Choosing an Interior Design Theme for a Bachelor Pad

Interior Design Theme for a Bachelor Pad

Interior Design Theme for a Bachelor Pad

The term bachelor pad has gotten a bit of a bad rep over the years. Every time you hear the phrase, you picture black leather couches, a giant entertainment center, a fully-stocked bar but no actual personality in the setting.

In short, it looks like homes you see on magazine covers; nice to look at but not good enough to live in.

However, as a bachelor who indeed has a place to live in, you’re a bit confused as to how you should approach your pad’s interior décor. Should you live true to the tradition, or change things up?

With NYLoft, we can help you make the right decision!

How to Design Your Bachelor Apartment’s Home Décor

– Keep it Artsy

Keep it Artsy

You’ve got a taste for the finer things in life. Show off all that you’ve acquired. Express your eclectic personality by displaying your collections on the shelves or walls, and don’t be afraid to add bits from here and there. The thing about artsy themes is that they must have your personal touch added to the overall setting for it to look good.

– Go Simple

Go Simple

Not a fan of the stark black-white-red combination? Keep things simple. White walls, woodsy elements, blue textures, maybe a plant here and there. Or something completely opposite like black and white furniture with neutral elements and bleached wood walls. Choose a simple theme that suits your mood.

– Add Some Leather

Add Some Leather

Can’t have a bachelor pad without something leather! But if you’re afraid it might overdo the whole look, just choose one piece like a vintage leather armchair. Pair it with some contrasting throws and a side table to make it stand out.

– Make it Sleek

Make it Sleek

If you’re more of a minimalist, no-nonsense, no frills sort of guy, go with sleek surfaces throughout; concrete or dark wood floors, grey furniture, simple fittings and a claw-foot bathtub. You want your whole house to have that overall sophisticated, sharp look.

– Keep it Luxe

Keep it Luxe

Don’t go too simple if you’re sticking with the minimalist approach—your pad will come off as too cold and mundane. Balance it out with softer accents like a faux fur rug, a low bed, maybe a cozy chair by the fire. There’s no reason why you can’t make things look neat and sleek but comfortable and luxurious at the same time.

– Show off the Architecture

Show off the Architecture

Got a gorgeous apartment with great bones? Show it off by minimizing your furniture and adding colors that complement the house. You don’t want something vibrant and bold that’ll take the attention away from your home’s structure.

Are You Ready?

These above aren’t the only themes we have in mind! For more ideas on your bachelor pad’s remodeling, contact NYLoft!

As a leading firm that offers full-scale home remodeling and planning services to property owners in NYC, we have the experience you need to make your home stand out!

Call 212-206-7400 or email us the details at

A Debate: Can Just a Paintjob Change Your Home’s Interior?

Can Just a Paintjob Change Your Home’s Interior

Can Just a Paintjob Change Your Home’s Interior Truth be told; yes, but there is a caveat.

When it comes to paintjobs, think of them as face lifts. You might paint your home a different color, but it really depends on what you do, how you do it and the quality of service that makes all the difference.

The Factor of Aesthetics

You have a full spectrum of color to play with when it comes to painting your home’s interior. However, there is a limit as to which color you should add to which room.

For example, when painting a small living room, using a dark color to paint all four walls will end up making your room look dingy and cramped. A nice pastel color or just simple white will make a world of difference.

In contrast, adding just plain white to a large room would make it look bare and boring, which is when a colorful hue would come in handy. Although you could balance it out by just adding a feature wall. Using a favorite color for that wall or one that goes with your home’s theme would tie the room together nicely.

Nevertheless, even with colors, you have to keep things balanced by contrasting your furniture and fixtures to the walls. You want your furniture to stand out, not blend it with the background.

Moving away from all this, if you’d rather just have a simple designed home, you could paint the crown moldings instead. This’ll make the room look more elegant, with a bow of color tying it all together.

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Financing Your Home’s Makeover

When it comes to changing your home’s overall look a paintjob costs far less than renovations and remodels.

So even if you have a hefty budget, just opting for a paint job will leave you with a lot of money for other smaller changes you want to make, like basic millwork or renovations in your kitchen, bathroom and home interior. Not to mention that with such changes, you’ll add to your home’s overall value, one which can be improved upon and repaired, all without spending a large fortune.

Hire the Experts for Your Home’s Remodel!

NYLoft is a leading full-service firm that offers remodeling and planning services for residential projects in NYC.

