Elle Decor is like a manual book of the interior design world. At Interior Design Magazines you’re used to read some articles about fantastic tips by Elle Decor ( Things to do in your home this month – tips by Elle Decor+ / Elle Decor tips: how to decorate a dining room with bold colors”) and today we will share a few more tips about what man need at home!
This article is mainly for every man that wants to create the perfect bachelor pad or man cave, like it’s commonly known, but this text is also great to any girlfriend or mum that wants to organize and give more style to their man’s home!
So: what men need at home? To find out read on. You will be able to create / help to create a stylish bachelor pad or the ultimate perfect man cave! Take a note of these excellent Elle Decor tips!
Tip #1 – Have a nice place to sit and eat
“As you age, it gets harder and harder to sustain that eating-at-the-coffee-table lifestyle,” says designer Mara Miller, who runs New York-based Carrier and Company with her husband Jesse Carrier. “A dining table—even a small-scale one—makes it much easier to entertain.”
Tip #2 – Add something in your living room
“We never encourage clients to hide the TV,” says Carrier. “Instead, we try to make it part of the setting.” He and Miller recommend adding pieces to your TV room to keep it from looking like a tech center. Nice furniture, a stack of books, lamps—all will do. “Technology is getting smaller and smaller,” says Miller. “It’s passé to show off giant speakers or accessories.”
Duke floor lamp by Delightfull
Tip #3 – Beautiful lighting options
“Pendants, sconces, lamps, dimmers, three-way light switches—you want to be able to change your lighting appropriately,” says Furth. “The kitchen needs a bright light for cooking but you’ll want the option to dim if you’re eating in there. Your bedroom and dining room need flattering light. Your living room needs a functional light for reading and in the bathroom, you need a strong light in front of your face to avoid shadows.”
Koben suspension by Brabbu
Tip #4 – Seating that’s not a sectional
“When you think of a bachelor pad, you think sectional…generally a leather one, but people can still get comfortable in a way that isn’t so expected,” says Miller, who recommends a sofa with chairs and ottomans as an alternative. Adds Carrier, “With a sectional, one person gets the chaise part, and there’s no room for a guest. With a sectional, someone always loses. This is the piece that means you’re going to stay a bachelor forever.”
Maasai 2 seat sofa by Brabbu
Tip #5 – A stylish bathroom design
“People think a luxurious bathroom is a female thing, but our male clients all love and need bathroom amenities that are truly comforting,” says Geller. On the high-end, that means jets in the shower, a steam room, or radiant floors. “But it can also be as simple as a shower bench—somewhere for a man to sit and decompress with hot water coming down—or just a designated and comfortable place to shave, with a well-placed mirror and very plush bathmat,”
If you follow these simple Elle Decor tips, you’ll be able to have a stylish bachelor pad that will be the perfect place for you and you can show it to some lady that comes over. She will think that you have style and she won’t mind spending more time in your home. 😉
I hope you have enjoyed this article and learned what men need at home!
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