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5 ways to add masculine touches to your home

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?

Straight linesStraight lines 01 - Sawdust and High Heels

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!

Deep coloursGreen dutch door - Sawdust and High Heels

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!

Got wood?Pallet wall bedroom - Sawdust and High Heels

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.

Heavy metalSawdust and High Heels - pull out drawer for PC storage

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.

Cocktail HourBar - Sawdust and High Heels

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:

Hugs,

Stacy - Sawdust and High Heels

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