Has spending too much time at home lately made you crave a girly bedroom, office or den? A place where you can feel beautiful and surrounded by beautiful things? Are you afraid you may go overboard with pink and floral; resulting in a room that looks like your grandmother’s living room? Below are guidelines to follow to create your perfect feminine retreat.
Start by selecting your wall color. A fresh pink rose or lilac purple are beautiful feminine colors. Does that feel too risky? Start with a gray that compliments feminine accent colors. The wall color will set the tone for your room. Not sure what color you want? Look through magazines, browse Pinterest and really observe the pictures of rooms that attract you. Remember what you like about the look and feel of the room. Take a closer look at the wall colors in the pictures. Choosing a color can be overwhelming for most, especially if you are going out on a limb. An empty freshly painted space can create anxiousness for most people. Keep in mind that once the furnishings and accessories are added, you’ll love the space. Also, remember paint color is the easiest thing to change. If you want to play it safe, choose a softer/lighter shade of a flirty color.
Select furniture with simplistic lines and sexy curves. A tailored look will achieve turning your feminine room into reality. Stay away from anything highly ornamental. Elaborate decoration will become overwhelming and busy. Make your furniture selections based on your mood towards the item. This is your space, your room. You should love everything about it, right down to the hardware on your desk.
Fabrics in this space should be simplistically beautiful. Keep drapery straightforward; this is where you really want tailored style to come into play. For upholstery choose fabrics that feel comfortable and supple. Add a fun girly print fabric to a desk or occasional chair, such as an animal print. Mostly select neutral fabrics that feel supple and have interesting textures. Pillows require the least amount of fabric. If you are going to splurge, do this by selecting luxurious accent pillows. A round bolster pillow looks great and can also be used as an armrest or lumbar pillow.
When selecting accessories think quality, not quantity. Add a couple of glitzy pieces, such as an acrylic lamp or a crystal vase. Fresh flowers should always accompany a feminine room. Orchids are great because of the availability in color. They are also easy to keep alive. Keep all of your senses cheerful. Add a candle in your favorite scent. The soft glow of candlelight will provide a soothing, restful glow.
Next, splurge on an area rug! Choose a neutral cozy rug. The higher the pile the better (referring to the fiber/yarn height). Don’t be afraid to splurge on the rug because how your bare feel feel can set your whole mood. You can start by browsing area rugs here. Since area rugs can be an investment, try our Virtual Shopping Experience where you can see your area rug in YOUR room before you buy.
Designing the perfect feminine sanctuary doesn’t have to be hard. Actually, it can be quite effortless as long as you listen to your instincts and choose items that bring you joy!