So, do you want to have the ultimate bachelor pad?
These excellent tips can make the difference between a stylish living space and somewhere extraordinary to live.
So, whether you are looking for some serious upgrades to your space, or just want some tips for something to put down on your Christmas list, read on.
What to look for
First of all, you need to know what to look for. It’s always best to consider style over current trends. Following fashions will only mean you have to replace everything every season.
So, choose a stylish finish, and also go for quality materials. Comfort is vital too – you want to be able to sit back and relax when watching the TV or reading a magazine.
Look for furniture that matches your personality too, and have a think about colour schemes and design.
Choosing your decor is as much about your tastes as anything else, but there are a few simple rules to follow.
If you prefer loud and bright furniture, then choose light colours for your decor. And, if you like plain blocks of colour for your sofas and seating, then you can experiment with funkier, patterned wallpaper.
While some people can get away with clashes of colours, it’s probably best to stick to one colour scheme when you are just starting out.
There’s an excellent guide to colour schemes over at House To Home.
Choosing your furniture
Let’s take a closer look at furniture next. There are the staples that every home needs, such as the sofa, easy chair, and somewhere to eat in comfort.
The sofa is probably the most important choice, as it is the central feature of your living room. Go big if you have space, and make sure you head to a store to try it out for comfort before making your choice.
Again, it’s a good idea to go with some form of scheme, as it will help your home flow a little better. However, don’t be afraid to experiment with mixing the old with the new.
For example an old wooden dining table can look fantastic when accompanied by ultra-modern chairs.
Clearly, the inclusion of superb entertainment systems is part of the appeal of owning a bachelor pad. So, don’t hold back.
Go for as large a TV as you can, and don’t forget to invest in a sound system. Audio quality has taken a back seat when it comes to listening to music in recent years, so why not buck the trend?
Head over to Head-fi.org for some awesome tips on the best systems and headphones around. Gaming fans will also have one or two consoles for entertainment, but there are other options.
How about a classic pinball machine from the Games Room Company? Or, perhaps a pool or football table? It’s great to have as many entertainment options as possible, so have a think about your interests and see what you can find.
OK, so that should be enough to get you started. Let us know your thoughts – what makes the perfect bachelor pad in your eyes?
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