[dropcap]D[/dropcap]oes your bedroom cramp your style or it’s just not equipped to deliver the good night sleep you so desperately need? Either way, you are not impressed and you feel like it’s time to put things right. This “bedroom inspiration for bachelors” mini-guide has all the potential to inspire you to create the bedroom you always imagine yourself in.
Let’s just put things right, before we get carried away: Skinny Muscles is not turning into a website for interior design. You know how important rest and a good night sleep is, right? Having a nice bedroom to do it in, is even more important, hence the urge for this article.
[pull_quote_center]The days when bedroom doors were kept shut are over.[/pull_quote_center]
Today is about showing off and being proud of your home. If you are a bachelor, the chances are – you want your bedroom to impress and attract others as much as the car on your driveway.
When designing your bedroom, make sure it’s stylish, practical and comfortable. In my opinion, less is definitely more. The less stuff you have in your bedroom, the easier it is to keep tidy and clean. Here’s the three basics a bachelor’s bedroom needs:
The bed in a bachelor’s bedroom is not just about a good night sleep. It’s the pièce de résistance. It should stand out and dominate the room. Black or white, tall or short, or else – the choice is yours. Just make sure you like it because you have to live with it.
Unless your bedroom is as big as your football team’s stadium, resist the temptation of a four-poster bed. It will shrink the size of your bedroom and make you feel a bit claustrophobic.
They say that size doesn’t matter but in my experience, the bigger the bed – the better. One of the best beds I’ve slept in was at a hotel in Bangkok: twice as big as a standard king size bed and big enough for four adults to sleep or… else.
A good mattress is also a must. If your mattress is a bit tired and has a few doggy springs, change it.
Whether you call them bedside tables, night tables or nightstands, you need some kind of storage by your bedside. If you are pressed for space, you can put a couple of shelves instead. Stay away from glass shelves – too many reasons, including health and safety.
Instead, go for bold, clean lines with concealed wall mounting. You don’t want any wall brackets and whatnots on display. Not unless that’s the look you are going for.
If putting up shelves sounds like too much work for you and you don’t have the room for proper bedside tables, you can get a clip-on bed shelf.
Did you know that before flushing toilets were invented, bedside tables contained a chamber pot? That was their main function. Can you imagine? Actually, I’d rather not, it’s too early for potty humour.
Even though nothing says bachelor bedroom more than a trail of underwear leading up to the bed, at some point you are going to need a closet for the rest of your clothes. It is, of course a major part of any bedroom, but in bachelor terms it’s just storage.
Unless you use your closet as something else 😉 – you don’t really need to draw attention to it. Make sure you keep it tidy and well aired, especially when you are having visitors. You don’t want them to think that you are the kind of person who keeps skeletons in there.
There are, of course, other things and pieces of furniture you can have in your bedroom. That depends on your needs and the space you have. You can even get that 201 inch TV, designed by Porsche and costing as much as four Porsche 911 cars if you can afford it and have the room for it.
The important thing is that you like it and you are happy to show it (and share it) with others.
[quote_box_center]Have a look at our Bachelor Bedroom board on Pinterest for some more inspiration.[/quote_box_center]