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If home décor is a way to distinguish the true kings and queens of interior decorating, a master suite is the jewel in that crown. A bedroom represents a respite and repose from the outside world while being a place of intimacy and individuality. Your master suite should be all of that and more. This is where you want to let your decorative ideas run wild, transforming your master suite into the apogee of elegance, and that starts with a vibrantly elegant paint job.
Here are five key tips and tricks for breathing new life into your master bedroom with the perfect painting scheme.
- Warm Colors, Cool Accents
One of the traditional lines on interior painting schemes is that warm colors are preferable for making a room seem welcoming. While there are exceptions to this, you definitely don’t want a master suite to feel cold and stark.
At the same time, however, there’s also no denying that there’s a certain allure to darker, cooler colors While painting your entire bedroom with dark colors can make it seem cave-like and inhospitable, adding darker trim around your brightly colored walls and doorways can help complement their brightness and make their colors pop even more.
- Paint Your Ceiling
You don’t have to be Michelangelo and your ceiling doesn’t have to rival that of the Sistine Chapel but a little dash of color can go a long way to brightening up your room.
In addition, you want your master suite to feature a wall-to-wall décor scheme and that includes painting your ceiling. Painting your ceiling the same color as your walls can help make your bedroom suite feel bigger and roomier, especially if you opt for brighter, warmer colors.
- Paint Texture
A matte finish is typically duller and absorbs light more than high-gloss paint finishes. Matte finishes are thus a good choice for those looking to manage the amount of light in their bedroom spaces and the reflectiveness of their walls. On the other hand, if you’re looking to make your room as bright as possible or are getting in touch with your inner Gustav Klimt and use gold or silver paint accents in your design, a high-gloss finish can help make your walls shine all the brighter.
- Painted Designs
Whether you add a distinct, famous design such as Klimt’s The Kiss or opt for something more basic such as heart designs or even some abstract shapes, adding painted designs above your bed’s headboard or elsewhere can be a great way to add class and character to your bedroom suite.
If you are artistically inclined, this can be a great way to show off your skills. Otherwise, you might want to consider hiring professionals to pull off these intricate design ideas.
- Consider Your Lighting
As with any type of painting, lighting is hugely important. Remember that natural lighting can help make a space feel warmer and more natural whereas artificial light can be great for making colors pop. You’ll also want to take light placement into account. For example, if you add designs such as described above, you’ll want to make sure that you have lighting fixtures nearby to keep them illuminated.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to get the most out of your master suite’s paint scheme.