This week we are focusing on the Master Bedroom. What better time than Valentine's Day to spruce up your most personal room and add a little romance and glitz? So today we are going to talk about "10 Must Haves" for every well appointed retreat. Regardless of your personal style; traditional, eclectic, country, cottage, modern or contemporary, these 10 things are the foundation for a comfortable haven to take you away from the hectic world outside and wrap you in the warmth of your own private cocoon.1. Comfortable Bed - I know, this might seem like a no-brainer but get the best you can afford. Invest money here. My husband and I purchased a top of the line mattress that really stretched our budget at the time but it has been well worth every penny! The bedroom is all about comfort so when shopping for your bed, get the best. It is better to do without something else for the short term and splurge on a top quality mattress. You can always add to your room's decor later on.
2. Make a statement with your Bed Frame - The next best thing you can do is find just the right bed frame that will provide the focus for your room and help define your personal style and taste. Whether you go Full, Queen, or King, the bed is the main attraction therefore let it take center stage.
4. Chests or Armoires - These lovely pieces provide function as well as design savvy. Next to the kitchen and bath, the bedroom takes third place for storage needs. Chests provide ample storage for bulky seasonal clothing such as sweaters or additional storage for blankets and extra quilts. The Armoire is the perfect solution for audio visual equipment.
7. A soft, warm Floor Covering - This is essential for those cold wintry days or those crisp Spring mornings when the chill is lingering. Most bedrooms are carpeted but not all. My home in FL had parquet wood flooring. Area rugs can provide function and style by adding color and pattern as well as warmth.
8. Luxurious Fabrics - Use imagination and flair when it comes to your bedroom. This is the place to go all out with incredible fabrics that will soften and envelope you in richness. You don't usually have to worry about "kid-friendly" materials here, so layer on the luxury. For us women, luxury is all about feeling pampered. Beautiful surroundings evoke feelings of romance and relaxation. Think beyond a basic comforter set and include fabulous window treatments. Not only will they provide privacy but the softness they add will up the luxury quotient . Canopies and bed crowns draping fabric over the head of your bed is another way to add grand style to your Master.