Ok fellas – this one’s for you! For all you bachelors looking for a redesign we have a simple 3-step redesign for you! First of all, the first impression is a lasting impression. When someone walks in your front door you want them to say to themselves, “Wow, this guy really has it together!” Your living space does not have to equate to a large “man cave” it can and should be clean, simple, and memorable.
Keep it clean!
As I said, first impressions are key! Have a place for everything – get organized! This could be as simple as going to your local home store and purchasing decorative containers to hold your stuff. Don’t get nervous, this can be accomplished by going to Home Depot! If you dislike shopping, shop online! There are great organizational stores, such as The Container Store, that sell everything and anything you might need!
Keep it Simple!
Think of the colors that you enjoy – pick a simple palette and you won’t go wrong! Benjamin Moore has a whole line of “masculine” colors, here are a few: Gentlemans Gray HC-168, Fort Sumner Tan 1119, Mallard Green 2053-10, Lead Gray 2131-30, Golden Retriever 2165-30, Richmond Green 553, Hodley Red HC-65. Pick one “base” color to start with and stay within the shades of that color. This is an easy no fail monochromatic design style.
Make it Memorable!
Always start with your largest piece of furniture in a room. A couch, a master bed,or a desk and position it in a position of importance. Then arrange the rest of the pieces of furniture to complement and enhance it. Then accessorize your furniture with pillows, throws, lamps, and plants to pull the room together. Accessories in a room are important! They eliminate the “I just moved in look.” If you are unsure of the “look” that projects you, check out this article on some great styles. Remember your home reflects who lives there. Start with these simple steps of keep it clean, keep in simple and make it memorable and you are on your way to decorating success.