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Tie together a master bedroom with hardwood flooring and colors

April 21, 2014

Hardwood FlooringIn recent years, master bedrooms have become more than a place to sleep. Often, homeowners have turned them into suites with spa-style bathrooms, dressing spaces and seating areas where they can retreat at the end of a busy day. For these extended sleeping quarters, unifying elements like wood floors are all-important to a decorating scheme, and high-quality maple floors like those in Anderson's Eagle Lodge collection fit the bill.

Sometimes, the master bedroom is the one place in the house that the parents can call their own, so it should reflect their decorating style and favorite colors. The warm look of hardwood flooring is just the beginning.

Since beds are still the centerpiece of a bedroom, the bedding ensemble is often the room's focal point of color and textures, according to Better Homes and Gardens magazine. The selection of bed linens can be monochromatic in fabrics of different weights for bedspreads, coverlets, throws and pillows. Or, bedding may provide the room with a burst of color that's picked up in other parts of the room with accessories and other soft furnishings.

The important thing is to unify the color and furnishings throughout the room, and even into the bathroom. For instance, the style of cabinetry used for a vanity can mirror the design lines of furniture used in the bedroom. The wall color of the bedroom should also be repeated in the bathroom, perhaps in a different shade within the same color family.

A unified decorating scheme
Although hardwood floors aren't recommended for bathrooms where the moist environment can damage them, the flooring throughout the bedroom and a separate dressing room should be in the same wood type and finish. Another unifying feature can be the architectural trim that surrounds the room, which can be stained in a similar wood tone.

When it comes to wall color, HGTV recommended that early risers may like being greeted by lighter, uplifting colors in the morning, so they should opt for a lighter palette of colors and more translucent treatments. People who like to stay up late and sleep in the next day will likely find deeper tones soothing. Window treatments that block light can be coordinated with these colors.

The design channel also suggested that the color of a loveseat or deep-cushioned upholstered chair may be the same as similar seating elsewhere in the house. This ties together not only the elements of the bedroom, but takes it a step further by linking colors between rooms.