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Mastering the Master Bedroom
Quick: What does a typical <a title="Bedroom Furniture" href="http://www.atgstores.com/furniture/bedroom-furniture/" target="_blank">bedroom furniture</a> arrangement look like? You’ve got a bed, a couple <a title="Nightstands" href="http://www.atgstores.com/furniture/bedroom-furniture/nightstands/" target="_blank">nightstands</a> and a dresser, more or less. Despite how much time we spend in our bedrooms, many of us treat the décor and furniture in there as an afterthought – because no one really gets to see it. Even so, how it looks and feels can impact your mood and your comfort level, which makes it worth the while to make it cozy.</br></br>Check out these tips to spruce up your sleeping quarters:</br></br>- Incorporate some seating to add functionality. A smartly placed <a title="Accent Chairs" href="http://www.atgstores.com/furniture/living-room-furniture/living-room-chairs/accent-chairs/" target="_blank">accent chair</a> or bench can give you a place to sit and kick off your shoes without mussing up the bedclothes. You can place it at the end of the <a title="Beds & Mattresses" href="http://www.atgstores.com/furniture/bedroom-furniture/beds-mattresses/" target="_blank">bed</a> for maximum use of space without adding clutter.</br></br>- Relax the mood with less intense lighting. Many master bedrooms rely on one primary overhead light fixture that can be turned on or off. Without a dimmer, this can be a bummer. But, if you don’t want to <a title="How Do Dimmers Work" href="http://www.atgstores.com/ourblog/How-Do-Dimmers-Work" target="_blank">add a dimmer</a> or mount wall sconces, you can go the easy route with floor lamps, table lamps and the like.</br></br>- Subtly stimulate the senses <a title="Sources for Color Inspiration" href="http://www.atgstores.com/ourblog/Sources-for-D%C3%A9cor-Color-Inspiration" target="_blank">by adding color</a>. The general assumption is that muted tones are best when it comes to creating a cozy atmosphere in the boudoir, but it’s really more about your taste and preference. As a room viewed only by invitation, the bedroom is the last place you should feel constrained by tradition or popular opinion.</br></br>- Use <a title="Mirrors" href="http://www.atgstores.com/plumbing/bathroom-accessories/mirrors/" target="_blank">mirrors</a> to add depth to smaller spaces. This works particularly well in bedrooms because an extra mirror is a good thing to have, anyway, for last-minute primping and preening. A <a title="Wall Mirrors" href="http://www.atgstores.com/plumbing/bathroom-accessories/mirrors/wall-mirrors/" target="_blank">wall mirror</a> works best when trying to open up the space, but vanities and <a title="Floor Mirrors" href="http://www.atgstores.com/plumbing/bathroom-accessories/mirrors/floor-mirrors/" target="_blank">floor mirrors</a> can add versatility and style as well as the illusion of more space.