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6 Best design tips for your master bedroom

So, you want to spruce up your master bedroom? Whether you have a few simple updates in mind, or a complete redesign on the books, use these 6 tips to optimize your bedroom space and boost your rest.

Who knows, with a cozy, comfortable update, you might start spending your waking hours in your updated Master.

6. Lift Up Those Eyes!

 

I have two words for you: tray ceilings. While this design feature can set off any space, we think it’s a stunner in the bedroom. A tray ceiling instantly turns a standard bedroom into a luxury space.


The interesting dimension and elegance of lifted ceilings is complete with a paint shade that’s slightly deeper or lighter than the rest of your walls and ceiling.

 

5. Don’t Hoard That Natural Light

Mirrors are an excellent way to share the natural light in your bedroom with every nook and cranny. Place mirrors strategically to help your Master feel brighter and more spacious than before.


You can also place your mirror behind a light source like a pendant light, nightstand lamp, or even a candle. The mirror will maximize the reach of your light and, with soft-toned bulbs, you can create an effect that’s almost magical.


Practically speaking, well-placed mirrors in the bedroom can also give you a final check in for your outfit and makeup before you go out and face the world.


4. Think Outside the Box{springs}

Don’t limit your master bedroom to catching z’s. If the bedroom is supposed to be a relaxing, peaceful place in your home, why not use it for winding down too?

Master Bedroom

Consider incorporating a small lounge, or even a single chair, into your master bedroom. A comfortable chair or two will call to you after a long day. Use a small end table or coffee table to create the ultimate reading (or scrolling) nook.

Thinking coffee table? Check out our recent blog post on 10 Ways to Style your Coffee Table (Like a Pro).

Even in a smaller bedroom, a small lounge area can make your space feel special and could make that transition to sleep a little easier – I’m talking to you, night-owls!

 

3. Paint Your World Red

Or white, or purple, or gray, really any color can work. Remember to pick a lovely shade that creates the soothing ambiance of a beautiful bedroom.


For a grounded master, try using green. Green is a restful, organic color that works well with other earthy tones and textures.


Of course, you can always take it a step further and incorporate custom trim or design work on the walls to make your bedroom truly unique. There are hundreds of popular ideas out there.

Bedroom Design

Here are a few you might not have thought about for the bedroom – but we’ve seen work well:

  • Lattice Work

  • Baseboards

  • Wall Trim

  • Chair Rail

  • Crown Molding

  • Picture Frame Wall Molding

  • Picture Rail

2. Let Your Drapes Hang Down

When it comes to styling the bedroom, let loose! Using floor-length drapes adds a casual, cozy feel to the space. Remember to use decor in the same color family, but switch it up! Try hanging drapes that echo the color theme you use in the room, rather than matching perfectly.


Letting your drapes recall colors you’ve used elsewhere in the bedroom creates harmony without overwhelming the space.


If your bedroom is small, consider using just one curtain. I know. It seems odd (literally 😂). But you might be surprised how a single floor-length curtain feels lighter and more elegant in a small space than it’s two-panel counterpart.

 

1. Want Glam? Try Spic & Span

I know what you’re thinking. Really the #1 design tip for updating my master is cleaning!? Yep. Grandma was right about the importance of dusting and making the bed, as reluctant as I am to admit it.


Want to give your master bedroom an instant boost? Start by wiping down your dresser, end table, and any other surfaces. Then cover the basics. If you’re like me, that means folding last week’s laundry that’s still laying around, making the bed, sweeping the floor, and straightening the wall hangings.


You might be surprised what a difference this makes. Sometimes we don’t need to add more to our space to improve it – we just need to take care of the things we have.


Of course, if you’re still sporting shag carpet, wallpaper borders, or matching window valances, trust me – it’s time for some changes.  


Is It Time For Your Bedroom Updates?

Get started on these updates and you can forget about sleeping in - before you know it you'll be spending your free time enjoying your fancy new sleeping space!

If you’re searching for fabulous, designer furniture to get started on the master bedroom of your dreams, Furniture of Dalton is happy to help. Click here to shop our bedroom collection or visit our store for Master Bedroom Furniture we know you’ll love!

 

Want more? Check out our previous article The Advantages of Smart Home Technology.
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How you can bring style to the foot of your bed

How You Can Bring Style To The Foot Of Your Bed

Posted on: September 10, 2019

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Nine times out of ten, the design of your bedroom revolves around your bed.

While that's fair because the bed gets most of the attention, it's important not to overlook the supporting cast of furniture and decor that will help bring the best out of your bedroom design.

The foot of your bed is often ignored, but it can be an excellent area to really make the rest of the room pop if used correctly.

From minimal designs to more layered and lived-in spaces, the foot of the bed can turn into an unsuspecting focal point for most bedrooms.

