The main bedroom of the house … Bedroom Number 1.
This can be simply a bedroom, or it can be arranged in combination with extra or attached spaces such as a walk-in-robe, ensuite and even a parents’ retreat.
Other names for it are the master bedroom, or master suite.
Ensuites and walk-in robes will come in Episode 6 and Episode 7, so I can give you more detail about them separately.
Something to know first about this episode …
A lot of what I’ll be sharing are options that are available to you. I’ll actually be asking a lot of questions. You can then ask these of yourself, or discuss with your partner, to work out the best design choices for you.
Unlike some other parts of the home, the way a master bedroom is designed isn’t too prescriptive in order for it to work. There are of course some fundamental things that work and don’t, and I’ll be taking you through those.
However, so much of the design aspect of the main bedroom involves super personal choice. And, as with your whole home, I want you do design it with intention. Actually think about how you’ll use it, and design it to suit you.
I’ll be sharing the four F’s and how to use them to get it right in your main bedroom. And, as always, I’ll be identifying 3 key mistakes and 3 big design tips to help you design a beautiful master bedroom for your home. But actually – there’s a lot of mistakes and design tips in this one, so listen out!
The top 3 mistakes I’ll share are:
Mistake #1: forgetting the circulation space required in this bedroom
Mistake #2: arriving into the master on the side or head of the bed
Mistake #3: not privatising the view into the room from within and outside the home
There are also lots of design tips. Here are the top 3:
Design tip #1: position the door into the room so you can see across the foot of the bed as you walk in
Design tip #2: choose and design your lighting for flexibility of use, and so you can turn off the last one from bed
Design tip #3: consider whether locating your master bedroom close to your kids’ bedrooms is the right choice
The main bedroom can often be the only space in our family homes that feels like ‘our own’. It’s a grown up space that gives us an opportunity to escape from busy, crazy family life. And gives us the chance to be secluded, and get some relaxation space of our own.
Listen to the podcast now. I hope you find it helpful in getting it right in your master bedroom or master suite.
And if you want to learn more about how to design your home, I’ve created a special (and free!) e-guide for you. It’s called “How to Design a Home: 5 Simple Steps to Getting it Right”.