Bachelor pads used to have a sort of negative connotation, one that they haven’t been able to effectively shake even as they become more popular. The idea of having everything in a single room can sound claustrophobic to some people, but a good looking bachelor pad can feel just as open and comfortable as any other space. Here are some decorating ideas to help you maximize the space in your bachelor pad, and turn it from a single room to a multi-functional and welcoming space.
1. Divider Wall
Bachelor pads are, by definition, singular spaces. They are the bedroom, kitchen, living room, all rolled into one. But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, you can often make your space much more livable with a simple divider wall, so long as your bachelor pad is a decent size. With a divider wall, the space you have can become much more functional, and maybe even hide the more untidy parts of your home behind a wall.
2. Easy to Care for Plants
Bachelor pads are often notorious for their sterile and extremely functional feel, but they don’t have to be. Plants are an easy way to make your space more natural and lively, and they don’t have to be time-consuming. Look for plants like aloe or spider plants: small yet beautiful plants that don’t require a lot of sunlight or water. Whatever you decide, be sure to water them as their soil dries, being careful not to make them soggy. After a few weeks, you’ll know roughly when they need attention and your home will look a lot more natural.
3. Separate Work and Pleasure
Many people use their bachelor pads for multiple things, including work. This can lead to many different problems, including trouble sleeping, concentrating, and more. Even with a divider wall, sometimes making the proper space can be tricky, so split things up accordingly. Make sure your TV can’t be watched from bed, and put the office somewhere that feels completely different from your sleeping area. By doing these simple tricks, you can keep work in one area and regular living everywhere else, which can make you more productive and better rested.
4. Get a Rug
Bachelor pads are most commonly hardwood, usually the same style throughout the entire space. This makes the floors fairly monotonous, but that can be easily spruced up with a nice area rug. With a simple and soft addition to your floors, your whole entire space can look and feel very different. Plus, it can make the cold hardwood much more palatable in areas where you’re likely to go barefoot, like in your sleeping area.
Bachelor pads are an unending well of great space, but only if you know how to use it. Stick to simple solutions that look great and maximize the space available, like a divider wall, area rug, and other solutions.