Every couple deserves to live in a home that they both love. Unfortunately, for most that is easier said than done! Decorating a home that both he and she approves of requires a lot of compromise and patience. Trust me, I speak from experience!
First, let’s do a little breakdown of masculine and feminine design.
In more masculine rooms, there tends to be neutral and darker color palettes. Furniture lines are clean, streamlined and are often more modern. You’ll tend to find different finishes of wood, varying from dark to light with chrome accents and modern art on the walls. And you can bet on finding a leather piece in there somewhere!
Feminine rooms are usually a bit more colorful. Tufted and velvet pieces of furniture are often combined with delicate glass, gold or brass accents. Obviously, vases and flowers are a must. And you are likely to find pattern and texture interwoven throughout the room.
Here are some styling tips and our hand picked favorites Joss and Main collection to help you create a gender neutral space that you both want to live in!
Tip 1: Start with a more masculine base. This means wall color and big pieces of furniture should be in a neutral color palette. You also want to stick to clean lines and stay away from anything too curvy. This really helps to set a more neutral tone in the room. Just remember feminine pieces speak much louder than masculine ones!
Tip 2: Bring in texture and pattern in accent pieces. Think a patterned rug and accent pillows. Drape in a cashmere throw on the sofa or add a pop of color in an accent table. A more modern chair upholstered in glamorous velvet is a great compromise accent piece.
Tip 3: The third layer should involve more feminine touches. A vase of flowers instantly brings femininity to the room. Just remember feminine pieces speak much louder than masculine ones. So for as many gold vases and pretty bowls you bring in, be sure to add a masculine touch to juxtapose the feminine lines. Think industrial objects or a vintage toy.
Here’s an example of a fabulous space that both he and she should totally love.
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