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Buoy! It's all boys den

Tips that can make your space an all-time hit with pals.

entertainment Updated: Mar 06, 2010 01:14 IST
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Every bachelor wants a cool pad, and what better if it's clean and tidy. But most of the guys find it cumbersome to keep their den spic and span. Here are a few tips that are easy to follow to have a pad that your momma would feel proud

of, and your girlfriend would love to make visits to - more often.

Achieve it easily:

Get rid of that age-old couch. Buy yourself a comfy couch. Leather sofas are also fine. The key points are that they have to be masculine, comfortable and easy to clean. A nice sofa is a must for any bachelor's pad.

Go low on your furniture - a low coffee table as the centerpiece of the living room, a low bed and a low couch. Stick to the minimalist lane and a no-frills look with basic designs. Couple this with some nice floor lamps and a reading lamp on the table. Some mood lighting can set the right atmosphere at special moments.

Also, nothing looks better than the old school, college and childhood memorabilia in decorative spaces. Also placing fresh plants in dull corners will enliven the space.

The prominent colours for the bachelor pad are black and dark red. But one can go in for lighter shades and pep it up turning a wall to a graffiti masterpiece with quirky slogans and naughty comments. Also throw in smart cushions and curtains to the setting.

Don't have a refrigerator full of stale food but a well-stocked minibar that can include soft drinks, soda and snacks. It could denote style. However, if you don't have a bar, you could get yourself a serving cart.

Adding to the kick of the bachelor's home is a high-quality espresso machine. It serves both the hosting and decorative requirements.

Have the hippest and latest accessories such as: gadgets, that will help achieve the perfect ambience for entertaining friends or ladies. If you have a home-theatre system, give it the central spot, and if not investing in a plasma flat screen, TV for starters would bring great results.

-Inputs from Mukul Goyal, product designer and Rajat Tuli, owner, Happily Unmarried