Every guy needs to take care of himself. We have plenty to say on making the best of yourself when it comes to your body, but that’s not all we should be looking after. The bachelor pad should be an extension of yourself, a man-cave in which you can chill to your heart’s content. It should also work as a way of tastefully showing your personality to anyone who comes over. We got just a few tips on how to get your estate in order and keep your place in top shape.
That’s right, we’re firm believers that all apartments, houses and manctuaries should have a bit of greenery about them. Plants give a bit of softness to the place that can make it seem more vibrant and welcoming without overdoing it. They don’t have to be great big flowering beasts that need looking after ten times a day, either. Here are some no-mess, no-fuss plants that won’t die a day after you get them.
Be mindful of your entertainment area
This is honestly a bit of an obvious one. You will want a TV. You want to entertain the guys with a great media centre. Behemoth televisions and huge sound systems don’t give the best vibes to the ladies, unfortunately. These days, mounted televisions offer the best image quality you can get. You can even pair them with subtle but potentially deafening surround sound. Plus, they look excellent, so they’re an obvious solution.
Display your collections, but tastefully
Records. Movie posters. Odd ceramic unicorns. We all have our collections, our treasure troves of things that state what we love and how much spare time we’re willing to throw at them. You don’t want to kill a bit of your soul by hiding these collections away. At the same time, covering the floor in guitars and sports memorabilia is going a bit overboard. Luckily, there are ways to display your collections with a bit more tact that can add a lot of personality to your pad.
It’s official, carpets are a hassle. Providing you’re not living in a freezing, heating-lacking nightmare apartment, all they do is get in the way. Spillages are a write-off, vacuuming takes twice as long. We say do yourself a favour: get rid of the carpet and install yourself some hardwood flooring. It’s easy, it looks great and clean and gives you the opportunity to get a real nice rug that ties the place together.
Make your bedroom lady friendly
The simple fact is that, while you want your palace to remain yours, you will probably also want a lady over at some point. Potentially in the bedroom. For bedroom activities. If this is the case, the red, white and black décor styles have got to go. You don’t want to look like a vampire. This place has a great collection of styling ideas that will make your bedroom a hard thing to resist. Also, as a quick tip, we recommend white sheets. The cleaner the bed looks, the more inviting it is.
It’s impossible to replace a man’s individual style for his place, but this list is something we should all be following. Let’s keep looking after our places and ourselves.