bedroom design

4 Tips to turn your Bedroom into a Private Oasis

The master bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the home; after all, it’s where you start and end every day. 

That’s why it is essential for the space to be more than just a bed and a dresser, but a welcoming retreat from the stressors of your daily life. Want to transform your master bedroom but not sure where to start? 

Read on for 4 tips to elevate your bedroom space and create your personal oasis.

1. Color is Key

It’s important to select the right color palette to create the desired effect in your master bedroom. 

Looking for a breezy space to refresh and rejuvenate? Consider light neutrals. Want a taste of luxury? Darker jewel tones may be the way to go. Whatever palette you choose, be sure to use it consistently throughout your space.

2. Take a Seat

Your master bedroom can be more than just the place you sleep. Adding seating could turn the space into your favorite place to lounge during the day as well. Try an armchair, loveseat, or even a window seat to create a place to relax without eating up too much space. 

These additions can also be used as design assets. Consider brightly colored or patterned upholstery to make the most of this addition to your master bedroom.

3. Storage Solutions

You need your master bedroom to be beautiful and functional. That’s why it’s so important to keep storage in mind when designing your space. Rather than hiding storage space away in a closet, incorporate it into your décor with stylish shelving. Or, consider a wardrobe or foot trunk for a more classic feel.

4. Patterned Perfection

Why not add some visual interest to your master bedroom with your favorite patterns and textures? 

From traditional florals to modern geometrics, it’s easy to change the feel of an entire space with just a few pops of pattern. There are many ways to incorporate patterns into your bedroom, such as a bedspread or wallpaper. When it comes to this design element, a little goes a long way, so be sure to use strategically!

When creating a master bedroom, it can be challenging to strike the perfect balance between beauty and function. But with some intentional design, your master bedroom can easily become your favorite room in your home. I hope these tips help you get started on your journey to creating your dream space. 

Which of these ideas will you be using in your master bedroom? Let me know in the comments below!

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Dark & Moody: How to Incorporate Dark Paint in the Bedroom

Neutral colors ranging from grays to blues, and off-whites to beiges, are popular in interior design. 

But nothing makes a statement like a dark paint color. 

Many people shy away from dark paint because they think it will make the room feel small and cold. When designed correctly, dark hues can create a space that feels glamorous, contemporary, and even spacious. When used in the bedroom, dark colors set the tone for a calming space and a good night’s rest.

Keep reading for tips on incorporating dark paint into the bedroom. 

Consider the Ceiling and Flooring

Dark walls need to be balanced. If you darken the ceiling along with the walls, you risk a cave-like space. Instead, opt for a white ceiling to open the space overhead, creating an airy feeling. As far as flooring, light-colored hardwood, or a light area rug can bring in the contrast you need. 

Lighten Up the Furniture


In addition to keeping the ceiling and floors light, the right furniture helps to balance dark walls. In fact, light furniture against dark walls can trick the eye into thinking the room has more natural light, making it appear larger. It doesn’t have to stop with furniture! In the bedroom, you can also bring in light colors with light fixtures, bedding, decor, and curtains.

Highlight Your Art

A dark wall creates the perfect backdrop for displaying colorful artwork. In many cases, the dark background creates a more visually appealing contrast than neutral or light walls. Hang one large statement piece above the bed for a dramatic effect, or create a gallery wall with several of your favorite pieces. Art brightens up any space, and makes your bedroom truly unique. 

Start with One Wall

If going dark is still intimidating, start with an accent wall. Paint one wall your choice color, while keeping the other walls light. This adds the dramatic effect you’re looking for without committing to all four walls. It’s also a great option if your bedroom has little natural light. 

Still unsure about going dark? Start by helping us decide what Benjamin Moore paint color to paint the guest bedroom at 66 High Street. Vote on Facebook or Instagram, and stay tuned to see how it turns out!