When single men live alone, we fall into the bachelor pad decor stereotypes. At the end of the day, few men embrace home design. Hence why we often opt for dark furniture, sparse rooms, and a focus on technology. Stereotypical as it may seem, it’s easy. And, ease is what we’re all after. But, falling back on someone else’s idea of single mandom may not serve you as well as you think. As unwilling as you are to embrace home design, having a home which reflects you is essential to your comfort.
The good news is, you don’t have to undertake a massive project to make your mark. Your bachelor guideline can form the basis for your design. All you need to do is tweak it a little to make it fit. Here are some suggestions worth considering.
Colour can be your friend
Let’s be honest guys; we often resort to dark color choices because they seem more manly. If we had bright colours in our homes it would be embarrassing, wouldn’t it? The trouble with dark colours is that they’re…well…dark. And, darkness isn’t always the best way forward. The good news is, you don’t have to paint your walls yellow to make colour work for you. All it takes is the inclusion of a few bright accessories to add a splash of lightness. Something like a sofa throw would do the trick. How about colourful cushions? You could even opt for a colourful floor rug. These additions would look amazing in stark contrast to an otherwise dark room. And, they’re sure to cheer the place up a bit.
Lighten the load
Light is also important in the home, especially when working with dark decor. But, a focus on technology means that light is avoided, rather than embraced. But think about it, do you start to feel stale and strange when you spend too much time at home? A lack of light can disorientate you. Plus, sunlight makes us happier. So, it’s past time you let the light back into your home. For one, make sure you open curtains and blinds the moment you wake up. If you want to avoid the ever irritating ‘screen glare’, you could always find a conservatory from a company like Salisbury Glass instead. This option is fantastic because it gives you a bright place to return to when you need it. You could turn this space into your office, or just a chill out room.
Men like nice smells too
Come on, don’t be shy. For some reason, women get all the best smells. But, at the end of the day, we’re only human. That’s right; us men like nice smells too. So, don’t be afraid to incorporate candles and such in your home. We’re not saying you need to invest in floral scents.But, there are some amazing options out there for men, like this masculine selection from Next Luxury. Look out for musty scents, or fresh options which will work in your home.