Every classy man understands the importance of having a well-appointed home. A home is more than just a place to sleep and store your belongings; it is a reflection of your personality, style, and sophistication.
A classy man’s home should be a sanctuary where he can relax, entertain, and enjoy the finer things in life. Here are 18 essential items every classy man should have in his home.
01 A Good Set of Sheets
There is nothing like slipping into a bed with luxurious sheets. A set of high-quality sheets not only adds to the aesthetic of your bedroom but also helps you get a better night’s sleep. Egyptian cotton, Pima cotton, or Supima cotton sheets with a high thread count are ideal for a comfortable and soft sleeping experience.
02 A Quality Armchair
A comfortable armchair is an essential item for every classy man’s home. Not only does it provide a comfortable place to sit, but it also adds an element of style to your living room or study. Look for a well-crafted armchair with a sturdy frame, comfortable cushions, and high-quality upholstery that matches the style of your home.
03 Quality Glassware
Having a set of high-quality glassware is an essential item for any classy man who enjoys entertaining. Whether you are serving cocktails, wine, or beer, having the right glassware can enhance the drinking experience. Look for glasses made from high-quality crystal or glass with a thick base that feels sturdy in your hand. It may seem like a small thing but it really makes a difference to how you and your guests feel.
04 A Collection of Books
A classy man’s home should reflect his interests and hobbies. A collection of books is an essential item for any intellectual gentleman. Choose books that reflect your interests, whether it be business, fiction, or philosophy, and display them on a bookshelf or coffee table.
If you are not sure what to read, you may be interested in checking out our full post on what we think are great books for every young man.
05 A Bottle of Your Favorite Spirit
Having a bottle of your favorite spirit on hand is an essential item for any gentleman who enjoys a good drink. Whether it’s whiskey, gin, or rum, having a quality bottle of your favorite spirit is perfect for sipping on a lazy afternoon or entertaining guests. Personally, I am a fan of whiskey and like to keep at least one bottle of Irish or Scotch on hand at all times but you do you.
06 A Selection of Wine
Wine is a staple for any sophisticated gentleman’s home. Whether you are hosting a dinner party or enjoying a quiet night in, having a selection of quality wines is essential. Choose a variety of reds, whites, and rosés to suit your taste and the taste of guests you might have, and store them in a wine rack or if you can afford one, a wine fridge.
07 Good Quality Towels
Having a set of high-quality towels in your bathroom is an essential item for any classy man. Look for towels made from 100% cotton with a high GSM (grams per square meter) for a soft and absorbent feel. Choose towels that match the color scheme of your bathroom and add a touch of luxury to your daily routine.
08 Some plants
Adding plants to your home is a simple way to create a more welcoming and natural environment. Not only do plants purify the air, but they also add a touch of greenery that can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Choose plants that are easy to care for, like succulents or snake plants, and display them in attractive planters around your home.
09 A Good Soundsystem
Every classy man should have a good sound system in his home to play his favorite music or movies. Choose a high-quality system that delivers crisp and clear sound. While you could all out and buy a beautiful surround sound system, a good quality bluetooth speaker can also work wonders depending on the space you are working with.
10 A comfortable couch
Your living room is the heart of your home, and it should be a place of comfort and relaxation. Invest in a comfortable couch that you can sink into after a long day. Look for a classic design in a neutral color that will never go out of style.
From personal experience, I would advise opting for leather. I had one in a previous apartment and it looked great, was really comfortable and was, crucially, easy to clean. In my current place, I bought a light gray fabric couch which looks great but gets dirty easily and requires occasional professional cleaning.
Good lighting is essential to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home. It’s an important part of the Danish concept of Hygge and they some of the happiest people in the world so it stands to reason that it might be worth thinking about.
Invest in a few well-made lamps that provide both task and ambient lighting. Choose lamps with classic designs and high-quality materials that will stand the test of time. For those of you interested, here’s a more detailed article on how to set up Hygge lighting.
12 A Scent Diffuser Or Scented Candles
Scent is an often-overlooked aspect of home decor, but it can make a big impact on the ambiance of your home. Invest in a scent diffuser or scented candles to create a welcoming and relaxing environment. I love the smell of coffee, and pine, but choose scents that you love and that complement the overall style of your home.
13 A Projector
If you enjoy watching movies or sports, a projector is a great investment for your home. It allows you to create a home theater experience that is much more immersive than a regular TV. Choose a high-quality projector that delivers crisp, clear images, and invest in a screen or projector wall to create a dedicated viewing space.
I picked up a portable projector about two years, having used a regular tv before that. It’s amazing, the display can be made considerably larger than most TVs and when I am not watching it, it can be put out of sight keeping my house neat and tidy. I am not sure why more people don’t use them.
14 A Writing Desk
Even if you work at an office, having a dedicated space for work or creative pursuits is essential for every classy man. Invest in a writing desk that is both functional and stylish, with ample storage space for your papers, books, and other supplies. Choose a desk with a classic design that will never go out of style, and pair it with a comfortable chair to create a workspace that is both functional and stylish.
15 A Corkscrew
Every classy man should have a quality corkscrew on hand. Whether you’re enjoying a bottle of wine with guests or enjoying a glass of your favorite vintage on your own, a good corkscrew is essential. Look for a corkscrew made from high-quality materials that is easy to use and built to last.
16 A high-quality coffee maker or espresso machine
If you’re a coffee lover, investing in a high-quality coffee maker or espresso machine is a must. Look for a machine that delivers consistent results and is easy to use and clean. Pair it with a set of stylish coffee cups and saucers to create a complete coffee experience.
17 Quality kitchen knives
A set of quality kitchen knives is essential for any man who loves to cook. Invest in a set of high-quality knives that are comfortable to use and will last for years. Properly cared for, good knives will serve you well in the kitchen and make meal prep a pleasure.
18 A Bar Cart
Finally, while not strictly essential, if you enjoy entertaining, a bar cart is a great addition to your home. Look for a cart with a classic design that complements your overall decor style. Stock it with your favorite spirits and mixers, and add your stylish glasses and cocktail shakers to create a sophisticated bar setup.
In conclusion, creating a classy home is all about investing in high-quality, well-made items that reflect your personal style and taste. By making sure you have most of the above items, you can create a home that is both comfortable and elegant, and that will impress guests and provide a sanctuary for yourself.
Whether you’re just starting to build your home decor collection or looking to add to your existing items, these items are essential for every classy man’s home.
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