Three decorating tips for your son's bachelor pad
If your son has recently set out on his own and he's living by himself for the first time, he likely doesn't have much experience in the decorating department. That being said, there are a few ways you can help him improve the look and feel of his humble new abode. Whether he's in dire need of new pleated shades or he's yet to buy himself bedding, here are a few tips you can use to help him settle in.
1. Address the windows first.
The discount window treatments in a home can make all the difference, especially when it comes to a new space that lacks a sense of coziness. Consider giving your son a set of wood blinds or drapes to use throughout his first place to provide privacy as well as make it easier for him to welcome in sunlight throughout the day.
2. Bring in storage furniture.
Bachelor pads as well as family homes can quickly become uncomfortable and displeasing to the eye when clutter is allowed to pile up. Decoist.com recommends bringing in storage furniture where everything from DVDs to books can easily be put away when they're not in use. A home theater cabinet is a great idea for men who want a place to keep their big screen TV and hide their movies when they're not being utilized.
3. Stay away from decorative items and houseplants.
While these pieces are suitable in a feminine space that's full of detailed decor, they have no place in a bachelor pad where minimalism reigns supreme. Help your son show his decorative preferences through color choices and furniture instead - this will make cleaning easy on him in the future while creating an interior that pleases the both of you.