Master Bedroom: Design Considerations

Written by ICHBA
21
Apr

Whether you’re planning on constructing a brand new home or renovating an existing space, a skillfully designed master bedroom should definitely be among the priorities. Before you start, there are some things you should consider to this space a dream come true. Take a look.

Location

Choosing a proper location for your master bedroom is the important first step. There are a few things to consider such as privacy, landscape, structure of the house and how will the new room go with the rest of the house. If you decide to build on top of some already existing structure like a garage, sometimes it will be possible by building into the roof, but other times you will need to add a second-floor structure. Make sure to enter all new additions into your building plan, and update surrounding structures according to building codes of your area.

Windows

Next thing you should think about is windows. In the bedroom, it’s important to find the balance between light and dark. You will want darkness for sleeping, and light for other tasks, so plan in order to get something in between. You also want strategically placed windows to ensure good ventilation.

Terrace

Having an opening into a garden or patio from the bedroom is becoming a real trend, so you might consider providing your new bedroom with access to the outdoors. That is the reason master bedrooms on the second floor are slowly getting replaced by ground level bedrooms.

View

On the other hand, if you have the chance to build your bedroom with a view, don’t miss out on it. If you have an ocean view the second-floor bedroom should be your first choice, but a nice ground-floor view onto the garden, pool or a courtyard can be equally good.

Fireplace

A fireplace can be a nice centerpiece of the room. You can choose from a variety of shapes, sizes and styles, from the traditional fireplace made of stone, to the gas ones for a more contemporary look. When choosing a fireplace, consider the laws of your municipality concerning burning wood.

Ceiling

Although ceilings might seem like unimportant elements of the room, they can enrich the space with a lot of detail and interest. If you decide to have a flat ceiling, you can add a twist with different finishes and texture to add a nice dimension to it. You can opt for simple planks or expose your ceiling beams or trusses for a charming effect. If you want to spice up your ceiling, consult with new home builders who can offer advice on what suits best your new space.

Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important elements you should consider when making a new master bedroom. There are so many creative ways you can light up your bedroom, from candles, cove lighting, to the sconces and lamps of different sizes. Candles are an amazing way to create the atmosphere of intimacy, cove lights can accentuate details of the space, and lamps offer great task lighting. Consider installing dimmers to all your lights, because you don’t want to be shocked by a piercing light in the middle of the night.

Gadgets

For some people, TV in the bedroom is a desirable addition, while for others it’s a strict no-no, so it depends only on your preference. If you don’t want the TV, you could consider some small speakers to provide you with soothing music.

Now that you know what design elements to consider, the only thing you’re left to do is carefully think things through and start creating your dream bedroom. Your well-rested body and soul will thank you.