WORDS BY JASMINE ANDERSON
Guys often have troubles incorporating their masculinity into the design of their homes. We can agree that interior design isn’t the subject a lot of men talk about. Guys have cars, technology, sports and clothes, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t like a modern-looking place.
If you’d like to upgrade your home design and create something you’ll enjoy, you need to decorate your space. How can you do that if you have no idea about home décor? Styling your space can be quite simple. You need to learn how to appreciate a good design! So, follow these tips that can help you improve the look of your home.
1. Choose a suitable colour palette
Believe it or not, colours can magically transform your space. They can turn your messy, depressing room into a cosy paradise where you can chill and crack a cold one with the guys. All you need to do is pick a suitable colour palette for your space. How?
Combine colours that make you feel relaxed. For instance, grey and brown create a perfect cosy, yet masculine vibe you should go for. Calming colours like these can help you fall asleep faster, even if you’re stressed. Don’t be afraid to choose bolder colours as well. Colourful pillows, rugs or duvet covers can lighten up your room.
2. Mix and match textures
Many people are afraid to use too many textures in their homes. Inadequately used textures can indeed make your entire space seem messy. However, if you mix and match them correctly, you’ll upgrade your space into a more masculine one. What kind of textures should you go for?
If you want to create a true man cave, go for rough and hard textures. Use natural materials, such as unbrushed wood and stone for a strong vibe. On top of that, red brick walls can add texture and colour as well. That will create an ideal manly atmosphere for your home.
3. Don’t be afraid to use patterns
If rough textures aren’t really your thing, you can always use patterns. The key is to incorporate patterns into the design so they blend in the environment well. Unless you’re thinking about floral tapestry, patterns can be used in both, masculine and feminine, homes. So, how can you use patterns in your home?
One of the safest options is to go for strong geometrical patterns. Whether you decide to put them on the wall, incorporate them in the furniture, or bring in the rug, you can’t go wrong with sharp edges and straight lines for a masculine design.
4. Make sure there are different levels of lighting
Did you know that the average room should have around 5 light sources in it? Isn’t that a bit excessive? Not, if you want to perfect your design. So, how can you ensure there are different sources of light in a single room?
Most apartments come with hanging ceiling fixtures. Don’t stop there! You’ll need natural light during the day, floor or table lamps for reading, wall lights for decoration and a couple of candles to set the mood. Make sure that these sources are evenly distributed in your space.
5. Don’t shy away from décor
Isn’t decorating your space a sign of femininity? Absolutely not! Décor knows no gender. So, if you’d like to have a stylish apartment, you must incorporate décor into the interior design. How can you decorate your nook?
Go for details that will make you complete the vibe in the space. For example, book holders are ideal accessories for bookworms. On the other hand, if you’re an artistic type, you can always hang some wonderful art on the wall. For a generally good atmosphere in your home, don’t forget about the healing crystals that will make your entire space stand out.
6. Buy a couple of plants
As a finishing touch, don’t forget to buy a couple of indoor plants. No matter what kind of space you’ve created, greenery can always lift your spirit up and freshen your space. But isn’t taking care of plants kind of dull?
Even if you don’t like herbs, you can always choose indoor plants for men that are easy to take care of and require minimal effort. You can place them near the window, on the floor or table, and even on the bookshelf, to improve the way your home looks. True gentlemen will gladly decorate their spaces with a bit of greenery as they know how important plants are for a real homey vibe.
As you can see, with a bit of effort and time, you’ll transform your space into a man cave you’ve always dreamed about. Don’t be afraid of decorating your home. Decoration and accessories bring out the true value of your apartment and create a space you’ll truly enjoy. So, what are you waiting for? Decorate your home ASAP!