neutral dark colours, simple lines and strong materials define masculine interior
design style. Masculine interiors have a few colours and decorating choices
attached to it. A room with a masculine feel is all about finding the right
balance between a deep, unassuming look with a laid back feel. Masculine
lighting is one of the most important parts of striking this balance.
Necessarily a Guy Thing
style calls for spectacular and surprising elements and natural details that
can be added to walls, floors, furniture and home decorating fabrics. When
decorating, masculine details can refer to the following:
- Strong geometrics – Use of strong
vertical and horizontal lines, simple patterns and less refined furniture is a
- Rich colour palettes – Brown, black, deep
blue and purples lend themselves to masculine detailing.
- Natural materials – Using wood, brick
and organic materials symbolize the outdoors and rustic elements. Masculine
details use these finishes in flooring, exposed walls and rich furniture
- Absence of ornate details – Forget the
floral patterns and fine features, masculine style is all about the basics.
If you like
décor that has a rustic side or a clean and modern appeal, masculine details
might just be right for you. Not just for males, masculine details can appeal
to both genders and can be used in any room of your home. When creating a
minimalist, masculine look, it’s important to make sure the lighting is such
that a cozy warm interior is created.
Brighten up a
Room with Masculine Lighting
goes beyond its purpose of
illumination, and the American Lighting Association believes it should be
thought of as art
for the home
. Since masculine
details are dark and rich, without a good light source, the space can feel dark
and gloomy. To counteract the darkness, use light to bring in a healthy glow.
This will help the room feel less heavy and showcase its details in the most
functional way possible.
can also be masculine. In the dining room for example, a ceiling pendant
provides just the right look. Round ceiling pendants look great hovering
above any dining table, but if you wish to have a more edgy style, opt for a
large square ceiling pendant.
including uplighters, remain a popular alternative along with bedside lamps and
floor lights to soften the impact of overhead lighting, which can sometimes be
rather harsh. Dimmers, of course, will help reduce any too-bright lights.
fixtures are another popular masculine lighting trend, especially in the
kitchen. Hanging fixtures that make a statement over the table or kitchen
island create a focal point for the room, while providing adequate task
lighting for completing everyday kitchen activities. Exposed light sources also
pair well with a minimalist, masculine vibe. Sticking with simplified lighting
with modest features are the staples of masculine lighting.
Masculine style emphasizes the relationship between
function, form, colour and convenience. Give your home a strong personality and
visual appeal with masculine details. Masculine lighting brightens up darker
spaces, while still following the "less is more” philosophy.