It starts with one decision.
Every room, every design, every project must first start with one, actual, we-will-go-from-here decision. As we finish up major construction projects in the master suite it’s time I make some finalized choices about the ultimate look of this space. From the beginning, I’ve known what I want to do in the bathroom, but the master bedroom itself has always been a bit of a fuzzy mystery. Well, this weekend I must make my first real design decision in the master, and it comes in the form of floor stain.
Like the rest of the house, our master bedroom will be exposed original heart pine flooring, but unlike the rest of the house, I think I want to change up the stain color. I think. Where I love (love!) the stain we picked for the downstairs and hallway, I don’t know that I want it in the master bedroom too. I am a believer in master bedrooms being sacred, private spaces. It is the owners most personal place. Because of this, I feel like it’s ok to break from other trends and design themes in the rest of the house. A master suite can have a vibe all it’s own.
So this weekend we will rent a giant orbital sander and prep to stain the bedroom floors. As I wrap up the week, I haven’t fully committed to a stain color, but I’m close. And this time I’m going dark and sophisticated, not light and cheery. Below are some beautiful bedrooms (ala Houzz) that helped convert me to the dark side. Enjoy!
Who wouldn’t love these chocolate brown rustic floors? I could plant my feet on those first thing every morning with no problem at all.
I think what I love most about dark floors is that they make white accents pop. And I’m always a fan stark white sheets – so fresh!
I don’t love this bedroom, but I do love the level of sophistication in the dark wood floor. And the palm trees outside, who doesn’t love a view with palm trees?!
Although a hallway, not a bedroom, I have to admit that the dark stained floors and gray walls are in perfect harmony next to the glossy bright white trim. Albeit on the manly side, but I dig it.
I saved the best for last. The dark floor, white accents, rustic metal bed…it’s perfection. And it’s challenging what I thought I was going to paint my walls! Ahh! Another decision for another day…