Every single cool male living space/man cave décor clichés and inspiration all within one mega, super meta article; worthy of r/malelivingspace. Like Rick and Morty season 4, we’re getting way too self aware in this article. This article will be filled with the best men’s decorating ideas – filled with masculine ornaments, cool ornaments for dudes, ideal for advice on single man home decorating ideas. We have Eames lounge chairs, low height beds, industrial floor lamps, bedroom décor, bathroom décor, living room décor, man cave décor and more. Under the design ideas we’ll add some handy tips and décor hacks you can use for your own place.
We have gone for attainable interior design for the most part in this article, now sunken seating areas or flying hot tub beds – these ideas can actually be actioned by you in terms of style and design. We’ve thrown a few bizarre ones in however, just for some fun.
For ease, we will break it up into 10 separate sub-sections so you can browse depending on what part of a house you want inspiration for, check out our article navigation below.
10 Cool Living Rooms For Men
Leather couch with exposed roof beams, white walls and a modern distressed rug. The leather couch is in the, so called, tuxedo style and has legs. We think the above living room could be best described as ‘modern rustic’. We really like the two floor lamps here, both adding to the cool bachelor living room vibe.
This open plan apartment living room is framed very nicely with the synchronicity between the large abstract artwork behind the couch, the cozy rug squarely leading toward the TV – and the artwork neatly arranged above the TV.
Here is another angle from the above; you can see the framing of the artwork is very tactical and leads to a clean and fresh mens living room. If you want to add some more character to a room, we here at FurnishHim prefer a more discordant and asymmetrical arrangement of wall art; check out our article on it here: How to Give My Apartment Character? Use Asymmetry – FURNISH HIM. Additionally this living room style falls under a ‘neutral’ color scheme.
Traditional masculine living room design with homely seating areas and a vintage rug (which are all the rage now). Masculine living room ideas don’t need to be too imperial/Darth Vader looking. This room using a black accent wall effectively without making the room too dark.
Dark wood floating shelves which fill out the entire wall is a cool aesthetic and easy to do in terms of measuring out the wood before you purchase it, and a little bit of DIY.
This modern and fresh living room mixes various styles successfully. You have the mid century modern coffee table there with regular modern L-shape couch and TV stand with an awesome – and very in vogue – distressed rug. Those two plants are Kentia Palms. Whilst the two palms look really cool – a great way to improve this space would be to have some kind of leaning ladder shelf on one side in order to maximise storage space.
Full blown mid-mod neutral living room. This clean and simple room has many features that make a cool male living space cool. We have the L-shaped grey couch there with throws and accent pillows, we have the oversized leaning mirror, a large kentia palm plant and mood lighting. We’d improve this by adding an arc lamp and perhaps a subtle accent walls – perhaps a lighter shade of grey behind the TV.
You can create powerful masculine living room ideas on a budget. In this open plan, small apartment, the living room is furnished with a cool black leather couch (probably not too budget friendly actually) and some simplistic pinewood furniture. The plants are what really level up this living room.
Luxurious furnishings make up this modern neutral living room. This large room has successfully zoned off it’s TV and seating area. Take note of the stylish green pillows and red chair. Green and red are complimentary colors on the color wheel so they work really well to punctuate neutral living rooms.
Green accent wall with neutral furniture and trendy throw.. With trendy cat. The minimalistic industrial shelving at the back wall is a good furniture item if you’re decorating a masculine apartment on a budget.
Bohemian modern living room. If you like your living room with lots of plants consider a green accent wall as in the above. Green and gold also work well as green and yellow are analogous on the color wheel.
10 Reading Corners For Men
This leather butterfly chair and matching ottoman against a grey accent wall is a nice and compact reading corner idea. This is an easy way of decorating a mans apartment on a budget if you want a cool reading corner. For more hacks and small apartment ideas for guys, check out our article: Decorating a Small Apartment on a Budget – For Men – FURNISH HIM.
What could be more indicative of a cool male living space than an Eames lounge chair with geometric modern rug. To level up this reading corner even more replace the rug with a faux cow hide rug as in our article: The Best Male Living Space Furniture Combos – FURNISH HIM.
Window side chaise lounge with floor lamp and bookcase. This is a pretty fancy reading nook in some kind of hallway. This is the reading corner of a really trendy reading corner for the 21st century bachelor pad. If you don’t have quite enough space for a larger chaise lounge; you can get smaller ‘window seat’.
A good hack to soften up a masculine reading corner would be to put a nice substantial throw over your chair as in the above. Using a faux animal fur throw can also contribute to rustic bachelor pads. The white walls and numerous plants gives the above a contemporary style.
