We can appreciate the popularity of modern feminine interior design, but what is it really? Here is a small roundup of what modern feminine decor means to us here at Si & Oui.
CHOOSE PIECES WITH COOL CURVES
Rounded shapes and smooth lines are the way to go for a softer space. We believe shape and material is far more important than colour in a feminine space. Ultimately you are trying to achieve a feeling, so pick pieces that ooze femininity for you.
KEEP CONTRAST IN MIND
Variety adds visual interest, so for every soft element, add something strong. The goal is to strike a balance, use a mix of many materials – hard with soft, shiny with matte, and smooth with coarse. Glass is a great way to add sparkle and the illusion of space. Glass also enhances a feminine room by reflecting colour, pattern and light beautifully.
DON’T FEAR FLORALS
We are not biased with florals, we love them all in small doses. If you opt for big blooms, use them in one place and make it the focal point for the room. Smaller floral tend to remind us of our grandmother, but they do not need to be old fashioned. The trick is not to let them get lost amongst strong furniture. Smaller florals should live in calm subdued space. If florals are not your thing, a loose interpretation of one might be the place to start.
OPT FOR PLAYFUL PAIRINGS
Sculpture, art, and accessories should all represented heavily in feminine spaces. Like with fashion, a room should be accessorized and include layers of complementary pieces.
EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN
New trends are exciting when you allow yourself to go outside of your comfort zone. Feminine design and decor has been around for centuries but if it is new to you, it can be intimidating. If a piece you like stands the test of time, we think it is worth investing in. Trends come and go but spending on items that have been popular for decades is a sure fire start to design and decor success. If embracing the unknown is just too tough, try getting help visualizing your space with a 3D rendering like the one available in package 2 by Si & Oui.