new home inspiration {master bedroom}…

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happy monday again all!

i hope you enjoyed this morning’s edition of country kitchen alchemy

now i’m back with something a little different for you to ponder this evening…

so last week i kicked off a new series called new home inspiration & i’d like to continue each monday with a different theme {there’s lots, so stay tuned}…

the plan initially is to share my inspirations for each space as i take you on a virtual tour, of sorts, through the new home…

so far we’ve covered the entrance & how my dreams for a dedicated entry were dashed…

now it’s time to shuffle a few paces down the hallway & head into the very first room we encounter along the way: the master bedroom…

when it comes to designing the master bedroom, my mantra is simple: less is more…

master bedroom plan

which is just as well as, despite our master bedroom extending to nearly 5 metres long & 4.5 metres wide, our furniture placement options will be limited…

along one wall sits the room’s entrance from the hallway, on another are the two front windows & on a third are my beloved french doors {the ones i’ve always dreamt of incorporating leading off from the master bedroom into a private garden beyond: except our “private garden” will be little more than a strip of side access}

let the breeze in

bedroom doors

let the breeze in

the idea of lying in bed on a hot summer’s night with a fragrant breeze drifting in is one that i can’t seem to kick…

in addition to these access points, there will be a further two doorways leading from the master bedroom into the walk-in robe located behind the bed…

wardrobe walk-through

a little like this…

the walk-in robe will not only negate the need for much freestanding furniture in the bedroom itself, but it will simultaneously create the perfect wall upon which to ground the bed &, potentially, incorporate a feature wall…

i love the idea of cladding this space behind the bed in something textural…

wood cladding

such as wood…

leather bed head

leather…

sicily style

or even tiles…

mural

or perhaps creating a feature mural using either wallpaper or paint…

bedroom storage

another option is to use this space as additional storage, negating the need for bedside tables…

as far as the overall look & feel of the space goes, i keep coming back to two key looks & i don’t think i’ll know which way i’ll go until much closer to the time…

my default position is {& has been for many, many years} keeping it light, bright & airy…

bedrooms

natural elements like linen, leather, wool & wood are, for me at least, key components to this look…

but i must confess i’m equally drawn to the dark & dreamy look i’ve been seeing a lot more of recently…

dark & dreamy

dark & dreamy

because, quite frankly, it’s dark & dreamy…

&, of the few rooms in this house where i think i could get away with going dark, the master bedroom is the more forgiving of them…

regardless, i think the trick to a successful bedroom is, above all function…

closely followed by some kick-arse layering & lighting…

 

{ps: a short blogging break tomorrow, but i’ll be back on the wagon on wednesday! see you then!}

images via:  my paradissidecorpad, sacramento streetsarah klassentravel fileshege in france, desire to inspirehouzztravel files, dwellers without decoratorseclectic revisitedstyle filesmy paradissi, unknownaubrey roadelle decorrue magabigail ahernhouse at heart

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4 thoughts on “new home inspiration {master bedroom}…

  1. I’m envious of all that fabulous space and the dream of french doors!!! Love your plans 🙂 And of course I vote for the bedroom – go dark!! But you aren’t the least bit surprised at that are you? xxx

  2. I think either dark or light would look fantastic! In regards to the wall behind the headboard, I was a bit sceptical when I read the words, leather but that image with the leather panelling is actually stunning. Thanks

    • it might come down to a toss of the coin for the colour in the bedroom! & yes, leather cladding can look absolutely stunning! 😉

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