Bachelor Pad Living Room

A cityscape theme with cool lighting turns this ordinary living room into a hip, modern bachelor pad.

After: Skyline Design

The Solution
First they rearrange the furniture to maximize use of the longest wall as a media wall. They add several creative storage solutions to conceal clutter and maintain the simple, clean lines of modern design. They supplement McShea's great leather sofas with a new bar, entryway organizer and new tables. Blue curtains bring in the sky tones and complete the outdoor elements theme.

The Cost

Paint and supplies – $132

  • wall paint, Benjamin Moore's Pismo Dunes, AC-32, $39.22/gallon – JC Licht

Media wall – $220
  • veneer, 2x8 Rdovnedgb, $3.85 each – The Home Depot
  • oak shelf, Lack wall shelves, $14.99 – Ikea
  • wall units, Malm occ table 75, $69.99 each – Ikea
  • fabric, $20 – LZ Products/Textile Outlet

Bookcase – $12
  • bookcase made out of scrap wood pieces from other projects, $5 – Crawford Material Co.

Stone lamps – $95
  • table lamp, white diamond, $7.48 each – Target
  • brick veneer, Pro-fit ledge/carton corner, $50 per unit – Crawford Material Co.
  • lampshades, 07200085073, $12.99 each – Kmart

Sconces – $30
  • lamp, as-is depart SG, $3.99 – Ikea
  • fluorescent lights, 043168404242, $8.97 each – The Home Depot

Coffee and end tables – $26
  • side table, Lack nn side table, $12.99 – Ikea
  • coffee table, parts-shelf wenge, $10 – Design Within Reach

Moveable bar – $125
  • shelving unit, Expedit Bookc 5, $79.99 – Ikea
  • fabric, $20 – LZ Products/Textile Outlet
  • casters, 2-1/2" Indcstr, $5.44 each – The Home Depot
  • ribbon, 7/8" Wvn Exp-Brown, $3.29 per roll – JoAnn

Entryway mirror – $125
  • veneer, 2x8 Rdivnedgb, $3.85 each – The Home Depot
  • mirror, $50 – Custom Showers, Inc.
  • shelf, Malm bedside table, $49.99 – Ikea

Window treatment – $95
  • window treatment rods (triple rod), Kvadrant Trpl C, $16.99 each – Ikea
  • rail hangers (rods), Kvadrant ceil F, $3.99 each – Ikea
  • fabric panels (drapes) Anno Felicia CU, $6.99 each – Ikea
  • top/bottom rails, Kvadrant top/BT, $5.99 each – Ikea

Rug – $22
  • rug, Karby, 4' 4", $19.99 – Ikea

Accessories – $115
  • taupe mat, sq raff place mat esp, 7370042, $6 – West Elm
  • pillar candle, 3x3 White Jasmine Bou, $2.99 – Target
  • blue/silver glass candleholder, holder hurr alum tint, $9.99 – Target
  • large round mirror, 81-giftware-018169885, $12.99 – Marshalls
  • small round mirror, 81-giftware-018169847, $9.99 each – Marshalls
  • decorative pillows, 60-domestics-007608621 & 018247303, $7.50 & $7.99 – Marshalls
  • striped photo frame, 81-giftware-018536546, $22.99 – Marshalls
  • small brown storage box, 080048 52 storage, $12.99 – HomeGoods
  • large brown storage box, 080109 52 storage, $16.99 – HomeGoods

Total – $997

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    • Brick veneer from Crawford Material Co.
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