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Surprise! Who Knew Modern Bachelor Pads Can Look This Good

January 5, 2021

Gone are the days of clichéd bachelor pads full of mismatched furniture, dark hues, centred around a giant entertainment spot and tacky decorations. Today, more men are proving that living solo doesn’t mean forsaking a stylish home. Bachelor pads can also embrace a classy, elegant and organised look too.

The Nest Residences, Kuala Lumpur by Viyest Interior Design

Interior Firm: Viyest Interior Design

Regardless of whether you’re starting fresh or you’re hoping to take your man cave to the next level, we have tips on how to convert your space into your dream bachelor pad.

1. Create a space for entertaining

What’s a bachelor pad without an element of fun? It’s a must when it comes to creating an ultimate bachelor pad.

One of the most used rooms in your bachelor pad is going to be your living room. So make sure your living room is equipped with the latest technology such as a flat-screen TV and home theatre system to enjoy a good sports game or movie nights. Some mood lighting would also help, and if you’re planning on having guests over often, you can consider fitting a pool table, a ping-pong table, or a dart board.

The Nest Residences, Kuala Lumpur by Viyest Interior Design

Interior Firm: Viyest Interior Design

2. Introduce some colours to your space

Bachelor pads have a reputation for being dark, brooding spaces that are filled with raw appeal. But what if you wish for a space that is less stark, yet not overwhelmingly vibrant? Bring in a complementary accent colour – like a dark shade of teal, green or blue – to create an interesting contrast to your space without being perceived as too feminine.

Nadi, Bangsar by Landmarc Sdn Bhd

Interior Firm: Landmarc Sdn Bhd

3. Showcase an art collection

If you want an impressive bachelor pad, you can’t have every single wall bare. A wall art has a tremendous effect in brightening up a home and providing you with an instant visual statement. In particular, it’s also an approach to keep the conversation flowing. On top of that, you really can't call yourself an adult until you've thrown out all your teenage posters or mass-produced store-bought prints and replace it with proper arts.

Menara Simfoni, Seri Kembangan by Cube Asia Design

Interior Firm: Cube Asia Design

4. Create an office space

Any successful man knows the value of hard work. In order to achieve great things, sometimes you need to do extra work after office hours. Instead of sitting on your couch or bed, invest in a proper desk to get your work done more efficiently.

The Vyne, Sungai Besi by Archmosphere-ds

Interior Firm: Archmosphere-ds

Besides furniture, colour can have a direct influence on both your mood and productivity. Blue, for example, is said to be a relaxing hue that promotes creativity, but more than that, this cool colour offers a versatile way to switch up a room's atmosphere. So paint your home office with a bright shade of blue to imbue it with an energetic vibe, or go for a darker tone, to convey bold masculinity.

5. Incorporate exposed brick walls

Another way to give character to a bachelor pad is through the walls. Raw and industrial looking, an exposed brick wall look manly, especially if you combine them with other industrial details such as concrete floors or exposed pipes on the ceiling – which takes rugged simplicity to the max. So if you have a wall where you can create a feature out of exposed brick, use it to your décor advantage as it looks incredible in a bachelor pad.

Henry Goulding Home, Bangsar by MIL Design & Construction
Henry Goulding Home, Bangsar by MIL Design & Construction

6. Use shelves to display your collectables

Sure, your man cave may be really fun and a great place to hang out with the boys, but it also needs to look organized, so install built-in shelves to keep your collections and memorabilia neatly organised. This is also a really simple way to personalize the space and to display the things that make you happy.

Sky Peak Residence, JB by Trinity Design Studio

Interior Firm: Trinity Design Studio

7. Add leather accents to your home

To complete your bachelor pad, you’ll want to invest in a few finishing touches and leather is one of those quintessentially masculine materials that work in just about any space that aims for a manly aesthetic. It is also a great way to show off the modern gentleman who appreciates the finer things in life.

Dorsett Hartamas Residence, Sri Hartamas by Blaine Robert Design Sdn. Bhd.

Large pieces like Chesterfield sofas or side chairs are the perfect accent pieces for a bachelor pad. Leather can be found in a variety of colours, from black to warm browns and even white, so in whatever way you choose to incorporate leather, it can have a big impact on your room.

Dorsett Hartamas Residence, Sri Hartamas by Blaine Robert Design Sdn. Bhd.

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