Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dream Decorating: For the Boys

I have a friend who bought a house and his taste skews more toward college frat house than professional man.  Also he is cheap.  I made him a mood board, because that's the kind of thing I do for my friends, and thought I'd share it with the internet in case you (or your man) are in need of some inspiration for a decidedly non-girlie space on a budget.

I think a bold abstract piece of art will wake up the room, and some touches of both modern and industrial will keep the space looking manly, but not so much that girls won't want to hang out there.  I know he'll hate the rug, but I couldn't resist the touch of yellow to jazz things up.

Do any of you struggle to decorate for men?  I most often have to to convince my husband that something like wall art or a rug is even necessary before I even broach the topic of price.  However, if our house is any indicator, I think I'm winning.  :)


  1. Love your mood board! Hubby pretty much lets me do what I want so I am lucky in that aspect. xo

  2. Yes ! It really is a struggle trying to convince my boy why leather sofas and recliner chairs are not my style ! Ha but its all about compromise and so far its not too bad!!


  3. Great picks! (I especially love the beagle!)

  4. i would love to have that rug!! great manly room :)

  5. great picks! we just bought a similar coffee table from CB2 a few months ago!! LOVE it. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams



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