Guy looking for painting/decorating advice.
February 28, 2011 6:47 PM Subscribe
Just bought my first home! Looking for resources for masculine painting and decorating examples/tips. I have scanned through the old posts on decorating/painting and have found them either too feminine or with old/broken links.
posted by Stryke11 to home & garden (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I am a single guy who just turned 30. I am just about finished with the process of buying my first home, and thought it would be neat to paint some rooms (specifically the master bedroom and living room) something other than the ubiquitous off-white. I have been looking for resources on cool painting ideas (and eventually decorating) but mostly what I see is intended for a more female audience.
Google images has actually been more helpful for me than the websites and books I have seen. I liked a medium gray for the bedroom and a chocolate brown for the living room but was told darker colors drain light from a room, however the lighter, pastel versions are NOT what I am going for. I am a typical guy and have no design sensibilities whatsoever except for what I think is "cool", but because I'm an adult and don't intend to be single forever I recognize having something that's generally considered attractive by the rest of society would be best, without veering into the Martha Stewart and questioning my orientation looks so popular on HGTV and such.
So, now after the long exposition, anyone have suggestions for a painting/design/decorating book/website geared toward someone like me? Or even feedback from your own lives on using darker more masculine colors in a room and how it worked for you?