Your master bedroom should be a relaxing retreat area that you can leisurely enjoy at anytime of the day. Seating in this room should be considered carefully, or the bed becomes the place for seating and sleeping, which isn’t always relaxing. The size of your master bedroom, seating preference, and decorative style will be amongst a few factors when choosing the right seating. Determine if you will use your seating for reading, relaxing, or for decoration. Whichever is your preference, here are tips to help you choose the seating perfect for you.
- Assess your space: While most of us would love to have a couch, chaise loungers and a full seating area in our master bedrooms, this isn’t always feasible. Determine how much space you have to work within your room. A bay window or area adjacent to the main master bedroom area is ideal. If you don’t have this, a chair in a corner may suit your needs as well. For extra tight master bedrooms, consider doing away with one nightstand and replacing with a comfortable chair.
- What is your seating function: In many master bedrooms there is ample room for a seating area and for seating that looks beautiful too. If you have plenty of room, consider oversized reading chairs with ottomans or chaise lounges that allow you to relax and spread out. Create a conversation area with two or more chairs and a small table between them. If you prefer, one seat that has ample cushions, a throw blanket a reading lamp will serve a reading nook function nicely.
- Have your seating compliment the bed: In the master bedroom, the bed should take center stage. Choose seating that compliments it in color, form, materials, or all of the above. A small bench or seat at the end of the bed makes for a perfect place to put on shoes in the morning without messing up the made bed! Create a pulled together look with a custom tufted headboard and matching upholstery fabric on your chairs. When your entire bedroom is treated like one ensemble, the result is a beautiful space that is functional for seating and lounging.
- Multiple seating areas: To create more than one seating area, determine your lifestyle for your master bedroom. If you regularly have your kid’s come in the morning to watch television as you sit at a side desk to check your email, seating should accommodate all functions. A love seat couch, and separate desk chairs, and conversation areas can be created to make your bedroom serve as a ‘living master bedroom’ area. Your seating should reflect your lifestyle and too many or too little seating should only be defined by you.
Your master bedroom seating should be versatile and beautiful. Determine your needs, space, and what types of seating you enjoy. For space saving ideas, consider buying storage ottomans that can open for storage of books and magazines. If your bed sits high off the floor, consider movable seating that can roll under the bed, and be pulled out when needed. Don’t let space be a deterrent of why you can’t have beautiful seating in your master bedroom.
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