Tips for decorating a bachelor pad

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If you are male and hear the term bachelor pad, you probably begin to imagine sleek dark furniture, the latest and greatest in technology, and a skyline view; on the other hand if you are female you probably automatically picture ridiculous over the top décor accessories. However, there is something to be said for the minimalist design approach, and if properly balanced with a more comfortable and traditional touch, you can break away from the typically cheesy bachelor pad impression when people walk into your home. Even though this is coming from a female’s point of view, you can hopefully find some useful tips for your pad.

While probably absolutely no one is complaining about the picturesque skyline, it is important to remember that minimalist furniture does not need to be balanced with strange and outlandish statement pieces; statement pieces can be bold and simple at the same time too. So instead of that gigantic scary face sculpture or figurine, try a tall vase, or a vintage style large wall clock.

Do not be afraid of color either. While of course black is easiest to decorate with, try a hunter green or light grey as an accent color, or in fact it even might be better to use black as your accent color. The same goes for leather, mix up leather with softer upholstery. If you do end up with darker furniture though, then you should avoid dark colored lighting or light bulbs, like red. And make sure to allow for plenty of natural light to come through to brighten up the place.

Not everything needs a remote control. While high tech stuff is impressive and cool, it can be a little over kill if there is too much. A hidden television is much more reasonable than a hidden fully stocked bar.  A TV lift cabinet is a great way to maintain the minimalist design of the home, but you shouldn’t go overboard by making everything appear with the click of a remote.

Keep comfort and utility in mind. This goes beyond the typical bachelor pad and speaks to modern furniture designs. Furniture is only useful if it is comfortable, otherwise you won’t find yourself enjoying or using any of it. So make sure to find pieces that balance the two: comfort and style.

Written by Lizzy Jude

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