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How To Mix Masculine and Feminine Styles

We all want our own design style to shine in the home, but let us tell you a little secret……so does your spouse! A common struggle we see is trying to mix masculine and feminine furniture and decor under the same roof. We are excited to teach you how to successfully combine these styles and create a home that makes everyone proud!

What makes a room “masculine”?

Masculine room interior design

Masculine rooms tend to have darker color schemes. Furniture and wall treatments often have rough or exposed materials like brick, stone or wood. Most of the furniture tends to have straight, clean lines and pops of metal accents show up throughout the room.

Masculine interior designed room
Source: Home My Design


What makes a room “feminine”?

Feminine interior design style

Feminine rooms tend to have lighter color schemes. Furniture is often ornate, curvy or delicate. Most of the textures in the room are lush and soft and pops of floral show up throughout the room.


Feminine interior design styles
Source: Style Me Pretty

How do you mix masculine and feminine styles in the same room?

Mix feminine and masculine interior design in same room

BALANCE. It all comes down to balance. These styles are complete opposites so mixing them is going to create a lot of contrast in the room. For example, a masculine reclaimed wood console table can be paired with an ornate mirror or a leather sofa can be paired with velvet throw pillows. A great tip to remember is if you think the room is starting to feel more feminine, add a masculine item and vice versa.



Balanced interior design
Source: Becki Owens

Mixing masculine and feminine styles can ultimately create a room that is inviting and welcoming for everyone in the home and even guests. Do you need help mixing these styles from an expert? Let our SwatchPop designers help create a home that everyone in your home can be proud of and start a project today!

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