Creating a Masculine Space

 

In a traditional setting the woman is often seen as the homemaker, nester and curator of the home - but let’s not forget the men! When creating a home and space, there are many ways to bring in a masculine air, which in return can bring depth and contrast to your design. And just because we say masculine, we don’t mean everything has to be large tufted leather sofas and dark metal - read along to see what we’ve come up with!

 

 

BRING IN THE PATTERN

One design aspect that most commonly translates into a masculine feeling is pattern. I love the eclectic feel of the space below and how all the mixing patterns, from the art on the wall to the rug to the chair, come together to create a space that has loads of personality. Also, can we take a moment of silence for this accent chair? I love how unexpectedly perfect it compliments the space.

 
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KEEP IT NATURAL

A subtle way to bring in a more masculine feel is with natural stones and elements. I absolutely love the bar cart styling below! Between the chunky agate table lamp, the brass tray and the sliced agate drawer pulls - everything comes together to create a sleek and sophisticated look.

 
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KEEP IT SIMPLE

Bringing in some contrasting black + white art is a go-to way to present the space with a sleek, masculine air. I really love how the clean-line art juxtaposes the casual comfiness of the sofa and rug, creating an area with personality and not just stark modernism.

 
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ALL THE TEXTURE

You know the drill, bring on all the texture baby. I’m loving these textured wall panels below. They seem to really speak for themselves and add interest to the space in such a simple way. I feel like they are a very effective way to bring a clean-line manly sense to the space.

 
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Sources: Decorracks, Digs Digs, Shake My Blog

Melissa Berry