10 things every gentleman should have in his bedroom

There’s no point calling yourself a gentleman if your bedroom resembles that of a student man-cave. It’s time to throw out the 90s band posters, FHM tear-outs and cartoon bed sheets gents, as we tell you the 10 things that every gentleman should have in his bedroom…

1.  A FULL LENGTH MIRROR
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You make think you look great, but you’ll never truly know until you see yourself in a full length mirror. The bathroom cabinet just won’t cut it gents, so invest in a full length mirror and make sure you use it! Plus your girlfriend will be forever grateful if she ever stays over.

£61.99 – bedroomfurnitureworld.co.uk

 

2. A BEDSIDE LAMP
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A bedside light is a necessity, not a luxury gents. Your days of switching out the main light then dashing back into bed whilst bashing your shins on every sharp surface should be behind you.

£49 – made.com

 

3. AN ALARM CLOCK
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We know, we know….your phone has the only alarm clock you could need. Not true. What if it breaks, runs out of battery, get’s lost on a nightclub dance floor? Invest in a simple and elegant alarm clock for all your bedside needs.

£30 – wolfandbadger.com

 

4. MIND IMPROVING BOOKS
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Think Oscar Wilde, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harper Lee, George Orwell, Mark Twain …. you get the gist. So clear out those curl-edged lad’s mags from under your bed and start building your book shelf.

 

5. PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS
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A real man should have a few personal photographs in his room, You don’t need a full blown family album, but one or two with friends or family is just right. With nickel detail and a chamfered edge, this is the perfect classic frame.

£90 – davidlinley.com

 

6. ARTWORK ON YOUR WALLS
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No gentleman should have empty walls – it’s just a little strange. Somewhere in between the room of an impoverished student and a serial killer. Nor, however should a gentleman have adorned his walls with blue-tacked disposable camera photos or 10 year old posters. Instead invest in some simple, yet elegant prints or real artwork, such as these gentlemanly black & white photograph prints from Mr Porter.

£300 – mrporter.com & £300 – mrporter.com

 

7. A CANDLE

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You know you’re a grown up when you realise that scented candles aren’t just for women – the perfect way to lightly fragrance your bedroom without standing on your bed spraying Lynx for 5 minutes.

£60 – thegentlemansjournal.com

 

 

8. A SOUND SYSTEM
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It doesn’t need to be a surround-sound system or anything too complex, but sometimes a man needs to create a certain atmosphere and that atmosphere won’t be doing anything for anyone if it’s music coming from a tinny laptop or cracking phone speaker.  The UE Boom is the perfect discreet speaker and it’s wireless so there’s no annoying wires hanging around your room.

£169.99 – selfridges.com

 

9. GOOD (MATCHING) SHEETS
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Clean, matching, simple sheets are a must and a made bed is not optional gents!

From £90 – thewhitecompany.com

 

10. WATER GLASSES 
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If you have a plastic water bottle or sports bottle by your bedside table, then it’s time to upgrade gents. A simple glass and jug are all you need to take you from school boy to city gent.

£9.95 – muji.eu

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