Frequently Asked Questions About Bachelor Pad Decor
What is a Bachelor Pad?
Technically any home that is occupied by a bachelor, or single guy, can be considered a bachelor pad. When most people think of a bachelor pad they think of a really cool and aesthetically pleasing place where a sophisticated and successful man lives. Oftentimes, you think of a somewhat dim yet modern environment. Leather, tobacco, and sandalwood are scents that come to mind when thinking of a bachelor pad. I always think of a cigar lounge when I think of how a bachelor pad is decorated.
Where did the term bachelor pad come from?
The term bachelor pad is believed to have been coined sometime around the 1950s. As home dynamics began to change in this era it became more acceptable for young men to be single for a period of time in their early 20s. These unmarried young bachelors would move out on their own to small “pads” hence the term bachelor pad.
How to decorate a bachelor pad on a budget?
Just because you’re not making a killing right now doesn’t mean you can’t have a sweet bachelor pad, you simply may need to make some compromises. It’s hard to say exactly how to plan without knowing your total budget but generally speaking, I would spend less on the big-ticket items and more on the lower-priced items. Sometimes people pay attention to the little things more so than the big things so this approach will allow you to have more nice things across multiple categories. For example, rather than spending $5k on television maybe you settle for an $800 television but rather than buying the $25 dollar Amazon towel set you get a premium set of towels for $250. Ultimately, you’ll have to figure out which things are most important to you when making compromises but remember that the little things like towels, soap dispensers, and candles go far when it comes to how your pad is perceived.
What are the biggest bachelor pad must haves?
I think every bachelor pad absolutely must have 3 main elements: comfort, personality, and cleanliness. Everything from your furniture to your seating to even your bedding and towels should be extremely comfortable. Your personality should show through your artwork and other decor selections. Finally, the place must be extremely clean. You can have the nicest furniture and decor but if the place is a mess or out of order then you will still be viewed as a slob.