Does your home reflect the best of both of you or does it sway heavily toward one particular gender? Finding harmony when it comes to decorating can be very challenging once you have a male and a female under the same roof, but that doesnâ€™t mean you should shy away from the challenge and give in one way or the other. Believe it or not, with all the options out there, compromise is possible. Letâ€™s take a look at how his and her styles can be blended together effectively.
Furniture & Accessories
When it comes to furniture, women tend to care about how it looks, while men tend to be more concerned with how comfortable it is, as well as its durability. When shopping, look for quality pieces that will accommodate the size of the homeâ€™s occupants. Instead of ornate detail, go for solid pieces with clean lines and elegant curves. Always keep in mind that the room can be softened with other accents scattered throughout the room.
In regards to accessories that will fill shelves and walls, finding something that appeals to both of you can be difficult. When it comes to wall art, men often like rustic, woodland scenes and animal prints, while women tend to gravitate toward floral or cottage landscapes. A predicament such as this might be resolved with something like a coastal or city scene. When it comes to trinkets and such, lean toward items made of wood paired with interesting accessories made of colored glass, rather than lots of figurines and other intricate pieces.
Colors & Patterns
The color of a homeâ€™s interior has a great impact on everyone who lives there. The key in finding harmony between the sexes is to set the stage with neutrals. Earth tones make a great foundation for a his-and-her space. Not only are they pleasing to look at, they give you flexibility to add pops of colors in subtle ways.
When it comes to patterns, a good rule of thumb is to stick with stripes or geometrics. This doesnâ€™t mean that there canâ€™t be flowers! Flowers, just as with pops of color, can be incorporated in subtle ways. Add vases of fresh flowers, a floral area rug, or accent pillows full of posies to soften areas that might look too masculine.
The important thing to remember is that both of your tastes need to be addressed in the dÃ©cor if both of you are to be happy. Unless one of you just doesnâ€™t care, then thereâ€™s really no way about it. Finding the compromise wonâ€™t just make the two of you happy and comfortable, it will also be more inviting to guests of both sexes as well.
At Interior Fabrics we have just the right combination of designer fabrics and drapery hardware to help you mix your styles. Stop in to our North Houston location at 6705 Fm 1960 Rd W
Houston, Tx 77069, or 3104 Fondren Road Houston, Tx 77063.