Guys, Here's Your Ultimate Bedding Cheat Sheet

The right bedding can make or break your bedroom design. Guys, we've got you covered.

Figuring out the perfect color combination for a masculine bedroom design isn't always as easy as it seems. There tend to be fewer choices, both with pattern and color, and even materials can be a bit confusing. (Linen? Flannel? Sateen?!)

Tufted Leather Headboard in Contemporary Bedroom

Tufted Leather Headboard in Contemporary Bedroom

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Matt Dayka Photography, Matt Dayka Photography

To help, we've put together a quick cheat sheet to make sure that your bachelor bedroom always looks on point.

GRAYS

Purple Modern Master Bedroom With Masculine Vibe

Purple Modern Master Bedroom With Masculine Vibe

Photo by: Caitlin & Caitlin

Caitlin & Caitlin

With the right color combination, even a color that is traditionally not a no-go when thinking about dude design can look chic and fresh. Enter this purple bedroom. Pairing a cool-toned gray with purple is the perfect way to balance them both.

Gray is a particularly great choice when you don't quite want to dive into a dark palette but know that you want something other than white. This hue allows you to add flavor to the room but in a subtle and more understated way.

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Sophisticated Bachelor Apartment in NYC

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Clean Contemporary Living Room With Track Lighting

Open Living Space With Warm Parquet Flooring

Plush & Comfy Sectional

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Stacks of Vintage Magazines

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One Room, Two Spaces

Contemporary Built-In Wine Rack

Hand-Painted Ceiling Detail

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Shades of Gray in Contemporary Bedroom

Cozy Contemporary Bedroom With Brown Accent Wall

Comforting Textiles

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Arrow Wall Decor

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Rustic Bench & Haunting Artwork

WHITES

Ace Hotel Bedroom

Ace Hotel Bedroom

Photo by: Robert Stolarik

Robert Stolarik

You really can't go wrong with choosing crisp, white linens for your space. And the great thing about white is that it truly goes with any and every color scheme and style. White is also a super flexible choice because you can keep a variety of blankets or throws in other colors that can be easily switched in whenever you'd like to change up the look.

To add a bit of extra spice, you can also try to find some white sheets that have other accent colors or a bold band.

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Starting Fresh in a Rental

Landlord-Friendly Updates

Multipurpose Living

Double-Duty Dining

Playful Message Board

Neutral Remix

Nod to Nautical

Blue and White

Shower Curtain Quick Tip

Beachy Storage

Anchoring the Design

DARK COLORS

Loft Bedroom With Brown Duvet Cover and Brown Rug

Loft Bedroom With Brown Duvet Cover and Brown Rug

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Kelly Sutton Design

Going with a dark-toned sheet set or blanket can bring a lot of warmth and coziness to your space. Dark shades of brown, blue, green and even black work very well in a more masculine space. Try pairing two dark colors together for even greater impact, such as brown and black or black and green. Dark colors also work well with gray palettes.

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Traditional Master Bedroom With Masculine and Feminine Style

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The Finished Space

Before

Haute Headboard

Mixed Bed Patterns

Nailed It

A Colorful Transition

Playful Art

Rehabbed Vintage

High-Gloss Updates

French Fusion

Wall of Mirrors

Layered Blues

Chair Flair

Tweed Touches

Fashionable Fabric

Artful Frames

PATTERN

Bold Blue Master Bedroom With Red Accents and Abstract Art

Bold Blue Master Bedroom With Red Accents and Abstract Art

Using pattern can have a big impact within your bedroom. The key to using patterns in a smart and sophisticated way is to balance it with a hefty dose of white or other neutral colors. The bright blue walls and white accents are a beautiful complement to the organically-striped bedding. Tip: If you choose a patterned sheet set, pair it with a solid blanket or duvet and vice versa.

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Master Bedroom Design for a Bachelor

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Total Transformation

Dresser Details

Cool Sheen

Quick-Fix Carpet

Pattern Play

Budget Bedding

Art As Inspiration

Modular Lamps

Bouncing Light

Cutting the Cords

Assorted Shapes

Tray Ceiling Trick

Downsizing

Reclaimed Space

Privacy, Please

Revamped Mid-Mod

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