands or dressers neat and tidy. Adjustable sconces are also ideal for bedtime reading.

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Spa-Like Suite

The final step to designing a bedroom sanctuary is to pair it with a spa-like en suite and a wondrous, walk-in closet. Check out this blog for a stunning example – don’t be afraid to dream big!

Post courtesy of Sue Ridgeway, Director of Marketing at Lita Dirks & Co., an interior design and merchandising firm based in Greenwood Village, Colo.

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