Carol isn’t just full of savvy ideas — she’s a home expert in her own right. As a busy professional, wife, and mother of two, Carol understands the need to have your home be your sanctuary. She’s a communication executive in an industry focused on managing homes and communities and has spent a lifetime collecting ideas on how to manage her own in fun and unique ways.
Thursday March 29, 2012
Feminine versus masculine design
It’s tough enough to share space with your significant other. But if the idea of moving into his happy home after you say your “I do’s” has you less than happy, then give his masculine bachelor pad a five-minute feminine makeover.
- If his leather couch is making his place look more like a hunting lodge than somewhere you want to call home, soften it with sequined pillows and a colorful throw tossed over the back.
- Are his walls blank? Add a little character with wall decals. There are plenty to choose from at hayneedle.com. You can pick anything, from a playful pattern to a heartwarming phrase.
- Windows need to be covered by more than Venetian blinds. Adding soft, gauzy draperies definitely says “A woman lives here.”
- Are the dog-eared magazines on his coffee table making you think about the doctor’s office and ruining a romantic night at home? Replace them with candles. Buy several hurricanes in multiple sizes. Add candles and arrange them creatively.
How do you give a room a feminine touch?