One of the tips offered by Richard Mishaan of Richard Mishaan Design for men when decorating their home is to not be afraid to display their “treasures.” What Mishaan is getting at when he mentions “treasures” are things that men have collected during their trips and travels as souvenirs or presents. Richard Mishaan admits that they might not necessarily blend or fit with the other decor but that you should go ahead and lay it out there anyways. Mishaan says that putting your treasures out there will make for great conversation starters and may give your interior space a really unique and one a kind look.
Another interior design and decor tip for men from a different interior designer is to not only use black, gray or white colors. Many men associate these colors with masculinity and often forego the use of lighter and brighter colors. This can create a bland and dreary atmosphere. It is okay to use blacks, whites, grays and browns but they should not be the only color in a room. Try to use lighter tones of these colors or add some blues or reds to give a room some color and vitality. For some inspiration, here is how traditionally masculine colors can be combined with vibrant colors to create eye popping designs.
Men also have a tendency to display rough wood or unpolished lumber in places such as finished basements, recreation rooms or man caves. One designer says that this leads to a feeling of being in a barn or a timber mill. Paint the wood and polish it to create more of a modern feel. Add carpets and some tile flooring to make it seem less like a barn or sawmill and more like a home. Home is where the heart is, and Mishaan is sure to emphasize a modern and comfortable style that works for all.
Richard Mishaan is the founder of the interior design firm, Richard Mishaan Design. Mr. Mishaan was born in the South American nation of Columbia. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from New York University and also studied at the Columbia University School of Architecture in New York City.
Mr. Mishaan has published two books on interior design and decor. His first book was called Modern Luxury and his second book is titled Artfully Modern. Richard Mishaan is considered to be an expert in combining modern decor with luxury. He has been working as a designer with Richard Mishaan Design for over 25 years now.
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