Forget about the idea that if you’re a guy and you have a Pinterest account, you’re probably “Pinterested” in men, too (Yes, we don’t agree with you, Ali Wong!). If you’re looking for home design ideas for your bachelor’s pad and you don’t want the usual shades of black and brown, getting inspirations online is certainly a wise decision. There are plenty of ways you can turn your own living space into a manly, stylish, and relaxing spot that your female friends are going to appreciate. And no, it doesn’t have to involve animal head-inspired decorations.
So, here’s a guide to help you create your dream bachelor pad and not just a full-blown man cave where you can play videogames for hours.
Give Vintage a Try
For men, this is one of the most foolproof choices you have. Add warmth and elegance to your living space by getting decors and furniture pieces that give off that vintage, antique feel. They don’t have to be authentic vintage to truly capture that look you’re going for (We understand they can be a little pricey). Get some older sofas, beds, shelves, carpets, desks, and tables from a local thrift shop or secondhand store. Not only will this help you save money, but they can also lend that sense of familiarity in your place for that nostalgic vibe. If you want to take it up a notch, pick a decade and use that as the basis for your vintage home decors.
Get Yourself a Nice Accent Chair
When shopping for furniture pieces and other decors, do not forget to get a solid accent chair where you can easily relax after spending hours at work. If you want to up the comfort level, you can get massage chairs, as well. Long sofas are the immediate choice, but you have other options as well. Loungers and recliners are excellent choices, but they can be a little pricey. If these are outside your budget, you can get an old cigar chair that’s not only affordable but also aesthetically appealing (Think about all the Instagram posts you can make!). What’s important here is to find something that’s not out of place and also comfortable for reading and enjoying a drink.
Get Rid of the Clutter and Stick to the Basics
If you’re not really into that vintage look, why not try the minimalistic approach? Do some major cleaning and get rid of all the clutter in your home. Then, pick all the basic pieces you need from your pile and make sure they will serve you many purposes (Multifunctional pieces are the best!). Avoid prints and patterns and go for simple lines and edges. This approach is also a smart choice because it’s easier to add more items into a minimalistic home in case you changed your mind and want more furniture pieces and decors.
With these design ideas, you can showcase your masculine appeal while also having a truly functional space. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and start decorating.