Parents have a habit of putting the needs of their children way above their own. In comparison to their children’s bedrooms, many parents push the aesthetic quality of their own master bedroom to the side. The clutter piles on top of clutter, the walls remain bare, and the space remains simply a place to sleep, instead of an escape from responsibilities.
Here are four tips to transform your master bedroom into a master suite worthy of relaxing.
1. Get Organized
The master bedroom is an easy place to move piles of clutter, let clutter pile up, and lose things in the clutter. To beat the clutter, it is time to get organized. Go through your closet and organize your clothes by season and donate what you haven’t touched in a year; organize your accessories by using jewelry dividers for drawers; clean out the junk drawers in your nightstand or wardrobe. If you have a messy pile of important documents, like passports, marriage certificates, and social security cards, consider moving all of those into a special box that is easy to grab in the case of an emergency.
2. Hang Art
Since the goal is to spend more time in your master bedroom, choose art or other wall decorations that you actually enjoy looking at. Keep the color scheme cool and coordinating to add to the relaxing mood of your room. You could choose one large painting over your bed, or consider a slew of smaller paintings in mismatched frames chosen with care.
3. Create A Nook
Find some unused space to add comfy chairs to your master suite that are strictly for you and your partner to use. This way you have a special spot to drink coffee on early Sunday mornings, to read during nap time, or to enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings. Just the creation of a comfortable “adults only” spot can make you feel free of parental responsibilities.
4. Make The Bed
Making the bed is immediately pleasing to the eye and it will give you a small sense of satisfaction when you look at it. Adding decorative pillows may seem like you are adding an extra step to this daily chore, but the addition of pretty little details can put a smile on your face. When you make something as simple as your bed look prettier or more put together, it gives your mood a little boost.
Just because parents sacrifice a lot in their world for their children, jobs, pets, or other things, doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice a special place to relax. The master bedroom should be a sanctuary, not a storage unit.