Decorating the master bedroom can be especially challenging if both partners have a different Design DNA. When one partner has a more feminine aesthetic and the other one likes masculine styles, reaching a middle ground is difficult.
I am wary of using the labels masculine and feminine since we are headed to a more gender fluid society in the future. This post assumes that anyone can prefer one style over the other, regardless of their gender identity. If you have suggestions for alternate words to express the concepts of masculine and feminine, please let me know in the comments below.
Here FEMININE refers to – Lighter colors, pastels, lace, ruffles, pom-pom fringes, sheers, netted sheers, gold trims, floral prints, animal prints, calligraphy.
Here MASCULINE refers to- dark colors, blues, greys, geometric prints, clean lines, rustic unfinished surfaces, iron, stainless steel, dark metals, stuffed animal heads.
Do you find common ground?
Or do you let one style win? “Let me have roses on the duvet cover in the bedroom and you can have the leather recliner in the family room.”
Depends on the dynamics of the couple. Here is one example where the balanced look worked out to the satisfaction of the couple.
If you and your partner are in the design tug of war and would like a referee, I am here for you. I will make sure that the ultimate winner is your bedroom. Let’s talk. firstname.lastname@example.org