The master bedroom should be your go-to place to relax. If you do not feel a sense of tranquility, privacy and comfort when you enter this space, take some time to give it an overview and make some changes.
One of the most important features will be a beautiful bed and space planning. Your room will be more enjoyable and more refreshing if the space is orderly and neat. Having things in zones and put away in an orderly fashion will enable you to get dressed and move through the area faster; or get undressed and into a relaxation mood faster. In most cases, clutter is a relaxation killer.
Think about some of these ideas:
There are some beautiful baskets that can be employed for folded sweaters or as a cache for scarves and ties.
Underbed storage is an option and there are lots of inexpensive containers made just for that.
Hatboxes are not only beautiful but can be stacked. Use them for rolled up socks or underwear, belts, neckties and of course, hats.
One thing we have utilized just recently is a beautiful storage bench found at Hayneedle. Our bench created by angelo: HOME is a wonderful place for us to sit to put on socks, shoes or boots—much better than bending the edge of the mattress.
Storage Bench ideas:
If you have a folded blanket, throw, or a grouping of pillows on top of your bed, a storage bench is a great place to stow these away while you sleep. Or if you just have a spouse who sheds clothes everywhere but the closet, the storage bench can be your catchall place.
There are a plethora of types and styles from plain and masculine leather benches to benches with skirts; and fabric and patterned benches that add color and warmth to a setting. Look at the slideshow for a variety of styles.
Our particular bench is the angelo: HOME bench called Kent Storage Bench in Desert Brown Paisley. It actually has a gray background and the paisley is a stylized brown and orange swirl. The width is a plus for our king-sized bed and fits our room and our lifestyle. The fabric is dense and will be easy to keep clean with just occasional vacuuming. The lid has a great mechanism that allows it to stay open, so the top won’t come crashing down as you fill it.
See the photo of the Kent storage bench below and be sure to visit the slideshow.
Note: The service from Hayneedle was prompt. The item was packaged neatly and easy to assemble.
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We are happy to have snagged an interview with
Donna Faust Aman, the Director of Brand Marketing and Media Relations at Hayneedle:
Q.: Your motto 'find everything home' is expansive to say the least--how do you decide which products to add to your collection?
A: While our merchants certainly have the pulse of the latest trends as well as time-tested home furnishing standards of style, we develop our product selection, first and foremost, based on what we hear from our customers. Hayneedle.com is the online destination to “find everything home” – our mission is to bring our customers joy one perfect find at a time. We want to help customers unlock a world of choice that helps them fulfill their vision of home.
Hayneedle.com offers unparalleled product selection with depth and breadth across category, style and price. However, our focus – as you can tell by the “needle in a haystack” inference of our brand name – is about helping our customers easily find the product or products that help them fulfill their personal style (whether they come to us with a sense of their personal style preferences or we help them discover their style). It’s not about offering customers a lot of choices and then leaving them on their own to navigate – it’s all about delivering a personalized shopping experience that is centered on each customer and their needs.
Q.: Do you have some tips for shoppers who are new to Hayneedle? Some suggestions for shopping success?
A: Hayneedle.com’s user-friendly shopping experience ensures that people find what they love. Our criteria to narrow results are based on years of knowledge in how people shop for home products to ensure that each customer finds products that best fit his/her needs. This includes color, finish, material composition, reviews, price, sales, styles, brands and much more. New and returning customers can easily shop by product name, by room or area of home or by brand name or collection. Hayneedle.com provides the option to view only items with fast or free shipping in each product category.
Throughout their shopping experience, we guide customers to additional relevant furnishings and décor from our selection based on the products that the customer views and adds to their cart. Our shopping experience becomes tailored to the customer, showcasing more products she may like that are similar to those she is viewing and suggested item accessories. Furthermore, products can be sorted by customer review ratings. Customers can shop with the confidence that comes with free shipping on nearly every product and easy, hassle-free returns with no restocking fees at hayneedle.com. Customers can also browse through our blog to get a sense of what’s trending and for some advice from our style experts.