Presenting useful tips on how to decorate a bachelor pad or how to add style to a bachelorette pad, this fun and informative infographic guides both men and women through the maze of DiY interior decorating. Bachelor “must-haves” include a well-stocked bar, comfortable couch and simple bed in neutral colors, but subtly spiced up with a bold accent. Bachelorettes, on the other hand, have their hands full when decorating. Ambient light coming from chic chandeliers, decorative flowering plants adorning just the right place, silk, cotton or wool handmade rugs at their feet or functional bookshelves help compose a personal, feminine space. Provided by ForRent.com, the fun chart summarizes helpful tips for a stylish single’s crib – just click on the photo below to take a closer look at every idea. Feel free to contribute your own tips, helping bachelors and bachelorettes improve their homes in both the functional and style directions.Collect this idea
We now turn to top design bloggers such as Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, who has decorated her kitchen shelving with an array of pastel dishware. Don’t be afraid to mix function and style when it comes to your decorative shelves. Put useful items on display, but arrange them artfully. If the shelving is purely decorative, choose pieces carefully. Be selective, as this gives your shelves a curated, artful look, as shown by this DIY hoop shelf from A Beautiful Mess.
And who says recessed living areas need to be indoors? Your outdoor space can benefit just as much from sunken seating, as evidenced by this elegant, stone-lined patio by Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes. And for one final dose of sunken living room eye candy, feast your eyes on this over-the-top living area by Chris Barrett Designs. The former estate of Johnny Carson features giant windows overlooking a cliff in Malibu, so it’s no wonder a safe and plush sunken sofa was added to ground the space.