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Moving In Together, Part 4: Mastering The Master Bedroom

As we’ve said in the previous installments of this series, moving in together is a big step in any relationship, and planning beforehand can save you a lot of time and hassle. So far in this series, we’ve given you tips for combining your kitchen, living room, and master bathroom. In this installment, we move to the master bedroom. Making sure your new master bedroom is combined comfortably is perhaps more important than the time and effort you spend combining any other room in your new place.

Night stand from the Bellhops article "Moving in Together, Part 4: Mastering the Master Bedroom"

Your bedroom is supposed to be a place for relaxation. If it’s not combined comfortably, you’ll have trouble feeling truly at home while spending time there. And if you don’t feel comfortable in your bedroom, you will have trouble relaxing. Not being able to relax can impact your sleep. Not being able to sleep can impact other aspects of your life. (You get the picture…)

If you don’t have time to read any of the tips for moving in together we’ve provided for your other rooms, take a moment to consider this moving tips checklist for your master bedroom:

1. Pick a Bed:
Decide which bed to keep depending on how much space you have to work with, then arrange the rest of your furniture starting with largest pieces. While your movers are helping you get settled, let them know where you’d like to place the bed and dressers. These are your biggest and heaviest pieces. Not only will they require the most effort to move, but you’ll have to move everything else in the room should you decide you want to move them again.

2. Feel Free to Mix and Match:
Your bedroom does not have to have one style. You can even steer away from matching furniture sets. Try re-painting existing furniture so your combined pieces complement each other.

Wall decorations from the Bellhops article "Moving in Together, Part 4: Mastering the Master Bedroom"

3. Use Accents to Tie Things Together:
While scaling back the different colors in your bedroom can make things look more uniform, adding a common layer of color can also provide the same effect. Use throws, pillows, and rugs to tie together multiple color pallets.

4. Decorate the Walls:
Once the rest of the room is successfully combined, spend some time combining each other’s artwork by grouping paintings, canvases, prints, or photos to cover blank spaces on your walls. Try using matching-color frames for all of your photos or hanging all of your paintings and/or fine art pieces together on the same wall.

5. Find Extra Space:
Be creative to find—or make—extra storage space. Try a trunk at the foot of the bed or covered bins underneath. Closet organizers can work wonders, as well.

Thanks for reading! See you next time in the “Moving in Together” series when we give you tips for combining your odds and ends.

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