If you have a small living room or studio apartment, simply placing a nice accent chair in a corner and furnishing it with some plants can create a distinctive reading nook which is nicely zoned off from the rest of your living room or bedroom.
Professional mens reading corner with cool black accent chair and striped throw with sophisticated wall decor. A great idea for a small reading corner in the corner of your living room or hallway. A great reading corner ideas for adults for a cool male living space.
The Eames lounge chair returns! It could be an Eames replica for all we know but none less if you want a masculine reading area in your home or apartment then this chair is the king. Instead of a floor lamp in this above room we have a bolted on reading lamp which achieves the same effect and saves some room.
Modern bohemian London based reading corner with accent chair and matching ottoman/foot rest. The skinny modern accent mood lighting in the background adds to the modern chrome vibe. The boho factor comes from the tribal-esque modern art.
We chucked in this minimalist reading corner just to show that you can decorate an apartment on a budget and make yourself a low budget reading corner for your bedroom with a folded mattress and a few pillows. You can you still make your place look great even if you’ve just moved in.
There’s no reason why a reading corner has to be restricted to just one chair. If you have enough room in your apartment or home then a great bachelor pad living room idea is to double up and get two accent chairs so you can read together, very civilised!
Top Ten Cool Bedrooms For Men
Modern low height bedframe in cool masculine neutral living room. Using a large art piece above your bed makes for a really cool pseudo-headboard. Another great tip in this room is using other low height furniture in a bedroom that has a low frame. The color scheme can be described as neutral/analogous – with different shades of grey and blue.
This one is too cool – a luxury mens bedroom – a giant bed underneath a staircase. Obviously this one isn’t too realistic for the vast majority of us but it’s nice to dream!
Floating bed in all white with bedroom balcony. We see these kind of floating beds a lot in some of the up-market London B&Bs at the moment. If you are really wanted to make a statement and live up the bachelor’s lifestyle then these floating beds are unique and awesome.
Using wooden crates doesn’t have to be hobo-looking; it can be hobo-chic. That probably didn’t sell it… You can see the crates are nicely sanded and shiny as apposed to being rough sawn wood. These are a cool idea for a mens bedroom idea on a budget.
If you want some inspiration for cool things for mens bedroom then this bookcase bed kills two birds with one stone. There’s a few designs of these kind of beds about, including this low bedframe styled one.
Some modern mens bedroom ideas don’t necessarily need to come with a bedframe! You can pull of having a bed with no frame if you organising your bedroom furniture well enough. This modern mens bedroom pulls off not having a bedframe very well, for example; by using low height furniture and classy wall decor with mounted lamps to boot.
If you are wondering if you can get a double or king sized bed in a small room; the above example shows that you can pull this off with relative ease, as long as you have some decent bedroom storage in the room so it doesn’t get too cluttered.
Rustic, woodsman styled cool mens bedroom. For the rustic bedroom look consider a wooden accent wall behind your headboard. Add a cool bear-style throw to the equation and you have a masculine rustic bedroom.
Uber cool mens, grey style, penthouse suite with awesome view and large artwork piece behind the headboard. This one is another promo-type arrangement but is, none the less, inspiring.
10 Cool Studio Apartments For Men
Sophisticated and modern studio apartment for men with, neutral, black and white color scheme. This is a cool studio apartment layout and is probably more upmarket than a typical studio apartment.
If your studio aparment doesn’t come with a build in divider, then you can easily create with Ikea Kallax-type book shelves which look sleek and sophisiticated.
Nice views in this bright studio apartment. You probably won’t have any issues of your neighbour seeing you walking around in this high rise apartment. This one has boxed in the living room area nicely by using the breakfast bar/table to zone off the area making it feel more sophisticated.
Modern bachelor pad with gold/yellow leather couch and blue chair, i.e. a complimentary color scheme.
Compact studio compartment with minimalist furniture and concealed bedroom with sliding door. This studio apartment could be improved with a trendy distressed rug; helping to zone the living room portion of the apartment.
Another example of some good zoning here in this cool men’s studio apartment; with the L-shaped leather couch, the black rug (which looks super cool on the hardwood flooring). If you like the look of that bare brick wall then check out our awesome article on exposed red brick walls.
This is a great example of decent studio apartment layout for men. Even in a small studio apartment you can create a cozy and sophisticated bachelor pad to come home to. We have an article on how to decorate the space above your TV; which is a great way of adding character to your TV space.
This studio apartment man cave is ideal for some kind of batman type dude. Honestly, it is a bit sterile in appearance; however, you can easily juge it up a bit with some large and bright artwork. Also, replace hose kitchen chairs with some scandi mid mod chairs and you’re good to go.
