Is Your Bedroom a Sanctuary?

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!

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If it’s time to treat yourself to a beautiful bedroom or other sanctuary, email me at or visit Olioboard to create your own space!



  1. I could curl up here and hide out for a while! I love the purity of the design and the mantra of de-clutter! Fabulous!

  2. Fabulous post! I agree with clearing the clutter points and that our bedrooms should be a place to retreat to! Wonderful ideas!

  3. Katrina says:

    LOVE your bedroom design…what a relaxing and serene space!

  4. Jennifer says:

    You have designed a GORGEOUS space…..I could definitely see myself relaxing in that Master Bedroom! You are an amazing designer and I always LOVE seeing what you come up with!! Great post Stacy!

  5. A bedroom is the first place to start with when making a retreat! Great space, and great tips for keeping the space streamlined and calm. So pretty. Julie at Simply Savvy

  6. Colette says:

    This space looks so relaxing! And love your tips

  7. Ah yes the good ‘ole mental clutter can be quite an issue if not tamed. Very glam bedroom!!!

  8. Perfectly pretty Stacy! Calm, soft, O mama!!

    Happy Boarding!!

  9. Uber-chic. Love your luxe room! That chandelier is wonderful.

  10. So serene! I definitely agree that the bedroom should be a sanctuary- with no TV! Loving the white room with a splash of pattern on the ottomans- Beautiful! Happy OlioHopping!
    Joanne @ Homestyling101

  11. Gorgeous!! Such a fabulous room!

  12. Stacy says:

    Thank you Kate…I just love white 😉

  13. Stacy says:

    Thanks Olivia!

  14. Stacy says:

    Thanks Katrina!

  15. Stacy says:

    Thanks Jenn!

  16. Stacy says:

    Thank you Julie!

  17. Stacy says:

    Thanks Colette 😉

  18. Stacy says:

    Thanks for hopping over Marilyn!

  19. Stacy says:

    Thanks Antoinette!

  20. Stacy says:

    Thank you Michelle…now to acquire it!

  21. Stacy says:

    Thank you Joanne…I’ve been successful with no tv in the bedroom, but not sure how long it will last!

  22. Stacy says:

    Thank you Mrs. Traci!

  23. Love the sanctuary you created! I saw this challenge on Olioboard and thought it was a great idea for all of us mom’s to create a mom space. Yours is dreamy! Great post

  24. Lesley says:

    Amazing! I love the whole room it’s so fresh, crisp and relaxing.


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