How to Achieve Feminine Minimalism

There is a trend that is up and coming and is surely taking over for women. It’s called feminine minimalism. This trend is all about taking minimalism which typically has masculine tones and is seen in men’s homes and switching it up to look classy, elegant, and girly. We are calling it feminine minimalism. If you want to join us on this feminine minimalism train, hop on and continue reading!




Minimalism itself is very simple and “minimal,” so go for more whites and grays when picking out paint colors and color schemes. To turn it into feminine minimalism, add in a soft blush pink. Also light and bright color palettes give off a very airy, but womanly feel. Simplifying your color palette will show off a more mature side in your home decor.




When it comes to hardware, silver shows off a “harder” side. It is much more masculine. We suggest going for gold and brass hardware. It will definitely soften the necessary metals in each room. We also believe brass items tend to add a touch of glamour and luxury. This makes it very girly and totally worth it.




The feminine touch can come in when you look at the doors and the moulding in each room. Yes, it’s supposed to be simple, but you can still have girly moulding and have it look simple. Just try not to make it too busy.




Make sure to include some feminine textures. Certain textures can either make or break a room. When planning for feminine touches, you want items that are going to be cozy and soft. We suggest a shag accent rug, some fur accent pillows, or a wool throw in a pastel. Don’t be afraid to throw in some sequins or velvet for a touch of glam. As long as it is a solid color, it shouldn’t be too overwhelming for minimalism.




Minimalism is thought of with many angles and sharp points, but sharp points and strict corners actually bring in negative energy. We obviously want to stay away from things of that nature and help bring in positive energy, so take away all those right angles and bring in curvy decor. Use circular furniture/decor items to soften up that masculine harshness. Keep circles in mind and a roundabout attitude when shopping! It may take time to find some of these pieces. (See what we did there…)




Don’t be afraid to use pink! Pink decor pieces mixed with a bit of mid-century furnishings is never too girly. It works and comes off being calmly feminine. Throw in some marble as well if you’d like! Marble tends to add a sort of elegant flair.

We hope our little guide helps and leads you to achieving the perfect feminine minimalism you are wanting!


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The Couple’s Guide to Decorating a Place Together

If you’ve decided to take the leap and move in with your significant other, you might be worried that you’ll have to start over when it comes to your new home’s décor. Mixing styles and tastes can be tricky, especially if you gravitate toward more delicate, feminine pieces while your partner prefers a more streamlined or traditionally masculine aesthetic. Don’t fret! Our tips below will help you seamlessly combine the two styles!



First, go dramatic with paint! If you are contributing the majority of the furniture and décor pieces, temper their ladylike vibes with a deep, dramatic paint color. The saturated shade will balance any delicate details in your existing pieces and make the unexpected pairing more gender-neutral.



Next, remember to mix your patterns. If you find your accent pillows, rugs, and throw blankets all feature more feminine patterns like Greek keys, leopard print, chevron, or trellis motifs, add in some more neutral pieces to create a diverse mix. Wide stripes, houndstooth, pinstripes, and check are all unbiased patterns and are often seen in men’s suiting and fashion.



We also suggest to bring in deep woods. Add small furniture and accent pieces in dark wood tones to balance out the more precious aspects of gilded touches, plush upholstery, and delicate details. Just one heavy, substantial piece like an oversized coffee table or nightstand will temper the softer aspects of a room full of more feminine pieces.



You must also balance your bright hues. Do you have a purple chair you can’t bare to part with or a turquoise rug you badly want to make work? No problem! Just be sure to offset saturated pieces with some more muted items to prevent your space from skewing too girly.



Potentially the easiest way to toughen up feminine décor is with a dash of black in the form of furniture, art, paint, or accessories. Whatever you choose, incorporating a few ebony-colored elements will create a more gender-neutral space. Just add a touch of black!



Lastly, you must balance the line! Sculptural items with more extreme angles and lines are a great way to counteract the softness seen in ladylike furniture. Have an overstuffed sofa with gentle curves? Pair it with an inexpensive side table that has more architectural details, or pull up some angular dining chairs to a white marble table to create a striking balance between soft and hard.

Our biggest tip, though, is cooperate, listen, and be ready for some compromising! (You might just have to incorporate a life-size storm trooper into your living room decor.)


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