Monday, March 13, 2006
Room for Improvement: Bachelor Pad
When it comes to home decor, guys are usually content with the basics -- like a couch, a tv, and a table. But in tonight's Room For Improvement, Martin Amado is showing us there are ways to furnish a bachelor pad and without losing that masculine feeling.
WSVN--So for the most part guys have this reputation that if you live alone home decor is the last concern it becomes a typical bachelor pad, but on today's room for improvement we are going to change that one living room at a time.
Martin Amado: "Alright Brian, what's happening here man?"
Brian: "It's kind of a living room that has to be for everything."
Martin: "Any ideas stylewise?"
Brian: "I am thinking something of an Asian theme or something suddle that might work with what I have."
Because we're dealing with a small space, the living has to be multifunctional for Brian as well. Lot's of accesories and of course paint give this room a different feel and purpose.
I didn't want to go to dark with the paint because we already have a black couch, so this soft cream will give us a nice contrast and at the same time create a very zen background.
I love these leaning bookcases in this high end catalog. The price though $249 is not whithin my budget so I found this and it gives me the same look for only $99, so it's always best to comparison shop.
What's nice about having an open bookcase such as this is you can use it to display collectibles much more than books an even a piece of pottery makes a statement.
If you have a favorite book with a beautiful cover such as this, go ahead and display it on a ledge and turn it into wall art.
Brian has this nice trunk which apparently he uses for storage which that's a great idea, but just putting some tossed pillows on it, we can also turn it into additional seating.
When creating a grouping such as this, it's always nice to combine different heights and that way it just creates more visual interest.
Final touch a floor screen divider to create the illusion of a foyer and define the living space even more. We're done.
This morning we walked into a living room that was cluttered and not very inviting. But after a day's work we've created a space that's both functional and attractive for a budget of under $796.
Martin: "Here we go, one two, three."
Brian: "Oh my god. I love it. This is amazing I don't know how you did it."
Alright so we proved that the guy can still keep his black leather couch and have a stylish space to go along with it, I will see you guys next week.
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