Friday, June 3, 2011
If you plan to redesign your man’s living room, you had better be equipped with the right information. What I mean by right information is you need to know him well like choice of color and the style that he wanted. Your choice may not be agreeable to him. It may be that he wants his living room that way.
Therefore, before you start on this project, it is better to let him know about it. Then discuss how he wanted this room to look like. It will also be nice if you can persuade him to join in refurbishing his living room. Just like you, your man wants his living room to be inviting and relaxing. However, it must have a manly yet caring appeal.
To get you started with decorating his room, here are some steps to make your task easier.
Let us start with the walls. Men would normally choose dark colors. Try to suggest neutral colors for the walls. If he still prefers dark shades, then mix dark and light shades of the said hue. The floors must blend well with the walls. They can adopt the same color but select the tone. Do not combine dark-colored walls and floors. Mix the dark, medium and light tones of his chosen color.
Accentuate the wall colors with well-designed and brawny furniture. Leather will suit any man. Black, brown, tan, beige, chocolate brown are color furniture that appeals to men.
Add throw pillows that are of vibrant colors but not too bright. Brown complements teal or green. Check the color chart to make sure you are blending the hues correctly.
Lights are important fixtures as it plays an important role in the setting of the room. You can use dug lights instead of the usual fluorescent lamps. Use the proper bulb though to illuminate the whole room. Make use of floor lamps and table lamps for reading. Wall sconces are good to spotlight works of art.
Since I mentioned art, have some art pieces such as sculpture or paintings. If he is not an arty person, then display photographs on the wall. Photos that display his achievements in his chosen sports will surely elate him as well as pictures of his work triumphs.
Men love watching movies, sports, music. Provide a good entertainment center where he can have his gadgets organized in one place. Choose one with drawers and shelves. This way, he can also put his books and magazine on one shelf while DVDs, CDs, etc. in the other.
Men do not want a living room that is frilly or filled with too much decoration. Practical is how they want it to be. If you want to add some decorations, make sure that they are essential to have in the room and that it will not look like a big clutter.
Try putting blinds instead of curtains and drapes for a change. Blend them with the theme and furniture of the living room.
Once your man sees the changes you have started, he will be more than willing to give his ideas to fit what he likes for his living room. Again, the key is to maintain the manliness of his room and giving the impression of his compassionate nature.