Decor That Men and Women Can Truly Agree On

March 28, 2022

Decor That Men and Women Can Truly Agree On

Have you and your significant other been having trouble agreeing on certain aspects of interior design? Where it comes to combining these preferences, men and women have frequently been at opposite ends of the spectrum. We’ve got some ideas for lighting, furniture, and more that will help you find middle ground.

Stay Neutral

Neutral colors, as well as neutral items, can help you inject style into your decor in a way that both of you will be comfortable with. For paint colors, choose lighter neutrals in shades of gray, brown, and white, as these are all ideal ways to refresh your home’s look without going garish.

What is classified as a neutral item? Basically anything that isn’t gender-specific. This can include things like a plain wicker basket, bamboo window shades, or a coffee table, as well as farmhouse-style elements like exposed beams and sliding barn doors.

Combine Your Tastes, Tastefully

Having a conversation about things you have in common can go a long way toward finding mutually agreeable decor. For example, if you appreciate the same artist, purchasing one or more pieces you both enjoy is a great way to combine tastes.

The same is true of stone or metals. Instead of single-colored slate, natural stone in multiple muted tones can be a win-win. Brushed copper or iron hardware and light fixtures are great-looking swap-outs for too-masculine metal.

Keep It Classic

Rustic doesn’t have to mean “hunting camp,” and farmhouse style doesn’t have to mean ruffles and flower patterns. Both are increasingly popular home decor styles that offer you and your significant other virtually limitless options. This is because each style has a classic look and its own warmth. Because they’re always trendy, you can keep them around for the long term.

The Details Can Make All the Difference

Focusing on the small details might help to break the ice if it’s difficult to agree on larger items. Consider incorporating small pops of feminine color like a vase or couch pillow to inject feminine style and color without going overboard. Edison light bulbs are a fantastic way to inject that farmhouse feel without a high degree of change.

Speaking of lights, consider Mason jar light fixtures where you want a rustic look. Available in track, pendant, and single styles, they’re the perfect addition to the kitchen or dining room, especially when they replace an old-fashioned, feminine chandelier.

Patience and Compromise

It can take time for you to find out which items you agree on, especially if you haven’t spent much time discussing the subject of home decor. In the meantime, consider reupholstering pieces of his you’re not crazy about or purchasing one of your items in a more masculine color. It’s all about compromise!

The Lamp Goods makes it easy to find lighting you’ll both love. Our cage lights, ceiling fans, rustic sconce lights, industrial lights, farmhouse lighting, and mason jar pendant lights are all available at our online store. Start browsing our beautiful collections today!

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