When you’re decorating a home, I’ve noticed that the bedrooms, especially the master, take a little bit of a back seat to the action. I never spent a lot of time thinking about my own master bedroom or bathroom since no one really sees it, but the truth is that the space that you sleep in has to be given its fair share of attention. It can greatly influence your state of mind, so you need to put in some effort to make it look and feel relaxing!

Since many of you seem to be moving into new homes, I thought it would be best to kick off the end of the summer with a post that shows you how to design the same master bedroom, on two different budgets. Depending on what sizes you choose, there is approximately a SR 12,000 difference between these two rooms!

As you may have already noticed, Saudi seems to lack a substantial mid-market when it comes to furniture. It’s either priced on a higher end or has to be IKEA. I’ve tried to design a master bedroom that suits the higher spender, and then the spender who wants the same kind of look, but wants to use some lower budget alternatives.


Higher Budget Master Bedroom

The Design Souk Styles: Master Bedrooms | THE DESIGN SOUK | www.thedesignsouk.com

Bed | Mirror | Blue Lamp | Clock | Crystal Chandelier | Bedside Table | Water and Waves Print ($80) | Duvet Cover | Gray Quilt | Dark Gray Cushions | Rug | Ottoman | Dresser | White lamp | Bone inlay box | Jewelry Holder | Metallic Sculpture | Ivy Wall Print Unframed ($89) Framed ($110)

So the rubber plant in these pictures is something that you can buy from any gardening store. I don’t think they’re too hard to maintain, but then again, if you have a record of killing plants, try to go with the one that won’t die on you!

Make sure you measure out your room and your furniture so that you don’t buy items (especially from Bahrain) that don’t fit. They may or may not work depending on the height of your ceilings or the size of the items that you choose or already have in the room. For example, that mirror is beautiful but also really large, so if you accidentally buy it and it doesn’t fit above your bed, you can always use it above the dresser or on an empty wall.

FYI – as of now, all of these items should be in stock in Saudi or Bahraini stores


 Lower Budget Master Bedroom

The Design Souk Styles: Master Bedrooms | THE DESIGN SOUK | www.thedesignsouk.com

Bed | Mirror | Blue Lamp | Pendant Light | Bedside Table | Water and Waves Print ($80) | Duvet Cover | Gray Blanket | Gray Cushion | Rug | Ottoman | Dresser | White lamp | Decorative box | Jewelry Holder | Perfume Bottle | Ivy Wall Print Unframed ($89) Framed ($110)

This room incorporates some lower budget items (including IKEA) into your space without changing the vibe and feel of the room. It’s important to remember that you may not need all of the elements in the room, but this is a good way of picking up a few select items to create the same kind of look on a smaller budget. And if you find items that look similar and suit your budget, go ahead and buy those!

I actually love the ottoman in this space and prefer it to the other one, but the advantage of the higher end one is that it provides some storage as well. And how beautiful is that perfume bottle? I don’t even know how you would get perfume inside it… but I would still buy it anyway…

Good luck with your home shopping!