Florals: They’re For Masculine People Too!

We think of florals and floral designs as being feminine, but who’s stopping masculine people from enjoying fresh floral home accents? Not us!

One might consider Pink and pink-toned colours feminine and blues masculine, but historically the opposite was true for a very long time. Only in the 20th century did we start presenting young girls with pink and young boys with blue. (Evans, G 2017 The Story of Colour: An Exploration of the Hidden Messages of the Spectrum; Pickering, J 2017 Business Insider) This means there’s plenty of room for masculine people to explore whatever interior trend they like, since most of the rules were only made up relatively recently anyway.

Actual Florals

First thing first, bring some real, actual flowers into the home! Of course, not all of us have an amazing green thumb. Artificial plants bring the look of nature into a space without the commitment of keeping a living organism alive. If you’re masculine and not ready to take a full plunge into flowers yet, look to non-flowering plants. This can be a stepping stone to actual flowers and florals. You might also discover that non-flowering plants are your perfect aesthetic. It’s all about starting a journey.



If You Can’t Give Up Those Blues

So maybe you’re not convinced that pinks are for you. Fair enough. That doesn’t mean you have to give up on florals, though! After all, flowers come in all kinds of colours themselves, so there’s plenty of room to express floral style throughout a spectrum of colours. If you just can’t give up that 20th century masculine look with blue hues, you can find that too.

Floral Cushion

Blue tones pair well with metallic accents (silver, gold, bronze, and copper all complement blue nicely). The above cushion is another good starting point if you’re just dipping your toes into floral style. You can move cushions around the home. Just throw them on the bed or sofa for comfort and style when you need them. Easy peasy.

Dining Tables are Easy

So maybe you’re not an interior styling pro. After all, we often act as if that’s a feminine thing as well. So if you’re interested in trying out florals, taking on interior styling at the same time might be two big steps all at once. So make it easy. Florals are simply great on your dining table.

florals tabletop

A cup of tea is something we all enjoy. Earl grey, citrus green, English breakfast, caffiene-free, summery fruity, the list can be endless. And as much as you might want to match the right tea cup (and book) to your tea, classic florals will always look good. With plenty of contemporary floral styles available these days, your coffee and tea set don’t have to look like hand-me-downs from grandma.

So there you have a few ideas to get you into florals if you’re a masculine person who previously thought that florals were out of your reach. What are you waiting for? Explore your style and start experimenting now!

Paige Riddiford is a writer and editor from NSW with a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Wollongong. When not writing, Paige is often found reading, baking cakes, playing video games, or binging whatever's new on Netflix.