A large master bedroom is certainly nothing to complain about, but it does present some decorating challenges. 

Namely: How do you fill all that space without creating visual clutter? The key is to create zones that feel discrete and yet tie together visually, says  interior designer Suzanne Kasler, who has decorated dozens, if not hundreds, of expansive master bedrooms—including the one in her own Atlanta home. “I think a bedroom should be serene, above all,” she says. Here, Kasler explains how she created two elegant, airy, but still cozy spaces. 


 Photo: Erica George Dines/Courtesy of Suzanne Kasler

Warm it up. An extra-large bedroom can be at odds with the homey feeling most people want in a sleeping space. Kasler turned this soaring room into a “soothing envelope” using a palette of quiet neutrals, from the lime-washed ceilings to the almost platinum-hued rug. The casual spill of the bedding also creates a more relaxed vibe.


 Photo: Erica George Dines/Courtesy of Suzanne Kasler

Go big  “Always let the architecture lead your decorating decisions,” says Kasler. Everything is scaled-up to suit this room’s size, from the chandelier to the upholstered headboard to the seating—the space is so large, it called for its own sofa and cocktail table.


Photo: Erica George Dines/Courtesy of Suzanne Kasle

Stay consistent. Kasler’s own bedroom palette was inspired by the vintage print that hangs above her bed. “What I love about my bedroom is that it’s essentially just two colors: this unusual periwinkle-blue and white,” she says. Keeping within a simple color scheme allowed her to experiment with furniture styles while still creating a cohesive space.


  Photo: Erica George Dines/Courtesy of Suzanne Kasler

Create mini “rooms.” Kasler figures out where the bed goes first, then comes up with a floor plan from there. She’s a fan of creating small seating areas to divide up a bedroom. “Think of each area as its own vignette,” she says. Here, she set a chair and table near the window for taking in the view while sipping coffee.

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