It happened—the professional dating service you paid for worked. The potential love of your life is about to walk through that door and see your bachelor pad for the first time. The question is, like you, is your apartment dressed to impress?
Men, it’s important to remember that your place is an extension of yourself. Naturally, how well you decorate and maintain your house will be a critical factor in her overall assessment of you. Women have a keen eye for detail and will explore different elements of your home thoroughly and sometimes, unforgivingly. This level of meticulousness helps them decide whether you’re worth their time.
Daunting, isn’t it? Don’t worry. We have some interior design tips for you today:
Rather than “rich,” the theme you should aim for is “cultured.” For us, nothing says cultured than a tasteful combination of furniture pieces and kitchenware. It could be a lovely coffee table to serve as a visual centerpiece and a chic sofa to go with it, some quality bowls, plates, silverware, etc. Men tend to take these small details for granted, but trust us, a woman is paying attention.
Second, consider your entertainment system. Are you the heavy gamer type complete with gear? A sophisticated gaming system may be the holy grail of any bachelor pad, but most women aren’t attracted to men who seem like they’re the type to play games all day. Have your regular, not-too-obtrusive TV and sound system set-up, and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have books, buy some. Reading is universally seen as attractive, and having an entire shelf of books is an automatic turn on. And no, magazines don’t count.
Comfort is sexy. If you intend to please the company of the female persuasion, start investing in furniture — the real, expensive kind. Ditch the bean bags. Don’t skimp on the sofa. If you have the space for it, add in some variation. Mix and match chairs, couch, recliners, ottomans, but keep everything in theme for continuity. You don’t want things to look disjointed.
The bed is another purchase you can’t be stingy about. You want something simple and low to the ground, and in theme with the rest of the room for a cohesive, minimalist effect. Invest in high-quality sheets and pillows.
The littlest change in lighting can affect the entire mood. And the best part is, you don’t know where the magic is coming from, you just know it’s there. That’s the power of mood lighting. Harness it.
Every room should have a different source of light. We suggest a beautiful combination of overhead lights, table lamps, and floor lamps. For lighting, it’s best to keep it simple and again. It should be in theme with the rest of the decor in terms of style and color.
And last but not least, tidy up. Nothing is more off-putting than a pile of dirty laundry, unwashed dishes on the sink, and food in the fridge that’s way past their expiration date. At the same time, don’t overdo it. A lady wants something inviting and clean, but not intimidatingly so. Strike the perfect balance between warm and well-groomed, and stick to a cleaning routine.
In the world of dating, first impressions matter, and that impression extends to the place you call home. Now you know the elements that make up a “dateable” pad, good luck!