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A Masculine Guest Room With Style

A Masculine Guest Room With Style

Masculine Guest Room design for vintage farmhouse
Written by Laura Shimko
Photography by Dave Bryce

Finding a balance between style and function is essential, especially if you want your male guests to feel at home. Blogger and mom of three Wendy Zock of The Curated Farmhouse decided to tackle the challenge of creating a masculine guest room that everyone, both young and old, could enjoy. “Since I’m a boy mom, I wanted a space their friends could stay in but yet still gave off a vintage vibe,” she says. Here’s how she did it.

These built-in beds are DIY project meant to utilize the small guest bedroom space to the fullest.
These built-in beds are another DIY project and meant to utilize the small guest bedroom space to the fullest. With three sons, Wendy wanted a space where their friends could play and spend the night.

Creative Space for the Guests

The small space wouldn’t fit a Queen size bed. So instead, Wendy opted to DIY her own built-in twin beds in the masculine guest room. “My kids call them the cove, and everything is quiet and so peaceful,” she says.

This desk and all of the school items on it are vintage. Meant to serve a double purpose as functional work space and creative inspiration, the boys’ guest bedroom brings together practicality and style in a fun and unique way.
This desk and all of the school items on it are vintage. Meant to serve a double purpose as functional work space and creative inspiration, the boys’ guest bedroom brings together practicality and style in a fun and unique way. “My tips to create a space for children that is functional but looks good is to pull items the kids will use, but are fun to decorate with,” she says.

Wendy chose a boy scout theme that plays off of the vintage feel of the rest of the home. She enjoyed finding and collecting vintage décor for the space. “95% of the room minus the bedding and greenery is vintage,” she says. The color palette she chose comes from the family’s years spent in service to the military. This is a perfect fit for the masculine guest room. “I love the Army green and it really pops off the white of the beds and walls,” she says.

Boy Scout theme, complete with vintage books, canteens, uniforms, binoculars and pennants.
She went with a Boy Scout theme, complete with vintage books, canteens, uniforms, binoculars and pennants. “What I love most about this space is whether you are a child or adult you can enjoy it,” she says.

A Practical Guest Room

With an eye on practicality, Wendy chose weatherproof vinyl flooring for the masculine guest room. This helps with the wear and tear of boys. She included a vintage desk where they can do homework, and which can inspire their creativity. “You want a space that can grow with them,” she says. “It can change to fit whatever age or stage of life they’re in,” she says. “You don’t have to sacrifice style for your space to be functional.”

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The fun intersection of farmhouse style walls (hello, shiplap) plus the built-in beds and Boy Scout theme, creates a perfect masculine guest room. Wendy’s sons won’t be embarrassed to share this room when their friends come over.


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