From Dear Designer’s inspiration files. A selection of bedrooms that will appeal to the men but are not without small feminine touches too…
An absolute favourite from Desire to Inspire. Love the felt clad walls and matching curtains, the leather studded headboard, the woollen blanket and the black piped bed linen. All completely masculine but then add a heavy brass carved lamp base, a gilt clock and some gorgeous red roses and the lady of the house is happy too.
It’s the studded leather headboard again. This time with a wood panelled wall, monogrammed bed linen and chrome reading lamps. The large artworks prevent the wood panelling from being too overpowering and the checked bed throw adds some pattern but its the piles of books on the bedside tables and the white roses that make this room so cosy and welcoming.
House to Home
Studs again! This time on a woollen headboard, with the plainest of bedside tables and a black lampshade. All male. But then add silk cushions, some subtle pattern and a mohair throw. Oh, and a dog wearing a love heart on his collar.
Grey panelled walls, venetian blind, dark wood, wool throw. Could be dull. But add a pleated silk lampshade and feminine retro dressing table stool and its anything but.
Love the large mirror instead of a headboard adding light to a dark grey room. Dark wood again and plain dark grey blinds but lifted by the lucite lamps with white shades and the pink cushion and flowers.
Another shade of grey. Painted brick walls, plain linen headboard, reading lamps and stripes. But, add white linen curtains, touches of gold and just one patterned cushion and voila!
Homes and Gardens
Pattern and a pretty blue on the wall prevent this one from being too manly.
Not too many feminine touches in this one but the tactile throw and the sheer white curtains help. Not sure what the stag horns above the bed symbolise? Any ideas?