This article was published on September 17th, 2018
The interior of your home says a lot about your personality. This is especially true with gay men, as being aesthetic doesn’t only happen on the Instagram feed and other social networks. Having a nicely decorated and styled home is important – not only for your own comfort (because you do feel the most comfortable when everything is just the way you want it to), but also because you want to wow others who come into your home. If styling your home is the next item on your to-do list, use these 10 tips for decorating your gay couple home:
1. Invest in new technology
Gay men love technology! Having the latest pieces of technology installed in your home will only make you more fashionable and cooler, but it also makes your house smarter and more efficient. Of course, this does cost a bit more, but having a smart home with the latest gadgets is really worth it. Make sure to have a new LCD smart TV and an enviable sound system. Other great smart home gadgets include and August lock to lock / unlock your door from your iPhone (great when your travelling), and a Nest cam as added security. Make the lighting in your home more energy efficient, fun, and controlled from your smartphone with Phillips Hue. Turn your home into the ultimate smart home with the wide range of products at TELUS stores and online.
2. Go minimal
As they say in the fashion industry – less is more, and it’s also true with homes too. This means you need to pay attention to the color palette of your home, and keep your furniture minimalistic. The best way to achieve this is by choosing monochromatic furniture and coloring your walls white. Also, choose an elegant yet simple coffee table and there you go. You can later on accessorize as much as you want.
3. Pop some colors
Even though keeping it minimalistic is the main idea, you should have the details pop some color into your home. Choosing cushions of different sizes or high-quality jute rug that match well to your furniture yet a bit more colorful might be a great step. If you find other details that you like and want to incorporate them into your home, feel free to, just make sure that the colors are complementary, and don’t overdo it.
4. Jungle time
A home without plants is not a home. This is why choosing nice and big plants and placing them around your home will give your home that deeper feel and a bit of a jungley effect that’s extremely popular nowadays. You can choose some of the most photogenic plants and the ones that are very minimalistic, such as the very popular Monstera plant. It will find its place in every interior. Keep your plants healthy with the Parrot Flower Power smart home technology from TELUS .
5. Go artsy on the walls
Since you don’t want your walls to be empty just like your love life in your teen years before you came out, you want to make them more interesting with a bit of art. The best way to make your home interesting and show that touch of yourself is by framing and hanging your favorite prints. This might be a great DIY project. You can also find several prints of the same style (such as black and white) and hang them in threes as it looks even more artsy.
6. Dust and polish
This goes beyond saying! Gay people are supposed to be very clean and really pay attention to the way their house looks, so make sure that you dust and polish regularly. If you happen not to have time to do this, nor your partner who lives with you, you can always find a house boy (or cleaning lady, let’s not be sexists here), who will do the job for you at a fair price.
7. Have a nice garden
If you happen to be one of the lucky ones and you have a nice garden, make the best of it. Making a small paradise in your house is a very interesting DIY project and there are so many options to choose from and many things that you could include. However, you should have a nice grill so that you can organize those amazing gay Lady Gaga barbeque parties.
8. Decorate for each holiday
Not all straight people (especially straight guys) understand the importance of holiday decorating, but there are the gays who decorate for basically anything, and we love them for that! Live up to these expectations and decorate nicely for every Christmas, Easter and Halloween. You can also go bigger and add Valentine’s Day on your list or Eurovision week if you’re from Europe. It really is a special feeling when you go to the house of a gay couple during holiday and seeing all these amazing decorations. A magical haven!
9. Accessorize all your rooms
Accessorizing with pillows, carpets and paintings is only booked for the living room, as it’s highly recommended to do so with other rooms as well, such as the bedroom or the bathroom. Mind that the bathroom is very important and placing artificial plants might make it even more appealing.
10. Use storage boxes
Finally, see whatever doesn’t match well with the rest of your interior, place them in a storage box and store them somewhere. It’s always for the best to get rid of something that’s just not meant to be there, regardless of how much you love it.
As you can see, it’s not very difficult to have a great home as a gay couple. After all, you will be feeling more comfortable and relaxed which will also reflect your bedroom skills!