When designing a new space, I ask several questions such as “What is the purpose of the Room?”, “How do you want to feel in the space?” “What is not working?” I am redesigning a client’s master bedroom right now, and she told me she wants her bedroom to be a sanctuary (and perhaps a place to hide from the kids every now and then!) What does sanctuary mean to you? Is it a place inspired by the beach? A comfy chair for reading and coffee? You spend over 1/3 of your life in bed, so I believe your bedroom should be a place of retreat where you can wind down after a long day.
Is your bedroom your sanctuary or a place for miniature chairs, goldfish crumbs, and children watching Dora?! Ha!
Here are a few tips to help get you on the right track:
1. Get rid of clutter. I try to get everything off the floor, and I always feel much more productive in other areas of my life when the house is clean and piles of paper are out of site.
2. Incorporate baskets if you need extra space to store those random items or boxes with lids to hide the things that aren’t beautiful. (think remotes, notebooks & books you aren’t currently reading)
3. Minimize accessories. Lots of small accessories can cause mental clutter without you realizing it, plus, it’s much easier when dusting if you don’t have to work around several small items.
I asked myself the same questions that I would ask a client, and my ideal sanctuary would be: A bedroom with white walls, no clutter & a touch of glam!
Hop on over to my friends’ blogs for more creative Mom’s Spaces…a place for you to dream, create, or simply relax!
Lesley of http://chaoticallycreative.com
Kate of http://dabbleinchic.blogspot.com
Marilyn of http://design-magnifique.com/blog-news/
Julie of http://gosimplysavvy.com/blog/
Colette of http://www.frugal-finds.net/
Joanne of http://homestyling101.blogspot.ca/
Antoinette of http://pushinteriors.blogspot.ca/
Katrina of http://seasideinteriors.ca/
Selma of http://blog.selmahammer.com/
Michelle of http://www.fashionhouseinteriors.net/blog/
Jennifer of http://jenniferreynoldsinteriors.com/blog/
Olivia of http://swaygrl.blogspot.com
If it’s time to treat yourself to a beautiful bedroom or other sanctuary, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Olioboard to create your own space!