Considering we spend about one third of our lives sleeping, it makes perfect sense to me, to take the time to create a bedroom environment that you are comfortable and relaxed in. Bedrooms can range from simple to complex, depending on what other necessities may be included in the space: desk, dressing area, reading area, tv, free standing wardrobes etc. I am the first one to encourage my clients to embrace their love of colour when we discuss their new interior, however there is a slight exception when considering their sleeping quarters. Promoting a good night’s sleep is always a high priority when designing a bedroom. Taking colour psychology into account, I generally recommend steering away from anything too vibrant (particularly on the walls) that will stimulate the mind. That said, introduced cleverly, pops of your favourite colours can be used in different ways. A bedroom is also a reflection of your personality and is unique to each individual. Creating a comfortable space to sleep in shouldn’t be underestimated. It is somewhere to take shelter at night and a launch pad for a new day each morning.
Here are some handsome, masculine bedrooms I’ve found in my web travels, including a man cave bedroom I decorated for one of my clients. If you are looking for some further inspiration, check out my DMC ‘sleeping quarters’ pinboard on Pinterest.
If you are not ready to take the plunge with new bedding that is too colourful, the best way is to keep the basic items neutral. Purchase a bedspread in a safe, block colour like grey, navy or black, then brighten things up with pillowcases, cushions, blankets, lamps and artwork. This way, when you get tired of the colour or pattern combination, it’s easy to update the smaller items. When that time comes, cushions and blankets can be shifted around in your home and take a new spot on your sofa. Overheating or being too cold in bed is a common issue for many men. To save the day, check out the clever sheeting range for optimal sleeping temperature. It’s made from a fabric developed for NASA. Now that’s pretty cool.