Topics: Home Remodeling, Bedrooms | April 8, 2019

Personalize your master bedroom with inspirational design features and you will no longer want to escape to a fancy bed and breakfast. Your space for rest and relaxation will be right at home.

Here are three fail-proof interior design trends to help you transform your master bedroom into your peaceful sanctuary.

Master Bedroom


Lighting is a Key Interior Design Feature


One of the most essential ways to achieve a beautiful home design is through lighting because it sets the ambiance. Lighting in the guest room or master bedroom is no exception. Good lighting sets the stage for sinking into a cozy bed for a quick nap on a crisp winter day or relaxing in a comfy chair with a good book just before bedtime.

Choosing the lighting elements in your room is important so that all your personal needs, from dressing and putting on makeup to relaxing and reading, are addressed. Like all good home remodeling projects, start with a plan. First, assess how much natural light you’re getting in your room. Do you have enough natural light from windows? How many and how big are the windows? Are they spaced around the room or on one wall? How much privacy do you need from the neighbors?  

Next, determine your overhead lighting needs. Do you need recessed lighting spread out across the ceiling, a bold chandelier that makes a style statement, or a subtle fixture to showcase other lighting features? Complement your lighting design choices with task lighting for a reading nook and bedside table lamps or wall sconces.

Natural Light

Master Bedroom Design Inspired by Paint Color


Which paint color you choose, like lighting-fixture finishes and fabric patterns, is a personal choice and sets the tone for the purpose of the room. To achieve a beautiful home design, rooms are planned with a purpose and with color.

Neutral colors like shades of white, Earth tones, grays, tans, and softer, lighter scales create a sense of calm and order, perfect for pampering and relaxing; whereas, bolder colors tend to invigorate and motivate.

If darker hues are a favorite, then glossy finishes work better because they reflect light, making the room look bigger and brighter rather than smaller and densely compacted.

Using one main color on the walls along with two accessorizing colors throughout the room is one inspirational design trend we can all get behind. This adds interest and depth to the room. Accessory colors can be found in trim, curtain and bedding fabrics, rugs, throw pillows, artwork, and textiles.  In fact, if you have treasured art or a favorite fabric, start your color scheme from it and choose your three coordinating colors from that cherished piece.

If your heart is set on one neutral color scheme, then create a dramatic contrast with lighter or darker half-tones of the same shade on the ceiling or trim. You could also change out bold red, blue, black, or gold accessories within a soft white room or decorate with darker furniture colors.  Introducing varying textures, materials, and seasonal colors in rooms with neutral white, gray, or tan painted walls will prevent it from becoming stark or boring. Remember, walls are not the only features that wear color.

Neutral Color Scheme

Layering is an Easy Way to Add Style to Your Bedroom


Layering is an easy way to make a bedroom more cozy and comfortable. Create a layered look that is useful and practical for winter with throw blankets on a side chair, a folded family quilt at the end of the bed, a plush rug on colder hardwood floors to warm your feet, and novels stacked on bedside tables.

In warmer seasons, peel back the heavy layers and replace them with airy, lighter accessories. A light blanket at the foot of the bed for a breezy night; fresh flowers and family photos set on top of a decorative runner; and a pretty garden hat or lightweight sweater tossed neatly on an over-stuffed bedroom chair or well-loved sofa all work together to create a welcoming and inviting sanctuary.

How to Add Layers with a Remodel


When designing your master bedroom remodel or addition with a contractor, work with the designer to choose texture-rich features like a stone wall, fireplace, wood tongue-and-groove ceiling, or enlarged picturesque windows to showcase nature’s earthy features. Ensure you have a wide-enough wall to place your bed, which often is a stylish focal point of a well-designed master bedroom.  Dress it with layered and colorful fabrics to showcase the headboard, whether hand-carved wood or upholstered.

Are you looking for interior design inspiration for your master bedroom makeover? The possibilities are endless when you work with Moss Building and Design. Contact us at 703.961.7707 or email us at

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