Redesigning Your Master Bedroom
As important as the right floors, decor, and furniture pieces are, your walls are what tie a whole room together. How do you choose the right wallpaper?
When redesigning your master bedroom, the first step is identifying why you want a change. What is it about the master bedroom that isn't working anymore? Is it an issue related to practicality, or does your room just not “feel” right?
You can consider changing your floor materials, accent colors, lights, furniture pieces, and decorations, but it’s your walls that tie a room together. The colors, patterns, and textures that you choose have the greatest effect on how a room feels. So how do you choose the right wallpaper when it feels like there are millions of options?
Here are some ideas to get you brainstorming based on decoration styles:
If you want your master bedroom to feel chic and modern, opt for decor and furniture pieces that fell sculptural, sophisticated and luxe. Wooden hardwood floors with the right rug can set the stage for your room’s most eye-catching features: your bed and your walls. Most contemporary bedrooms are marked by their unique and often slightly quirky bed frames, though their unconventional character doesn’t take away from the sophisticated feel of the room. As far as walls go, a contemporary space is perfect for one (or two) accent walls in marble or watercolor wallpaper, but if you decide you want all of your walls to look the same, try to gravitate toward neutral tones, greys, and other desaturated colors.
A key element to achieving a “rustic” aesthetic is wood. Wood furniture, wood floors, wood walls, wood ceilings, wood just about everywhere. For a rustic look that’s still modern, try matching textured wooden walls with a high wooden ceiling. To keep this look from feeling one note, experiment with only covering the bottom half or third of your wall with textured wood wallcoverings while using solid wallpaper or paint on the top part of the wall. This will provide a refreshing break between wood textures.
To achieve a bedroom that any hippie or hippie-at-heart would be proud of, mix and match different colors and patterns in your furniture and decor to achieve a look that's artful yet cohesive. Other essential elements to a boho chic room include plants, light, and anything else that makes your heart happy. Carpet flooring is a good choice here since this style exudes coziness and comfort, and as far as walls go, solid colors are probably best. You don’t want to overwhelm the space; instead allow your walls to become a backdrop to exotic plants, furniture, and throw pillows.
French Country-style rooms are all about pale colors, light woods, and frilly fabrics. Pastels are a safe choice for accent colors, but you should consider using vintage floral prints for accent blankets and curtains. In fact, if you can find a blanket or pillow that matches your curtains, it’s even better! A wallpaper that’s perfect for a French Country room is a pale damask. It’ll add a decorative element without making the room seem too busy. If, instead, you’re looking to give the nod to a more rustic style, accent one wall or the whole ceiling with white textured wood.
If you want your master bedroom to feel like a beachside resort, whites and blues are going to become your core color palette. You want the room to be mostly white with blue stripes and accents, whether you’re thinking about furniture or bedspreads. Wooden floors are ideal; you want to channel a luxury ship or an idyllic boardwalk. To enhance that ship-like feel, go for walls that have white wooden textured panels. White wood is very elegant, clean, and charming, and it makes for a great wallpaper design.
Rooms in the industrial style typically feature exposed brick walls and dark accent colors. Even if you can’t install actual bricks in your home, you can get wallpaper to achieve the same feel and aesthetic of a Brooklyn loft. If you like accent walls, try painting one wall a solid color, like black, and install a textured brick wallcovering on the rest of your walls. This mix of color and texture is a great way to add some drama to your space. Incorporate blacks, greys, and browns throughout decor items like rugs, bedspreads, and curtains. It’s like NYC: the more brick and concrete, the better!
Maybe you want to bring movie star glam into your master bedroom. Hollywood Regency is the perfect style to showcase bright, bold colors and textures. Think bright pink, turquoise, green, and gold. You can pick one main color or choose a complex color story to create contrast. Animal prints, sequins, velvet headboards, faux fur blankets: you can’t really go wrong when you decorate in this style!
These are just a handful of style options to consider for your new master bedroom, but if you're still not sure where to begin, we suggest starting with a wallpaper you love and building your style from there! With thousands of colors, patterns, and textures to choose from, you can’t go wrong with Astek Home’s selection of wallcoverings. Or maybe you have a vision for your master bedroom in your head but can’t find the right wallpaper? If so Astek Home's dream team of designers and print technicians can bring your custom wallpaper to life. Check out our Custom page for more info.