In fact, it's usually the first thing people notice when they enter a bedroom, even before the bed.

There are many things to consider when you decide what to do with the foot of your bed.

It can be a functional space for getting dressed or undressed, a spot for storage, a surface to set things on, or even a spot to enjoy your morning coffee.

The only thing you shouldn't do with the foot of your bed is leave it empty.

We brainstormed dozens of different things that anyone can do with the foot of the bed.

In the article below, we list the ideas that made the cut.

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  1. Mark It With An "X"

  2. Patterns Are Your Friends

  3. Get Studious

  4. Everybody Loves Lucite

  5. Get Comfortable With Floor Pillows

  6. Get Even More Studious

  7. Take A Load Off

  8. Don't Forgot Function

  9. Don't Ignore The Foot Of Your Bed

1. Mark the Foot of Your Bed With An "X"

Benches are a very common accompaniment to the foot of the bed.

But, there's no need to settle for a standard, boring bench.

Up the ante by choosing a more interesting silhouette.

Choose a seat wrapped in suede with legs that form an X, instead of the standard straight legs.

That simple change will give it mega appeal and will help punctuate the big picture.

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2. Patterns Are Your Footboard's Friend

If you really want to make a fashion statement at the foot of your bed, you should focus on color and scale.

In master bedrooms, always make a big impact with the bed, but you can also include large-scale seating at the end of the bed.

To amplify the style of the room, you can create major contrast using color and pattern.

Since most bedding is white these days, you can use wild and colorful fabrics on your bench that will pop against the white of the bed.

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3. Get Studious

Adding a bookcase at the foot of your bed can add a hint of vintage with a modern twist.

A small rectangular bookcase at the end of your bed is an excellent idea that will allow for extra storage while creating a focal point in the room.

The idea is to fill your bookcase with books that will inspire you to read every night before bed.

Try to keep the rest of the room neutral or rustic to allow the bookcase to maintain the spotlight.


Related Post: 7 Design Tips to Get the Most Out of your Studio Apartment.


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4. Everybody Loves Lucite

Most people ignore the end of their bed because they don't think there's enough space for them to do anything with it.

If this is the situation you're in, know that you can gain style simply by incorporating specific materials and silhouettes.

Clear acrylic is a prime example of a finish that will suit even the smallest of spaces because it doesn't impede your sight line.

Opt for a simple, shallow shaped end table that can help enhance visual space in even the most modest bedrooms.

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5. Get Comfortable With Floor Pillows

Floor pillows

Floor cushions are very family and pet-friendly, but always seem to be in the way when you put them in the middle of a room.

The best way to use floor pillows without them getting in the way?

Stick them at the end of your bed.

The pillows will not only provide a place for your children or furry friends to lay and play, but they will provide a nice change in elevation to help move the eye through the room.

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6. Get Even More Studious

If the bookcase wasn't nerdy enough for you, why don't you just add a desk?

Although a desk might seem counteractive in a space that is supposed to be calm and relaxing, it might be exactly what you need to finally get your home office.

The idea here is to have a small desk you can quickly work on as needed.

You can also use the desk to store trinkets or special items that will add to the decor of your bedroom.

It can also serve as a place to add holiday decor as you can easily swap out your decor depending on the occasion.

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7. Take A Load Off with a Bedroom Lounge

Whether you're arranging a living room or a bedroom, long, narrow spaces are always a challenge.

If we're talking about your bedroom, make the most out of what would otherwise be wasted space by creating a seating area right at the foot of your bed.

Grab a cozy loveseat to naturally complement the width and height of the bed, as well as add an entirely new level of functionality to the room.

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8. Don't Forget Function at your Footboard

Both fashion and function are important when deciding what to do with the foot of your bed.

When it comes to the end of your bed, think about creating a space that can be used as a spot to tie your shoes, a place to drop your purse, or somewhere to collapse after a long day.

Stools benches and tables will all do the trick, but if you want to be glamorous, opt for a love seat like we talked about above.

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Ideas for the foot of the bed

Don't Ignore The Foot Of Your Bed

No matter what you decide to do, just be sure to do something.

Leaving the area at the foot of your bed empty is almost a crime since there are countless things you can do that will make the design of your bedroom completely come to life.

The eight things we talked about above are great ideas, but don't feel obligated to use one of them.

When it comes to the foot of your bed, the only limit is your imagination.

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How To Choose New Furniture For Your Bedroom

How To Choose New Furniture For Your Bedroom


Posted on: September 24, 2019

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It's happened.

You turned the lights on in your bedroom to get ready for bed, and you don't like what you see anymore.

You're not sure how many times you've slept in that bed, or put clothes away in that dresser, but you're sure you don't want to do it anymore.

The bedroom furniture that used to excite you now does nothing but bore you.