For your home’s makeover, book us today! Call 212-206-7400 or email at

A Hint of Nature: Adding Natural Elements and Greenery in Your New York Home

Adding Natural Elements and Greenery in Your New York Home

Adding Natural Elements and Greenery in Your New York Home

You’ve got a mean green thumb and gardening tools to make a plant lover proud. Unfortunately, the one thing you don’t have is a sense of proper interior design. This is probably why you’re worried that with your propensity to buy one too many plants and pots, your home might just end up looking like a greenhouse!

Never fear! Plants have always been a favorite, especially amongst the interior designers here at NYLoft. This is why we decided to give you some tips on how you should add that perfect element of greenery to your home!

· Be Simplistic, for Starters

Be Simplistic, for Starters

There’s no need to create a full sanctuary! A single plant or two will do, or even some natural features like tree bark or driftwood. If you haven’t got the time to take proper care of your plants, this would be the best option.

· Make it Pop

Make it Pop

Tone it down the surplus of green a bit by stripping your furniture of color and having it bleached white. The contrast of white and ivory against that eye-catching green will do just the trick to balance out that deep richness against the simple hue of white.

· Natural Motifs

Natural Motifs

Flowers and vines, trees and animals—you’ll find plenty of flora and fauna on pillows, artwork and fabrics. With fabrics, try to find watercolor designs on silk. This’ll add a wonderful facet of sophistication to the mix.

· Hang it

Hang it

Haven’t got much going on with the walls? Hang some nature-themed wall art or better; some hanging plants here and there with branches for that sharp, forked look!

· Modernize it

Modernize it

Here’s an idea for you if you don’t like too many plants peppered here and there: centerpiece terrariums! You’ll have plenty of plant choices and styles available for a good price. Tuck them in those blank areas and add some trinkets around to give it a modern edge.

· Show Your Love

Show Your Love

Not enough? If you’ve got enough time and energy, then go for it! Add indoor plants here and there, spreading them out about the apartment. But be sure to choose planters and pots that contrast or match the décor so it doesn’t look too out of place.

Redesign Your Home!

Got a piece of furniture that’s unfortunately clashing a bit too much with your plant collection? Make the switch!

NYLoft has a fine selection of furniture for kitchen and home interiors. Get a NYLoft representative on the phone and inquire about how we can remodel your home with the best furniture fabricated in New York.

Contact us today at 212-206-7400!

5 Ways to Incorporate Industrial Design in a Family Home

Stripping away the colors and frivolity, industrial design harks back to the no-nonsense style of the 19th century. Before though, it was a necessity, a way of stripping away everything unnecessary, and just keeping it minimal and functional.

Now, it’s utilized as a way of paying homage to the time when

Add Wood Elements

creative living spaces were switched for small but functional living spaces.

If you’re one such interior designer or homeowner who wants to take the industrial approach with their home, here are 5 tactics you can employ!

1. Add Wood Elements

It doesn’t necessarily have to be weathered. But if you want to incorporate an olden-style industrial look, we’d suggest choosing some stripped wood floors with natural polish. This’ll add some warmth to your living space without making it look too factory-refurbished.

If complete wooden floors seem too much, go for something small but impactful like wooden stairs with metal railings.

2. Expose that Brick

Expose that Brick

This is a staple in all industrial-style homes. Clay bricks have been used as building material for American homes for centuries, mainly because of their longevity and durability.

If possible, see if you can bring out the already existing brick wall behind your dry wall. Otherwise, add a brick veneer or have a focal wall built using plaster or other building materials.

3. Keep that Lighting Sharp

Keep that Lighting Sharp

Industrial lighting fixtures are in a class of their own. Edison-style pendant lamps, cast aluminum bulb cages, ribbed glass shades—you’ll find a long list of lighting fixtures and hanging lights within your price range.

Just make sure to hang them in a particular focal area, like a hallway, above the Kitchen Island or dining table, or in an alleyway.

4. Mix Some Concrete

Mix Some Concrete

Most old factories and workshops usually had concrete flooring and structures. Favored for its low cost, strength and durability, the material was quite popular in high traffic areas in the 19th century. Channel that look by adding concrete floors or walls, and pair it with simplistic furniture.

5. Stay Minimal

Stay Minimal

Of course, this is a signature element of industrial home design. Minimalist and functional furniture is essential, though you can pair it with some foliage and wooden pieces for that hint of color. Otherwise, keep it sparse and practical.

Want Some Help?

NYLoft is a full-service remodeling and planning firm in New York. Having worked on numerous projects, we know everything there is to know about incorporating diverse styles of interior design in home and commercial projects alike.

For consultation, call us at 212-206-7400 or email us at