The first thing that comes to mind when you think of a bachelor pad is foldable furniture, a messy bedroom, and a dusty console table. Unless you’re still in college, this should never be the case — just because you live alone doesn’t mean you can’t put your own twist on a dapper home.
As a mature bachelor, your pad should be able to reflect your taste. Whether it’s minimal or stylish, here are four items you must have to complete the most comfortable bachelor pad.
Step away from the leather couch and get something sleek and stylish. Velvet is very in right now, especially for couches and headboards. These timeless velvet couches come in many different styles and sizes so you don’t have to give up comfort for style. Make sure to choose a a couch that fits your lifestyle.
If you plan to lounge on the couch, something with deeper seats may be a better choice. If you’re planning on entertaining more, a longer sectional may work out best.
It may seem as though a dining table isn’t necessary for a bachelor. However, if you anticipate having company over; siblings, parents, friends, they’ll most likely prefer to gather at a table.
Whether it’s to enjoy a meal together or to play a game of cards or dominoes, spending money on a dining table is a good investment. You don’t have to spend a lot, but also, don’t go cheap. Dining tables are one of those pieces of furniture that tend to be the focal point and therefore should be something sturdy and classy.
Besides an awesome TV, you’ll want a sound bar for those Netflix and chill vibes if you don’t want to go all out on a home theatre system. If you’re a big gamer, having a gaming console is obviously a must, but you’ll want to get some extra controllers for guests.
If you don’t want to get them mixed up, Lizard Skins gaming grips are great to put on your favorite gaming control to not only separate it from the rest, but also make it more comfortable for you to spend hours on your favorite game.
Another gadget that you’ll want to look into is the Roku. Roku is a streaming device that attaches to any TV and is able to steam almost anything and everything.
From Netflix, to Hulu, and Disney+, you’ll enjoy watching your favorite YouTube Channel from your big screen that streams easily with one click on the remote.
No man cave is complete without a bar area so why should your pad be any different? Whether it’s a bar cart, or a built in bar, make sure to keep it stocked with top shelf spirits.
Add a personal touch by adding personalized cocktail glasses, coasters, and some stylish bartending tools like jiggers, strainers, and cocktail shakers.
A separate set of guest towels and sheets are always a great touch to any home, even if you’re single. If you have an extra bedroom, keeping it neat and tidy is very welcoming.
Having a separate set of sheets such as Ela Lane organic cotton sateen sheets freshly washed is always a must. An extra set of towels for guests-only, will let your guests know you’re all about hygiene and are considerate in making sure they are comfortable.
Remember to take your time piecing your place together. It takes time to create a masterpiece, so don’t rush to buy everything all at once. You can make better purchasing decisions the more time you have to spend on furniture, gadgets, and anything else you plan to add.