The first thing that comes to mind when they think of a “guy’s” room is that there’s no design while having a mix of dull colours with a more functional design rather than something that has an identity. Based on what most people think, the stereotypical guy’s room will have furniture that hasn’t been maintained in years, accessories that don’t seem to fit the picture, and no personality on the walls and ceilings other than having a big television. But we all know that this isn’t true for disciplined men.
In reality, this misconception of what a man’s room might look like isn’t entirely accurate and, quite frankly, fair to a lot of mature and disciplined men. We can’t deny that interior design has always been geared towards women, but that doesn’t mean that men can’t benefit from having a stylish and modern home.
Maintaining cleanliness and a sense of identity in having a sleek, classy, and masculine home rather than a rundown warehouse is what separates men from boys. Contrary to what most people think, having a male living space is more than just having posters of your favourite basketball player and a few classy furniture.
But before you start planning out your home’s design, it’s crucial that you don’t finalize your plans without any professional supervision. There’s no hurt in consulting an interior design firm on your projects. Not only will this help expedite the design process, but this will also help ensure that your home is functional while being aesthetically pleasing.
Masculine Elements and Patterns
Fortunately, there are essential elements of modern design that can evoke masculinity and class. Here’s what you’ll need to know.
Although, if you’re a guy, you’re probably not that fond of butterflies and flowers (good on you if you do, though!) as patterns. Having strong patterns with sharp edges and sleek lines is generally defined as masculine, while bright colours and free-flowing curves tend to be associated with feminine styles.
Another great way of having a patterned look is getting some North African (especially Moroccan) rugs that use neutral colours with a beige, grey, or black palette. Rugs give a classic cultural appeal, which is an excellent choice for men’s rooms that want to draw eyes to more patterns.
The scale of the pattern will usually add a fair amount of interest to your room. You won’t necessarily need a lot of designs, as it might be a bit too hard on the eyes. Overall, it’s important to keep things simple while not sacrificing masculine patterns.
Mixture of Textures
A part of your interior design is being to feel and “touch” with your eyes. Usually, masculine textures will have a sleek, smooth, hard, and sometimes weathered design. Are you looking for a more natural look? Rough stones and bricks can add a more rustic and “rough” look instead of the smooth and sleek characteristics of most modern designs.
Having a mixture of textures in your room can give your room a good amount of depth. Want a more professional tone? Oxidized metal is an excellent choice for kitchens. Do you want to have a cosier atmosphere? Smooth wooden surfaces can add a fair amount of texture.
When in doubt of the texture that you should pick for your designs, you can never go wrong with leather. Whether you’re designing your husband’s room, or you’re the type of person who just loves a warm and classy style, then leather will always be a go-to material. Leather, as a material, is also known for being a masculine material. So if you’re trying to evoke a warm atmosphere, this is for you.
There’s a reason why leather has been used for various types of furniture and equipment: it’s durable and long-lasting. On average, leather furniture will often have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years, which is longer than most market materials. You might have to spend more on leather furniture than just your usual wooden or metal furniture.
The Right Accessories
There are a plethora of accessories that are considered classy and manly. It’s important to note that any object that you have in your home should also complement and blend in with the materials used for your appliances. If you want to add a bit of depth to your home, having shelves that are filled with books can help bring your room to life.
You can also add some accessories that you typically associate with your hobbies. Do you like going hunting? You can hang a rifle on one of your walls. Want to show a family heirloom? That might go well with your home’s fireplace.
Overall, there are near-infinite ways of gearing your interior design to have a more masculine look. While these elements can help you get to that end, it’s still important that you consult professionals on this matter. Ultimately, your room’s design should reflect your identity and personality. Most importantly, have fun while you’re doing it!