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Decorating Bachelor Lofts

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. This idea 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 accommodation. 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.

Lighting Changes
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 loft.

Furniture Changes
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 make:

  • 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 room.
  • 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 room.
  • Use vases with fresh bamboo, colored stones, lemon or pears.
  • Buy a wine rack.
  • Use trendy bar stools instead of chairs in your room.

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 towels.
  • Use decorative tiles for the kitchen floor and wall, though it is an expensive proposition it will be a fashion statement.
  • 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.

 

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