It’s easy to think that masculine interiors are harsh, lack luster and would never work for a woman. This couldn’t be more wrong.
Before I tell you what the deal is with this headline, let’s talk about women’s need to feel more feminine. I read this amazing article about Femininity and how it is the most easily sought after quality after beauty; and it inspired me to write this post. I’m not writing about how to be feminine but I am writing about how to accept it as well as another way to achieve a higher level of femininity. The answer is Design. Not as in the art of design or becoming a designer but as in masculine design.
It’s no secret that makeup, long hair, great par fum and lack of —shhh! Dare I say it –swearing, are things that make a woman more feminine in the eyes of a man but it’s also ALL of this that works femininity into masculine decor. Let’s take a look at masculine decor. When I work with a bachelor, one of the first things I ask is ” Let’s not forget the ladies, shall we?” What that means is that we search for and include softer elements and textures that appeal to women. They don’t necessarily have to be sparkly and girly, they can be sleek and polished. Let’s face it, women love things that shimmer and what woman doesn’t love fur to cozy up to? One of my signatures is having a dark faux mink or sable strewn across a chaise, polished elements for her to see and feel comfortable around. How does this work for my bachelor clients? It lets the woman in his life know that he’s considered her comfort and that’s definitely a winner. He gets his masculine decor and she doesn’t feel left out. By adding the right finishes and textures, a balance is created while the design is tipped and tailored more towards the man but not without considering a woman’s taste. Sorry, my young bachelor friends, no milk crates. Ladies love comfort and a well-dressed space. Especially one that was well furnished and executed. Ladies, if you’ve ever heard the words “No more flowers” come out your man’s mouth, you’ve tipped the scale into your favor and he’s feeling left out and uncomfortable.
So, why do I say “Tip it towards his taste and go with a few feminine accessories”?
Balance. Masculine decor is powerful but it takes very little to soften it.
Wait, how does this have anything to do with achieving that ultimate level of femininity? Well, Ladies, it’s okay to let a man have masculine decor in the bedroom. It’s okay to have that dim lighting that the majority of men like. It’s okay to have a darker wall color and darker bedding. Gray is good, Navy Blue is good, Black is good. Why? The answer is simple. When a woman is surrounded by all masculine things in a masculine setting with the right lighting and the right decor, she’ll be the most feminine thing in the room. Married or not, her ultimate femininity is achieved.
Guys, get your masculine decor. Don’t forget to add the elements I’ve mentioned above to make her feel welcomed and thought of.
Ladies, learn to see things through a designer’s eye and embrace his masculine style. You will be the most interesting thing in the room, not to mention the most beautiful. He will be happier and so will you.
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