This summer we traveled pretty much the entire summer and went everywhere from Texas to Alaska. In our travels, I stayed in quite a few hotel rooms, a ton of guest rooms, and even a cruise ship room. While some of the rooms were fantastic and had everything we needed, others were well, lacking. All of those travels made me want to come home and just sleep in my own room, in my own bed. I’ve worked really hard to make my own bedroom an at home oasis with these must-haves for a master bedroom.
Must-Haves for a Perfect Master Bedroom
#1 – A Comfortable Bed
Out of everything, this is the most important part to me. I know a lot of people don’t want to spend the money on a bed but if you think about it, you spend at least 1/4 of your day in bed if not more, making the investment well worth it! Coming from someone who slept in a ton of different beds this summer, a comfortable bed makes all the difference in whether you sleep well or not.
A couple of months ago we ordered a Serta Perfect Sleeper (the Reedsworth Super Pillow Top Elite) for our own bedroom because it was one of the only high-quality mattress that we could find at a reasonable price. Our new mattress includes a Cool Action™ Gel Memory Foam and Custom Support® Individual Advantage coils, two new features being offered in 2015. Since we’ve had our new Serta Perfect Sleeper, we’re all three definitely sleeping better at night!
If memory foam is your thing, you can also get a memory foam mattress at an affordable price with the new Perfect Sleeper Memory foam line. I only wish I could’ve convinced my husband to buy one of the Serta adjustable foundations to go along with it. The Serta Perfect Sleeper is compatible with both the Pivot™ (allows you to adjust the head) and the Motion Essentials™ (adjust the head and foot) models, so maybe someday.
#2 – Comfortable Bedding and Pillow
Almost as important as your bed, invest in good bedding and a pillow. It’ll make all the difference in your sleep!
#3 – Personal Artwork or Photographs
We have very little on the walls in our room. In fact, the only pictures we have on our wall are from my son’s three-month photos and they’re there because they make me smile every time I see them. Find something that is calming or that makes you happy to put on your walls.
#4 – Calm Colors
I specifically wrote calm because you can decide what calm means to you. I think cool colors like light blues, grays, and whites are calming but someone else might love browns and tans. Choose colors that you think are calm and relaxing and use them for your main colors in your room.
If your room doesn’t have a bathroom inside of it, a mirror is a must. And I’d recommend a full-length mirror if possible. I love being able to see my entire outfit before I leave for the day rather than having to stand up on the toilet to see my whole body. And yes, I’ve done that before.
#6 – Laundry Area
It’s a given that you’re probably going to walk into your room after a long day, change your clothes, and throw those clothes on the ground. Okay, maybe that’s just me. Regardless, if you have a designated laundry area either in your room or in your closet, it’ll make it easier to make sure those clothes end up in the laundry rather than on the ground. I love the cute basket style with tops that just fit into your design.
#7 – Somewhere to Sit
It could be a bench, a cozy chair, or somewhere else you like to sit but having seating is a must for things like putting on your shoes (especially if your bed is high like ours), for folding clothes, and just sitting when you’re not ready to be in bed yet.
# 8 -Bedside Table
I recommend one with drawers or a cabinet where you can hide books, water bottles, a notebook, pen, etc. You’ll want those things near your bed but not visible when you clean up for guests to come over. And don’t forget a good table lamp for good mood lighting.
#9 – Plenty of Outlets
When you’re deciding where to put that comfortable bed, think about this one. There are probably outlets in the room but try not to cover them up unless it’s absolutely necessary. Outlets are essential for charging things, and most of us have a lot of electronics to charge.
#10 – A Full Water Bottle
Fill it up before you go to bed at night and put it by your bed. That way if you wake up coughing in the middle of the night you’ll have a drink right there. Or if you’re like me and have to take medication daily, it’ll be a breeze to take if you have it waiting there as soon as you wake up.