Some more great studio apartment ideas in the above. You can easily furnish a reasonable studio apartment that looks awesome, Notice how the low height bed frame is congruent with the low height couch and reading chair/TV Unite. You can see they have really thought about this one. How would we level up this studio apartment looks? A nice vertical bookcase tree in the corner would work well with that reading corner.
Fresh and modern white and grey neutral studio apartment design. This is a really strong theme executed brilliantly, in a sort of art deco-lite style.
10 Cool TV Setups
Bookcase TV accent wall. For some awesome book recommendations, check out our alternate motivational books for a mans bookshelf article.
TV in the corner of a room with nice symmetrical speakers on the floor and asymmetrical artwork arrangement on the walls.
Room separator bookcase and TV unit. This would require some DIY knowhow or a contractor, however if you pull it off it looks awesome in a well thought out open plan apartment or large living room. Not entirely sure how you’d mount the TV on it but we’re sure it’s possible.
If you have a bare wall and need some decor ideas for you TV area, then using ladder shelves symmetrically arranged either side your TV is a great idea. Place a matching TV unit in the middle and Voila. Check out awesome article on TV ladder shelves.
TV corner mount idea. Having your accent wall behind your TV is a great way to place an accent wall; in this case preventing the room from looking too boring ad washed out. Perfect if you need some TV mounting ideas.
A rustic wooden panel accent wall behind the TV mount. Give your entertaining area some character with this DIY TV wall.
Rustic floating TV Unit and mounted TV. You can blend modern themes seamlessly with more homely rustic ones, as evidenced by this rustic floating TV unit.
For a fresh green and outdoorsy vibe you can turn your TV wall into an accent piece without having to pain the wall, instead use trailing plants and potted plants as above. For more tips on how to make your living space into a jungle.
You don’t have to go full Need For Speed neon lights under a Toyota Supra if you want some tasteful neon mood lighting. You can purchase these TV tables with in-built adjustable neon lighting. Or, you can get your own neon lighting and just stick it to the back. You don’t want your TV mood lighting to be too bright, otherwise it looks too tacky and distracting.
Mid mod TV corner with accent wall and trendy ottoman in a neutral living room with light hard wood floor.
10 Gaming Set-ups
An accent wall with an accent stripe, how about that? The above gaming room setup is very congruent, which is something you want to nail if you want your living space to qualify for the cool male living space genre.
This is a more modern way of rendering an awesome gaming system in your living room. It resembles a circuit board. LED strips taped to the back of the consoles complete the look. You could easily achieve this look with a stud detector, some wall plugs and an electric drill, with some wall brackets.
This is a great idea for a mens PC gaming setups in a small, compact, apartment. Have your work station/gaming station below a mounted TV. The multiple screens look like some kind of cool surveillance station.
From the desk of Dr DisRepect, streaming super star all lack and red color scheme. Check out your favourite streamers or some of the best gaming setup ideas. Those nanoleaf light panels re also popular for gaming setups as they look cool; the panels also add extra white light for streaming.
A great view and a cool double gaming system with two monitors per station. If you know the cityscape in in the photo then drop a comment.
Moody grey tone gaming set up. He’s even done the Schindler’s list list thing where everything is in black and white apart from one red thing; very arty. For some more inspiration on awesome grey living room ideas and accent walls check out our article: 20 Shades of Grey – 20 Charming Grey Living Room Designs For Men – FURNISH HIM
This gaming set up is popular with the Reddit nerds – using a Kallax-style cube bookcase unit to store loads of retro gaming consoles; he’s going to struggle to fit the new Xbox Series X in there when it’s out of date…
A nice way of using a slanted wall to add another monitor to the top, above the curved gaming monitor. There has also been a good effort to match the art work and plants with symmetry; which is a great way of making your place more sophisticated.
Cool gaming room setup on a budget with triple screen and floating shelves above the desk.
These scorpion gaming chairs are some next level gaming ideas for your gaming room.
10 Awesome Home Cinemas
Small home cinema and gaming system for a small room. Get some two-seater chairs and double them up for a nice and cozy home theatre. You don’t need a large room to fit in some cool home theatre seating.
For an awesome budget home cinema, just grab some crates, sand them up a bit, dry them off, you could even paint them, then just chuck a mattress on top, simple.
Masculine home cinema design with wooden board accent wall with epic sound system.
This modern and minimalist home cinema design is a great idea if you want to use the room as a general activities room as opposed to just a dedicated cinema room. Simply pile the cushions on a corner and bang in a pool table and boom! You have a multi-functional room.
Another great crate seating design idea, including a crate TV stand! That may be taking the whole crate thing a bit far..
