Guest Picks: Sophisticated Bedroom Finds for a Single Guy
No black-light posters, please. These bedroom furniture pieces and accessories offer grown-up style with a masculine flair
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I read an article a few months ago about a new niche group of clients for interior designers — single and divorced men looking to create more stylish living spaces. The standard-issue down comforter, Star Wars and Bob Marley posters, and thrift store sofas are being traded in for something a little more sophisticated. My own single brother asked for art for Christmas, so it looks like some growing up has happened. My mother and I recently set out to create a sophisticated and stylish bedroom for my bro, and here's what we came up with. — Sarah from The Estate of Things
Thom Filicia has a way with casual and modern rooms. This is a great example of the mix of neutral, muted tones in what I consider to be a masculine space.
I keep seeing the wool camp blanket over and over again. I love its homespun appeal mixed with a classic stripe.
The marriage of upholstery and wood on this bed will stand the test of time.
I'd like to use a classic hotel sham and sheet set that will pair well with any accent blanket as tastes change.
Stow away pillows, extra bedding or dirty clothes in this rattan trunk placed at the end of the bed.
I love the sculptural shape of this lamp. In a subtle way, it also mimics antlers. It will look great on a tall dresser as part of a vignette.
I like the graphic quality and the deep blue of this lunar poster.
Both functional and good looking, this fan has a beautiful and glossy deep blue base.
How can you go wrong with a classic bamboo shade in any space? These great-quality shades come in a multitude of widths and are at a great price point.
The neutral tones of this glass lamp makes it great as a bedside light. I'd opt for a pair.
This powerful seascape print belongs over the bed.
Here are a few more sculptural accessories for a shelf or table or for on top of a pile of books.
Your man can store his watch or other small accessories neatly in this beautiful bone box.
I like the straight lines and weathered finish on this chest.
This is an affordable option to cover a larger surface area in the bedroom. It will look great with a traditional over-dyed Persian rug layered over it for softness.
Buy a smaller Persian rug to layer over a large jute rug so that you can step out of bed onto a softer rug.
This second bedside table has shelves for a laptop, books or magazines.
Here's a graphic accent pillow for the bed.
Use a tufted chair for reading or sitting down to put on shoes.
Ideabook published on Dec. 31, 2012.
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