I’ve long had a thing for leather headboards (especially the visually rich cognac and brown varieties), so when this photo was published in the most recent Lonny, the love affair was ignited all over again. And then, Julie over at Julip MADE published a great round-up of masculine bedrooms, and it was decided: I’m definitely drawn to clean, masculine rooms versus ornately decorated or overly feminine ones. Maybe this is Joe’s influence — it’ll be a cold day in hell before I could ever decorate our bedroom with pink accents!
For me, there’s something about the balance of beautiful, crisp linens, with a strong, dark wall or a sturdy headboard. The masculine bedroom can be at once spa-like, romantic, cozy, or even ethnically influenced, based on whatever accents and patterns are chosen. I think it’s also important that the room get good natural light, so it’s not too cavernous. I love elements of each of these rooms…
…and I for sure could live in the last three!
When it comes to design, what masculine elements are you drawn to?