To say that guys do not care about the way their bedroom looks is a very dated cliché that could not be more wrong. Not only do they care how their bedroom looks, but they very obviously want a great night’s sleep, and to get that you need great bedding.
That being said, most guys do want to feel comfortable with their bedroom decor, and so prefer bedding sets with a masculine edge. But how hard is it to find masculine bedding that is comfortable, stylish, and easy to care for?
Easier than you might think. But to help you get started on a successful shopping spree we have tracked down 10 of the best masculine bedding sets money can buy. But first let’s take a look at just what makes for great masculine bedding in the first place.
Essential Guide to Masculine Bedding
There is a mistaken belief in some circles that to be masculine, bedding has to be very plain and dark. Or that the only acceptable patterns are heavy geometrics or simple stripes. The fact is that anything goes.
Being realistic most guys do not want florals or pinks dominating their bedroom, and their bed, but that should not mean that you cannot use bedding to express both your own personal masculine style and a little of your personality.
Earth tones are usually a popular choice, as are monochrome shades of black, white, and gray. However, as you will see when you check out our list brighter color and even whimsical prints can be just a ‘boyish’ as a dark solid.
Texture, can, in fact, add a lot to tour bedroom decor overall. The best decor schemes are a combination of the right colors, patterns, and textures.
Looks aside, there are practical considerations to be taken into account when choosing the best masculine bedding, or any bedding come to that. The ideal bedding should be breathable – nothing worse than waking up a sweaty mess thanks to too hot bedding, reasonably easy to care for – dry-clean only is not a good idea for bedding – and durable.
You should also consider the fabric. Cotton is cool and will not wrinkle easily, bamboo is even cooler, and an excellent choice for hot sleepers, while microfiber is inexpensive and quite easy to care for. Silk is a great bedding choice too but can be harder to maintain and more expensive to buy.
10 Stylish Bachelor Pad Bedding Ideas
Now that you know a little more about what to look for in great masculine bedding it is time, as promised, to look at some of the very best of it. There is something here to suit every taste (we think) and certainly every budget.
1. Super Striped Bedding Patterns
CLOTHKNOW Striped Duvet Cover Set
Stripes are almost always elegant, stylish and can add a rule pulled together style to even the plainest bedroom set up. This gray and white thick pinstripe bedding set is subtle but stylish, is made from cooling high quality cotton and features an easy zip on duvet cover that can be machine washed with ease, along with two matching pillowcases to create that pulled together, coordinated look with ease.
The wonderful thing about this bedding set is that it is subtle enough to blend in with almost any bedroom décor, but not so unobtrusive that it will fail to communicate sophisticated style.
2. Nautical Bedding Theme
Nautica Mineola Collection 100% Cotton Bedding Set
The Nautica name has been something of an icon in the fashion world for decades. Founded in the early 1980s the brand has always stood for great fashion for those who love sailing, fishing, hiking and other outdoor pursuits.
This bedding set features the classic red, white, and blue Nautica color scheme. The comforter is a reversible one, featuring navy blue and white stripes on one side and a bright, solid red on the other. Matching pillow shams complete the look for an overall feeling of classic Americana.
3. Animal Themed Design
SUSYBAO Zebra Duvet Cover Set
It’s fair to say that animal print can be very cheesy, and maybe even a little sleazy. However, as this bedding set proves, it can be used in the bedroom with taste and style.
This lightweight, breathable duvet cover, and its matching pillowcases, feature a zebra pattern that is masculine and even a little wild without being over the top or reminiscent of a certain style of Seventies movie that may be best forgotten. The monochrome nature of the bedding also makes it easy to match to almost any décor, and will go very well with greenery, if you like to improve your bedroom’s air quality with plants.
4. Solid Grey Design
Egyptian Cotton Sateen Duvet Cover
This lilac grey duvet cover set oozes sophisticated style. The hint of a purple hue elevates basic gray without adding anything even remotely feminine. Even better, Egyptian cotton is soft – and gets softer with every wash – and is wrinkle resistant as well as very cool sleeping. The shiny finish on the fabric also looks a lot like silk, just without the care complications or additional expense.
5. Sheets Matter
Valentino 1200 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets
If you are going to opt for an Egyptian cotton duvet cover then it would almost be a sin not to match them with some high quality Egyptian cotton sheets.
This high thread count sheet set is offered in a range of solid neutral colors that can be used to match almost any duvet or comforter, as well as classic, bright white, and despite being a more expensive choice than some sheet sets – especially polyester and microfiber – are worth the extra expense in terms of durability, softness, and comfort.
6. Dark Neutrals
Chic Home Jacksonville 20 Piece Reversible Comforter
This comforter set adds both elegant color – a dark, rich gray – ant texture, in the form of geometrical pintucking – to a masculine bedroom. A generously sized down alternative comforter offers all the warmth and flexibility of feather beds without the actual feathers, making it allergy and vegan and friendly. The comforter even reverses, revealing a striking grey and white chevron pattern on the other side.
7. Jungle Safari Design
ECOCOTT 3 Pieces Duvet Cover Set
This is NOT the jungle comforter set you had when you were a kid (fortunately.) The bright white of the comforter is accented with a delicate – but not girly – dark green palm leaf pattern and is crafted using cooling, breathable cotton that will prevent you from working up a jungle sized sweat. Better still if you are looking for a change one morning the duvet cover reverses to reveal a white on green alternative version of this versatile look.
8. Subtle Designs
Miller Cotton Duvet Set
If you prefer subtle, simple style then this is the bedding set for you. This cotton duvet set is a vision in black and white – and completely reversible – featuring an edge-to-edge embroidered strip accent. Each piece is machine washable and can be tumble dried, so you do not need to worry that keeping this bedding set bright white will be too much of a problem.
9. Rustic Outdoor Theme
Madison Park Ridge Queen Size Bed Comforter Set Bed
A slightly darker, wood texture heavy bedroom can be a great, masculine look and this bedding set would fit it perfectly. This is a very sophisticated take on the rustic theme though and one that will look as at home in a big city apartment bedroom as it will in a rural cabin. Available in a black and white colorway in a stylish check you can also opt for the red and black alternative, or even pick up both to swap out as the seasons change.
10. Camouflage Bedding Sets
Mizone Lance Comforter Set
If the term camouflage bedding sounds a bit scary – and not at all stylish – this bedding set will change your mind. It does indeed feature the traditional camouflage colors of white, grey, and orange and the same splodgy pattern. However, it is all rendered in a subtle, grown up way that is a lot more sophisticated than you might imagine!