Or even worse, it's broken and its functionality is low.

The dresser is missing a few knobs, the bed frame squeaks when you move just a little bit, and that headboard looks like it was involved in a car accident.

Whatever the reason may be, you've decided that it's time to update your bedroom furniture.

But where do you start?

A seemingly quick and easy task like picking out new furniture can quickly turn into a stressful and overwhelming ordeal.

With thousands of different options and furniture combinations available, it might feel like you'll never be able to settle on just one.

In the article below, we will talk about a few questions you should ask yourself before heading to the store that will make your decisions much easier.

Table Of Contents

  • Determine Your Budget

  • Consider The Quality

  • Consider The Size Of The Room

  • What Do You Need?

  • What's Your Style?

  • To Match or Not to Match?

  • Will The Room Be Shared?

  • Time To Buy

Determine Your Budget

Take your time to browse around for furniture wherever you choose.

It's fun to browse, and it's the best way to see what's available.

However, don't make a purchase, and don't visit any stores with the intent to purchase, before you know what you can afford or what you're willing to pay.

Furniture is typically a significant expense, so know what you can handle before you pull out your credit card.

If you have a large budget, feel free to shop wherever you want.

However, if your dreams are bigger than your budget, you still have some options to get the style you're looking for:

  • Upgrade one piece at a time. Only buy a piece of furniture when you can afford it.

  • Shop second hand. There are plenty of consignment and thrift stores that will have quality furniture. Your timing just has to be right.

  • If you're buying for a child's room, there's no reason to break the bank. Look for lower priced furniture here.

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Consider the Quality

No matter what your budget is, you don't want furniture that is going to fall apart and have to be replaced in a few months.

You don't have to buy the most expensive piece of furniture you can find, but you should be mindful of the quality of the furniture you are considering.

Your budget will play a significant role in choosing new furniture, but so does the intended use.

If you're buying for a child's room, you can get away with sacrificing a bit of quality.

However, you might want to invest a little more into the furniture for your master bedroom so you can get some quality years out of it.

It's also worth spending a little more on a quality mattress and then saving some money on your headboard or the bench for the foot of your bed.

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Consider The Size Of The Room

If your bedroom is small, you probably don't want to buy a massive four poster bed or oversized dresser.

On the other hand, if you have a large bedroom, don't buy furniture that is to small for space.

Scale is very important for a well-decorated room, meaning the size of your furniture needs to be aligned with the size of your room.

So before you buy that 12 drawer dresser, make sure it'll fit into your room.

Not only does it need to fit in your room, but it has to make it around all the corners and hallways to get to the bedroom.

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What Do You Need?

Maybe you're replacing all of your furniture, starting from scratch after a move to a new house, or upgrading a thing or two here and there.

Either way, know exactly what you need before you go to the furniture.

If you go in without knowing what you're really there for, you can end up buying things you don't need, and not getting what you do.

If you prefer putting your makeup on in the bathroom, skip the vanity.

If you share the bedroom with a partner, make sure you each get a nightstand.

If you're a basketball player measuring in at 6'10" you probably want to pass on the footboard.

And that cute dresser might not hold all of your clothes, so skip it and get one that can.

Also, keep your lifestyle in mind.

If you're a parent to 4 kids who love to pile in your bed every Saturday and Sunday morning, you probably want to opt for a large bed.

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What's Your Style?

If you like modern decorations, don't buy modern furniture.

If you have a particular decorating style, make sure your furniture compliments it.

In the long run, you won't be happy with furniture that doesn't reflect your unique style.

Keep an open mind and don't lock yourself into anything, but be mindful of what you like and what makes you feel good.

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To Match Or Not To Match?

It's often easier to buy a complete matched set of bedroom furniture.

It makes your decision-making process a lot easier and keeps you from wondering if your nightstand is really going to look good with your headboard.

However, you don't have to buy a matched set if you don't want to.

If you have a more casual style of decorating, sometimes furniture that matches can stifle it and be pretty boring.

If that's the case, choose a variety of pieces that complement each other and the overall style of the room.

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Will The Room Be Shared?

If the room will be shared, whether by a married couple or siblings, take both people into account when choosing your furniture.

If it's for siblings, you'll need two beds or a bunk bed.

For a shared room, each occupant will need dresser space, and their own nightstand or bedside table.

You also need to consider the styles of each person.

This can make things difficult when two siblings have conflicting styles.

It's even more difficult when the married couple has conflicting styles.

It might be necessary to compromise, but each person should be happy with their bedroom. 

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Time To Buy

You've waited long enough.

It's time to update your bedroom furniture and be happy with the bedroom you sleep in every night.

The task of upgrading your furniture is not an easy one, but if you follow the advice above, your decision-making process should be much smoother.

