A Home for Everyone: How to Mix Masculine and Feminine Decor

Decorating can be pretty challenging at times, especially if there are two people with different preferences and styles. While there has been a long debate on how certain furniture appears more feminine or masculine, it’s important to know how to balance both features that look best from both worlds.

Forget all the headache and turmoil of getting the right balance, here are some of the great tips to mix masculine and feminine decor. 

Playing with Colors

While both men and women have a different preference on colors, mix-and-matching the perfect color could be something that’s challenging and fun. Masculine colors are typically identified with heavy and dark colors. Meanwhile, feminine decor tones tend to be brighter and airier such as pastels. Try to opt for two-tone combinations such as pink-black, cream-brown, and soft blue-gray.

A feminine bedroom that uses a bed with a combination of black and pink will create a feminine bedroom that has a masculine impression.
Feminine and masculine bedrooms that use walls with dark gray colors and combined with pastel colors on the bed will make this bedroom look attractive.

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To create a bedroom with feminine and masculine decorations, you can use a combination of pastel and dark colors.

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To create a bedroom with feminine and masculine decorations, you can use a combination of pastel and dark colors.
A masculine bed that has a wall with dark gray color and combined with a white bed that has a pink blanket will give a feminine touch in your bed.

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Combination of Pattern and Texture

Another way to create balance in your decor is through pattern and texture. Feminine decor tends to incorporate fur rugs, floral and delicate patterns such as polka dots, whereas masculine pattern and texture prefer harsh lines and geometric shapes. Consider combining a floral background and geometric lines for a chic balance.

A living room that uses a sofa with a smooth texture and combined with geometric patterns on the wall will create a masculine atmosphere in your living room.
A feminine living room that uses pink flower decoration and black pillows with geometric patterns will create a masculine atmosphere in your living room.

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Using soft-textured rugs and geometric patterned pillows are perfect for use in your feminine and masculine living room. Because with this texture and pattern will perfect two decorations of your living room.
Using soft textured pillows and rugs with striped patterns will create a living room with an extraordinary feminine and masculine decoration.
Having a geometric pattern on the wall and using imitation furry rugs will create a living room that has an elegant appearance and is comfortable to use.

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Picking the Right Furniture

Masculine furniture tends to emphasize function and lacks the embellishment and decoration that feminine decor has. Since feminine decor is usually curvy and light, you need to be tricky in finding the right combination. You can try collaborating both of them such as draping fur blanket or soft pillows on a masculine sofa.

If you use feminine and masculine decorations in your living room, you should choose the right furniture. As in the picture above that uses a coffee table that does not have a decoration symbolizing the masculine decor and has a round shape symbolizing feminine decoration.

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One of the furniture that is suitable for use in the living room with feminine and masculine decoration is a coffee table with a round shape and does not have a lot of decoration.
Using a round coffee table and an unadorned sofa is perfect for a living room with feminine and masculine decorations.

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For a perfect feminine and masculine decoration, use a round coffee table with a little decoration. Because with furniture like this you will have an elegant appearance.
If you have a feminine and masculine living room, use a round coffee table with a little decoration. In addition to sharpening feminine decorations, you can use fluffy rugs.

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80/20 as the Rule of Thumb

Being the rule of thumb in the interior design world, the 80/20 rule means that as long as 80% of your interior is unified, you can get creative with the rest. This means that you need to make a compromise in deciding whether you want your room to lean more into the masculine or feminine decor.

This time the living room decoration looks more inclined to the feminine decoration. To give you a masculine touch you can get a leather sofa in dark blue.

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If you want to have a masculine living room decor with a feminine touch you can add a fluffy carpet like in the picture above.
Giving a feminine touch in the living room with masculine decorations is a good idea. Adding a feminine touch through the fluffy carpet will also make your living room have a warm atmosphere.
If you want a masculine living room with extra comfort you can add a touch of feminine decor. Use a fluffy pillow for extra comfort in your masculine living room.
Give a little feminine touch in the masculine living room by adding floral decorations and feathered rugs will make your masculine living room look charming.

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Balance of Accessories

Accessories are usually kept minimal in masculine decor in the form of wooden carvings and metal embellishment. To make it more feminine, opt for a light-colored wood with small details for a more delicate impression.

Masculine living room decoration that uses wood carving accessories placed on the table will make your living room look unique. But you must choose wood with bright colors to give a feminine touch.
If you use metal accessories in the masculine living room you can choose a metal that looks shiny and bright like in the picture above for a feminine touch in your masculine living room.

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Using three wooden accessories inside the masculine living room is a good idea. To get a touch of feminine you can use wood that has a bright color.
Using brightly colored deer antlers in your masculine living room will make your masculine living room look feminine.
Coffee table accessories made of unique wood carvings and have bright colors can foster a feminine taste in your masculine living room.

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Although everything always comes back to a personal taste, finding the right balance of masculine and feminine decor would be a piece of cake with these handy guidelines.

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