Before & After: Bachelor pad living room

bachelor pad living room before decorating

bachelor pad living room after decorating

Back in April I shared some “before” photos of the bachelor pad design project that I took on. It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally got some photos to share of the finished design.

Before, this bachelor pad living room was sparse. It had some basic pieces of furniture, but nothing else. There wasn’t any warmth or style–the house needed to reflect this man’s personality. Since the place also has a full family room in the basement, we decided to make this living room mostly into a dining room with a small sitting area. Our bachelor has a big group of friends and hosts lots of dinners, so it made plenty of sense.

chairs  with throw  pillows for bachelor pad living room decorating

bachelor pad living room decorating with a patterned ottoman

entryway with large wall mirror

He expressed the desire for a fun pop color to work off of the mostly gray foundation. I went with a bright mustard yellow, but balanced it with hues of blue and gray.

The big front window was previously flanked with a pair of dinky gray curtains which didn’t fit the large window properly, so we fixed that by hanging some generous-sized gray and white paisley sheers in Truli, Lattice over top of some white wood blinds. The paisley pattern adds just the right bit of color variation and resonates more like texture than actual pattern. The previous blinds were small, cheap, and didn’t fit the window properly. The new wood blinds are hefty and add a more masculine feel to the room while still being light enough to keep everything bright.

 wide shoot of  bachelor pad living room


chair up close  of bachelor pad living room


table succulents for  bachelor pad living room decorating

A new lamp in the corner adds a modern, yet manly touch, while graphic, bold cushions continue the color scheme throughout the room.

We changed up the entryway too, adding a small console table, a mirror, and some other decorative touches to give the bachelor pad a more finished look.

I love the added personality we injected into every detail of the room. I am so excited to show you the rest of the changes in the coming months! Stay tuned!

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