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Allow your personality to shine when upgrading your master bedroom

Kristen Fencl
Special to the Tribune
A newly renovated master bedroom inside a home on Via Solano Drive in Reno, within the Club at Arrow Creek private golf community.
Contributed photo: Decorating Den Interiors |

About the author

Kristen Fencl is an award winning professional interior decorator and owner of the Decorating Den Interiors branch located in Incline Village. Visit http://www.decdens.com/kristenf to learn more.

Decorating your master bedroom is probably more fun than decorating any other room in your home. Why? Because it’s the one room in your home that you can truly allow your personality to shine.

Remember, this is your space, and you deserve the best. And, as with every decorating project, first things first: It’s important to develop a decorating plan that fits your needs, your lifestyle and most importantly your pocketbook!

So with that, consider taking these three simple and easy steps:

Step No. 1:

Begin your project by visualizing, and then listing, all the types of activities you’ll want to conduct in your “get-away” haven.

Perhaps it’s writing thought-provoking entries in your daily journal; reading your favorite books; knitting; needlework; watching old romantic movies; daily meditation; or contemplating your plans for the next day — whatever the activity, think through what types of things will make you the happiest in your new master bedroom retreat.

Step No. 2:

Look at your bedroom space with a “critical” eye. Ask yourself: Can your bedroom, with your given amount of space, accommodate all of the activities you listed?

While the answer is usually yes, you may still need to take advantage of some clever pre-planning.

Step No. 3:

Think about “coloring your world” — especially your soon-to-be redesigned master bedroom.

As with most all-decorating projects, one of your first priorities is locking in a color scheme. Color sets the stage and provides harmony to everything else that will eventually find its way into your new bedroom.

Remember: It’s the backdrop that surrounds all of your furnishings, fabrics and accessories, lighting — everything.


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