Your master bedroom is the place you withdraw to at the end of the day – a space specifically designed for relaxation and rest. It might even be the only truly personal space in your house if you have a family. Whether your master bedroom has a connected dressing room, a much sought after en suite, or is simply just a restful haven, take inspiration from this showcase of stylish master suites.
1. Brighton townhouse transformation
Creating the impression of a boutique hotel in your own home is one that many people strive for. Interior designer, Oliver Heath, has done just that in this Brighton townhouse, using an eclectic mix of pattern and texture.
The reclaimed wooden slat feature on the far wall, adds a sense of the industrial, whilst the colourful pattern adds a touch of cottage style. The simple grey carpet and walls act as a perfect canvas for the splashes of colour and the stripped-back, natural wood. The gold garland lampshades hanging in the room’s alcoves complete the room with a dash of luxury that you would expect from a hotel room.
2. Contemporary conversion of a stone barn
Bold colours are often avoided in spaces for relaxation, but the bedroom of this stone barn embraces them. The huge feature mirror makes the room feel much larger, and reflects the colour and patterns. Clever use of the sloping roof adds visual interest to the space and a glazed door into the garden opens the room up, while filling it with natural light.
3. Scandinavian-style master bedroom makeover
A walk in wardrobe is on everyone’s bedroom wish list, but in most houses don’t have the space. Owners Emma and Mark Boulton managed to include one in their master suite with the help of Project One, who created a luxurious room without any drastic structural changes. A stud wall was placed in front of the wardrobe, creating two separate spaces, without making the room seem smaller. Both concealing the storage behind the floating wall, and the minimalistic, Scandinavian styling make the room seem bigger and luxurious.
4. Redesigned power station penthouse
Not only is the bedroom of this converted penthouse simple and stylish, it was designed with accessibility in mind. The Crittall style window and continuous flooring creates a flow between the bedroom and the en suite that is seamless. This is important for owner Russell Dawkins, who, after a cycling accident, was left in a wheelchair.
The colour scheme in the bedroom is calming and comfortable, with touches of mirrored metallic on the side tables and plug sockets. These little, modern touches add to the industrial feel of the room.
5. Family apartment renovation in Brighton
Car boot sale finds add a sense of Victorian luxury to Debbie Statham’s master bedroom. A modern electric fireplace has been replaced with a traditional cast iron alternative, and an antique screen acts as a headboard.
The vibrant colours of the bedspread are offset against the simple white paint on the walls. Similarly, the floorboards are painted white, creating the perfect foundation for Debbie to inject some personality with colour and accessories.
Rather than divide the room to make an en suite, Debbie has placed a bath in the huge window, creating a feeling of luxury, turning the bedroom into a retreat.
6. Remodelled Arts and Crafts house
The master bedroom of this Arts and Crafts house in the New Forest has been furnished in neutral colours, with pale, uncomplicated wooden furniture. The simplistic style adds to the sense of space. Owner and architect, Wendy Perring, doesn’t clutter the space, but leaves it open to be flooded by light from the long windows. A chaise longue offers the perfect relaxing space for sitting down with a book but otherwise, the room is minimalist.
7. Contemporary renovation of a farm cottage
Artwork is central to Louise McGuane’s renovated farm cottage, so it is no surprise that it features in the bedroom too. Because of the focus on artwork, the rest of the room’s colour scheme is neutral, with clean whites, soft greys and muted blues. Two contemporary Yue Minjun prints sit above the head of the bed and draw the eye with a sudden injection of colour. The light colour palette also adds a brightness to the room in the absence of large windows.
8. Stylish terraced family home extension
The entire wall of this terraced house bedroom has been turned into a contrasting feature, offsetting the dark, charcoal grey of the paint and the bed linen against the white walls and shutters. Dark reds and browns are used in the soft furnishings to add texture to the room with a fur throw and a printed rug.
The furnishings in the room are an unassuming, light wood, allowing for the colours and patterns of fabrics and paints to stand out. The geometric rug on the floor holds the room together and creates a warm feel.
9. Victorian loft apartment with a contemporary edge
This master bedroom, with its sophisticated palette of greys and opulent button-backed headboard, benefits from a window as well as the light-well above. What used to be a disused spare bedroom now functions as a dressing room, a luxury addition that many homeowners crave.
The monochrome palette adds to the contemporary, industrial aesthetic of the rest of the apartment and the black gloss, engineered floorboards create a strong contrast against the white walls and soft furnishings.
10. Listed Georgian townhouse renovation
In this renovated Georgian town house, the grand bed is the focal point of the bedroom. It stands strongly in the middle of the room and, being the only black piece of furniture, draws the eye. Long mirrors frame the headboard and stand out against the pale blue Dulux paint. The paisley curtains add a splash of colour and provide a contrast against the grey painted woodwork.
11. Converted coach house with modern style
The roof of this converted coach house was leaky and unstable, so owners Bill and Frances decided to add new timbers and irons, creating an industrial feel in their master bedroom. The couple chose to decorate all of the woodwork to match the quirky, vintage dressing table that they bought off eBay.
The white walls, light carpets and high ceilings make the room seem light and spacious, whilst the texture of the wooden bed and roof timbers add texture to the space.
12. Updated barn conversion
The luxury, metallic feature wall in this bedroom creates a glamorous backdrop for the whole room, whilst the aubergine bed draws the eye right to the center. A single wooden beam, exposed in the ceiling, adds some rustic texture to the otherwise contemporary decorating scheme.
The various textures and rich colours used in the bedroom give it the feel of a luxury hotel room. Gold accessories ornament the room and add to the luxurious atmosphere.
13. Extended country family home
Ian and Lisa wanted their bedroom to be a tranquil, clutter-free space so opted for floor-to-ceiling storage by Andrew Robinson, and a bespoke headboard with shelves by a local carpenter. The full-height storage is made from dark, textured wood, making a feature of the wall and the half-height wall that the bed sits against creates a dressing area.
The opulent bedding, heavy curtains and plush carpet add a luxury touch to the bedroom and add warmth and comfort.
14. Light and airy extended 1950s bungalow
To create a rustic feel for the whole room, rather than covering the original floorboards with carpet, owner Jaqueline Neville decided to sand them down and varnish them. The revived colour and grain of the floorboards adds texture to the whole room. On top of that, a relaxed, country colour scheme softens the room.
The window has become a feature in this room, framed by the colour and texture of the extravagant patterned wallpaper. All of the furniture is a similar oak to the floorboards, layering the sense of rustic charm.
15. Sophisticated master suite loft conversion
Often, lofts are the perfect place to fit a large, luxury master suite. Sue Hollywell used the wasted space to create a beautiful bedroom and en suite. By using the same blue throughout the two rooms, the spaces flow together seamlessly. Wooden flooring adds texture in both rooms and clean whites make the rooms feel bright and spacious.
A large mirror creates the illusion of space, and the white bed, with bedlinen, contrasts well with the dark blue of the feature wall behind. Scatter cushions add a pop of colour.
16. Contemporary mobile home in the New Forest
Nothing quite says luxury like being able to step straight out of bed, into a beautiful, private forest. Jess and Ian Fletcher, the owners of this mobile home, have managed to create a bedroom that would make many homeowners envious. The bed appears to be floating above the ground, whilst the simple Scandinavian styling, wooden floors and white walls, give a contemporary feel.
The minimalist furnishings and the generous use of glass create a vast link to the home’s beautiful surroundings. This bedroom gives the impression of a luxury holiday cabin, deep in a Scandinavian wood, secluded from the rest of the world.