home is a shared space for everyone in your family. Build a unique space for
each family member to call their own, regardless of how much square footage you
can spare. This edition of guide to creating shared spaces is geared toward a
masculine-inspired space for your partner. Somewhere he can go to relax,
recharge and partake in their favorite hobbies. Check out our tips!
WITH THE SPACE
space is unique to the layout and function of the room. Design the area to play
up to your partner’s hobbies and use of the room. Executing the space’s layout,
furniture and aesthetic around the purpose of the room will keep it clean and
bringing home the bacon also brings additional work to complete over the
weekend. Make sure the space is functional by reducing the clutter of paperwork
through storage. Try a shelving unit to keep things from piling on top of his
workspace. Style the room with minimal décor to add a personal touch that ties
together the main items like the desk. Add some entertaining features like a
bar cart or additional seating to play up the look of an office.
on the amount of space you have to work with, you can get as elaborate as you
want with a home office. Since the room is already finished, all you’ll need to
focus on is the wall color, furnishings and decor. In addition to a desk and
chair, create an escape from the daily grind by including an entertainment area
complete with TV, stand and seating. Make it comfortable with recliners, a
loveseat or sofa. Add wall art to reflect your style.
those of you working with less space, consider adding walls to create a private
office area where a desk can be set up. If tight on money, go with the rustic
look of unfinished walls, open pipes and unfinished ceilings. Sometimes the
most dingy areas can be enlivened with a coat of paint, throw rugs and new
media area that’s perfect for binge-watching, whether it’s sports programs,
documentaries or movies. If your partner looks forward to Sunday afternoons
during football season, make sure there is ample room to entertain guests. Pick
a sectional that offers comfort and is easy to clean in case of a bean
dip-related accident. Add throw pillows and an ottoman to create dimension
against the larger furniture piece.
your tailgate space is outdoors, select a style that will last year-long and in
all sorts of weather conditions. Add a fire pit to warm up your guests and your
partner on chilly evenings.
your partner’s space revolves around working with his hands and tinkering with
projects, storage is key. Décor tip: Use a counter-height dining table as a
work space to give him ample room to work at standing level while also
selecting a stylish addition.
Let his hobby be
the décor feature of the space. If he uses his workspace for wood-working, let
wood be a key feature of the space. Does he make music or use the space as an
art studio? Select beautiful pieces that will inspire his creativity.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Stylish (and Functional) Storage:
storage fixtures that add to the space and create proper flow. A bulky piece
might stifle the flow of light and will make the room look small. Use a more
open concept that will keep the room bright. If you are creating a media room,
a console will also add storage space. Style the space with knick knacks of his
hobbies and interests.
Ample Seating and Comfort:
on the type of space you are creating with your partner, select a style that
will offer a cozy feeling at the end of a long day. An accent chair or
sectional will provide comfort in any space you decide to make.
distinguish this space from the rest of the house, try incorporating heavier
accents like darker tones and industrial metals. However, stay away from the
classic styling of a masculine space by building it around bulky furniture
pieces. Optimize your space with open shelving and cozy elements like textiles
and floor rugs that complete the room.
deserves to have a space in their home where they can reflect and relax.
Converting an area of your space into a place where your partner can unwind and
partake in their hobbies will help your happy home. If you create a masculine
space for your partner using our tips and tricks, share it with us on Instagram by
using #MyAshleyHome to possibly be featured on our feed! For those of you who
need more interior design inspiration, check out our Pinterest.