Valentine’s day is today, and there is no better way to surprise your partner than with a set of house plans that includes a large romantic master suite for the two of you.  A master suite is a sanctuary away from the rest of the house, a place where you can retreat after a long day at the office, taking care of the kids or dealing with overnight guests.  Here are some quick tips to make your bedroom an oasis.

Keep it Serene. Nowadays people are spending more time at home and want comfort. When decorating your new bedroom select soft colors for a retreat like atmosphere.  Also remember that the bedroom is your personal space, so make sure that all your work is left outside. (That’s what the office is for.)

The Terrebonne house plan is a European style home that features a master suite with two large walk-in-closets and a sunken tub to anchor the master bath.

Think Multi-purpose. Just because you shouldn’t bring your work into your bedroom doesn’t mean that the space can’t have other uses.  We recommend thinking of your master suite as a home within a home, or more precisely, like a hotel-suite.  You can consider an entertainment center for watching television or a sitting area for reading.

Suite Conveniences. Amenities in luxurious master suites range from heated subflooring to a coffee bar with mini-fridge for cocktails.  These conveniences give new meaning to hotel-style luxury.

The Long Meadow house plan features a large master suite with lots of potential. Featuring his-and-hers closets, a large bathroom and a sitting room, this master suite can fulfill all your needs. And if the weather is nice, it also opens onto a deck for some stargazing.

A Trip to the Spa.  More and more people are constructing master bathrooms with a spa-like atmosphere. When constructing your master suite, consider adding luxury to your bathroom as well. For example, you can add a whirlpool tub, radiant flooring or heat towel rack. When laying down your floor or tiling your wall, you can use natural materials like granite, tile, glass or even onyx to give your bathroom a natural feel.

Think of You. When it comes to designing your master suite, it should ultimately be an expression of you.  When you walk into your master suite you should feel instantly relaxed and comfortable.  Just remember that a calm and soothing retreat means different things to different people and as such no two master suites will be the same.

This master suite from the Halstad Craftsman Ranch house plan boasts endless closet space and a luxurious garden spa tub.

While you might share the rest of the house with your family and pets, remember that the master suite is yours. It is the ideal place to pamper yourself and your partner, so make your master suite is an oasis that you can share together. Check out The House Designer’s Collection of homes with great master suites to find house plans with the space for your perfect getaway.