Moving in with a significant partner is quite exciting especially when it comes to making a new space feel like a home. If your partner is of the opposite sex, you may have to incorporate both feminine and masculine touches into decor and fill in the gap between them. Here are some ideas to do that in a creative way, let’s take a look!
Metals come in many variations and can be used for adding both a masculine and a feminine feel. For a masculine feel add darker metals, or gold and blend it with dark hues such as black, navy, or even wood. For a feminine approach you want to do the complete opposite and work with softer metals that embrace the space.
Artworks are seen in every space from bathrooms to bedrooms, and you may also fill the gap in your decor with them. Large art pieces make the room feel grander while having a more masculine approach. This would work best in a room that already has a feminine touch and simply needs a hint of masculine to bridge the gap between the two.
Colors can help bridge the gap between masculine and feminine décor. To blend the two together try blending a feminine color such as pink, lavender, blue or even a softer pastel and pairing it with dark rich colors such as black, gray, navy or taupe. In most cases, the dark masculine color works best for the walls and main focus while the feminine will enhance the area as an accessory color.
When in doubt go with a neutral palette that allows you to use as many colors as you would like without taking away from them. The key to spicing up your décor when working with neutrals is using a large amount of texture. Use warm woods, cozy throws, blankets, and patterns with neutral bits as the main statement to create an area that melts two decorating styles together.
Incorporate that masculine touch without changing your décor – just add leather. Leather will give an edge to any feminine space, so much so, that it will feel a bit masculine without having to take away or add to the room.