"His" Office Spaces
Offices for Men
Dark-colored furniture, sleek décor, and knickknacks that reflect male interests and hobbies typify "his" office spaces, or men's offices and home office spaces. Although men have a wide range of decorating tastes and preferences, certain features of "his" office spaces are quite distinct from "her" office spaces, or offices belonging to women entrepreneurs and businesswomen. Whether a man works from home or travels daily to the office, the imagination is the limit when it comes to furnishing and accessorizing a man's private office.
Male Office Furniture and Design Styles
Male home offices are typified by leather furniture, wood furnishings, (i.e. wood desks and bookcases), plush furniture fabrics in solid colors rather than patterns, a large office desk and wide office chair, and male-themed accessories. Traditional décor might include sofas, armchairs, rugs, bookcases, lamps, and dim lighting, while contemporary office designs follow a minimalist, streamlined approach, where "less is more" is the overriding theme, where bright light and spaciousness are central, and where sleek and smooth metallics are the name of the game.
Male Office Color Schemes
Office colors for men are on the dark side, featuring blacks, browns, and rich colors such maroon, burgundy, wine, hunter green, dark gray, navy blue, and chocolate. Look also for earth tones in paint and wall colors, no-frill window treatments, floors in ebony or jet black, and sturdy materials such as brick, rock, steel, and chrome.
When it comes to male office décor, testosterone often radiates from the ceiling to the floor. Capturing the masculine spirit, typical male office paraphernalia might include a bar with shot glasses and crystal decanters, a hunting theme (i.e. antlers overtop of a fireplace, moose or bearskin rugs, etc.), sports-themed accessories or framed photographs signed by the greats, novelty items relating to hobbies such as golf, stamp collection, around the world, and fishing, or the latest high-tech gadgets and gizmos.
Male Office Accessories
A man's office or home office is his stage and is often accessorized to reflect its main character - the businessman or self-starter himself. Here are some of the many types of male office accessories that have been popular through the decades:
- Sports-related novelty items (i.e. golf ball pen/pencil holders, mini-pool table, paperweight boxing gloves, hockey wall calendar, and many more)
- Budweiser merchandise and humorous pub signs
- Coffee mugs and coasters
- Can coolers and bottle coolers
- Embellished letter openers
- Business card holder
- Desktop sets in leather
- Silver and metallic knickknacks
- Desktop calculator
- Mantle clock
- World globe
- Fountain or ballpoint pen collection
- Playing cards
- Chess set