the mas­ter suite

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layer 1: ma­te­ri­als

A As in other ar­eas of the home, wood floors are not only durable, they pro­vide a won­der­ful neu­tral back­drop while adding vis­ual warmth.

B Give the bed­room a fo­cal point by paint­ing two of the walls a dark shade and the other two a neu­tral or soft white. If you have niches or al­coves, punch up the color in those ar­eas, too. It will add di­men­sion at a min­i­mal cost.

C Jazz up a small space like a bath­room with tile or stone floor­ing. To make the space ap­pear larger, choose large tiles and lay them on the di­ag­o­nal to in­crease depth per­cep­tion.

D Be­cause the mas­ter bath is such a pri­vate space, don’t be afraid to ex­per­i­ment with fun wall treat­ments. Paint, tile, stone and even wall­pa­per can in­fuse this room with per­son­al­ity.

E An area rug be­neath the bed should tie to­gether the other col­ors in the room. It should be large enough so that it ex­tends at least 24 inches at the bot­tom and on the sides for walk­ing.

layer 2: fur­nish­ings

F The bed should be strate­gi­cally placed to see all the other ar­eas of the room and the best view. The scale is de­ter­mined by the size of the room and height of the ceil­ing. Keep in mind that smaller rooms call for more del­i­cate de­sign, whereas large rooms can pull off big, bold pieces.

G A bench cen­tered along the foot­board should be about 30 inches deep and 18 inches high. It’s a con­ve­nient place to put on shoes, hold mag­a­zines or drop shop­ping bags.

H Bed­side tables should be even with the height of the bed (typ­i­cally 25 to 29 inches). You should have two for bal­ance. They don’t have to be iden­ti­cal, but they should re­late to each other in terms of height and scale. Here, a rec­tan­gu­lar ta­ble is paired with a round one.

I The TV stand should be placed so the TV is vis­i­ble from all seat­ing ar­eas in the room, in­clud­ing the bed.

J A lounge area should con­sist of one or two chairs, an ot­toman, a ta­ble and a lamp. Place it di­ag­o­nally in a cor­ner to soften hard edges in the room.

K Ev­ery room should have a touch of green­ery, but the mas­ter bed­room, in par­tic­u­lar, can ben­e­fit from the calm­ing ef­fects of plants.

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