Clean lines and a simple black, white and grey palette help create an elegant, masculine space.
Six of the Best: Classy decor for the single man
On the wall
Decals can make a big statement without the big spend. This vintage Italian scooter design from Dubai's Autentico Living will add instant cool to even the blandest of walls. Dh300, www.autenticoliving.com
The state of his bathroom says a lot about a man. If yours needs smartening up, invest in matching bathroom accessories such as this dark wood set. Add some soft white towels to really impress. From Dh55, Zara Home, www.zarahome.com
Inside the box
Zara Home has probably the best range of men's home accessories on the high street. These bone and wood storage boxes are smart, simple and practical - good for a bedside table or desk. From Dh195, Zara Home, www.zarahome.com
Bird motifs can mean pretty or cutesy, but there's nothing feminine about the brooding crow silhouette on this crystal magnet by Fringe Studio. It comes in a good-looking presentation box, too. Dh35, Bloomingdale's Home, Dubai Mall
For smart entertaining, think crumpled. These tumblers by the French ceramic brand Revol have become a cult classic since their launch in 2008. Use them for coffee or for serving desserts, canapés and dips. Dh225 for a set of four, Bloomingdale's Home, Dubai Mall
Grey is a go-to colour right now, and this light charcoal corner sofa (the model is Indivi 2; the fabric is Sazza) is a fantastic bachelor pad investment. It's easy to accessorise and perfect for entertaining. From Dh14,600, BoConcept, www.boconcept.ae
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