Most men dream about living in man cave or a stylish bachelor pad. Whether this is on their own or together with a few of their closest friends, one of the main requirements for any bachelor pad is that it has to look good. It should ooze style and sophistication, and then you know it will help you win over the ladies whenever you bring anyone around for a few drinks. But your bachelor pad shouldn’t just be ultra stylish. It also needs to be very practical. After all, you will be spending most of your time there when you aren’t out at work or socializing, so it needs to be a space that is both comfortable and practical. Simply put, it needs to be a nice place to be!
Are you planning on moving into your very own place soon and want to try to turn it into a cozy man cave? Or perhaps you already live on your own or with some friends but think that you could do a lot more with your apartment? If you are in either of those situations, you should definitely read on. Here are my ultimate tips for transforming your home into a brilliant bachelor pad.
Add A Corner Sofa To The Living Room
First of all, let’s focus on your living room. This will no doubt be the room in which you spend most of your time, so it really needs to be as comfortable as it possibly can be! One way you can ramp up the comfort factor is to add a corner sofa. These are just the ticket for laying out on and relaxing in the evenings. Plus, these kinds of sofas are often very large, so you should easily be able to get you and all of your friends on it. When you are looking for a corner sofa, be sure to measure your living room well so that you don’t end up buying one that is too big or too small. It needs to be just the right size otherwise it might look slightly odd once it is in place. You should also look for a sofa that is made with fabrics and materials that are easy to clean. You’ll find quite a few sofas that are wipe-clean and won’t stain easy.
And Other Robust Furniture
It’s not just your sofa that needs to be easy to maintain. Ideally, when you are out shopping for new furniture pieces for your bachelor pad, you should always look for robust and durable items. Even though these may not be the cheapest pieces on offer, they will certainly be the furniture items that last the longest, so you should find that they are a good investment in the long run.
Get A Memory Foam Mattress
Sleep is super important and getting plenty of top-quality sleep will bring a range of health benefits. One of the main reasons why some people suffer from sleep conditions, like insomnia, or struggle to fall asleep at night is because their bed isn’t providing their back and neck the support that they need. As a result, they aren’t comfortable in bed from the moment they get in. So, you will find that it really pays to buy a good quality mattress for your bed in your bachelor pad. Generally speaking, there is no better mattress than memory foam. You’ll feel like you are sinking into the soft surroundings, but it will still provide plenty of necessary support for your upper body.
Find Some Stylish Coffee Table Books
So, you’ve added some important comfort features in your bachelor pad, including a cozy corner sofa and a supportive memory foam mattress. Not you need to add some features that will make your guests go wow! For starters, how about a few sophisticated books for your coffee table? There are lots of large books that are made with the intention of being displayed on living room coffee tables, including books on art, style, and cars. You’ll also find lots of cool food books that will whet your guests’ appetite. You’ll find these cool coffee table books in any good bookshop, and I’m sure that you will have no problem in finding some that reflect your own interests and hobbies.
Create A Home Cinema
Something that usually features in most guys’ dream home is a home cinema room. Think you don’t have enough space in your current pad for one of these? Think again! They can be relatively easy to make in a spare bedroom. Don’t worry if you don’t have a spare bedroom, though. You could even turn your home entertainment system in the living room into a fancy min home cinema! It’s best to go with a smart TV that boasts a large screen so that you can watch all your favorite on demand movies and shows in perfect HD quality. If you are going to create your home cinema in your living room, then your corner sofa should provide you with all the comfy seats you need. If it will be in a room of its own, think about adding some recliner chairs so you and your friends can watch movies in true comfort.
Choose Art That Reflects Your Personality
Even if you aren’t that well clued up in all things interior design, you should still spend some time doing up your bachelor pad to help it look good. One of the easiest ways you can do up your home is by simply adding a few artworks to the walls. Framing some of your favorite photos should also be a great addition for the walls to. If you are feeling a bit arty and adventurous, you could also think about buying some mini sculptures and decorative pieces to add to your rooms. Just remember to stick with artworks that reflect your personality so that you feel truly at home in your bachelor pad.
But Don’t Add Too Many Decor Features
Of course, you should practice some self-control when it comes to adding decor features. If you go a bit overboard and end up adding a few too many artworks and decorative pieces, your rooms could end up feeling too busy. This will eventually lead to them coming across as quite cluttered. So, when you are decorating your rooms, remember that less is always more!
Add Some Ambient Lighting
You will need to get the lighting just right in your apartment as well. If it is too bright, it could be quite harsh and you might have trouble relaxing on an evening. If it’s way down at the other end of the scale, you might end up with rooms that are too dark. These will feel dingy and dim when you are in them. For the best balance when it comes to lighting, add some ambient lighting. Be sure to add plenty of lamps so that you don’t always have to have the big light on. As well as that, you might want to consider some dimmers so that you are always able to change the brightness of the lights, so that you get it just right depending on the situation.
Don’t Forget The Bar
What kind of bachelor pad would be complete without its own bar? It wouldn’t be much of a bachelor pad if you ask me! So, you need to add a small bar to your home. It doesn’t have to be a huge one – just a bottle of whiskey and gin with some mixers should be enough. At least that way, you have some delicious tipples that you could offer to all of your guests. Of course, if you are not much of a spirit drinker, you could simply keep some beers or a bottle of wine in the fridge. If you want to be super sophisticated, why not invest in one of those hip globes that you can keep bottles and glasses in?
Consider Hiring A Cleaner
It’s always important that your apartment is clean and tidy at all times. Then you won’t be embarrassed if any unannounced visitors turn up. Unfortunately, though, if you are working hard in the office five days a week, the last thing you want to do is start cleaning and tidying as soon as you get home. So why nhire a cleaneraner to help you out with this part of homemaking? You will be able to find lots of cleaners for reasonable prices, and most will be able to pop to your apartment once or twice a week to help you keep on top of things.