The bachelor pad/man cave/man space, whatever you want to call it, is a sanctuary for the modern man – it reflects who they are (or who they wish they could be); It’s a modern oasis where they come back from a long day at work, crash on their leather couch, throw back a whiskey (or a diet coke, whatever floats your boat) and relax in the calm manliness of their own space! Here’s our guide on what to buy for the gentleman that takes pride in his interior and loves nothing more than a great gadget!
One of the main starting points for a luxury bachelor pad is great seating – something strong and stylised that grounds the room will make it feel luxurious and rich. Fabric is important when choosing furniture as texture is important in these spaces; velvet is a great option as it looks sumptuous but is also comfortable. This Connor armchair by Made.com has a fantastic masculine shape that will help to guide the style of the room, pair two of them together opposite a sofa in contrasting fabric for a great base to your space.
Alternatively if you’re looking for an occasional chair, this Spectre armchair with footstool also by Made.com is great as a pop of subtle colour in the room. Use it within your main seating area or keep it in a corner with a stack of books and a modern reading lamp for a little area you can escape with a beer and a great read.
One thing that is basically a requirement in a bachelor pad is some form of drinks area. Whether that’s a full on bar or just a beautiful silver tray with the finest single malt set on a table in your lounge is up to you; we’re lusting after this LSA International Whiskey Set that would be the perfect addition or a starter for a great drinks tray!
Something that seems to be overlooked by a lot of men is the power of scent – a great one can change the feel of a room and make it feel more fresh and masculine. An ideal choice is this Cire Trudon Carmelite Scented Candle – not only does it come in this gorgeous glass that is lust worthy on its own but it’s scent is one of sandalwood and cedar complemented with geranium, perfect for a peaceful oasis.
You didn’t think we’d the tech did you?! The first (and greatest thing ever) is this Miele Wine Cabinet – it has separate temperature zones so is perfect for storing red and white wine as well champagne or you can use the temperature control that allows you to store your drinks at your desired temperature. It’s also super chic so will fit perfectly into your sleek modern decor.
If you’re a man who knows his way around the kitchen then the perfect addition would be these Heston Blumenthal precision scales – they’re super chic and will make sure you never get a recipe wrong, perfect creme brûlée every time!
Also from Heston we have this Barista Express by Heston Blumenthal for Sage – it grinds your fresh beans straight into the filter and with 18 different grind settings it will provide you with the perfect cup of coffee every time! It is also a beautiful piece of machinery that will look super slick on your kitchen counter and will fill your space with the aroma of fresh coffee!
If you’re a movie buff or a lover of great music then these Sony Portable Wireless Speakers are a great idea – they’re sleek and minimal and the perfect addition to the home.
Another amazing idea for the movie buff is this Philips Pixopix portable projector – it provides high quality visuals that can be projected onto any surface for an impromptu movie session anywhere in your home!
Last is another thing that sometimes slips the mind of tech hungry gents…accessories. The right home accessories like cushions, art and candles etc can elevate the look of your home and make it look warm and inviting rather than an unloved showroom. These Roberto Cavalli Venezia Cushions will add that little bit of comfort and style to your room without being overpowering – the monogram says that your the lord of the manor!
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