Just because you're all grown up doesn't mean you don't still harbor a hankering for feminine flourishes. The trick is finding a way to use them without alienating the men in the house.
Make It Work:
• A powder room is the best place to try a floral wallpaper that might be overkill in a room where you spend more time. You could take the look even further with floral curtains.
• Try a yin-yang approach: Pale pink walls make a tasteful backdrop for a dining room or bedroom decorated in masculine tones of gray or brown. The contrast is certain to keep everyone happy.
• Dial up the size to avoid ditziness. Big, bold flowers read more as an overall pattern than a specifically feminine motif. Try them in an area rug or bedspread or as framed art.