I love touring model homes.
It’s like Pinterest in real life.
I get so many ideas — styling, space planning, furniture layout, color palettes — that I can take and try in my own home.
I’m STILL working on our master bedroom, so when we toured this model home, I paid close attention to the master.
And that’s what I’m going to show you today. What I learned from a model home master bedroom.
1. Texture Matters
When I walked into the room, I was immediately drawn to the bed. The large, white tufted head board. The subtle polka dot pattern on the sheets and pillow cases. The ruffle pillow. The ruched blue shams and quilt. All the textural details of this well made bed made a mighty impact. This bed makes this room.
2. Contrast is key
Contrast was created in this room by using dark wood furniture in the dresser and the side tables. The room has visual weight with the dark pieces but still feels light and airy because of the white headboard, the light bedding and curtains. What was also really unexpected was the contrast created by the massive white lamps with black shades.
3. Seating is a must
These white leather chairs would last 5 minutes in my house before they were covered in pink highlighter — but I love these with a passion unparalleled. A bedroom needs a seating area. A place to remove shoes or read a book. It’s a necessity. I also love the small table that doesn’t lend itself to being filled with clutter — just a few lovely accessories.
4. Adorn the area above the bed
The space above the bed has always been an enigma to me. What I learned from walking through model homes is that putting something –anything– above the bed is like putting on a necklace. It finishes off the space. I love the staggered mirrors and how they add interest without demanding too much attention. Hang like items in odd numbers — 3s and 5s seem to be the most attractive.
As much as I wish I could transport this bedroom straight into my house I can’t. But I can take all the little things I picked up on and translate it to our bedroom.