Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

It's a Man's World; Last Week Clare Jobson Gave Lots of Advice on How to Create a Gorgeous Feminine Room So It's Only Fair That This Week She Evens Things Up

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

It's a Man's World; Last Week Clare Jobson Gave Lots of Advice on How to Create a Gorgeous Feminine Room So It's Only Fair That This Week She Evens Things Up

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TYPICAL masculine is usually a mix of neutral colours, simple materials and neat, straight lines. But I'd always suggest avoiding typical and opting for exceptional instead.

Using neutral colours and straightforward designs can be a great starting place but it's always important to give the room a touch of personality too. Here's how ... Following the basic 'masculine' ground rules given earlier, start with neutral walls in a clean, cream shade, paint three of the walls this colour and choose a rich chocolate brown shade for the last wall.

Cream, brown and black will make up the main colour palette for this look but a fourth colour like red or orange can be added to really make an impact in the room. This bright colour can be introduced by using accessories but be relatively cautious and only use in moderation.

Such a colour scheme will look great with dark oak laminate flooring. This will ooze sophistication and really make the chocolate tones on the brown wall stand out. …

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