Bachelor Pad Interior Design Ideas

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Bachelor Pad Interior Design Ideas
Contemporary and modern styles of interior design suit a masculine home. (Modern tastefully decorated living room image by MAXFX from Fotolia.com)

A bachelor's pad may bring to mind leather furniture and slick electronic gadgets, but a man's apartment or house does not have to fall into that modern style of interior design. The most important factors in a man's home decor are comfort and personal taste. Some colours and design choices are more masculine than other styles, but what is most important is that the decor fit the personality of the man who lives in it.

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Colours

Solid colours work best in a bachelor's apartment, but it isn't necessary to stick with dark, sombre colours to appear masculine. Browns and greens work well for a man's room and are appropriate for a guy who enjoys a natural environment. Think forest greens and chocolate brown to convey that masculine feeling in a room. An urban man may prefer sophisticated colours such as blue or cream for his rooms. A splash of red in a room is a dramatic touch for a bachelor's pad.

Furnishings

Comfort is key when choosing furniture for a man's home. Delicate chairs and flowery patterns are not appropriate, but furnishings in the contemporary style suit a masculine look. Try furniture colours such as brown, beige, cream or black for a masculine contemporary home. Toss pillows in a bold colour prevent the furnishings from becoming boring.

Accents

Simple drapes are best for a masculine appearance. Using only window blinds to cover the windows is a stark and contemporary look that works well for bachelor pads. Personal items such as photographs can accent the apartment and give the rooms a homey feeling. Art for the walls is a matter of taste and personal preference, but it should give some indication of the likes of the person who lives in the home.

Metallic lamps and lighting fixtures complete the modern look in a masculine home. Have multiple layers of lighting in your living room and bedroom to control the amount of light in the room.

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