As the owner of your home, you deserve a bedroom that’s uniquely suited to you. However, it is not uncommon for more money to be spent decorating and remodeling shared living spaces, rather than master bedrooms.
If your bedroom has been sitting by the wayside for several years, it’s probably in need of a refresh. Here’s a look at some of the top design trends for remodeling your primary bedroom.
Moving Your Primary Bedroom to the First Floor
This trend has been around for quite some time, but it’s continuing to grow in popularity. Two-story homes with the owner’s bedrooms on the first floor are some of the most popular floor plans for new construction homes.
Why is that?
Eighty percent of baby boomers are homeowners, and two-thirds of them are planning to live out their retirement years in their current home. For several years, builders and remodelers have taken action by making two-story homes retirement-friendly. The most common way of doing this is by moving the owner’s bedroom to the first floor. Remodeling your primary bedroom can be as simple as updating a room on the home’s first floor and turning it into an owner’s suite. More extensive remodeling might include a home addition to make space for your first-floor owner’s bedroom.
Remodeling to Create an Owner's Suite
If your home has multiple, smaller bedrooms, consider knocking down the walls between them to create more space. This can also be accomplished by building an addition to your home. Luxurious owner’s suites with walk-in closets and spacious bathrooms are a great way to add value to homes. We are seeing a huge trend in owner’s suites serving more as a getaway and a place to relax.
A decked-out owner’s suite can be just what you need to relax and have your own space, especially if you have other family members living with you. While multigenerational living is great, everyone benefits from having their own retreat and personal space. Plus, who doesn't love a walk-in closet?
Creating Multifunctional Bedrooms
While this trend isn’t for everyone, it’s definitely more common than it used to be. Millennials tend to choose smaller homes, which means they have to utilize all of their available living space by adding office space, storage and more. Their creativity for space-saving designs has spread to larger homes and other generations.
Primary bedrooms are typically the largest bedroom in a house, leaving room to add some additional usefulness to an area once thought of exclusively for sleeping.
How can your primary bedroom do double duty? Remodeling your primary bedroom to serve more than one purpose doesn’t have to break your budget. You can arrange furniture in a way that creates “sections” in your bedroom. However, if you desire a secluded reading nook or home office, adding walls and french doors can create the seclusion you desire without much impact on your room’s floor plan or square footage.
Bold and Bright Owner's Suites
Minimalism has dominated interior design trends for quite some time. Now, it’s making way for just the opposite - big, bold, and loud.
Why not have some fun remodeling your primary bedroom? Patterned wallpaper started gaining more popularity in 2017 and we certainly don’t see this trend slowing down anytime soon. Striking colors and large patterns are a daring choice for any room, but they can provide a warm and comforting ambiance in a primary bedroom.
Bold and darker colored walls have started popping up in more primary bedrooms as well. Darker color pallets lend themselves to a cozy and comforting environment, ensuring your bedroom will be a place for relaxation and rest. In fact, this trend hasn’t kept to just the master bedroom of a home. More kitchens, bathrooms, and home exteriors have started displaying darker color pallets.
Your bedroom is for YOU. It should reflect the design style that you find most appealing. Don’t follow trends that you’re not comfortable with, and don’t be afraid to try an out-of-the-box design that you like. Remember, remodeling your primary bedroom should be all about you, your needs, and your wants.
Tilghman Builders has experience helping families throughout Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA remodel their homes. View our portfolio or contact us to get started remodeling your master bedroom today!