Interior design can seem tricky, especially if it’s your first time decorating a space on your own. If you’re someone who identifies with this statement, we’re here to help!
There are plenty of ways to decorate a bachelor pad bedroom that reflects your personal style – even if you’re still learning what that is. Don’t let the word “décor” scare you away from polishing up your space! Instead, follow this guide to understand the critical elements of creating your perfect bedroom.
Find Your Style
If you’re ready to upgrade from the futon and milk carton aesthetic from college but don’t know where to start, we recommend focusing on what makes you feel at home in a space to help you find your personal style.
Spend some time on Pinterest, flip through magazines, or rely on the #homedecor hashtag on Instagram to figure out what you like and don’t like. CORT’s Lookbooks also feature a wide selection of pieces in differing styles. Gravitating toward a minimalist and modern vibe? Check out Danish Modern. Looking for something more sophisticated yet livable? We especially love the Urban Industrial collection.
Once you know what you’re looking for, or at least what style you hope to emulate, make sure you choose cohesive pieces for your space. Buyin individual pieces, especially for a small space such a bedroom, is a next-level designer skill. You may like a certain bed frame, dresser, lamp, or nightstand on its own, but you’ll likely be dissatisfied with the final product if these pieces don’t mesh well together. Stick with sets or specific product lines to ensure your space looks exactly as you imagined, or rent so you can switch up your style as necessary.
Let Color Lead the Way
When it comes to planning your new bedroom décor, style is only the starting point. You’ll also want to make sure that your bachelor pad furniture fits within an intentional color palette.
Color has a significant impact on how we feel in an environment. Because of this, color is one of the easiest ways to make your sleeping space fit the aesthetic you’re going for. To feel more at home in your home, choose a handful of colors that resonate with your identity.
Dark neutrals like charcoal gray, chocolate brown, or rich navy are commonly considered to be masculine colors. However, don’t shy away from pops of light or bright colors — just make sure to balance your color palette. Once you settle on a swatch of shades, use it as a guideline to inform your furniture purchases. This little trick will make furniture shopping so simple.
Great style will leave an excellent first impression on your guests; however, what’s the point if it’s not lounge-worthy? When crafting your ultimate bachelor pad, you’ll want to prioritize function over fashion!
Look beyond aesthetics when you’re shopping for your space and consider what purpose each piece will provide you daily. Think about how all of the furniture will work together — part of decorating a room is allowing space for movement and ease. To make sure you’re not leaving anything out, check out this CORT article outlining all of the bachelor pad essentials.
Though many people equate the word “accessories” with clutter, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The right details can take your basic bedroom and transform it into a reflection of your personality. Leverage coordinated accent pillows, luxurious bath towels, and modern over-the-bed artwork to make your space yours. Lastly, don’t forget to grab high-quality bed linens.
Build Your Bachelor Pad Bedroom with CORT
Interior decorating doesn’t have to be intimidating! With CORT’s move-in ready furniture rental packages, you can easily acquire a cohesive bundle with all the essentials for your bachelor pad!