As women, our inclination is to decorate our spaces to suit our personal tastes. If we’re married, the following question presents itself: how do we blend masculine and feminine style, a topic much written about (and for another day).
Over the weekend, I was with a group of friends hanging out a single male friend’s place, and it was decorated with what are consistently favorites of the male sex: wood plank floors and walls, a leather sofa, a large TV, and a bar. It was a true bachelor pad, and it was very cool. It was comfortable and fun and fit his lifestyle perfectly.
It got me thinking about masculine style and how men go about setting up their spaces when there is no woman in their life. These days defining styles as “masculine” or “feminine” can be grounds for criticism but there is still some truth to the generality that most men prefer to decorate with specific elements (ahem, I’m looking at you wood and leather).
Let’s recognize there is an allure to the bachelor pad done well. Masculine style by definition includes wood, leather, brass, his hobbies, dark hues, and spaces that fluctuate between rustic cabin and gentlemen’s club. Masculine leaning living spaces take shape with the textures, hues, and elements found in these spaces:
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Sure these spaces are guy friendly but ladies let’s admit, they’re pretty amazing!