Low budget home cinema with pillows as seating, and a projector! Nice and easy.
You don’t need a giant room to create a home cinema. This small spare room has been successfully converted into a mini home cinema area with four luxurious brown leather chairs.
Attic home cinema! A great idea if you want to convert your attic and are not sure what to do with the space!
10 Cool Balconies
This one comes from our Mancave Balcony article. You can quickly create an awesome wooden crate seating area and TV stand when it’s a nice evening for this awesome outdoor cinema. This is innovative and cool balcony design. When not in use, I guess you can just stank up the pallets or use them to hand plants off to create a cool screen or something.
Cool Japanese inspired balcony garden idea is a great way of giving your apartment a nice view out the window if you live in an industrial looking area, or are just sick of looking at glass skyscrapers and residential housing.
Sophisticated mens professional balcony decor idea. These rattan string chairs are super popular for balcony furniture as they are weather resistant, look cool, and are low-profile and comfortable at the same time.
Hanging egg chair and floor chair – minimalist balcony. Placing a hanging egg chair in the corner of your balcony is a great way of using the small amount of space available on the balcony in order to maximalize the style with these enigmatic rattan egg chairs.
Leafy and modern balcony for a sophisticated man!
Create your own Asian inspired garden with a ton of bamboo! It’s that easy folks.
To bring some outdoor charm indoors, grab some astroturf sheets and lay them on your balcony for a nice grassy effect.
Adding wooden deck boards to your balcony can create a cool effect, as above.
Bohemian, maximalist balcony decor design with trendy leaning ladder shelf and outdoor fairy lighting. This small/medium balcony area has been crammed with stylish accessories, without looking messy. If you are into this kind of decor, check out our piece on maximalist living spaces for men.
On the other end of the spectrum of course with have a more spacious and minimalist awesome green wall balcony design; for the modern gentleman! Perfect if you need a trendy balcony smoking area.
10 Awesome Accent Walls
Modern brick accent wall. A bare brick wall looks great with it’s natural colours and vintage texture. There’s plenty of places on line you can find to strip your wall of plaster and create one, even if your wall is rendered.
Brick accent wall used as a background for am Eames style recliner. This traditional styled reading corner design would suit a mature man.
Wooden guitar wall made from reclaimed wooden boards. An accent wall doesn’t always have to fill the entire wall.
You don’t just need to have a plain accent wall, you can get a bit creative such as the above, swashbuckling white and navy vertical striped accent wall.
Awesome dark blue accent wall in funky function room with a gallery wall of artwork.
You can see the wall on the right had its plaster removed which has given it a distressed and vintage look.
Green and yellow are analogous on the color wheel, therefore making good accent decor colors.
Thin black accent wall behind the TV; a great way of breaking up a completely white living room.
Black and white modern living room with tribal influences.
Well zoned off living room in an open plan apartment.
10 Super Cool Male Living Spaces
Three cool accent chairs and sitting areas – other than the main couch – in this cool neutral open plant living room. The ever-present Eames-like lounge chair in the corner. The giant black beanbag is another awesome addition to your home if you have a big enough living area.
This opulent and traditional cool male living space inspires feeling of yesteryear. We love the chunky wooden coffee table with impactful large accent artwork. The rustic wooden flooring is also cool. The chandleries are a bit much though….
Alright this one is some James Bond level stuff. And not the new James Bond where he is a boring loner, we’re talking vintage Bond here. A sunken seating area with an infinity pool overlooking the Pacific. We can all dream…
Uber cool modern apartment with floating shelves and a red and green accent with the green and red pillows. Green and red as accent colors are an example of a complimentary color scheme. For more guide on color schemes check out our color scheme article here.
That’s a hell of a view! In this compact bedroom and living space, you certainly won’t feel small with an amazing view like that.
Bohemian mezzanine. This is all men really need, we don’t need extravagant Dan Blitzarian styled mansions, just a compact space to crawl back into at the end of the day and chill. Honestly, I’d probably put a banister in more than one places on the above photo but other than that the black and bohemian color and furniture scheme is sure to impress your guests.
Cool urban New York styled apartment for men. We love the minimalist string pipe bookcase at the back, that style works super well in an industrial styled New York loft apartment.
Very up-market masculine rustic living room. It would be some what of an annoyance if somebody is practicing Muay Thai whilst you’re trying to read some War and Peace, but there we go.
Modern neutral home with modern art accent wall. Wait, is that a picture of a….. Anyway once you’ve taken down your inappropriate art before your mother in law visits you can impress her with your knowledge of zoning off open plan living rooms.
Modern and fresh London apartment with a cool orange and black rug, with almost a tiger-like pattern.
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