It’s time for one of my favorite kinds of posts – another room reveal! In fact, this is the one bedroom in our home I haven’t shown at all yet. It’s the room we keep for our son, so if you’ve ever looked for a young man’s bedroom decor ideas, this one’s for you. There’s also a complete source list with links at the end of the post.
My challenge for this room was to ensure it was masculine enough to work for my son, but since he has his own apartment and doesn’t actually live here, I also wanted the room to fit the style of the rest of our home. That meant traditional fabrics and pattern mixes, accessorized with antique pieces and capped off with a little edgy touch.
The primary furniture pieces are dark woods, from the cherry sleigh bed to the burled wood nightstands. I’ll probably add lamps some time soon, but for now the tall bronzy candlesticks make a nice bedside impact.
I love to use menswear fabrics in masculine rooms, but to keep if from getting stuffy and to add a hint of a younger edge, I added the cheetah print pillow which becomes a key focal point.
The casement bookcase is a favorite piece of mine, which shows up in other parts of our home in slightly different versions. (You can see it used in our French Country study, a much more feminine space, and I have another version in the basement, as well.)
An antique chair is tucked in the corner, which was completely rescued from the vintage mess it was when I found it. You can read my post about that transformation. The French lines of the chair are balanced by the tweed pillow and animal print throw.
On an empty wall I put a dimensional arrangement, something I like to do for added interest. The chippy shelf provides display space, while taking up very little room.
The centerpiece print is a camel paisley in a soft sateen, which plays well off the solid cream sheets and guncheck pillow cases. I used beige linen drapery panels for a subtle window covering.
A small TV is mounted on the wall, certainly not hidden but as streamlined as possible.
The warm toned bronze of the painted candlesticks works well with this room – I have the same ones in silver that I keep in our den. They’ve all wound up in my table settings at one time or another.
Below you can see the vintage suitcase that sits at the foot of the bed. I love the way it works with this space.
The thing that held up the completion of this room was, oddly enough, the artwork over the bed. I was looking around for a while and finally found these wonderful vintage maps of parts of France. The mix of these bold pieces with the cheetah pillow is what really gives this room it’s essential identity.
If you’d like to look at some of our other bedrooms, you can find the guest room here and peek at my daughter’s room here. For more young man’s bedroom decor ideas, you might also like to see my son’s bedroom in his own apartment. Stay tuned for some upcoming tweaks to our master bedroom, as well!
Source List – Click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. (This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)
- Sleigh Bed
- Paisley euro shams
- Paisley comforter
- Houndstooth pillowcases
- Sateen solid sheets
- Leopard throw pillow
- Linen drapery panels
- Tweed pillow on chair
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