How to Decorate a Master Bedroom

Lifestyle blogger Jenny Lambert shares her tips for styling a master bedroom.

Master bedrooms lead double lives. In the morning, they need to be helpful enough to get you dressed and out the door on time. In the evening, they need to be calm and relaxing so you can unwind before your head hits the pillow. I think it’s a lot to ask of a room when it comes to decorating! Here are my top three tips to consider when planning your room.

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Tip 1: All Is Calm

Paint colour and lighting are the key players when it comes to creating a sense of serenity. You want to walk into your bedroom at night and feel so cocooned and cosy that you leave all your worries at the door. I’m not the biggest fan of busy wallpaper in bedrooms as I find it distracting. I chose ‘Chic Shadow’ by Dulux as it works wonders in sending me off to sleep.


Get the lighting right and you can easily control your room’s purpose – bright for getting ready, cosy for sleeping. I prefer to have lots of options depending on my mood – I did this by installing a dimmer switch to our main pendant light, then added two matching bedside table lamps and another table lamp by my getting ready area (handy for dark winter mornings). All bulbs shine warm light as I love the softening effect it has on the room. To add a bit of character, I opted for a vintage-style light bulb (where you can see the filament) in the main pendant light. The other lamps have Philips Hue wireless light bulbs, which you can control via your phone. You can set the light to 1-100% so lots of options! (Sounds techy but it’s really effective, especially if one of you wants a brighter light to read by before bed. You can also take it that one step further and invest in an Amazon Echo Dot and control your lighting via voice activation!)

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