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By: Kevin Ahern on August 6th, 2015

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10 Master Bedroom Remodeling and Design Trends

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Master bedroom remodeling is serious business--after all, you spend at least 8 hours each day in your bedroom. It's important to get your bedroom remodel right. These tips will help you turn your master bedroom into the perfect space for you.

Seating Area

Section off part of the master and designate a seating area for relaxation, reading and spending alone time. This move turns your master bedroom into a true sanctuary, where you can go for so much more than just sleeping.

Conveniences

Add a convenience counter top, wet bar, or install a hot tub right inside the master. You can have everything you need and more, all within just a few feet of your own bed. You'll never want to leave!

Fresh Colors

The neutral color trend of just a decade or two ago has come and gone. People on the search for fresh interior design ideas are turning to a mixture of new hues. From deep earthy tones to bright, bold color schemes, there's a little something out there for everyone. When looking for inspiration, it helps to pick colors from a photograph with a color scheme that you think is beautiful.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper was out of style for a long time, but people who appreciate eclectic combinations of patterns and colors are turning again to this decorative feature. From elegant to whimsical, wallpaper comes in a variety of different styles and colors, so you can pick out the right wallpaper for you home.

Elegant Lighting

A hanging light fixture above the bed or over your seating area gives your space an ornamental luxuriousness. You can pick from a variety of styles when selecting a hanging light. From electric candles to dangling glass, each design has a different personality and a different aesthetic sensibility. Choose carefully to pick the one that's right for you.

Sustainable Materials

Sustainable materials are all the rage. Install high-efficiency light fixtures and Low-E windows to keep your energy costs low, then consider a sustainable flooring material like bamboo. For a more rustic look, use reclaimed wood instead.

Custom Features

Add custom features like a built-in bookshelf to make your bedroom truly your own. Or, if books aren't your thing, turn to custom millwork to add an old-world charm and visual interest to your walls.

Historical Touches

Older properties tend to have quirky features like exposed beams and brick, original light fixtures, and stately plaster walls. Don't run from these characteristics: embrace them. Work with your contractor to save as many original features as possible.

Tranquility

Cut back on your furniture and produce more open, airy space. Emphasize natural lighting by widening your windows and adding a skylight. Make your room a place of calm, natural beauty and solace.

Flooring Update

That old, tired carpet may have been beautiful when it was installed, but now it's time for a change. Natural hardwood floors are making a comeback in a big way. Pick from a variety of wood species to get the color and grain pattern that's right for you.

For more information about how you can update your master bedroom, speak with an experienced contractor in your area today. If you're a resident of the New Haven area, contact Litchfield Builders, New Haven's premiere general contractor.Request a free construction consultation