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5 Home Essentials For Bachelors

Here's how you can get guy style at home and leave a lasting impression on guests

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Photography: Jilson Tiu and Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photo)

If your image of a bachelor pad is more of a disaster zone than a cozy home, that notion is about to change. Nowadays, there's a huge selection of guy-friendly furnishings in retail stores—there is no excuse to have a dull and generic space. If you're both a bachelor and a first-time homeowner, don't be afraid to decorate! Soldier on and get ready to shop for these must-haves: 

1. Lounge seating

Bean bags are not allowed in a grown man’s home. You need a major piece of furniture in the living area, like a generous, and comfortable sofa that can seat more than two, for watching TV or hanging out. 

2. A smart TV

Guys love to show off their latest gadgets, so put them front and center of your living area, directly facing the biggest seat in the room. Have a built-in entertainment niche or get a low, sleek console.

3. Ambient lighting

Most homes and condo units come with general ceiling-mounted lighting that covers the overall area. Adding small spots of ambient or atmospheric lighting by way of table and floor lamps provide subtle and moody illumination that’ll help you and your guests relax.

4. Beautiful bed linen

This time, your grimy sheets from college won’t do. Beautiful bed linen can transform the look of your room, so buy plain or simply patterned bed linen sets in tasteful colors of navy blue, gray, black, khaki or white.

 

5. A proper closet

A clothes hamper and the floor are not good places to put your clothes on! Invest in a built-in cabinet or a tall chest of drawers for both your work and casual clothes.

This snippet is from the original article "Home Boy" in the September 2008 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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