Wednesday, June 27, 2012

{Masculine} touches to your space

I don't know about you, but I am a girly girl. I like light pretty colors, lots of bling, classy chandeliers and PINK!....but I do live with a man. And he is a manly man! He likes texture, leather, dark wood, etc. So how do you marry these two decor ideas!!?? Good Question!

I have been searching the web to help me add some Masculine touches in my own home. I want my spaces to still feel classy and have a little glamour to them, but also want my husband to feel comfortable as well.

Here are some ideas I have found:

Sticking with neutral to dark color tones are the way to go for most men. This room seems pretty gender neutral. It has a small bar area with flat screen TV for the male touches as well as a woodsey patterned wallpaper. The pops of orange and the brass lamps bring in a bit of the feminine touches. 

Adding a bit of texture to each space also helps the men in our lives to relax. The dark walls and these beautiful leather desk chairs add that masculine touch while the Lucite desk and urchin chandelier add that subtle glamour. 

I love the look of this relaxed dining room. The high wing-back chairs with their clean lines add the masculinity, but the nail head trim with ribbon add that bit of sophistication. Black and white pictures are also a great way to add class to your home without going overboard with too much color!

Again the darker colors and the different textures around the room really add that masculine feel to this room, but with the pops of yellows and blues as well as the chrome fixtures make this a space for both genders. 

Oh I am loving this twin room. So many items in this room scream Masculinity....dark woods, rugs with different textures layered on top of one another, gray walls, natural elements from outside and neutral bedding. So where is the bit of glam you might say? I feel those fantastic sconces as well as that Persian rug are the pops of glamour. Wood, Metal and leather are heavy pieces. Make sure you pair these elements with a modern touch such as the sconces and artwork in this picture. 

Talk about Masculine Glamour! This room has just the right masculine touches like the black and white colors as well as the grey comfortable couch. But, it has so much glam to it that even a girly girl like me could live with!

Mixing old and new is another great way to mix the masculine with the feminine chic! The items surrounding the night stand seem old world, but the nail head trim on the headboard with the modern bedding is a mix made in heaven. How about that fabulous lantern!? I need want one!!

This bedroom might have a few more feminine touches than masculine, but I still like the neutral color as well as the rustic feel the brown tufted bed brings to the space. With all of the natural and neutral elements in this room, it could be a respite for any gender!

Masculine Elements- Wood, leather, metal, neutral to dark wall colors, clean lines & texture!

Pair it with some modern elements & minimal pops of color.


A perfect happy medium and one happy couple!!


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