 
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10 Things Every Man Needs In His Bedroom

10 Things Every Man Needs In His Bedroom

Posted on: October 24, 2019

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The bedroom is likely the most important room in your house or apartment.

It has some stiff competition in the kitchen where you prepare your food, and the living room where you take in most of your entertainment and relaxation.

But how often do you cook, and how many weekends do you stay crammed up in your living room?

Even if it isn't the most important room to you, it's definitely the room where you spend the most time. It's where you get your much needed sleep at the end of a long day.

So, you owe it to yourself to create a serene space that allows you to relax at the end of the day.

To create that serene space, there are a few things that every guy should include in his bedroom.

Nothing extravagant or luxurious, just the basic necessities every bedroom should have to function as a place to rest and relax.

In the article below, we will talk about the ten things every guy should have in his bedroom.

Table Of Contents

  • Good Sheets

  • A Quality Mattress

  • A Bed Frame

  • A Soundsystem

  • Good Furniture

  • Artwork

  • Candles

  • Laundry Basket

  • An Alarm Clock

  • A Table Lamp

  • Make Sure You Have The Essentials

 

1. Good Sheets

The first thing you notice, along with everyone else that will ever walk into your bedroom, are your sheets.

Never underestimate the power of soft, matching bed sheets.

You don't want to be greeted by an unsightly mix of mismatched sheets when you walk into your room, and you definitely don't want to try to sleep in them if they are stiff and uncomfortable.

Just don't forget to wash them every now and then, and it's not a bad idea to have a spare set on hand.

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Mattress

2. A Quality Mattress 

You sleep on it almost every single day, so don't try to cut corners here.

The good ones are expensive, but you will likely want to spend the extra money to get a good mattress.

You'll get better sleep, and when you are well-rested, almost every other aspect of your life will improve.

You'll wake up rejuvenated ready to conquer the world, instead of feeling like you didn't sleep at all.

As you get older, your back will thank you as well.

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3. A Bed Frame

You want your bedroom to feel like an actual bedroom, and not a dorm room, so a good bed frame is a must.

You're an adult now, so there is no need to sleep on the floor every night.

A nice, heightened bed frame is a telltale sign that you have finally entered adulthood.

You'll be surprised how many people will notice and comment on your bed frame.

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Portable Speakers

4. A Sound System

We're not talking about the sound system you had in your car when you were a teenager that rattled your trunk and let people miles away know you were on your way.

Nothing too complex or fancy, just something you can play music on that's not your phone or laptop.

A simple wireless bluetooth speaker will do the trick.

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5. Good Furniture

Just like your mattress, quality furniture will also be a little pricey.

But, if you can afford to splurge on a good nightstand and dresser, by all means, do it.

If not, check around at the second hand and consignment stores. They will be a fraction of their normal cost, and you can usually find some that show very little wear and tear.

You want something sturdy and durable, not something that looks like it might break if you put a glass of water on top of it.

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6. Artwork

The walls of your bedroom should never be empty.

It's bland, boring, and a little weird.

But, you don't want to take your old college posters and pin them up in our new bedroom.

Everything should be in a frame.

Invest in some simple pieces that you enjoy and frame some of your favorite photos.

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Candles for Bedroom

7. Candles

Candles take care of two of your senses; sight and smell.

Lighting and the smell of your room are often overlooked until it's impossible to overlook them.

No matter what kind of lighting you already have in your room, a candle can still set a peaceful and intimate ambiance that will lure you into a good night's sleep.

They can also mask the smell of that dirty clothes hamper in the corner.

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8. Laundry Basket

Speaking of that clothes hamper, make sure you actually have one.

You're not a teenager anymore, so having a pile of dirty clothes in the middle of your bedroom isn't acceptable anymore.

A clothes hamper that shuts and hides everything away is ideal. But, if nothing else, a mesh basket in your closet will work as well.

Just make sure your dirty clothes are out of sight.

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9. An Alarm Clock

Do you cringe every time your co-workers phone rings?

It's probably because their ringtone is the same sound as your alarm.

Getting an actual alarm clock will rid you of that problem, and will make you look more responsible.

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10. A Table Lamp

Unless your light is hooked up to a clapper, you're going to need a table lamp.

If you don't spend a few dollars on a table lamp, your shins will likely pay for it every time you walk around your room in the dark.

Table lamps are relatively cheap, and it's worth the investment to keep yourself from getting injured.

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Make Sure You Have The Essentials

Don't decorate your bedroom for anyone but you.

Turn your bedroom into a sanctuary that invites you in and welcomes you with open arms.

You want a place in your home where you can rest, relax, and feel rejuvenated the next day.

It doesn't take anything extravagant, just the items we listed above.

So make a list, hop on Amazon or head to a furniture store like Furniture of Dalton, and get to work on your bedroom.

 
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