Choosing an 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