A cluster of bean bags, a huge television, gadgets and their chargers, unlimited pizza deliveries, and an occasional mess – is that the picture that comes to your mind when you hear “bachelor pad”? It sure doesn’t need to be so. A home just like any other, a bachelor pad should also reflect the personality and hobbies of the person who lives in it. It is sometimes a shared space, often used to entertain friends, and even pursue hobbies and pet projects. Style, colour, and furniture should be incorporated into the home design in a stylish, perfectly balanced manner. Here are 19 chic bachelor pad home designs ideas to consider when creating a well-edited space mixing comfortable and contemporary elements without breaking the bank.
1. Flexible Seating
Furniture choices should be flexible enough to accommodate frequent gang visits, stayovers, binge-watching shows on Netflix and endless conversations. Plan extra seating options for entertaining such as a sectional sofa, sofa cum bed, or futons. Add a leather recliner to relax on. Also, add pouffes and floor cushions to seat lots of visitors. Wherever the furniture needs to be upholstered, go for great-looking, luxury fabrics that will give an eclectic twist.
2. Durable, Economical Pieces of Furniture
If you don’t want to go all-wood, vary the styles with stylish cane shelves, wicker furniture for the balcony, or repurposed wooden cabinets for the dining room. Don’t shy away from quirky pieces of furniture like boldly printed wing chairs or an unconventional wall shelf or two. You could also experiment with painted pieces to add streaks of bright colour in your rooms.
3. Coffee Table with Storage
Add a sleek coffee table with storage to catch all your gadget remote controls and magazines.
4. Open Shelving for CDs and Books
Opt for open shelving to show off your book and CD collection and to keep them at arm’s reach. A well-arranged set of books acts as a beautiful wall décor element by itself.
5. Organised Wardrobes
Keep your clothes and grooming essentials tidy with wardrobe organizer trays and boxes. If you have been planning the Marie Kondo method will come in handy if you like the idea of keeping only those things that spark joy.
6. Wall Treatments
This is definitely a mood setter. Going for dark walls with good lighting in small spaces can make it appear cosier and more dramatic.
Whites and beiges will help to keep the space light. Bold or elegant wallpapers can be an instant game-changer. If you are on the creative side, why not make an entire wall a chalkboard wall?
7. A Small Dining Nook
Get yourself a small table and create a nook for dining instead of having all your meals in front of the television or on the bed.
8. Bar Cabinet and a Bar Cart
Your friends will love a well-appointed bar counter. A wheeled cart will make it convenient to serve people.
9. An Entertainment Hub
Create an entertainment zone with a home theatre system for movies and gaming consoles if that is your area of interest.
10. A Space for Gadgets in Every Room
Having plenty of smart gadgets is a given in these times. Plan spaces in your shelves for them thoughtfully. Install wall-mounted shelves even in the kitchen for a toaster, microwave oven, etc. to keep all of them organized and hide away the mess of tangled wires.
11. Personal Memorabilia
Spin a warm cocoon around you with framed photos of family, friends, and travels. Mount your treasures such as a bicycle, or tennis racket, violin or guitar along with your memorabilia. Not only is this an innovative way to store these items safely, but since these are an extension of your personality, it’s a great idea to showcase them in your home.
Hunt for discarded pieces from your parents’ home or ancestral home, refurbish them and give them a special nook to bask in.
Paintings, art prints, quote art, your favourite posters are all your best pals in wall décor. Mount them on walls, plonk them on shelves. Use wall tapestries to cover a bedroom wall or your DIY artwork to grace the entryway. Have a wall painted by your favourite mural artist for the wow factor.
Bring in any antiques, traditional décor items or heirlooms that you may have collected. Try to incorporate pieces from different eras to vary the tone.
14. Rugs and Dhurries
When designing bachelor pads, create cosy nooks with tastefully chosen rugs or dhurries.
15. Bachelor Pad Lighting
Go for the unexpected to create interest. Hunt for interesting floor lamps, a cluster of pendants, or industrial-inspired copper lamps. Pick a quirky neon sign to make an artsy statement.
16. Window Treatments
Hang curtains which are closer to the ceiling than the window height to give the room a more spacious, lux appearance. Or opt for blinds that suit the rest of your décor. To make your research easier, do read about window curtain vs Blinds.
17. A Quiet Bachelor Pad Workspace
Find a quiet corner to position a work table and open shelves. Plan a separate workspace instead of using a dining table or bed, unless you are constrained for space. Make this a corner for inspiration and creativity.
Get rid of your overused plastic containers and plates if you’re still holding onto any. Invest in cool ceramic ware or glassware according to your tastes.
Visit a nursery and pamper your home with the instant warmth of flowers and leafy plants. Alternatively, get your balcony gardens readymade by designers if you are hard-pressed for time.
Planning to build your dream bachelor pad home, contact HomeLane, Do let us know what you have to think about these ideas.