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…
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
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
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
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
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
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.
7. A CANDLE
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
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
From £90 – thewhitecompany.com
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