Interior Design and Decorating for Men

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Decorating or interior design are known as fields that favor women and not men. Men are not known for their decorating or furnishing prowess but that does not mean that men cannot recognize tasteful designs in houses, furnishings or even cars. Scientists often say that art, creativity, colors are functions carried out by the right side of the brain and men are known to favor the left side of the brain. These are the basic reasons why most women are artistic, creative, emotional and décor, fashion seem to come almost naturally for them. This interesting fact does not rule out the male species as entirely hopeless when it comes to decorating their space in fact there are men who have made successful careers in interior and fashion design. What this fact means is men just have to switch for a moment and think of what interests them when it comes to decorating their living space. Men will favor anything that reminds them of a cave hence they love bolder colors and rough furniture designs. The dark browns, black, grey e.t.c Men know how important it is for the living room, bedroom, bathroom to look good when they want to show off to the date they have just invited to their bachelor pad for the first time. The bachelor pad will turn from a den of dirty clothes and utensils to a clean and elegant space just to impress. Men can turn their living space into a permanent living home that exudes elegance, finesse and style. Interiors that give out the male character are often distinguished by sharp corner designs and furniture's of steel, leather, wood and glass. When designing your bachelor pad or man cave, the first thing that men should remember is to go for quality and not quantity. Quality furniture will guarantee longevity and functionality at the same time. If you are buying wood furniture, lean towards the hardwoods as opposed to soft woods. It's advisable to go for antique or vintage furniture because they were designed to last as well as offer aesthetic appeal. Secondly, go for comfortable furniture. When you are choosing a lounge chair, make sure it conforms to your body. This type of chair might be a bit pricy but trust me when guests sit on your comfy sofas they will literally not want to leave. They will be talking about them many years to come. You can buy bean bags to accessorize your living room but not for functionality purposes. Always have one comfortable and durable leather chair that you can sit on and un-wind after a long days work. Thirdly, if you have a family and you are designing your home have a room specifically designed for yourself. This will be your man cave. This is the room you display all your collections from guitars, LP albums to books and trophies. Displaying your collections is very important and your wife might not understand it but displaying and organizing your objects that you have collected over time relaxes your psyche. Lastly, wall décor should work for you. Choose décor that defines your character. Your wall décor should tie in with the rest of the furniture to give it that classy, elegant and modern look.