Everyone needs his or her own space to retreat to once in a while. You’ve heard of man caves and lady lairs, but you don’t have to default to these standard ideas to create a space for him. Instead, think about what your spouse likes and dislikes and create the perfect space for him to retreat to and relax.
Ask Him What He Wants
If you’re unsure of what to do, don’t be afraid to ask your husband or significant other what he wants. This is a surefire way to make sure you create the perfect space for him. The best part about asking what he wants is that you get him involved! However, if you don’t know where to start, you can always start with the basics to create his retreat.
Start with Color
Color plays a huge part in every room, making it the perfect place to start. Observe your surroundings to gather inspiration and choose a particular color scheme. Keep it simple, serene, and masculine. Going the monochromatic route is a great way to guarantee a well-designed space for him.
Add Layers and Textures
If you go for a simple monochromatic color scheme, you can make the room more interesting and dynamic. Whether you add texture through wallpaper or modern geometric patterns, it’s important to add all these layers to the room. You can even add texture with artwork, wood, and fabric. Whatever you decide to do, have fun with this step and makes sure to let your spouse in on the overall design.
Embellishments are like the icing on the cake. They are absolutely essential to any room design. Embellishments tie the room together and make the space. Add molding for dimension or a rustic bookcase to add character. Also, make sure the embellishments you use go with the room. Depending on your spouses’ intention for the space, the style and embellishments should go with his overall design and plan for utilizing the room.
Let Him Take Charge
You don’t have to tackle this project by yourself. Let your man take charge and give him the freedom to create his own space in the house. Depending on his personal tastes and style, he might have a specific idea in mind. This is the best way to ensure that he creates the perfect space for him and it also gives him a project to work on, which is a great way to relax and let off steam.
Bonus: Make it a Surprise
You most likely know your partner fairly well, so you know what he would want from the space you are trying to create for him. Instead of asking him what he would like, make it a surprise and create the space yourself. Not only is this a great present, but it’s the perfect way to show him you care.