BACHELOR PAD IDEAS: DECORATING A YOUNG MAN’S APARTMENT

Here’s an irony for you.  At least ninety percent of the time I post about feminine French Country decor, and yet my most popular post of all time was a post I did about my son’s first apartment.  The style we worked with was a mix of urban classic with notes of industrial chic.  Fast forward two and a half years and I’m delighted to say that my son just moved back to our area from halfway across the country.  So, once again I find myself looking at bachelor pad ideas for decorating a young man’s apartment.

Bachelor Pad Living Room - Designthusiasm.com

Let me start by saying, much of this isn’t new.  If you’ve seen the initial posts (it was done in a 3 part series) you will recognize many of the pieces.  Yet the setting is completely different and the challenge was adapting the furniture from a much larger apartment into a more urban environment.  The new apartment is brand spanking new, with extraordinary views from the wall to wall windows.

When I revealed the first apartment, I was asked by many people how a young man would keep a nicely decorated apartment in good condition.  But I know my son.  Two and a half years later his white chairs are still in mint condition and nothing was ruined.  So join me on this little tour as we look at the beginnings of his new place.  This will be a work in progress as many of the decorative items are yet to be added.  But I thought it would be fun to share the journey, as decorating young adults’ apartments has become a bit of a specialty of mine. (Upcoming soon is my daughter’s first apartment. Be on the lookout!) At the end of the post I’ll include links to the first apartment in St. Louis, so you can compare how the same furniture works in a very different context.

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