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How to create a cozy master retreat

Most people consider their bedroom the coziest place in the house. But creating the ultimate lounge station doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. From lighting and colors to bedding, accessories and other decor, there are dozens of small and simple ways to make your master bedroom your own little oasis. The last thing you want to do is enter this room and feel overwhelmed; the right design tricks can help you cuddle up into bed every evening without a worry in the world.

If you're interested in achieving a retreat feel in your personal living space, consider the following tips:

Choose the right color scheme
Coziness comes in different forms for many people, and this holds especially true when you're choosing a color scheme. For some, this means dark, bold shades that bring a romantic vibe to the room. Red walls in merlot or cherry can evoke that intimate feel. Likewise, dark shades of gray can tone down the space and make it easy to fall into a deep slumber.

On the other hand, a light color scheme can make the bedroom feel larger and more light and airy. Close your eyes and picture a beachside oasis, for example. A room dosed in shades of white cascaded with natural lighting creates the ideal spot for a quick afternoon wind down with a book in hand.

Choose a color scheme that you're comfortable with that also accentuates your style.Choose a color scheme that you're comfortable with that also accentuates your style.

Layer rugs
Area rugs are ideal for adding color, pattern and texture to any living space, but they can also bring more comfort and dimension to the bedroom. This is specifically true if you have hardwood floors, but it can still make a major statement when the master bedroom is carpeted – it just makes it even cozier.

Keep the bed close to the window
Traditionally, most homeowners position the bed in the middle of the room for a sense of symmetry. This isn't your only option, however. In fact, you may consider placing your bed on the side of the room that's closest to the window. That way, you have greater access to a view that can be equally aesthetically pleasing and relaxing. Just imagine how satisfying it would be to wake up on a Sunday morning to the sound of birds chirping while the sun glistens over your bed.

Have fun with textures
Whether you're searching for the next best area rug, throw pillows or decorative canvases – or perhaps a mix of all of these accents – a variety of textures can add another layer of comfort to the bedroom. Some super snug textures to consider throughout the living space include velvet and faux fur.

Your master bedroom says a lot about your personality and your desire to relax. If you need help properly executing this feel in your room, contact a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors. He or she can come to your home for a free consultation to evaluate your living space and discuss the potential moves you can make to create a more cozy and inviting space. During the meeting, your design consultant will get to know you and get a feel for your personal style and overall decor goals. By the end of the consultation, you'll have confidence in transforming your master bedroom into a space that you're dying to escape to after a long day at work.

Is your master bedroom in need of a revamp before the end of the year? Contact a personal decorator from Decorating Den to get started.

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