Since we were children, we imagine the moment of growing up to have our own space. A unique place, where we can develop a large number of activities and live our own experiences. A place where we are no longer under the supervision of our parents and where we are free to do whatever we want to celebrate our independence.


When we become adults and have a stable job, the time has come to make the dreams we had as children come true. When we have finished the search for the appropriate place, usually a small house or an apartment, that meets our personal and economic needs, the next thing is to decorate it.

At this point, you may be feeling overwhelmed, as you don’t have the slightest idea where to start or what fashion trend to use. Before you panic or make decisions you’ll later regret, the best thing you can do is weigh up different options.

If you are reading this article, it is because your glorious moment of independence has arrived. In view of that, how can you decorate a bachelor’s apartment? The ideal is that you let yourself be carried away by your tastes and your personality. But, maybe you like a lot of things or are undecided about what will look best.

In this article, you will find practical and very attractive ideas. You will see that decorating a bachelor apartment is not such a complex job, as you had imagined. Sure, these are just suggestions. You can take them or leave them. They can also serve as inspiration to create your own style.

No matter what the case, you will find that ideas begin to flow into your mind and you will enjoy decorating your personal space, your new bachelor pad. Let’s see, step by step, what you have to do.

Instructions for decorating a bachelor apartment

Discover the styles to decorate bachelor apartments that have become a true trend:

  1. Hipster style: This is a trend for people who enjoy music, clothes, food, and activities that are outside of what is considered mainstream. To make your bachelor pad look hipster, use very basic colors like white, gray and black for a very fresh result. Choose unique accessories that show your personality. For example, paintings, cushions, lamps, etc. Include some of your favorite photos, as well as movie posters or maps.
  2. Minimalist: one of the ways to have everything organized and in control is to have places to store your things. You can buy low furniture that is attached to the wall and has several levels and compartments. So you can store books, records and other objects that need storage. For the kitchen, you can use closed cupboards, which are large and white, as this will provide an effect of greater space and light. Avoid the use of many ornaments to decorate. Remember that the minimalist seeks to be simple, sober and orderly.
  3. Colorful and highly textured: this style is the opposite of minimalist and offbeat. Use bright colors for each of the areas of the apartment and play with geometric figures. You can use the color blue for your room, so you will make it stand out and it will look very elegant. For tight spaces, like bathrooms, you can use wallpaper with geometric patterns.
  4. Rustic style: to achieve this effect in your apartment, use a mix of different materials, such as wood, brick, glass, etc. You will have license to integrate antique furniture, as it will harmonize very well with the atmosphere of the apartment. Since you will enjoy a very modern apartment, to give it a classic touch, you can use a library as part of the decoration. The environment will lend itself to enjoy a good read.
  5. Urban style: this may be perfect for you, in case you have little furniture, as is often the case with people who acquire their first apartment. However, you should make an effort to make the most of each space. Do not forget to add plants to give it a natural and fresh touch.

With the urban style you will get a large space to watch TV, as well as a desk to work at home and an elegant and spacious dining room to share with your guests.

Now, since we have already presented you with different options, you may have already decided on one. The next thing will be to know what you need to execute your decoration idea.

What do you need to decorate a bachelor’s apartment?

  •  Make sure you have a good lighting system. This will be of great benefit, especially in the winter months. Since white lights make a space look lifeless, to keep up with the trend, install multiple bulbs so that each space is well lit. Keep in mind that mirrors are an excellent source of lighting and also make the apartment look much larger. Why don’t you consider buying one? They come in all shapes and sizes.
  •  Buy furniture that is functional. This furniture is very practical, light and easy to transport, in case you want to change its place. In addition, it is a good option to store some of the objects that you like to have close at hand.
  •  Choose a good dining table. In this sense, remember that less is more. Do not look for a table that draws too much attention. Since the space is small, you will only make it look saturated. This can affect composition, lighting, and other factors, which will detract from a good image.
  •  Use plants. You can decorate your apartment with floral plants such as daffodils, daisies, or the flowers of the season in which you are at the time of moving. These details will add shine and a very special appeal to your bachelor apartment.
  •  Buy sliding doors. These doors are characterized by not taking up much space when opened, making them ideal for single apartments. The best thing is that there are many types of sliding doors. Choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences.

With these ideas in mind, what else should you consider when decorating your bachelor pad? We will see it next.

Tips for decorating a bachelor apartment

Take the time to determine what style of decoration you will use for your apartment. Keep in mind that this will communicate a lot about yourself and who you are as a person.

Although you are free to decide what color the walls of the apartment will be painted, a practical recommendation is that you choose neutral tones, because they are ideal for highlighting certain areas. Remember: the objective is that they can communicate a wide range of sensations and that they harmonize with the furniture that you will use.

But don’t be afraid of failure. You may not get it right the first time. However, there is always the option to repaint to remedy the situation. Don’t let that rob you of the joy of the experience of having your own space!

Try to make this space reflect your style, but at the same time, be cozy and warm. Surely, now that you know the different styles that you can try, you know how to achieve it. All that remains is for you to get to work and start the decoration project for your bachelor apartment.

Give it your personality and make sure you make it 100% yours. Keep in mind that you do not need to have too many things, only the most important ones. Perhaps a couple of books, some lamps, some paintings, plants and the like. The possibilities are endless. Do not put limits on your imagination.

Put these suggestions into practice and, in the blink of an eye, you will have a beautiful single apartment, a place where you feel comfortable all the time, where you are not even provoked to go out and where you can enjoy special moments forever.