The Bachelor Pad began its origins in Esquire magazine in the 1930s, when the sleek, stylish bachelor apartments of the time where a ‘totem of forward-looking and ‘liberated’ masculine consumerism.’ Depicted as a place where men could relax in their very own indulgence, tin the 50s and 60s, the fantasy of the trendy, gadget-filled ‘bachelor’s lair’ was a recurring icon found in masculine men’s magazines such as Playboy, Escapade and Rogue.
Today the term Bachelor Pad still retains a certain level of chic, only now, bachelor pads have a level or sophistication and technology that was not available 60 years ago. If you want some tips on how to create your very own bachelor pad, keep reading.
How To Create The Ultimate Bachelor Pad
Creating The Right Atmosphere
You home is an extension of who you are – it is an outward display of your personality. You need to consider this when you are determining how to decorate your house/apartment.
Decorating your very own bachelor pad can be a challenging prospect for anyone. A bachelor pad should entirely represent the one who lives in it. Hobbies, preferences in terms of art, ways of entertaining guests, style, colors, furniture, all of these plus tones of other details should outline the owner’s personality.
Some people prefer minimalism, others rustic decor. Some people have items or collectables that they like to display and some people like to be surrounded in comfort with warm tones. Check out the video below to see some bachelor pad design ideas for inspiration.
Choosing The Right Furniture
Sierra Chair from Croft House
Full Length Cigar Sofa – Article
When picking out furniture for your new bachelor pad, you should always take your lifestyle into consideration. If you choose furniture based on your lifestyle you will pick appropriate furniture that will work for you in the long term. Don’t pick furniture because everyone else has it, or simply if it is in season.
If your taste in furniture is unconventional you should roll with it and appreciate it because it’s part of your personal taste. If, for example, you have company over quite a lot, you should not buy a love seat, instead you should buy a three seater couch or perhaps a corner piece and vice versa. If you’re someone who only has one or two people over from time to time, the only living room furniture you might want is the armchair and loveseat.
Make sure you take storage into consideration as well. If you have a small apartment for example, do not pack a lot of furniture into your limited space. Space comes at a premium in most homes and it’s a challenge to find where to contain every item you acquire, especially if you are a collector/horder. When buying furniture, make sure you you look for items that double as storage units also. Form and function is imperative when building and creating your own personal bachelor pad.
Top Tip: Most people don’t take advantage of vertical space. This is usually shelves that are installed along the walls or investing stand alone shelving units.
Working with what you have will make it easier to narrow down your options. Make sure you utilize floor space and storage space. The options are boundless when you know the type of furniture that suits you best.
We personally believe that a bespoke furniture be it of modern design or a vintage piece, will be a centre, focal point of your room and also a talking a point for visiting guests. See below for some ideas and inspiration on choosing furniture within your space.
Pool Ball Candle Holder
Custom Engine Coffee Table
Surround Yourself With The Best Gadgets
4-in-1 Desktop Lamp
Edison Light Bulb
What is a bachelor pad without some cool gadgets and tech? A pad. Once you have your furniture chosen, your storage sorted and decor looking sharp, the last thing you need are some cool gadgets to fill the space that will create a talking point and have all your friends jealous. Of course, if they work to make your life better, then that’s a bonus.
Luckily, we have a selection of fantastic modern home and entertainment gadgets that will have your space looking ‘on point’. Here are a few examples of gadgets we sell on our online store. For more ideas and inspo for your bachelor pad, click here to view our products online.
Levitating UFO Lamp
Levitating Pot Plant