There are many different master bedroom designs and styles. As with any room, think of the ways you envision using the space and start your design from there. For example, do you want a personal retreat, a passionate boudoir, or just simply a quiet place removed from the activity of the rest of the house? Your decision will determine your master bedroom decor.
If you want a personal retreat, take your inspiration from luxury hotel suites. Here, every item for a comfortable stay is in one room. Consider having a small writing desk, a television easily viewable from bed, and a mini refrigerator. Do not let these items overwhelm the room, though. Use dark, warm colors to create a feeling of security and help relaxation. Add personal touches, such as family photos or meaningful artwork to make the space truly your own.
For a passionate bedroom, emphasize the sensual. Rich and luxurious fabrics, silky textures, or exotic patterns stimulate the senses and can set a romantic mood. Color schemes can be daring and bold, but master bedroom designs that overemphasize the exotic often can often be impersonal. Be sure to use colors and especially lighting schemes that are flattering. Wall mounted candle sconces, with carefully placed mirrors to reflect the light, can be very romantic.
Perhaps you prefer a quiet retreat away from the household where you can read a book. If so, lighting should be your first concern. While having at least two standard lamps with high wattage bulbs provides the proper lighting level, this can be too harsh for a bedroom. Consider having concentrated or spot lighting for each location where you will be reading, with softer and more uniform overall lighting for the entire room. Color for this type of room should be neutral, which aids in dispersing and softening the light.
Master bedrooms can combine some elements of all three of these styles. For example, a nook in the bedroom can be converted into an inviting reading retreat, while the bed area can emphasize the sensual. If the master bedroom is large, consider enhancing the privacy and intimacy of the bed by placement of furniture or decorative screens, to create an intimate retreat within a retreat.
Sleep and relaxation are integral functions of any bedroom, so whatever your personal style, design for comfort too. Well made beds, high quality mattresses and comfortable bedding are all investments that pay for themselves. Master bedroom designs that neglect this function ultimately will be unsatisfying. As with any design project, do not hesitate to contact a professional. There are many master bedroom interior design professionals who can examine your space and consider your personal style to create a room that will fit your needs.