The master bedroom is your retreat from the frenzy of the world. Once you enter the space and close the door, you want safety and comfort in the well-appointed room for some “me” time.
“Homeowners are looking for convenience, and they want something that allows them to begin and end their days with everything they need right there in their master bedroom,” says Michael Sims, president of Sims Luxury Builders, in Sugar Land, TX. That means including all of the usual accoutrements like high-quality sheets, heavenly pillows, and soft lighting.
But for a truly luxurious experience, you need to think outside the ordinary. Many homeowners are seeking out modern touches—and leaning on new technology—to make over their master bedrooms. Below, our pick of the innovative items that will make your bedroom that much more enjoyable.
1. Motorized blinds/shades with a virtual cord app
Not much of a morning person? Motorized blinds ($427, Graber) can help you rise with the sun.
“Technology finds its way into every room nowadays, and the bedroom is no exception,” says New York–based interior designer Tina Ramchandani. “Remote-controlled shades are a luxury that you’ll never be able to live without once you’ve had them.”
Some companies even offer a timer function, which allows you to schedule when the blinds rise.
2. Easy Breather pillow
It doesn’t matter how luxurious your master bedroom is—if you can’t get a good night’s rest, you might as well be on the basement sofa. And your pillow plays a vital role in the sleep process.
The perfect pillow for you is based on a number of factors (e.g., how you sleep, if you prefer foam or feathers, etc.), but choosing one that’s adjustable and well-reviewed can help you stop tossing and turning at night.
We love the Easy Breather pillow ($99, Nest Bedding) because it’s designed to be as soft as down while providing support. Plus, it’s adjustable, so you can remove some of the fill if you think it’s too fluffy.
3. 3-in-1 chair
One thing that makes your master bedroom a retreat is that it accommodates daytime lounging as well. When you don’t necessarily want to relax in bed all day, take a load off in a reclining chair ($599, Coddle). Elevate the back when you want to use it as a chair, or adjust it to lie flat and serve as a bench.
The Coddle chair also has two built-in USB ports and an electrical socket, so you can charge your smartphone and laptop at the same time.
4. Wireless record player
Soothing melodies in the master bedroom are a must. However, research shows that the light from electronic devices can detract from a good night’s sleep. Fortunately, a record player can free you from the negative effects of blue light.
If you want to up the tech factor, go for a wireless record player ($499, TRNTBL) that connects to your smart speakers in the bedroom and throughout the house.
5. Smart bedside table
Ever wanted a cold drink of water in the middle of the night? You don’t have to stumble to the kitchen to get it, or settle for bland tap water from the bathroom faucet. A smart bedside table like this one from Sobro ($699, Wayfair) includes a refrigerator!
There’s also a wireless charging pad for your phone and Bluetooth speakers.
6. Hidden TV
“When you retreat to the master bedroom to relax and unwind, the sight of a TV gets in the way of that,” says Minol Shamreen, a home stager and interior stylist at Studio M Designs, in Austin, TX. “But you may also want the luxury and comfort of being able to watch your favorite show without having to go into another room.”
The solution? A hidden TV that transforms into a mirror or piece of art when you’re not using it.
Shamreen recommends a mirror TV ($6,999, Seura) because you can choose from several frame finishes, including silver, wood, black, or no frame at all.
We also like the versatility (and price) of the Samsung Frame ($1,099, Best Buy).
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