Modern bachelor pad design before and after by Decorilla

If you live in a big city, you know how square footage can be hard to come by. A recent Decorilla client was looking to create a modern bachelor pad design right in the heart of NYC. With some expert help, he received a striking multi-functional space that is sure to wow any guest—check out how!

The Challenge: A Modern Bachelor Pad Design

The client was eager to upgrade their home with a modern bachelor pad design. On the other hand, the concepts of bachelor pads and elegant, welcoming spaces don’t always go hand in hand. So they approached Decorilla, asking for online interior design services and an expert to:

  • Incorporate existing furniture
  • Maximize use of the space
  • Add bold and dramatic accents

Design Inspiration: Moody, Masculine Bachelor Pad Decor

Glam modern bachelor pad design by Decorilla
Glam modern bachelor pad design by Decorilla

Inspired by contemporary interiors, our client wanted a specific masculine living space. With a number of beautiful furniture pieces to consider, he composed an elaborate image gallery full of stylish examples.

Black and white modern bachelor pad design by Decorilla
Black and white modern bachelor pad design by Decorilla

Their biggest dilemma was which direction to take in finishing off the space. The possibilities regarding paint colors, artwork, accessories, and those final pieces to make this apartment feel like home were infinite.

Initial Concepts: Finding the Right Designer

Preliminary proposal by Decorilla designer Laura A.
Preliminary proposal by Decorilla designer, Laura A.

Upon completing Decorilla’s comprehensive design questionnaire, the client was presented with a choice between two distinctly talented designers: Rachel H. and Laura A., each known for their unique design philosophies and exemplary track records.

Laura’s proposal leaned toward a minimalist aesthetic with striking detailing. Her vision emphasized clean lines and contemporary elegance, featuring a sleek desk with floating shelves and a chic set for the dining area. A deep blue accent wall set a dramatic tone, complemented by a sleek gray sofa and modern artwork. The overall feel was masculine, airy, and uncluttered.

bachelor pad moodboard, Rachel H
Preliminary proposal by Decorilla designer, Rachel H.

Rachel H.‘s design, which ultimately won over the client, was a calm palette of neutral tones, enlivened by strategic splashes of color and texture. Key elements included a sleek sofa sleeper, a cozy armchair with a matching ottoman, and a dark wooden console beneath a wall-mounted TV.

Results Revealed: Bold, Modern Bachelor Pad Design

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Modern bachelor pad interior design by Decorilla

When designing for small spaces, it’s important to maximize every square foot available. Rachel H. had the challenge of incorporating a living room, home office, and dining area into one such space, while keeping everything cohesive and sophisticated. She implemented a masculine design style with deep tones and clean lines to create the bachelor pad the client had been dreaming of.

Modern bachelor pad before (left) and after (right) design by Decorilla
Modern bachelor pad before (left) and after (right) design by Decorilla

In stark contrast to its original state, the redesigned room exhibits a significant elevation in style and function. The existing setup was sparse and impersonal, lacking warmth and character. The new design, however, integrates multiple layers of texture and color, transforming the room into a welcoming and visually stimulating environment.

modern bachelor pad living room
Bachelor pad living room design by Decorilla

This room’s aesthetic thrives on the artful balance of elements, where every piece is chosen to contribute. Central to its bachelor pad living room decor is the plush gray sofa adorned with textured pillows. The sofa faces a sleek, wall-mounted TV, creating a cozy yet elegant conversation area. The coffee table adds another level of masculinity, complemented by a soft, geometric-patterned rug that anchors the arrangement.

Blending Function with Style

The revamp also marries style with functionality, not sacrificing one for the other. This practical approach to design is evident in the selection of furnishings that offer both aesthetic appeal and everyday usability. A comfortable armchair with an ottoman provides a perfect spot for relaxation or reading. Meanwhile, the sofa sleeper allows the space to effortlessly transition from a living area to a guest room.

Modern bachelor pad decor
Modern bachelor pad details by Decorilla

A defining feature of the new layout is the clear delineation between the bright, inviting conversation area and the darker, productivity-focused home office zone. The home office, tucked away in a corner, benefits from a moody color palette that keeps the mind focused.

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Bachelor pad living room conversation area by Decorilla

The deep, rich wall color contrasts sharply with the lighter tones of the living area, creating a distinct separation without the need for physical barriers. This thoughtful zoning combined with bachelor pad décor ensures a seamless transition between multiple purposes, accommodating a range of activities within a unified yet functionally diverse environment.

Design Details: Sourcing the Perfect Pieces

Shopping list by Decorilla
Shopping list by Decorilla

In crafting this apartment’s new design, Rachel H. selected every piece of furniture and decor to match the client’s tastes while adhering to a sensible budget. Utilizing Decorilla’s access to exclusive trade discounts, she successfully balanced style and cost. The white glove concierge service took care of the delivery, ensuring a smooth and satisfactory completion of the process.

The client’s appreciation for the expertise and collaborative process was evident in their heartfelt feedback: “Hi Rachel – Thanks for your awesome design and all your help. I’m really excited about it.”

Get the Look: Stylish Men’s Home Decor

Transform your living space into a stylish modern bachelor pad with our designer favorites. Discover the essentials that make up this refined contemporary masculine aesthetic.

top picks for moder bachelor pad design
  1. Area Rug
  2. Oversized Art
  3. Accent Pillow
  4. Glass Speaker
  5. Grass in Pot

Inspired by this modern bachelor pad design transformation?

Your own version is just a click away! Schedule a Free Interior Design Consultation to get proposals from multiple professional designers and a beautiful, cohesive design.

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