Have you noticed that the term master suite has recently become interchangeable with master retreat? Whether it’s used online, in print, or on TV, master retreat reflects what we all crave – an escape where we can refresh, revive, and recharge from the “busy-ness” of our everyday lives.
The top 10 trends from HGTV reflect the concept that your master bedroom is becoming your home within a home, the place you go to instantly feel comfortable and welcome.
A great way to make a room feel welcoming is by adding warm colors to it. Serene paint colors such as light purples, soft greens, and creams are becoming very popular in the master retreat, and are a great way to cozy up the space.
Bedding is essential when trying to maximize comfort. Whether you prefer firm or soft pillows, satin or cotton sheets, whatever it is, just make sure you choose the ones that make you the most comfortable. After all, the whole idea of a master retreat is to make it feel like it’s your own customized luxury hotel room, right?
And if that’s the case, why not maximize functionality as well? Incorporating a space in your master bedroom for an elegant chaise lounge or a pair of overstuffed armchairs instantly creates a peaceful spot to unwind at the end of the day. If the room allows for it, consider adding a fireplace to the sitting area to make the space even cozier.
Once you are comfortable and snuggled up in your chair, you’re not going to want to trek downstairs for a treat, and you shouldn’t have to! Consider adding a wet bar to the sitting area to store snacks and drinks. This will ensure that your master bedroom is a fully equipped retreat.
If you love to unwind with a great book, be sure to include some in your personal retreat. Pick something you love, whatever takes you out of your everyday world, and keep it on your nightstand. You’ll need a reading light, too, but night owls, keep the light on your side of the bed; the early bird sleeping next to you will appreciate it!
Lastly, don’t forget the little things. Yes, it really is all about the details. Include photos of friends and family, and mementos from your favorite trips to make the room feel like your own personal space.
And who doesn’t love fresh flowers? Consider buying a bouquet (tulips are always in season and go with almost any décor) and placing them into a vase to set on your dresser or nightstand. You will be amazed at the difference it makes.
And we haven’t even mentioned your master bath, yet… that space, of course, deserves an article all on its own. To learn how you can create a perfect master bath for your retreat, read our blog, The Bathroom – Your Favorite Space.
For more master retreat ideas, please visit our Bedrooms board on Pinterest.
Toll Brothers employee Louise Valdov contributed to this story. Valdov is a member of the Toll Brothers Marketing Department.