• media-iconmedia-icon
    Youtube
  • About
  • Equipment

Designing the Ultimate Bachelor Pad

Third Date - Barber Shop

We all need to leave behind the misconception that interior designing is just for women. After all, your home is a direct representation of who you are as a person… at least, that’s what all your guests will be thinking. And beer-stained carpets and sport memorabilia decor are, fortunately, for all of us, not okay anymore.

But decorating your apartment doesn’t necessarily mean you need to spend thousands of dollars on an actual interior designer or that guy from that TLC show. So, don’t worry about knocking down walls or replacing full countertops or buying an elaborate tool belt you’ll never use again. We did all the work for you by breaking down the main areas of an apartment and handpicking affordable and simple pieces to up your bachelor pad game without breaking the bank (or a nail).

The Bedroom

ultimate-bachelor-bedroom

Or what we like to call, “Where the Magic Happens.” In the bedroom, stick to a main color (in this case, gray), and pick as many different shades for the sheets, curtains, rugs and furniture. Don’t clutter your bedroom with a ton of furniture or decor; the less stuff, the easier to clean.

cb2-alpine-white-bed

CB2 Alpine White Bed ($579-699)

west-elm-ottoman

West Elm Retro Tillary Ottoman + Cushions ($199-749)

cb2-grey-rug

CB2 Handwoven Recycled Sari Silk Grey Rug ($129-649)

ikea-lovbacken-side-table

Ikea Lovbacken Side Table ($59.99)

ikea-gray-throw

Ikea GURLI Gray/Black Throw ($12.99)

The Living Room

bachelor-pad-living-room-3

Comfort, comfort, comfort! Just because your new living room might feel like an immaculate but incredibly hip hospital room, doesn’t mean it can’t allow you to throw your feet up. And can you ever go wrong with a brown, leather couch? Grandfather-approved.

roomandboard-sofa

Room & Board Anson 86″ Sofa ($3,299)

cb2-hackney-wood-cocktail-table

CB2 Hackney Wood Cocktail Table ($299)

roomandboard-shelving

Room & Board Mid-Century Shelving ($29-549)

westelm-metallic-pillow

West Elm Embroidered Metallic Bullseye Pillow Cover in Bronze ($19.99)

cb2-chevron-table

CB2 Chevron Coffee Table ($399)

The Man Cave

bachelor-pad-man-cave-bar

This may look like a London pub, but it’s actually a built-in man cave in someone’s actual home. Okay, okay, this may not be very practical, but taking elements of a pub and incorporating them into your man cave may just be the key to making your apartment a real bachelor pad. And yes, it’s okay to throw in a pool table or a pinball machine. This should be your “happy hour” alternative and what else is better than coming home to something that doesn’t talk back to you?

pottery-barn-bar

Pottery Barn Rustic Ultimate Bar ($2,399-2,899)

cb2-porter-cart

CB2 Porter Bar Cart ($399)

west-elm-rustic-stool

West Elm Rustic Bar Stool and Counter Stool ($189-398)

ikea-beer-glass

IKEA Lodrat Beer Glasses ($1.99)

pottery-barn-bar-accessories

Pottery Barn Rye Collection

The Bathroom

Bachelor-Apartment-Design-Bathroom

The important thing about the bathroom is you don’t necessarily have to replace the sink or any of the infrastructure. What can really bring a bathroom to the ultimate bachelor pad level is its accessories. Add a free-standing towel rack or a subtle shower curtain to really bring your bathroom together.

cb2-towel-tower

CB2 Sift 2-Level Tower ($89.95)

westelm-shower-curtain

West Elm Ticking Stripe Shower Curtain ($59)

The Kitchen

bachelor pad kitchen

We love stainless steel kitchens! But, just like the bathroom, you don’t necessarily need to change infrastructure or replace any appliances. Try mixing both manmade and natural materials; we love the idea of mixing wood, marble and steel.

ikea-kitchen-cart

IKEA Kitchen Cart ($149)

west-elm-urban-block

West Elm 15-pc Set with Downtown Block ($199.99)

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Lifetailored has partnered with Creditcards.com for our coverage of credit card products. Lifetailored and Creditcards.com may receive a commission from card issuers Additional Disclosure: This site has affiliate links. We may be compensated when users make a purchase or register to a third party website. For more details read our privacy policy.

More in Home