Masculine bedding options are having a great decorating moment!
Guys have it rough when they’re trying to do a little interior design, don’t they? At best, most interior design companies seem to think that men just want a “man cave” as their bedroom. At worst, tasteful yet masculine bedding doesn’t even make an appearance on store rosters. It’s true; being a man and keeping a stylish home is pretty tricky.
While it can be difficult to find bedding that is manly yet elegant, it’s not impossible. If you’re looking for new bedding that isn’t emasculating or plain, these options below can be a good pick.
Solid Color Bedding Sets
When in doubt, the easiest way to turn any bed setup into masculine bedding is to choose solid colors like navy, black, and white. If you choose this, you can expect your bedding to match any type of decorations you have.
It’s important to emphasize that simple doesn’t have to be boring. Single color bedding sheet sets are excellent for adding a bold splash of color, or for working with eclectic styles that are hard to coordinate with. That’s why most interior designers view this as a “safe” option.
For example, this solid green bedding has a woodsy, outdoorsy vibe that would work well in a wide range of different men’s rooms. It can work for a hunting enthusiast’s bedroom just as well as it could for a bedroom that’s outfitted with fantasy-themed artwork. And, if you are a fan of the collegiate look, it’d still work well.
Striped Bedding Sets
Another longtime mainstay among manly bedding options is striped bedding. Striped sheets are stately and work with a very nice array of different themes as well. Fans who love “country club” styling, nautical themes, and classically sporty setups will find stripes to be particularly endearing.
If you choose to go for striped bedding, you should try to match the boldness of the stripes with the type of mood you want the room to have. If you’re going for an oceanic room, these light beige stripes will help bring a beachy touch to your bachelor pad.
Sports Team Bedding Sets
If you’re on the younger side and love cheering on your favorite pro athletes, then there’s nothing wrong with getting bedding that’s made in the theme of your favorite sports team. Though this option is often relegated to teen rooms, older men are now starting to use it as a way to add an urban touch to their rooms.
A good way to add a little extra “pop” of color to your room is to add a bedding set featuring a team with bright colors. For example, this NCAA bedding set works well as a statement piece and focal point for any room. However, you’d need to select your accessories wisely if you go this route.
Plaid Bedding Sets
Oh, plaid! Is there anything that is more masculine than having a plaid bedspread? It’s the easiest way to channel your inner lumberjack while still keeping things classy. It’s been a staple in almost every home design magazine for years, and is considered to be a must if you’re a fan of rustic decor.
The best part about plaid is that it is a reliable way to add a splash of color without rocking the boat too much. In other words, plaid bedding sets like this one are an excellent way to add a masculine touch in an otherwise plain room.
Nautical Themed Bedding
Most masculine bedding will be modeled after a particular theme or just centered around a specific color. One of the more popular choices for men who want an upscale look to their home is to get marine-themed bedsets—much like what one would expect to see in a Martha’s Vineyard home.
Contrary to popular belief, “nautical theme” and “striped” aren’t synonymous. This unique nautical bedding set features antique-style ship drawing and a light blue theme.
While we’re on the topic of masculine bedding concepts, let’s talk about some of the other options that people have chosen to get a masculine bedroom concept in the works. One of the newer options that’s gained traction in recent years is gridded bedding.
Grids offer a modern, slightly artsy take on typical bedding. It’s a good choice for people who prefer a stark look to their home that has just the slightest bit of flair to your option. This gridded bedding set is a great look for a “geeky” bed.
If you’re looking for something that works with a rustic bedroom theme, your options are a little more limited than most designers would want to admit. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t add some Western flair to your bedroom.
Guys who want to add a little cowboy to their bedroom should look for Western patterns in rich browns, golds, and reds. This helps bring an overall theme focused on woods, wildlife, and maybe a little desert style into play. We strongly suggest this theme if you have darker woods like mahogany or cherry in your home.
Being a fan of masculine home decor isn’t easy these days, but that doesn’t mean that you need to feel like you’re out of options. There are plenty of manly bedding options to choose from, each of which can be turned into a different motif.
If you want to have a room that truly pops, you need to take a look at the decorations and wood stylings that you currently have at your home. From there, you can usually get a good idea of what type of bedding you should choose.