You have no limitations; it’s just you, your new pad and the bachelor lifestyle. The problem is most flats don’t come set out for your brand new image so it is up to you to transform your space into the ultimate lad pad, but where to start?
Paints and Colours
Decorating and choosing colours is often seen as more of a feminine thing to do but you need to start with a blank canvas. The colours will speak volumes and the back drop must reflect the image and style you are trying to portray. Masculine colours to play around with includes greys, blues, reds and of course blacks and whites.
Furniture that Serves a Purpose
You’re going to need some furniture; the single bed that you bought from home just won’t cut it. Invest in a great bed and some quality sheets too; this is an investment you’ll be glad you made. Other items you need include sofas, chairs, a table to eat on and plenty of storage. The more storage you have the easier it will be to keep the place looking clean and fresh for when you’re entertaining. No one likes to look at piles of dirty washing or your lad magazines so put it all away.
Deck out the Kitchen
The kitchen is a great place to really show off your style and status. What you have in your kitchen will give an impression of your personality. The items will also serve a purpose, potentially saving you time and money so it’s a good idea to invest in appliances and gadgets. At the very least you will want a decent coffee machine and a kettle – no kitchen should ever be without. There are other luxuries that don’t cost a fortune that really shout the ultimate lad pad, like nacho warmers, popcorn makers and of course a cocktail shaker or two.
Finally don’t forget this is a lad’s pad, you want to make it work for you and suit your own life. If you plan on getting the guys round for gaming sessions or to watch the footy splash out on a beer fridge. They are perfect for the living room and are one of lives more affordable luxuries.