Father’s Day is just around the corner, and why not surprise your dad this year by redecorating his office space? Sure, it may seem time-consuming, but this long-term gift will make him feel extra special. When you walk into a room, the color and décor show you which member of the family the room belongs to. Each of us has a unique taste for aesthetics. If you’re planning to set up a space to appeal to a man, follow the tips and tricks below to help you create the perfect balance of comfort and modernity.
Color Choices for Men’s Office Spaces
Every man has different color preferences; however, evidence shows that warmer colors and earthen tones connect well with men and make them feel comfortable. In fact, colors that excite women and brighten up their moods don’t work the same way for men who might find the intensity of color disturbing and overwhelming.
An office space is an amalgamation of personal and public environments. You spend a great deal of time by yourself in the office, but you also share it with other workers from time to time. Because of this, you have to be careful of what colors you choose since they represent you and your judgement to others. The workspace also must be practical in nature, free from striking colors that might be distracting.
Many offices use greys and beiges. These colors are easy on the eyes and comfortable to look at. They provide a canvas for your thoughts and set the mood for work, communication, and productivity. Because a workspace can quickly become stressful if the pressure is excessive, a warm color palette can help by creating calmness. If his workspace is already grey, you can add accents of gold and bronze. Both colors liven up the atmosphere and add a modern look.
Straight-Patterned Furniture and Fixtures
Furniture is another important part of décor. When selecting furniture for a man’s office, make sure that it has straight lines and sharp edges. Pieces that are rounded appear more feminine and lack appeal to some men.
Though bright colors don’t appeal to men, sharp-edged furniture and fixtures do. Choose rugs and other functional elements for the room following the same pattern to create a truly contemporary look. Mix and match different textures—stone and unfinished wood, for example, since men love weathered surfaces.
Decorations and Accessories
Accessories are another aspect of interior décor that adds life to a room. Though natural and stone-based pieces are the safest choices for men, they are impersonal. Childhood pictures and souvenirs from their travels can add warmth and familiarity to the room. They also personalize the room and make the occupant feel at ease. When men are working hard in their offices, personal items can be a welcome distraction to help alleviate work stress.
Artworks and Paintings
While working, looking up to give one’s eyes a break is sometimes necessary. Paintings can provide something worthwhile to look at. An eye-catching stamen piece can completely transform the feel of the room and provide an excellent way to build depth. Choose a painting that complements the décor and adds value to the room at the same time. Art is the easiest way to lift the overall mood of the environment and add a reflective feel.
With the exception of a few elements that are truly feminine in nature, it is hard to define what a ‘masculine’ sense of design is. However, the tips discussed here provide general guidelines for designing men’s spaces. Creating a room that is modern, tasteful, and masculine at the same time is possible if you follow a few simple tips.