With so many design ideas out there, transforming your master bath into a luxurious and relaxing retreat can actually be a little stressful. To help make the process easier and provide a little inspiration, we talked to Atlanta-based interior designer Mark Williams, of Mark Williams Design Associates, about making the right choices in designing the bathroom of your dreams.
Bedding & Bath
If you’ve ever watched Dr. Oz or leafed through a health and fitness magazine, you probably know just how important the quality of your sleep is to your overall health and happiness. Studies also show that creating a pleasing and soothing sleep environment is not merely a luxury, but essential to getting a good night’s sleep.
Though it’s a daily task some of us may dread (or even avoid altogether), making the bed each morning gives us a space that’s all the more inviting come bedtime. In fact, some research suggests that making your bed every day can actually result in a better night’s sleep – it seems those tidier surroundings contribute to an inner peace. Plus, sliding under crisp, smooth sheets just feels so much nicer than rooting around a jumbled pile of linens trying to find the right covers.
Luxury hotels and interior designers alike have long considered duvet covers an ideal way to dress beds – and we have to agree. Not only does a duvet cover protect your down comforter and help it to last for years, it also gives you greater decorating flexibility. Simply swap out your existing cover for a fresh one when the seasons change or whenever the mood strikes. Even better, duvet covers tend to be an easy-care option. Since they have no batting or fill, they can usually be machine-washed at home and won’t take up much storage space in your linen closet.
Probably no laundry task is more frustrating than attempting to fold a fitted sheet. Those elasticized edges and the puffy corners they create make it seemingly impossible to achieve a nice, flat fold. If we’re being honest, many of us just give up, wadding the sheet into a misshapen ball, shoving it into the back of the linen closet, and hoping the resulting wrinkles aren’t too bad.
Do you find yourself tugging at a towel from a jumbled mound of linens threatening to topple out? Is it a struggle to find a matching set of sheets on laundry day? Is your linen closet jammed with so many linens you hardly use that you can’t find the ones you need? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then it’s time to reorganize your linen closet.
Our nesting instincts have kicked into high gear and not a moment too soon. We’re introducing 10 new bedding collections in our favorite colors and fabrics of the season, all designed to mix together for an effortless look. That means it’s now easier than ever to turn your winter den into the coziest, softest and most stylish spot around.