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Just because you are a single living man, doesn’t mean your home should resemble a site of leisure and consumption. In fact, it is all the more important for an individual to have a sleek and stylish pad, with an organized look which will showcase your masculine flair to your guests and friends. So if you are looking for some divine help, these inspirational tips will help you give a trendy makeover to your private haven in no time.
All’s well that smells well
On average, single men change their bedsheets once in three months. So if your house has started to smell like a pair of dirty socks, be sure it is a major mood killer. Do yourself a big favor by buying some scented candles or reed diffusers, especially for your bedroom and bathroom. Don’t worry about the scent, as any earthy fragrance will do the trick.
Keep the underfoot warm
Wood floors are all the rage these days because of their new manufacturing methods and affordable pricing. Nothing can add beauty and warmth to the flooring of a bachelor home than a wooden surface. It feels warm to the feet and is extremely durable, and costs far less than engineered wood. Since solid wood floors can be sanded and refinished a number of times, they are preferred in the long run. They develop a striking pattern as the surface ages gracefully.
Add color to the floor
Out of sight, out of mind
As with any home, storage is the key to keep the place neat and tidy. Invest in a quality dresser that matches the rest of the room to keep your laundry and dirty clothes hidden until they are ready for the washing machine. Not only will your pad look clean, the dresser size will make it a focal point of the room.
Mix the old with the new
Beautiful manly homes should have a healthy mix of new and old furniture pieces. A decent vintage or thrift store will be the ideal place to pick up a vintage mid-century credenza that will make an instant statement to your pad. Add a new sofa that perfectly fits your space and soon you will have your place resembling the front page of ‘Home Beautiful’.
Light it right
Now that your furnishings are in place, consider a proper way of displaying them. You can have the best pad in the world, but no one is going to notice it until they see it. Very few bachelor’s may be aware of it, but lighting plays a crucial role in illuminating a home. Stay away from the harsh fluorescent lamps and instead stick to the warm and inviting LED lights, which can be dimmed to suit the mood and ambience. Similarly the kitchen will need a bright light for cooking and the bathroom will need a strong light to avoid shadows on your face while grooming in front of the mirror.
A well-appointed bathroom
While the bathroom is a place to freshen up and relax, there is no reason why it should not look masculine and sexy. If you don’t have a sliding glass door, install a shower curtain. Ensure that all towels are matching and in sufficient numbers. Four each for bath towels, hand towels and washcloths. Keep plenty of spare toilet rolls, neatly displayed, to show that you are not the only one who can use them. If you have the space, keep an attractive tray to keep your toiletries tidy. Display art on the walls, because just because it is a bathroom doesn’t mean it does not qualify for a room.
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Until next time.