When you are young and
beginning your career, you want a nice and trendy
place to stay that is expensive as well. This is where
bachelor lofts or pads come in. The perfect bachelor
loft is one with a high ceiling and huge windows that
allows light to fill the room. It has a lot of room to
relax and party in. Living in lofts began during the
1800s when struggling French artists had to manage by
living and sleeping in their working space.
moved across to the United States in the 1950s where
poor artists had no choice but to sleep in their
studios, as they could not afford separate
Now-a-days living in lofts has
become a fashion statement for the young, trendy and upwardly
mobile professional. They are practical, well suited for a person
living alone and chick. Even a simple loft can be made to look
classy and elegant with a little decorating. Here are a few easy
tips for bachelors:
Change the colors of the Walls
This is a basic decorating tip. Change the color of the paint on
your walls and your loft will get a whole new look. But this is
very time consuming. Depending on how much you want to spend
either ask friends to help or hire a professional. If you are
engaging a professional you can ask him to change the texture of
the walls. While doing it yourself you can use paint with
different textures like linen, sandstone, denim etc. that will
give the wall a textured look. Light colors make a room look
larger and vice versa. Try not to use the usual white or off-white
colors, use the more trendy shades of soft earth tones.
Proper lighting can enhance the beauty of the room. Using the
right kind of lights will highlight the décor of your room. If
you live in a rented apartment it will be extremely expensive to
change the entire lighting. Instead you can buy some elegant
floor lamps, table lamps, trendy shades for ceiling lights etc.
Lamps come in various shapes, sizes, colors and prices, choose
your style depending on the rest of the décor of the room. You
can use lamps that can be placed on the floor or suspended from
the ceiling or minimalist lamps to increase the appeal of your
Even rearranging your furniture can a give your loft a different
look. Once you do this you may realize that your loft has a lot
more space than your thought it did. If you can afford to buy
furniture then you can add pieces that could become the central
point of the room. Adding anything from a rug to a wine rack can
add character to your room. Here are a few additions you can
Add a coffee table. Place a few coffee table
books on it.
An end table can be placed at the end of the
room can be used to display artwork, photographs etc. or can
to used as a bar table or a buffet table.
Use a bright rug and throw some bright
cushions on it and that could change the appearance of the
Hang some artwork on the walls, if you can
choose works that people know about and can talk about it will
be a good thing.
Place an aquarium with rare fish in your
Use vases with fresh bamboo, colored stones,
lemon or pears.
Buy a wine rack.
Use trendy bar stools instead of chairs in
If you have the money you can change hardware and
various fixtures in the kitchen and bathrooms. Here are a few
changes you can make:
Change handles of doors, cabinets and
closets. Use stainless steel or bronze handles; they will give
a classy look compared to the simple round ones.
Use metal racks in the bathroom to keep your
Use decorative tiles for the kitchen floor
and wall, though it is an expensive proposition it will be a
Change to wooden blinds from aluminum ones
and it will add a new glow to your room.
Make small changes in your living space and it
will make it look better and you will not get bored with the way
your apartment looks. Decide a budget and stick to it. No matter
how small the change it will make a difference.