6 Keys to Creating Your Master Bedroom Retreat

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.

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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.

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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?

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Sitting Area

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.

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Wet Bar

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. 

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Reading Material

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.


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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.

Master Bath

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.

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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.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Salvador Rodriguez

    Hello, I am retiring next year and will have a monthly income of $2,200. My credit is excellent. Do I qualify for a mortgage on a brand new single family home?

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  2. Ellenore Azarow

    I just spent the last few days at Toll Brothers at The Pinehills community in Plymouth, MA, and loved your model home. We want a one floor, open concept, approximately 2,500 sq. ft. home. Do you have other floor plans other than the one we saw at Pinehills?

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      Hello Ellenore, thank you for your comment and interest in Toll Brothers! All of the homes at Toll Brothers at The Pinehills have first-floor master bedrooms, and 4 of the 5 home designs are one-story, the Baymont is the only two-story home. There are always options to finish the basement. To view the floorplans, please visit our website – TollBrothers.com/MA/Toll_Brothers_at_The_Pinehills#homedesigns, or call the community sales representative at 508-209-2500 for more information.

  3. Love Joy Melendez

    We are moving to Houston, TX from Boston, MA in 5-6 months. We are considering building over buying a house. I have your Sienna Plantation and Riverstone brochure. I am not clear about the prices. We would like to build our dream home with pool, outdoor kitchen, fire pit (resort/staycation) kind of backyard, if we were to build in an acre property lot that I am going to buy. I would like to know if it is possible. Budget to be discuss later. Thank you.

  4. Howard Zuckerman

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