Gender Differences and Decorating

Gender Differences and Decorating

Rebecca Orlov
May 6, 2009
Here's the BEFORE space.
When it comes to gender differences in decorating a home, a lot can be said and Apartment Therapy has covered it for you. During the recent episode of The Simpsons, the funny family moves to Waverly Hills and rents an oh so small 50 square foot apartment solely to prove residence so the kids can attend school in the exclusive district. What made us smile was to see how each parent chose to decorate the small space. Check out the (very) different design ideas from Homer and Marge after the jump.

Marge's AFTER

We *love" Marge's use of this small space. She really utilized the footprint by creating zones in the room. She also introduced neutral wall tones mixed with colorful accents, like the patterned purple rug which compliments the artwork. A common view about women is their wonderful attention to detail and we think Marge has got it - well done!

Homer's AFTER
Homer's space is, well, pretty much a man cave. We couldn't help but smile at his make-shift tv stand comprised of cinder blocks. Hey, if anything he's resourceful like a lot of men! Very simple furniture (even if it is deflatable), a neon beer sign and a video gaming system completes the look. Men often want functional and simple pieces in a space.

Everyone and every couple is different and we hope you found this a fun and kitschy way to laugh and reflect on gender differences. We especially hope you checked out the expressions on both of their faces when viewing what the other person had done by way of decor. Priceless!

Check out other TV shows that inspire design ideas from Apartment Therapy:

(Image: The Simpsons / Waverly Hills 9021-D'0h episode via Hulu)

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