I have been roaming Pinterest boards, searching the internet for images, and reading all kinds of blogs……….I am about ready to start the master bedroom makeover project! See my dream board? I want to transform this current……..blah……..boring………..bedroom into something more
our my style. “wink – wink”
I have been dreaming (<—- haha, I really have) of adding shiplap to the master bedroom) I am thinking this will become the feature wall behind the bed. Mine won’t look exactly like the photo (below), no sofa table or wreath – lol. Although I do love the shiplap and the shelf ledge! We will see what I come up with.
Not sure if you can see in the picture of my current master bedroom, the night stands…..well, they need replaced! They are plant stands and hardly provide enough room for the T.V. remote and a lamp. The remote usually ends up behind the bed after falling off the stand………that’s not fun to retrieve! I kind of like the look of these night stands – but I am totally open to anything really – keeping my eyes peeled at junk sales, thrift shops or a DIY project of course!!! (<—-sorry honey, I know you have a shed to build!)
You can also see in the photo of our master bedroom that the picture above the bed looks small and out of proportion for the room. I like the shelf filled with mirrors in the picture (below) and the shiplap shelf in the photo (above). – Again, I guess we will have to wait and see what I come up with!
I love this color palette!
So I have to tell you, I have been doing a little “research” on the BEST placement of furniture in a master bedroom. The professional advice is all over the board on this one! However, I did find a few common suggestions:
- Place the bed on the wall directly across from the door (unless there is a window there)
- Never place the bed in front of windows (unless you like it there)
- Remove all unnecessary furniture (dressers – move them to the closet if possible)
- Add a comfortable chair (wouldn’t this be considered unnecessary furniture?)
Some pretty fair advice I would say, except in my room! The wall directly across from the door………..you guessed it – a window! I might be able to move my dresser to the closet, heck I never use it anyway…….seems I have outgrown the clothes that are stored in there! I swear they shrink over the winter months!
I have to tell you, while researching “how to arrange my master bedroom” online I found an article on Houzz.com – these comments about bedroom placement made me laugh, so I had to share!
- JOE -I’m into giving my feet a firm stand during my sleep — this means: Not pointing to a door or window. Why? In your sleep, your body feeling turns direction. You “stand up”, the room is inverted in your perception, and what is “under” your feet, becomes a virtual floor. So if there is a door, it becomes a trap-door and causes bad dreams.
(really dude? did you read this on the internet?…….everything is true on the internet)
- DAVID – My body doesn’t turn direction while in bed. The floor is still the floor.
I need a strong connection to the outdoors. My feet are directed towards operable floor-to-ceiling windows so I can watch squirrels and birds and the clouds in the sky when awake. Good conscience too – no bad dreams. 😉
(Hummm – sounds more sensible)
- STEVE – My personal advise is to have the headboard of ur bed facing south of the bed room. If you cannot have the headboard towards south, at least avoid north. This is bcoz our head is considered to be the north of our body, and have u ever seen 2 north sides of a magnet stick together? Similarly if u have ur head facing north or towards north, the magnetic fields will create a lot of stress to u and perhaps bring endless arguments with your partner. If your bed headboard is currently towards north you may be facing this issues already. Think about it and bring changes if possible. (maybe that is why we keep falling out of bed? Our heads are in the North of our room?) (again………..really)
- LYNN – I can’t imagine anything more stupid than placing your bed opposite the door, if you have another choice. When the bed’s across from the door, if you get barged in on during a moment that you’d prefer to be private, the barger-inner (and anyone in the hall) sees it all. I’d never block a window, either. (Door locks work well too………..just saying)
Back to dreaming and designing the master bedroom for me – FYI, Mike helped me move the bed (away from the wall that is NOT opposite the door or in front of the window) work can begin soon!