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Say Manly And Mean It

By Abbie Osborne-Wilson

Has your home become almost feminine in the look of the decor? Over time it happens, the light colors, lace on the curtains, and flowered borders are everywhere. But men can decorate and inspire the current decor in your home quick and easy. Men need and deserve that little place that they can call their own that excludes the garage. Nothing is wrong with the garage for tinkering and stuff but men want to be able to relax in a room that is free from feminine decor. Here are some tips to make your home more for a man.

Turn up the color by adding a rustic red or another deep bright color to your decor. It’s not always about soft warm colors that usually indicate that a woman has decorated the room. The rustic red color can be handy when it comes to giving enough light to the room but not allowing it to be too bright. Floral prints are out.

When it comes time to choose your furniture you want to find pieces that are oversized and with soft fabric covering them. At least one piece of your furniture should recline so you can relax and enjoy your day. Don’t use bright colors that are flashy. Keep light at a minimum.

It’s important to have the right lighting for your room and that means that you should add track lighting. This reduces glare and it is comfortable. You may want to add a couple of floor lamps. You must add some end tables and a coffee table to your room. You want to keep the decorations simple though. Add such things as picture frames with the same type of wood. You don’t want or need too many textures going in your room.

Art should be minimal. For art, use some simple photos of family and friends. Put these in wooden frames that complement you color scheme. If there is a particular hobby or interest the man pursues, work this in to the art scheme also. Miniature boats, small nature statues and, various pieces of sports memorabilia can be found at very reasonable prices and fit in great. While slightly more expensive, a very neat idea for this kind of room is a family crest. Many websites specialize in the creation of or search for family crests.

You want to add a great looking entertainment center as your focal point of your room. You can purchase these in different shades of wood as well as metal frames. Add to it the ultimate surround sound system and you are well on your way to having the best set up in a man’s room.

If you will be the host for this years’ Super Bowl you want to make sure that your carpet can handle this much traffic.

Protect your carpet by choosing a masculine area rug. Look for something in a solid, dark color or manly stripes. This rug keeps carpet from getting ruined when accidents happen. It can also help to tie together color schemes and manly themes. No masculine room is complete without a great rug to tie it all together.

Discover where masculine home decorating experts do their shopping for rugs, and discover their favorite flokati rugs.

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