Gender-neutral doesn’t just apply to children and nurseries. Couples who have recently moved in together can have the same conundrum when trying to suit a bedroom to appease both people. In a master bedroom, often one person’s style can overshadow the other (especially if either you have moved into your partner’s house or vice versa). Some couples are fortunate and have tastes that are similar, however they don’t say opposites attract for no reason!
Achieving the right blend between masculine and feminine elements and accommodating contrasting tastes is hard. So to create a master bedroom you BOTH can enjoy, check out these helpful tips on designing a gender-neutral master bedroom!
A Base to Build On
When it comes to the foundation, simplicity in the best place to begin. Choose furniture with clean lines and a neutral, colour palate. You can never go wrong with white – it is the Switzerland of colours. Grey, browns and woods also lend themselves really well to both masculine and feminine styling. Try finding a wood you both like. If one person prefers dark wood, while the another prefers light, compromise and meet somewhere in the middle. Metals, silver or gold are also a great neutral option – just make sure any design isn’t too much for either person.
Add Masculine and Feminine Accents
Once your neutral base foundation is laid, you can have fun building on top of it. Together select accent colours to complement or contrast each other. Blue, green, yellow or red are beautiful and can give you either a cool or warm palate. A dash of pink and black or whatever your favourite colours might be will really add some pop. Everyone can enjoy flowers and they add a nice feminine touch. Try to bring in texture and patterns in your choice of rugs, throws, cushions and curtains. This will really balance a space out. Adding items that are a blend of masculine and feminine is perfect – a quilt or rug in a more masculine colour, but with a more feminine pattern will really harmonise a master bedroom.
Your room should reflect who you are, so make sure to add items that showcase each of your personalities. Photos and keepsakes, travel tokens, books, magazines and little knick-knacks (like a cool vintage toy or machine part) will help to personalise the space. Also try to avoid having the side tables look like mirror images. Give each other the freedom to personalise your own side of the bed with the items you need on hand and that mean something to you individually.