If you have just moved into a rented flat, the chances are that you want to make it a little more stylish. If you are lucky enough to be a guy living alone, then you have the luxury of being able to create the ultimate bachelor pad. However, when it comes to navigating the ins and outs of decorating a rented property, it can be hard knowing the best way to go about it. You don’t want to upset the landlord, but you want to create a home that you love - it's tricky.   Whether you are renting from a private landlord or have moved into military apartments, there are lots of ways that you can add style and sophistication. To help you design an awesome bachelor pad, without breaking the rules of your rental, I came up with some awesome ideas:

Be choosy about your furniture

Picking the right pieces of furniture is crucial if you want to create a cool and sophisticated space. The pieces that you opt for will determine the type of home that you have, so it’s worth thinking it through before choosing a design or style. If you want to make your home somewhere, that is great for entertaining in, having a large sofa is a must. Leather is a great option, as not only does it look chic, but it’s also easy to keep clean. This is crucial if you plan on having the guys over to watch sports events - lets face it, at some point, someone will spill beer. Remember, when it comes to choosing furniture for a rental, it’s vital that you choose pieces that create the theme that you want. However, you also need to ensure that the furniture works well with the style of the space. 5

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Add unusual features

For the ultimate manly space, consider adding a bar. If you want your home to be cool and classy, a bar is a great feature to add. If you choose the design carefully, a bar can add some serious style and fun. If you’ve got enough space, consider investing in a mini pool or air hockey table. Don’t opt for a modern design, choose a retro one, as these are much more stylish. Investing in a massive television is a must. Everyone knows that no bachelor pad isn’t complete without an oversized television, am I right? Don’t be afraid to opt for a flat screen that goes on the wall, as any holes you make, you can fill in when you move out.

Don’t forget to incorporate wall art

You can’t paint the walls, but you can use wall art to add style and personality. When it comes to choosing pieces to hang around your home, think carefully about the look that you want. If, for example, you had opted to have retro games machines in your lounge, consider using retro wall art in there. If you have a theme going on, it’s crucial that you ensure that any wall art compliments it. Designing an amazing bachelor pad in a rented home isn’t easy, but it is doable. The key thing to remember is that the best way to add style and personality is with simple features, like furniture and wall art.  

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