Classy and affordable, these simple ways to decorate a man’s bedroom can help transform your living space.
If you want to decorate a room, these stylish men’s bedroom ideas will inspire you to create a relaxing and functional sanctuary. When designing a space, it can be a challenge to choose the right décor such as bedding, wall art, rugs and other accessories. While some guys may want a modern and sleek space, others might like a rustic and old-school masculine look.
Below, we’ll show you examples of trendy and modern bedrooms for guys. Classy and affordable, these simple ways to decorate a man’s bedroom can help transform your living space.
Cool Bedroom Décor Ideas For Men
Choose An Interior Design Style
The best way to ensure that your home matches your personality is to figure out your dream interior design style. Once you know what you like you’ll be able to make better design choices. The result is a cohesive aesthetic that doesn’t just look good, but makes you feel relaxed.
While an interior decorator can help with this, there are steps you can take on your own to determine which design style is your favourite. With several examples of masculine decorating ideas, the easiest way to create a cool space is to find designs you like and replicate the aesthetic.
You don’t need to reinvent the wheel when you can copy the look and feel of a place that you already like. Similar to getting a haircut at the barbershop, bring a photo you like to a furniture store and get the sales representatives to help you find the pieces you want.
You don’t have to buy the products for that particular store but these experts will educate you on brands, materials, manufacturing processes and crucial design features.
Pick A Colour Scheme
Once you’ve nailed down your preferred aesthetic, move on to colours. Manly interiors generally boast dark or neutral colour schemes: think black and white, grey, dark blue or beige.
The bedroom is where you rest and recharge, so we recommend colours that instil a sense of peace. In other words, don’t dismiss pastels just because you view them as “girly.” A soothing blue or dusty pink, for instance, can do wonders for your anxiety.
That being said, painting your entire bedroom pink can be overkill. Stick to neutrals for the walls and furniture, but use pops of colour to spice things up.
A pink comforter or throw pillow, some wall art in blue tones, an area rug in an earthy shade — you get the idea.
Invest In A Manly Bed Frame
For an upscale look, you’ll need to invest in high-quality luxury furniture brands that make durable, trendy and functional products. Perhaps you were able to get away with a floor mattress or folding bed in your early twenties. As you grow up, it’s time to upgrade. The sooner, the better. In the bedroom, your bed frame and mattress can make a difference in your comfort and sleep.
Having a double bed is a sign that you’re ready to welcome a significant other in your life and it’s something prospective dates will notice. Additionally, that bed needs to have a bed frame. It’s the universal sign that you have your life together, even when you don’t.
Solid wood or leather are great bed frame materials that fit most masculine interior designs. The bed is the central element of the room, so dress it up as best you can. If you went for an industrial vibe, a metal bed frame would work as well.
Shop around until you find something that perfectly matches the rest of your furniture. An important mistake to avoid is getting attached to one large piece of furniture and then trying to make everything else in your bedroom fit that particular design or look. Research and plan out your bedroom before making any major purchases.
Feature Manly Textures and Materials
Speaking of materials, they are crucial when it comes to creating a cool and modern interior. Avoid soft, plush objects and bet on a rugged, unpolished look.
We’ve already mentioned leather and wood, but there are other manly materials you can rely on to add texture to your bedroom. A concrete fireplace or an accent brick wall will take your bedroom from drab to fab with minimal effort.
Alternatively, keep things simple with matte wood panels or use accessories to bring more masculinity into the room. A bearskin rug might not be for everyone, but it’s the perfect accent piece for a rustic bedroom.
Shop For Cool Accessories
It doesn’t matter if you’re a minimalist or maximalist: everyone needs accessories. If not for décor purposes, then for practical reasons. A lamp or an alarm clock, for example, can be ornamental as well as functional.
You can take it a step further and adorn your bedroom with surprising pieces that bring the space to a whole new level of chic. A vintage leather chair, a funky bedside table, modern shelving, or scented candles can do wonders when it comes to ambience. Even better, you can find something for literally any budget.
If you love gadgets, invest in a light therapy lamp or a USB charging station. Trouble sleeping? Get a stylish white noise machine. There are plenty of small ways to make the bedroom even cosier without breaking the bank.
Get Nice Wall Art
Wall art lets you spice up your walls without painting. We’re not talking cheap-looking car posters here. Artsy prints, on the other hand, showcase your interests and help you come across as more cultured and mature.
Don’t fret: there’s no need to purchase an expensive oil painting if that’s not your style. Even a poster of your favourite movie will do, as long as it’s properly framed and hung. If you’re the creative type, put together a gallery wall. It adds whimsy to the room without sacrificing style.
Or, indulge your techy side and purchase a smart display in the shape of a window. You can hang it on your wall and pick between hundreds of landscapes, or change them regularly to fit your mood. These types of displays are more expensive, but they’re great if you’re looking to bring the outside world in.
Lay An Area Rug
Rugs add warmth to the bedroom. As much as you might love bare floors, an area rug gives your feet a soft landing on cold mornings, making it that much easier to get out of bed. It also enables you to add more colour and texture to the space.
Depending on how spacious your room is, you can get a larger, square rug to place under the bed or a couple of smaller rugs to place on each side of the bed. As for materials, synthetic rugs are more affordable and easier to clean. Rugs made from natural fibres are more long-lasting.
Decorating is fun, but furniture and accessories should also be practical. In other words, you have to think about storage. We tend to accumulate a ridiculous amount of stuff in a lifetime. Having where to put all that stuff helps you keep the chaos under control.
Maximise bedroom storage by getting a platform storage bed or a couple of ottomans. If you don’t have enough space for a sturdy wardrobe, a clothes rail is a swanky alternative. Cabinets and shelving units also work as long as they match the rest of your aesthetic.
Disorganisation can also make a room look smaller and less stylish so make sure to invest in quality storage that will declutter and maximise space.
Enjoy Natural Light
Ideally, your bedroom should be bathed in natural light during the mornings, so you can wake up naturally and soak up enough vitamin D to last you the whole day. Unfortunately, cramped apartments in urban areas don’t always pack such luxuries.
Still, make the most of the natural light you get by placing the bed closer to the window. Opt for light curtains and hang a mirror on the wall opposite the window to make the bedroom look brighter.
Artificial light is also important. Besides the overhead light, place a couple of lamps in strategic places to encourage a warm atmosphere.
Think About A Theme
While figuring out your preferred interior design style is important, you can bring things to a whole new level by choosing a theme for the room. If you’re willing to get creative about décor, your space will be both welcoming and unique.
Fitting décor themes for a masculine bedroom include mountain cabin, space, sports, travel, and photography. We’re sure you’ll be able to think of one that appeals to your taste.
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