Living in a bachelorette pad has many positives: a full wardrobe for clothes, a full bathroom for pampering time and a full living room for entertaining friends. Half the fun of being a bachelorette is not having to please anyone’s aesthetic but your own. Bring on the feminine art and pink throw pillows! If you’re looking for inspiration for how to decorate your space, take a read at our essential rules to create a good home interior design and read on for our ultimate guide with 10 best bachelorette pad decor tips!
1. Get inspired
Tip number one of any kind of renovation is setting a clear direction. Browse Pinterest and collect pictures that inspire you. It may be a room design or a color scheme you love, an idea for a flower arrangement or your favorite furniture pieces. Besides giving you a clearer idea of the end result, your inspiration board will help you get back on track if you ever feel confused or demotivated along the process. Plus, it may give you some extra ideas when you’re in a hurry while setting your home ready for your next girls-only party!
2. Plan your space
Some people say “what doesn’t get planned, doesn’t get done”…and that’s so true! Even in your small bachelorette pad, you can have proper living and dining areas, a home office etc. ; you just need to plan for in! Also, since you’re living alone, you won’t have to compromise on any of those girly additions like a dedicated make-up corner or a full-length mirror! So just get started by making a list of all the areas you want to have in your home.
3. Get creative with your layout
In a small apartment, more areas will need to coexist in the same open space, but they’ll still require some kind of separation to prevent your bachelorette pad from feeling messy. Furniture groupings and large rugs are tested and effective ways to divide the space. Bookshelves and screens are also great options, as they create a temporary wall in no time. So for instance, adding a screen in your bedroom will create the perfect corner for trying your outfits on (while also hiding some of the mess that comes with that)! And by separating your living room area with a big rug, you may find out you have enough space left to fit a vanity!
4. Start from the first impression
The first impression in a home is the entryway. Despite having such a key role, it’s one of the areas that is most often forgotten. Don’t make the same mistake! Curate and decorate your entryway (no matter how small it is). Add a coat rack for jackets, some easy storage for everyday shoes and fresh flowers to welcome you home. And don’t forget a mirror for one last check before you head out of the door!
5. Keep the basics neutral
This is a golden tip that will allow you to transition from your bachelorette pad decor to your next homes. Try to stay as neutral as possible on your big investment pieces (like sofa and bed). You never know if you’ll change your tastes in a few years and being stuck with a pink sofa may just be annoying! And if you’re thinking neutral pieces are boring, remember you still can have fun with accessories!
6. Upgrade the existent
Chances are you’re starting with a standard (and quite dull) apartment and, since you’re renting, you can’t make huge changes. Still, take every occasion to make small changes! Swap the hardware on your kitchen and bathroom cabinets with some crystal handles, update your boob lights with a nice pendant and consider changing your door handles too! These are small moves, but they’ll immediately remove that cookie cutter-effect and give your space a unique girly vibe!
7. Up your storage game
Especially if your space is small, you may be tempted to think you don’t have enough storage. But we bet that it’s mostly a lack of organization! To make the most of every inch you have available the key is hidden storage. Prefer poufs and other furniture with storage and use a lot of closed boxes and baskets. Once closed, they will decorate the space and nobody apart you will know that the box on your living room shelf actually contains extra jewelry!
8. Add the finishing touches
Once the basic pieces are in place, it’s time to have fun with accessories! Add colorful throw pillows on the sofa and on your bed, hang a glam piece of art on the wall and place some fresh flowers here and there. There are plenty of inexpensive options out there, and they’ll really do wonders in transforming your apartment into the ultimate glam retreat! And to stretch your budget even more, you can get crafty and DIY some of your accessories! The only rule here is “go for something you love”…after all living alone means you get to choose it all, and this is a huge advantage!
9. Don’t forget the bathroom
As a living-alone girl, you’re probably going to spend a lot of time in the bathroom. And you should make it as gorgeous as it could possibly be! Coordinate your accessories, add flowers, light a scented candle and prepare your best towel for your next relaxing bath!
10. Create a me-time area
The beauty of bachelorette pad decorating (and living) is that you’re free to use any space at any time. But you may still want to have a little me-corner, the alcove you’ll go to when you’ll need some extra cuddles. The ingredients? Fresh flowers, a thick blanket and a warm cup of your favorite tea!
Ready to start your own bachelorette pad decor journey? If you need some more guidance we’re here to help! Schedule a free consultation with Decorilla and get started today!
Written by Decorilla designer Silvia C.