Ideas for a Male Bedroom

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A bachelor or young man needs a suave, sophisticated room to call his own. A well-designed male bedroom offers comfort and sanctuary to its owner and is inviting to guests.

Keeping the bedroom clean and free of clutter is the best way to improve the room, but the right colour palette and bedding choices are also important.

Storage Options

A well-designed closet provides most of the storage needed to keep clothing, sports gear and other items off of the floor. The experts at recommend installing a closet organisation system that fits your specific needs and wardrobe. For example, an older bachelor with a variety of high-quality suits will need a different closet system than a young man who wears nothing but T-shirts. If the space in your closet is not sufficient, purchase a few under-the-bed storage containers for more out-of-sight storage.

Colour Palette

Strong, masculine colours create the mood a man's bedroom needs. Darker tones of warm brown, grey-toned greens and blue-toned greys may seem dark but produce a very serious atmosphere in any bedroom, say the experts at House Beautiful. A minimalist modern look is also very popular for a man's bedroom, but care must be taken not to make the room too sterile. Off-white paint colours with yellow or red tones keep the room warm, and stainless steel furniture should be limited in bedrooms with predominantly white colour schemes.

High-Quality Linens

Soft, neutral-toned, high thread count bed linens are a crucial part of the male bedroom. Even young men will appreciate the comfort of better quality sheets and comforters. The Apartment Therapy website recommends a striped comforter in a colour that coordinates with the wall colour, or a bright white comforter paired with sheets featuring a bold graphic print.

Wall Art

Posters of rock stars or athletes may be appropriate for younger boys, but young men and adults require better wall art. The experts at say to keep any other colours in the room in mind while choosing art, such as dark furniture or bright red bedding. Framed prints of artwork containing some of the room's existing colours tie the design of the room together. Black and white prints of geometric landscapes add an elegant but masculine touch, or use large-scale posters of your favourite abstract art.