5 Ideas to Create the Perfect Bachelor Pad

Creating a modern living space in which you feel relaxed and at home is the first step in designing a bachelor pad you will feel proud to call your home. Your surroundings ought to reflect your individual style and interests while subtly representing your personality and tastes.

If you’re looking to elevate your current interior, read on for some tips and ideas on how to transform your living space into a modern-day bachelor pad.

Statement Pieces

A statement piece such as an artistically-designed floor lamp or eye-catching sculpture can be a striking focal point drawing the attention of your guests while also adding character and meaning to a space.

Enliven your walls by hanging artwork that will add a touch of originality and color to the room as well as communicate something about your own style and preferences. If you enjoy travel or photography, showcase your skills by framing some choice images of your
adventures and display them on your walls.


Express your masculinity through the materials you furnish your home with. Hard-worn materials such as wood, metal, leather, and stone can be interspersed throughout your living room to produce a discernible look.

Exposed brick walls and wood paneling can give your home an instant masculine vibe while metallic accents can add an industrial edge to your place and can be incorporated through your choice of light fittings or furniture pieces made of alloys and distressed


A common signature of a bachelor pad is in the choice of furniture. Nothing exudes masculinity more than solid, sturdy pieces which are durable and well-designed. When selecting furniture, consider darker colors such as browns and mahoganies and materials such as leather which will add a sense of luxury and sophistication to a room.

Another hallmark of masculine decor is its tendency to be practical and uncluttered with a focus on minimalism.

Home Gym

No bachelor pad would be complete without a home gym. An area where you can store your free weights and other equipment such as an exercise bike or treadmill will be sufficient space to exercise.

Creating room in your home to work out needn’t require the size of a studio and can easily be achieved with some creative thinking. Converting part of your garage, loft, or basement to this activity would be ideal. If this is not an option, allocate some space in a spare bedroom or study for working out.


Lighting is a key component to any bachelor pad and can instantly create the right kind of ambiance. Lamps, dimmer switches, and spotlights can be used to create a more intimate setting for when you are entertaining or have guests over while your choice of light fittings can also be a way to add a masculine touch to your interior design such as wooden pendant lights or a studio floor lamp.

Put these five design tips to work in your home to create an effortlessly cool bachelor pad fit for any man.

- by Matt Watts