Having your own bachelor pad is an important milestone in the life of any guy. Whether you are sharing with friends or going solo, you want to create a place that is welcoming to you while having the potential to impress anyone who steps over the door. Doesn’t matter if you can afford a penthouse or just a modest room, the way you create your space matters for your good vibes and can help you to connect with your powers better and get a good rest.
So many people don’t take the opportunity to properly set up what is probably their first time away from home. Whether you are searching out the perfect high gloss laminate flooring or trying to find some decent decorations, creating the ideal bachelor pad is easier than you might think.
Why Should You Spend Time on Your Décor?
Where do you spend most of your time? No doubt it is in the comfort of your own home? Therefore, you need to make sure that you have a space that you want to be in. When you move into a new place, you will often find that most of it is perfectly serviceable. The walls are often neutral, and there may even be some great furniture that you could already use.
However, does this mean that you have a great place to live? Try decorating. Even putting up some prints on the walls and adding in some things of your own can make a great difference. Whether you own or rent, there are changes you can make.
These are important as they can create a great space for entertaining and relaxing. Interior design is easier than you might think, and it could help you create a space that you have thus far only dreamed of.
Think About the Space You Have
Before you even try to pick out some décor, you need to think about the space you actually have. A smaller apartment is not going to be able to house some of the furniture you might prefer. Other people might have a full house with multiple rooms to decorate.
You need to get intimate with a measuring tape as it is going to be one of the most important tools you will use when measuring out your home to ensure everything can fit properly. There are so many people who don’t know how to measure furniture correctly and they can then end up buying something that is completely the wrong size. If you are able to know what size rooms you have and what you can fit in them, you are in a great position for creating a brilliant space.
Identify a Décor Trend You Like
One of the best places to start is with the actual design trend you want to emulate. The easiest thing to do is just pick pieces that you like. Even if the choices are completely nonsensical, it should all click together into a style that subscribes to you. A mix of contemporary and vintage can be hard to pull off, but powerful and confident choices can pull together any theme you could choose.
Some great styles that
make for the perfect masculine living space include hyper-modern and
industrial. These are two very popular interior design trends and you could
find plenty of pieces that you could use to create your ideal home. Make sure
you experiment as much as possible, and make sure you look at many different
shops instead of just picking the first piece you see.
Start with Walls and Floors
Can you decorate yourself? If you are renting, it may not always be an option to you but some landlords allow long-term tenants to make aesthetic changes to their units. Obviously, if you own then you should have no trouble decorating.
Depending on how busy you are in your professional life, you may not always have the most time available for cleaning. Therefore, you should choose a floor that will require minimum upkeep while still looking good for long periods of time. For example, a high gloss laminate flooring will look neat and sophisticated for a long time after it is laid. Laminate flooring is also very low maintenance, so it is the perfect choice for those with busy schedules. Neutral carpets are also a great choice for rooms like bedrooms where some warmth underfoot is pleasant.
When it comes to the walls, neutrals will always be best unless you are confident using colour. There are right ways and very wrong ways to splash a little colour around and you need to make sure that you are getting it just right. For a very calming and masculine pad, pick natural colours that remind you of stone or wood. You can also opt for a clean and crisp white. Stay away from has-been neutrals like magnolia; they are no longer in fashion and they make for a boring place to live.
With some of the basics out the way, let’s now focus in on decorating your bachelor pad room by room.
Whatever object you choose to decorate your your place, try to keep it personal and unique and showing you style and sense of taste. It’s YOUR home. There are so many unique design pieces and artworks which can please your eyes you whenever you look at them or use them. Art and design objects don’t have to be expensive, you can even visit local thrift shop to find some unique treasures or little art galleries.
Your purchase not only will make someone you buy from happy, but also will ensure that your flat has its own, unique and stylish soul. You don’t want your personal space to be a clone of a mass production furniture catalogue, don’t you?
This is the king’s room and it deserves all the respect you could muster. Turn it into a sanctuary and not just a place that you sleep in every night. Most of this will all come down to the bed. Choose a bed that is big enough for you (and anyone who might be staying the night!) to get a good night’s sleep. Never be afraid to invest in some high-quality sheets too. The higher the thread count, the better.
A bedroom is a place that should be as personal as possible. If you have any prints or trinkets, make sure you have a place to display them. This is a great opportunity for you to combine smart storage solutions with a display, so you can keep your clothes out the way while also ensuring that your most precious items are given the reverence they deserve. By doing so, you can work to create a space that is relaxing and wholly you.
Where better to impress a date than in the kitchen? Nowadays, there is a move towards bringing aspects of the professional catering world into our personal homes. We can brew complex coffees in our pyjamas when once we would have had to run out to our local baristas. We can also try out many cooking techniques with equipment that was once only to be found in the fanciest of restaurants.
This move to bring the luxury to the everyday means that there is a slew of kitchen gadgets on the market that look high-end but are actually quite affordable. Even if you are not much of a cook, you should be able to get your hands on a good-looking toaster, kettle, microwave and more. Any coffee connoisseurs should seriously consider investing in a barista machine.
When it comes to colours and tiling, a darker and earthier kitchen is mysterious and can create a great place to relax and try out some new culinary delight. Dark greens look amazing in kitchens, especially when combined with wooden cabinets and black appliances. However, if you are dealing with white cabinets, you could also choose to include a shock of colour. Choosing a bright blue or orange would look brilliant against clean white cabinets.
A living room is your entertaining space. It can be easy to fall in the trap of just throwing in your TV, some sofas, and a coffee table. However, there is so much potential in this room and you simply can’t ignore what it can offer.
Do you often hold dinner parties, or do you enjoy cooking for other people? If so, you need to make sure that you have a dining table. It can be one that folds away if you are short on space, but it can be a much better choice than trying to eat off a coffee table or balance your plate on your knees.
You also need to make sure that you get your lighting right in a living room. Don’t just rely on the ceiling light as this is harsh and unforgiving. If you are trying to set a romantic atmosphere to impress that special someone, the ceiling light will give you no favours. Invest in some high-quality low-level lighting. Whether this is floor lamps or table lamps scattered around the room, there is always a way that you can create a well-lit atmosphere that will suit any number of purposes. Add in some bulbs that can be powered by your home assistant, and you have everything you could want!
The bathroom is often neglected when it really shouldn’t be. There is a real trend at the minute to create a dreamy spa-like experience in our bathrooms and it is something that you can emulate.
You should always try to build a bathroom around the bath or shower – if you have the money for a full refit. If you have the space for both then that’s fine. However, if you only have the space for one, consider whether you want a really luxurious walk-in shower or an impressive combination bath and shower. Both could work well in the right space.
It is fairly easy to get luxurious bathroom suites at the right prices. Always stick with plain white and use tiles and paint to add accents around the room. Blue is a classic choice for a bathroom but red or even black can create a very interesting bathroom that you will be happy to spend time in.
Make sure you have some sort of storage solution for your personal effects and add in a few steam-friendly low-maintenance plants. This will soon create a space that you and any visitors will love to see.
Think About Your Décor Now
Are you tired of living in a bland space with no personality? You have everything in your power to change that! Those who live in rented accommodation can still buy their own furniture and change little things around to help make their home feel like a place where they really want to be.
Never doubt the power a good refurbishment can have. Start thinking about the place where you would ultimately like to live, and don’t be afraid to start making changes as soon as you can. Before you could blink, you could be sitting in the bachelor pad of your dreams.