As a designer I always stress to clients that their master bedroom needs to be addressed if they haven’t already, and as a single mother, I know just how crucial it is to have a space in our homes that’s entirely our own. However, time and time again, I’ve found that this is the last place in our homes to receive much needed attention. We all naturally seem to address the “public” areas first, thus making the place where we sleep every night drop to the bottom of the priority list. I’m here to ask you to reconsider this idea and help you to create a master bedroom that you love in the process.
Tips to Help You to Create a Master Bedroom You Love
As a single mother I know just how crucial it is to have a space in our homes that’s entirely our own.
Having a refuge serves many purposes. For instance when you’re feeling overwhelmed it provides a space to go and collect your thoughts. Furthermore, having a space dedicated specifically to your tastes will help bolster your sense of self and strength. If you fall under this category and your room does need some work you’ll likely be surprised to discover that putting yourself first in that way enables you to get in touch with yourself and your needs in a space that’s just for you. We single moms aren’t in the habit of putting ourselves first but doing so means that we are fulfilled, we start the day well rested and we have that much more to give to our little ones.
When you’re feeling overwhelmed it provides a space to go and collect your thoughts….having a space dedicated specifically to your tastes will help bolster your sense of self and strength.
As a single mother I am entirely immersed in the needs of my children, so for this reason I have figured I give them enough in the day and have absolutely nothing that is child related in my bedroom. This may sound harsh… not even a photo. Now this is a personal preference and I should say that there’s a life-size portrait wall right outside my door in the hall.
My choices, however, in my master bedroom were very strategic. I wanted to create a space for Erica, not for Ethan’s Mom (insert the names of all five of my boys). I wanted a space where I could try to forget my day to day challenges and breathe life back in to my own dreams and hopes. I needed to create this refuge so that I could invest, so to speak, in the well of my own happiness and sense of balance.
As a single mother I am entirely immersed in the needs of my children, so for this reason I have figured I give them enough in the day and have absolutely nothing that is child related in my bedroom. This may sound harsh… not even a photo.
I created the perfect retreat to reflect my personality and the joy that followed was immeasurable.
The process to create your master bedroom doesn’t need to be overly costly or time consuming either. Sometimes it’s as simple as refreshing your bedding, or perhaps investing in some new accessories. I recently picked up a bud vase for $2.50, and discovered having a single fresh bloom to wake up to on my bedside table has been so lovely. Sometimes a coat of paint makes all the difference too.
Give yourself the proper tools to keep organized; for instance getting a proper hamper for dirty clothes or having plastic bins inside drawers to act as dividers helps. Basically do whatever you can to simplify organization in your room as well.
Tips for how to create your master bedroom:
- Make a list of what’s missing in your space or how you could enhance it.
- Utilize online tools, for instance start a Pinterest file to narrow down your favorite design inspiration images.
- Consider your budget
- Set the intention to enjoy the process of the planning
- Make the trip to purchase accessories or bedding, and/or set up of your new space ceremonious and special
- Involve friends if you wish
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