A MASCULINE BEDROOM | Urban Outfitters

As I was putting this room together, I couldn’t help but think it was perfect for a man with fragile masculinity. An insecure guy who doesn’t think real men have throw pillows or even pillow cases. This guy sucks. So I vengefully found some items at Urban Outfitters that would make him feel like a strong, big man but I know deep down that he’s a scared little boy who was never taught that he deserves candles, plants, curtains, and art.

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Sconce | Photograph | Bed | Rug | Side Table

Thoughts on the:

  • Photograph: Horns are phallic right? BIG BOOOOIIIII
  • Bed: The wood and metal combo is earthy and industrial and perfect for that person who can’t make up their mind and choose one or the other
  • Side Table: I know, I KNOW, concrete is the most obvious material to put in a “masculine” room. But it was there and I was there and now it’s here
  • Rug: I really struggled to find a rug for this space because everything either seemed forced femininity or boring. I like this rug because 1) Texture, and 2) Color

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Mirror | Prince Photograph | Planter | Dresser

Thoughts on the:

  • Planter: If a tough guy has to has some plants, he might has well have a semi-though guy planter
  • Dresser: I was worried this would be too “matchy matchy” with the bed also not enough. Does that make sense? It’s not the same stain but is so stinkin close
  • Photograph: Every man should have a Prince print in his room, just saying

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Cabinet | Chair | Ottoman | Lamp

Thoughts on the:

  • Cabinet + Ottoman: More color!!
  • Chair: Leather seems like another obvious choice for a masculine room, but I love the look and feel and this space needed a chair so

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Chair | Desk | Lamp | Trash Bin | Art | Clock | Ceiling Light

Thoughts on the:

  • Lamp + Trash Bin + Art: C.O.L.O.R.

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Sheets | Throw Pillows 1/2/3 | Duvet | Curtains | Curtain Rod

Thoughts on the:

  • Throw Pillows: Oh, hello texture. I see you there. Welcome to the party
  • Curtains: Linen is just a beautifully heavy material for curtains and brings another natural material into this space

*****I just want to address that there are so many instances throughout this post where the graphics aren’t great. I know that I don’t have to explain anything or offer a disclaimer, but I just want you to know that I know things aren’t professional quality. I know that some edges are choppy and blurry and it annoys me too! But this is how things are right now. I’m operating on a low budget and use PowerPoint to remove the background and put together these graphics. All things considered, I’m really impressed with myself for figuring out a way to do this without Photoshop. Go, Olivia! If you have any suggestions for how to do it better, I’d appreciate it and am open to suggestions. Basically, I don’t want to avoid doing anything because it’s not perfect, so this is where we’re at. I hope you’re cool with that. And if you’re not, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.**********

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