Is your Main Bedroom the forgotten room…..

by Creative Style Interiors

Is you Main Bedroom the forgotten room? It doesn’t have to be anymore…

Your Main or Master Bedroom is often your only truly personal and private space in your whole home. If it feels more like ‘student digs’ than ‘adult retreat’ you’re missing out on a wonderful opportunity to design and decorate this room to reflect you and your tastes.

Student digs to adult retreat

Where to start? 

For your very own private space, the choices are entirely yours (or yours and your spouse or partner), without worrying about what anyone else thinks!

What mood do you want to create in this room? Do you want a light and breezy look with bright colours and bold patterns, or a calm and serene feel with neutral colours and classic furniture, or perhaps the luxurious look of a 5 star hotel room, with darker colours, glossy surfaces and plenty of ‘bling’?

There are as many moods as there are bedrooms, so defining the mood is a great place to start your bedroom’s transformation. Once you’ve made this choice you can then move onto designing and decorating to reflect that mood.

Colour is your best friend 

We’re very used to heading straight for the ‘whites’ and other light neutrals for our colour schemes, particularly when choosing our paint colours. While these colours can work well in your bedroom you can also be more adventurous with colour.

  • Don’t use the same colour you’ve used everywhere else in your home, or your bedroom won’t feel like your very own private retreat
  • If neutrals are definitely your thing, think about going for a deeper shade of your favourite neutral
  • Keep in mind that your main colour needs to work well with skin tones. Generally speaking, in the main bedroom it’s best to avoid strong yellows and greens if you don’t want to look jaundiced or as though you’re about to be violently ill.

Decorating your ‘own private retreat

Main bedrooms are often used only at night so it can be fun to work with this and create your own private ‘night time’ retreat.

Follow the advice of Roger Banks- Pye who said “Always make a dark room darker. You can paint a dark room white, but it will still be dark. Give it atmosphere with deep intense colour that works well in artificial light. Any room, whatever size, looks better with many little pools of light rather than a general glare. Use intimate low light just where and when you need it.

  • install dimmers on the main light(s) whether they’re downlights or a beautiful pendant. Lighting helps create the mood
  • Use lamps and candles for even more ‘pools of light’
  • A darker colour on your walls works really well. You can soften this by painting the skirting boards, architraves and other woodwork in a white or off white
  • To further soften the look, hang curtains in a beautiful fabric. Complement these with gorgeous linen and a doona cover or bedspread that feels fabulous to the touch. Don’t forget scatter cushions to tie it all together
  • A rug to wriggle your toes in may be unnecessary if your floor is carpeted but you can afford to indulge your senses in your own private retreat
  • Whether your furniture is in a high gloss 2 pac polyuethane or a natural timber finish, glossy surfaces subtlely reflect light
  • Metallics and other shiney finishes add luxe to the room. Mirrors, candlesticks, jewelery boxes, glass vessels, whatever appeals to you to add a bit of ‘bling’.

If you’d like to create this look in your Main Bedroom and need some help to achieve it or any other, simply call or text Jenny Williams’ Creative Style now on 0416 190 792 or email

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