Whether feminine and frilly or sleek and sophisticated, we women have a unique style that is all our own. Here are some of our favorite ways to let your feminine side show through – no matter what style of décor you prefer in your home – from the bling of classic glam to the minimalistic simplicity of modern.
A reflection of you
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest home of all? You will when you select the perfect mirror to reflect your good taste. Mirrors not only visually expand your space by tricking the eye into thinking the room is larger, they also reflect light, which makes it appear brighter and more open. Don’t be afraid to go big – a large mirror always makes a statement and can become a striking focal point (usually for a smaller investment than art on the same scale). Try grouping several of the same type of mirrors for a formal look or stacking them for greater impact that is anything but predictable.
Comfort is key
Sofas don’t have to be overstuffed to be comfortable. There’s something inherently feminine in pieces with a simpler silhouette and practical ease that breaks through stereotypes, like this Kirkland sofa from Bernhardt. Pair it with contemporary chairs for a more chic look. No matter what your style, we suggest that you find the perfect piece by trying it out for comfort in one of our showrooms before it arrives at your door.
Texture and color
Let’s face it; rugs are like jewelry for your floor. You can dress the same room up or down depending on how you anchor it, so we advocate having some fun with this playful piece! Layer in heavily textured shags for a glam touch. Add pops of bright color to match the season. Mix things up by veering away from tradition and selecting a stylized floral pattern for a modern twist that works in virtually any décor.
Show off your curves
Just as clothes look better with a few curves, graciously rounded lines add a soft touch to a room – even when they are executed on hard surfaces. Particularly when they are used in unexpected places – such as the graceful line on this Etienne upholstered chair from Thomasville, a sinuously curving couch, or a rounded armoire – curves can have a dramatic impact.
Don’t you love that giddy feeling you get when you are sipping a glass of fine champagne? Take inspiration from your favorite vintage and imbibe in effervescent pieces that feature circular patterns and bubbles, like the surface of this Just a Little Jazz accent table from Caracole, to add sparkle to a space.
When you just want to feel like you stepped into a fairytale, you don’t need over the top frills. (Unless you want classic glam appeal, then by all means – we say go for it with pieces that shine and sparkle!). For more tempered styles, you can soften the lines of a modern piece with some feminine touches. We love this Moderne bed’s upholstered headboard – particularly when you add a textured throw, curving nightstand or unstructured lighting to blend in the right amount of femininity.
No matter what your style, there’s always a way to let your feminine side show. Because that’s the beauty of being a woman – our style is whatever we want it to be!