“You want to avoid the catalogue bachelor-pad look where everything blends together to look like a showroom. It’s okay for your home to be practical, but it also needs personality. Avoid bedroom sets where the bedframe, side tables and dressers all match. If you want a streamlined look, it can be easily created with bedroom furniture bought from different places, but in the same wood finish. Then, try to balance heavy and light furniture. For instance, if you have a platform bed that sits on the ground, balance it out with side tables that have slender legs.
“When deciding on a wall colour, classic neutral palettes such as black and white work well in any masculine space – a dark panelled wall is an easy way to create a members-club feel in your bedroom. Farrow & Ball’s Railings paint is a fantastic deep blue-black hue that’s ideal to pair with matte metallic accessories, like brass or gold. Masculine design is all about clean lines and sharp edges, as opposed to the curves and colours of more feminine styles. Geometric patterns on textiles and accessories allow you to weave that aesthetic throughout your bedroom; in particular, print cushions and throws will add interest to a minimalist space.
“Leather furniture and accessories will add an element of luxury. If you have the space, large pieces like a Chesterfield sofa or side chairs are good anchor pieces for a masculine bedroom and will bring a timeless, classic feel that can be built on with various textures, accessories and art.” – Sophie Lewis, interior designer, Husoe Home