March 25, 2013
It can seem trite in this day in age to draw a line between feminine and masculine decor, especially when the two are so often bridged by great interior designers across the world. But sometimes you just want to rep your gender with some quality, traditionally feminine colors, styles and character. One great place to start is with the right hardwood floors, like Anderson's Hermosa Plank collection. Then it's time to get traditional, with creamy and blush-filled color schemes and stylish furniture. Just follow these tips!
Stick to hardwood
Hardwood may seem inherently masculine, but the versatility of Anderson Floors' Hermosa Plank collection bursts the bubble of that myth. One look at these gorgeous and warm boards will confirm everything you need to know and provide you with the perfect inspiration to build on.
Find the right palette
When it comes to establishing a color scheme, there's only one rule for femininity - don't overdo the pink. Too much of any one color is going to drown the space, but overdoing pink will lend an especially garish tone. Instead, use this vibrant hue in combination with creamy whites that can reduce its effect. Luckily, pink also has a variety of complementary colors, from violet to mossy hues of green and gold. This variability should allow you to use pink effectively as a highlight rather than a base color.
Be airy, but not sparse
A truly feminine bedroom should have an open, airy feel that eschews the boxlike character of most spaces. This can be partially accomplished with plenty of fluffy whites on the bedspread and pale blues in the color scheme, but it's also dependent on furniture layout and other characteristics. Don't pack things too closely together, and be careful about how you hang wall art so as not to crowd. On the other hand, avoid sparseness or austerity in your design. Too little can leave a space feeling empty and unfinished.
Go for furniture with curves
A bad pun, perhaps, but too many sharp angles and straight, simple furniture won't capture that classically feminine vibe in bedroom decor. Instead, stick to wood that's been carved with rolls, bends and curves. Bed frames that arch, pillows the puff, bell-shaped lamps and thick, luxurious drapery are all must-haves.
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