the master bedroom! Since we’re on the topic of headboards, I thought this would be the perfect time to chat about the bedroom. Think about how much time you spend sleeping and living in your bedroom- it’s A LOT of hours. You most likely spend the majority of your time at home in this room. Here’s everything you need to know about renovating, planning, or designing a master bedroom. 

KEY QUESTIONS to ask yourself prior to updating a master bedroom (answer truthfully):

  • How will I use this space (sleeping- the obvious, reading, resting, dressing room, etc)?
  • Who else will be using this space (husband/wife, pets, etc.)?
  • What will you be storing in this room (clothing, personal items, etc)?
  • What is my budget for this space?
  • What are my NEEDS for this space?
  • What would be a BONUS this space might include if budget allows?
  • Is storage or square footage an issue?
  • Is there lots of natural light? If so, how will you make this a practical environment for sleeping- room darkening window treatments?
  • What is the overall aesthetic you envision?
  • If you could guess… how might you feel about this room in 3 years? 5 years? 10 years?

Your answers should help you determine what your bedroom will entail and help you hone in on a starting point. Whether you’re gutting and completely renovating, or tweaking what you already have, above all- consider function (like space saving, closed storage nightstands), budget, and aesthetic.


To give you some ideas of highly functional and serene master bedrooms, consider implementing these pieces of furniture and accessories. Of course the size of your space will determine which items make the most sense for your room.

on the bed…

  • A comfortable mattress
  • Boxspring (optional / depends on bed & mattress type)
  • Sheeting
  • Duvet insert
  • Duvet / quilt / coverlet
  • A variety of pillows (4) – soft & firm
  • Accent pillow(s)
  • Blanket / throw
  • Bedskirt (if needed)
  • Linen spray