Can you guess what our #romancingthehome theme is for June? If you guessed “masculine” then you would be correct! Last time I shared ways to add feminine touches to your home, so it made sense to me to balance that out with some masculine touches.
Are you ready?
There is something about straight lines that just scream masculinity to me. I could think of a reason why, but people would accuse me of having a dirty mind, so I will leave that open to interpretation. I decided to forgo turned legs on our coffee table for straight. This ties so well into our most comfy purchase ever – our Coricraft couch!
I know, I know. Last week I was all about the pastels. But I love deep colours too – greens, grays and black being some of my masculine favourites. We have painted a few focal walls in the home a darker or deep gray and you all know my beautiful green kitchen door!
Yes, I know. Get my mind out of the gutter. But seriously, I love a big, chunky piece of furniture, or a wood paneled wall. Yes, I know that I decided to paint the wood walls white, but my reasoning behind that is for another blog post.
Hubs is a fitter and turner. This means that metal is actually the material that he works with most, not wood. Surprised? To try reflect him a bit in our home, I have introduced a bit of heavy metal in the form of shelving and, most notably, the huge workstation he built to create an office space in our dining room.
Is it just me that thinks of bars as masculine? I think that ours is, maybe because building it out was one of Hubs’ pet projects. What do you think, would you consider a bar as a masculine touch to your home? Or am I just a little bit crazy?
That’s it for now, but I would love to hear your view, so leave me a comment below!
Next week I will share how I balance the masculine and feminine touches in our home, so stay tuned 🙂
Until then, be sure to check out my awesomely talented #romancingthehome friends: