Manly Living Room
We continue rounding up the ideas for those who are designing a man cave, and today we’ll see the most stylish ideas for manly living rooms. The most popular styles for such spaces are industrial, minimalist, art deco, rustic and just modern. The color scheme is up to you but of course as it’s a masculine space, get more grey, black, brown, navy and some other dark colors. Don’t hesitate choosing brutal textures and surfaces: rough stone and wood, concrete are right what you need to make a perfect manly living space. Polish the room adding special features of the style you’ve chosen and enjoy the result!
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As you’ll see in the examples that we’ve collected, there are a number of things you can do with masculine living room designs. Naturally, many of these living rooms will favor dark colors, with hardwoods, leather, and metal being the preferred materials. However, these aren’t the only colors and materials that can be used to create a masculine living room! In fact, some of these examples are a stunning showcase of color, something that might make the idea of creating a masculine living room more acceptable with the misses.
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Imagine that your living room was decorated by a professional decorator, that would be amazing, wouldn't it. The problem with hiring a professional decorator that it's so expensive. So why not try decorating it yourself? But first you need some inspiration. Here we brought you some of the best living room designs that would suite many tastes, to inspire you on decorating your living room.
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A sleek bachelor pad is the epicenter of any self-sustained man’s greatness, and the living room is absolutely essential to creating grand first impressions. Here are some interior design tricks to really add some oomph to your abode. Exquisite refinement is synonymous with the 21st century bachelor pad, and heightened sophistication must be on display if one truly wishes to epitomize high class grandeur. Of course, a sensational exhibition of masculine flair starts in the living room, which should showcase only the most luxurious furnishings imaginable. Leather is widely renowned for its ability to simultaneously convey stature and style. Remember, austere aesthetics should be balanced by craftsmanship and comfort. Thus, a savvy decorator can cleverly apply a mix-and-match technique with their seating arrangements for maximum magnetism. Automated technology is also a must, especially if you hope to feature plenty of urbane entertainment options. All tables and shelves should ideally showcase futuristic levels of carpentry alongside inventively ostentatious presentations. Artistic minimalism is an excellent alternative for avoiding hubris, and streamlined post-modernism can offer the guise of humble shrewdness. Despite inborn tendencies towards lavish excess, every element should feel like a natural inclusion. The overall goal is a suavely balanced nook that is both striking and cozy. Let’s take a look at the most seductive design choices for your bachelor pad’s next living room renovation!
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While small living rooms with feminine overtones seem perfectly at ease, those trying to achieve a masculine vibe can quickly turn into cluttered affairs. It is precisely why we talked about using white and other lighter shades for visual balance, and this approach is a must for small living rooms. Yet, more than color, it is lighting that makes or breaks the ambiance of the room here. A blend of focused, ambient and natural lighting is a must for small living rooms that intend to embrace the masculine look. A sense of visual symmetry and the use of just two or three colors in the room also helps in reducing visual fragmentation of space.
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Masculine interiors are usually dramatic and sexy, that’s why even girls love them and like coming a bachelor’s retreat. We’ve already found some examples of décor of masculine bedrooms, home offices and kitchens, but what about one of the main rooms in the house, important not only for relaxing but also for having guests? A masculine living room is a cool space, no matter what style you prefer , no matter if you want to have a strict and laconic room or a colorful and luxurious. Traditional dark colors and black and white color scheme are always cool but if you need some color, there are some variants in different colors in traditional or Victorian style. Minimalism and natural materials would make your bachelor’s living room severe and very cool! Have a look at some more ideas below.
When we speak of rugged style, we do not mean a poorly kept room with stuff flung all over the place, worn out leather chairs and paint starting to peel off of the wall at some corner. That is not rugged; it is just shabby and untidy. Instead, think along the lines of an exposed brick wall, a classic fireplace at the heart of the room or an industrial furnishing that becomes the focal point of the room. If you are more comfortable with a living room that blends a few subtle feminine elements with a predominantly masculine style to soften the look, then go for it! Do not let preconceived notions cut out your creative impulse.
Casual comfort defines the living room. “We’re not big on formal living rooms because that’s not the way people live now,” Chilcoat says. An acacia slab coffee table strikes an organic balance to industrial lamps and three vintage iron stools that double as extra seating and side tables. A herringbone sisal carpet by Merida unites the room. “It’s bulletproof, hides a multitude of sins, and adds humility to places that need it,” Chilcoat says. Sofas are from the designers’ West Hollywood store, Harbinger. Copenhagen leather chair, Restoration Hardware.
3 Of 14 Casual LivingCasual comfort defines the living room. “We’re not big on formal living rooms because that’s not the way people live now,” Chilcoat says. An acacia slab coffee table strikes an organic balance to industrial lamps and three vintage iron stools that double as extra seating and side tables. A herringbone sisal carpet by Merida unites the room. “It’s bulletproof, hides a multitude of sins, and adds humility to places that need it,” Chilcoat says. Sofas are from the designers’ West Hollywood store, Harbinger. Copenhagen leather chair, Restoration Hardware. Victoria Pearson
We move on to taking a look at a style that is almost the ‘go to’ option for many homeowners who wish to create a masculine living room. Contemporary style with a hint of semi-minimalism is indeed cut out perfectly for a room with a masculine vibe. Yet it can quickly turn into a boring and monotonous affair with just grey, black and unimpressive decor! In fact, sacrificing comfort for style is never a good idea. Instead, create contemporary living rooms that are inviting, yet equally masculine with a touch of creativity. A hint of polished wood, frosted glass, natural greenery and chic rugs is a great way to get this done.
If decor is one big defining factor in determining the overall appeal of the room, color obviously makes up the other substantial chunk. One of the biggest boons in the last few years for those who love masculine living room ideas is the incredible popularity of grey and its continued reign as the king of neutrals! From the beige in the 90s, the many shades of grey have taken over as the ‘hip color’, and hence you can safely turn to grey for masculine living spaces. Black, white and red make up the most popular colors after grey, with brown managing to remain as popular as ever.
So, if you’re thinking about going masculine with your living room, check these examples out. We’re willing to bet that you’ll find something that will prove inspirational for your living room’s redesign.
Remember that the masculine or feminine appeal of a room largely depends on two simple factors. One is the decor that you choose and the other is color. It is not too hard to understand why. Colors and shapes are the two things that we instantly identify, categorize and associate with each of these styles of decorating. A masculine living room must largely contain simple, straight lines, while a feminine space is filled with sensuous curves and wavy patterns. Yet do not take this too far by only sticking to plain squares and rectangles in the room! Throw in a gorgeous Noguchi coffee table or a fabulous Moooi Random light just to usher in some much needed contrast.
When we talk of masculine spaces, most of our readers tend to think about either shabby bachelor pads that seem to exude a sense of chaos, or sterile spaces that borrow from an uber-minimal and almost futuristic theme. Yet masculine living rooms can be a lot more than these mere stereotypes, and they also can convey a sense of warmth, elegance and diverse styles and themes. A carefully curated masculine living room is far easier to create than ones with feminine touches, and the overall ambiance often seems more apt for public spaces.
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