Did you know a lack of productivity and sleep can stem from not having a perfect master bedroom? The master bedroom is the most overlooked room in the house, yet it has the greatest impact on the emotional state of each individual who sleeps there. As you look at the perfect master bedroom layout, keep in mind bedrooms are for sleeping, reading, reflecting, romancing, and recharging your batteries!
When you look at your master bedroom, what does it say about you? Create an oasis you cannot wait to enjoy every night. It is essential to realize that the way in which we relax and sleep makes a difference in the way we perform at work the following day.
Mattress & TV
For the perfect master bedroom, invest in a good mattress. According to www.tylenol.com, replace most mattresses every 9 to 10 years. If at all possible, remove the television from the bedroom or at least keep it behind closed doors. Avoid falling asleep with the TV on, as you never know what will be playing while you are asleep. Oftentimes shows playing late at night are not positive and uplifting. Instead of a nightly routine with the television, place a notepad next to the bed. This encourages writing if you have trouble getting your mind to stop. You might also simply read a book.
Alarm Clock & Mirrors
In order to achieve the perfect master bedroom, the placement of each item also requires careful consideration. Face the alarm clock away from the bed. This minimizes the light pollution in your direct line of sight. Mirrors tend to wake up the energy in a room and a bedroom should be peaceful. You should only have one mirror or forego the mirror altogether. It is also important to remember what the mirror is reflecting. If it is reflecting something positive like a beautiful painting, it will have twice the positive energy. If it reflects something negative, like an unmade bed or a dead bush outside, the negative effects double as well.
When creating your perfect master bedroom, the bed is often the largest piece of furniture in the room. It can be difficult to place the bed in an appropriate place if the room is not sufficiently large. However, a smaller bedroom is better than an overly large bedroom. You want to create a comfortable, cozy space. The first item to remember is to make your bed EVERY morning. Nothing says peace and tranquility more than a beautifully made bed each night. Make sure your bed is not in the direct path of the door and choose a wood bed over metal, as wood supports a deeper sleep. As electronics continue to be a large part of life, a metal bed frame is more apt to generate a transmission from those gadgets to you.
When lying in your bed, you do not want the first thing you see in the morning or the last thing you see at night to be the bathroom. If your bed must look into that area, keep the door shut.
You can’t forget the nightstand when creating your perfect master bedroom. When it comes to the nightstands, they should anchor both sides of the bed and be equal in size to promote equality. Include a lamp, alarm clock vs a phone, and very few items on the top.
It’s impossible to create the perfect master bedroom with clutter. It even hides under your bed! Consider what is under your bed, on the bed or around the bed. Clutter under your bed keeps the air from flowing and circulating, causing the energy to become stuck. The first choice would be to have the area under the bed totally empty; however, if you must place a few items there, they need to be organized and contained.
What does the rest of the bedroom look like. Are clothes thrown around like you are in high school again or is your master bedroom used as a storage room?
The next step to creating your perfect master bedroom is to address the walls. You should choose a soothing color to create a calming space, as you want the bedroom to promote more of a Zen feel. Consider pearly beiges and tans, creamy cocoas, blushing pinks as well as subtle yellows and pale violets. You might also consider a wide variety of warm colors such as coral, chocolate, buttercream, terra cotta, copper, and bronze. You can easily give a room a masculine, feminine, or neutral feel with any of these color schemes.
Accents & Furnishings
Accents and furnishings play a big part in developing your perfect master bedroom. As you select accents and furnishings for this room, try to keep the space minimal. You do not want an overly busy bedroom. Keep in mind your art creates a strong impact that may be reflective of your intimate relationship.
When you look at a picture, ask yourself how the picture represents your connection with your significant other. Avoid pictures that show a frigid, dead, or unhealthy image. To keep in the theme of minimal and comfortable, eliminate heavy objects from over the bed and remove all pointy furnishings.
Personal Photos & the Dreaded Exercise Equipment
And the last focus to creating your perfect master bedroom is to limit the number of personal photos to keep your mind focused on activities dedicated to the bedroom. Along with this theme, keep work and exercise to other dedicated areas of the home. If you use your exercise equipment as additional clothing storage, you subconsciously start to feel bad about your lack of exercise. Even if you use your equipment, place the equipment in another part of the house to keep the Zen feel in the bedroom.
As you are reading this blog, what changes need to be made with your master bedroom to create your “perfect master bedroom?” Take five minutes to schedule the to-dos in your calendar! What one item can you do TONIGHT?
Author, Trainer, LifeDesigner®
Melinda Smith, CPO® organizes, optimizes, and implements action plans, training, and consulting. Great referrals are Entrepreneurs, executives, and companies looking for a sustainable change with work, home, & you. Melinda has worked with companies and individuals for over 20 years conducting workshops across the East Coast that included over 60 cities in 19 states. Focus topics include Strategic Thinking, Teambuilding, Organization, Balance Strategies, Stress Management, and Embracing Change. Melinda was one of the first 200 in the nation to achieve a Certified Professional Organizer status and is a graduate of the Western School of Feng Shui (pronounced feng shway). Melinda has owned Balance & Harmony 360², Inc., since 2003 and is the author of The Complete Guide for Balance & Harmony OWL (Organize With a focus to Liberate) Kit that includes a book, workbook, F.O.C.U.S. Journal, and five products to systematically organize Work, Home, and You.
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