With property values increasing, cities growing and choices evolving to suit alow maintenance lifestyle, condo developments are becoming the trend in allmajor cities, not just the large high density metropolis’.Here are a few tips for living easy in your small master bedroom space.
Depending on design style, keep side tables to a small size or float shelvesfrom the wall to visually free up floor space. An option is to have alicenced electrician install wall mounted lamps, that can be purchased with aswing arm to adjust position, which is great for reading in bed. Keep thescale of lamps appropriate to the side tables. Large lamps will overwhelm theroom.
For a crisp hotel look, keep bedding to white or a solid neutral color. Keepthe amount of pillows to a maximum of 4, and coordinate 2 in shams to matchthe solid neutral.
If there isn’t sufficient closet space follow one of two paths for clothingstorage. Purchase closed door wardrobe systems with modular interiors toprovide flexibility in storage from shoes to belts to sweaters. Keep the doorfronts minimal but to fit the scheme of the rest of the condo. Paint orpurchase the wardrobes the same colour as the rooms wall color to keep themfrom imposing on the rest of the small room. A second option for clothesstorage is to install a exposed closet system which is a more urban andindustrial approach. Hang all of your clothes in neat order on sharp wood andchrome hangers and let your newest fashion purchase be your bedrooms art.
Keep your best stuff on display and utilize a secondary closet for the clothesyou don’t wear regularly.
If you are able to squeeze in a sitting area in your small master bedroom,choose a location close to a window. Keep the chair to a small size and sharethe bed’s side table for setting down your morning coffee while you read thepaper in the sunlight. If your window sill is low enough use a bench as awindow seat or have a millworker build in a bench and have a upholstered benchpad made to fit. Most benches provide storage inside which is a great placeto store extra bedding and pillows.
Generally in most bedroom uses sconces or table lamps either side of the bedis sufficient for general lighting with a ceiling mounted fixture foroccasional use. If the ability is there, a series of 4-6 recessed pot lightson a dimmer can replace a ceiling mounted fixture for a modern aesthetic andprovide flexibility in lighting options. If further lighting is needed forwardrobe systems, purchase art lights and hang them from the top of thewardrobes for localized task lighting. If a makeup area requires lighting,install a light bar above a mirror. For lighting at a sitting area, use anadjustable floor lamp situated just behind the chair, away from the side tablelamp.
Window coverings for your bedroom has a long variety of options that requireanother article. If you need a dark room to get a good sleep look for draperyor shades that are lined to provide blackout. If you don’t require liningthere are many options including sheers, horizontal and vertical blinds, romanshades, roller shades, wood slat blinds, woven wood blinds and rod/trackdrapery. Choices from these options are dependant on window dimensions,privacy requirements and style required.