Top Bachelor Pad Essentials For Men

Top 30 Bachelor Pad Essentials For Men – Many Living Spaces

Forget the days when the term “bachelor pad” conjured up images of a few tattered pieces of furniture, a pile of dirty dishes sitting on the coffee table, and barely more than beer, ramen, and frozen meals in the kitchen.

Your bachelor pad? You want it to be more than that.

You’re strong, successful, and have style to spare, and your bachelor pad should reflect that. Whether family is coming over for Sunday dinner, the guys are stopping by to watch the game, or a date is spending the evening, anyone who comes to your home should be able to get a good idea of who you are and what you love just from looking around your home.

Just because you’re constantly on the go doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have some place comfortable and inviting to come home to at the end of every day. You deserve that with how hard you work day in and day out.

So here’s the thing, guys. Whether you’re starting from scratch or you’re looking to take your bachelor pad to the next level, you don’t have to do it all at once. That’s the first part of the good news. The second is that it doesn’t even have to cost you a fortune (unless you want it to, of course).

If you have zero idea of where to start, don’t worry, we’ve made it easy for you. We get that it can be overwhelming or maybe you just hate shopping, but you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find 30 ideas for items that every bachelor pad needs so you’ll be able to use the list to figure out what you already have and what you need to buy. Personalize this list to your preferences and before long you’ll have a bachelor pad that not only reflects who you are as a man but tells anyone who walks through the door how impressive you and your tastes are.

Top 30 Bachelor Pad Essentials

1. Wall Art

Wieco Art The Cloud Tree Wall Art Oil PaintingS Giclee Landscape Canvas Prints for Home Decorations, 3 Panels


C’mon man, if you want your bachelor pad to impress, you can’t have all bare walls. Wall art makes a huge difference not to mention a statement. It’s also a way to get the conversation flowing. Have a date at your place? Talk about why you bought that artwork. Need some decor inspiration? See 30 apartment decorations for guys here.


2. Bed Sheets

Bamboo Tranquility Bamboo Sheets Supreme Quality 4 Piece Bamboo Bed Sheets Set (Queen, White)


If your bedding has cartoon characters, stains, or rips, or the texture is rough, it’s time for an upgrade. You may be surprised just how much of a difference high-quality sheets and blankets can make in how well you sleep not to mention how much it will impress your overnight guest. Not sure how to buy bedding? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered: Men’s Bedding Guide.


3. Nightstand

Zinus Dane Modern Studio Collection 20 Inch Square Side / End Table / Night Stand / Coffee Table, Espresso


Picture this: you bring a date home, head to the bedroom, and there are condoms sitting on your bed ready and waiting. Real classy. Get a nightstand for your bachelor pad so you can discreetly store your private items where there’s no chance of anyone seeing them.


4. Sofa

Lifestyle Solutions Collection Grayson Micro-fabric SOFA, 80.3"x32


Durable, stylish, and the ultimate bachelor pad must have: a leather couch. Consider this an investment piece that will hold up for years. Did we mention how comfortable they are? Just imagine coming in at the end of the day, putting your feet up, and settling in to buttery-soft leather while you watch your favorite movie.


5. Bed Frame

Baxton Studio Vivaldi Modern and Contemporary Dark Brown Faux Leather Padded Platform Base Queen Size Bed Frame


Why use a bed frame when you can just put the mattress on the floor, right? Wrong! You might be okay with sleeping on the floor, but your date likely won’t be, especially if they have to use a tuck-and-roll method just to get out of bed.


6. Books

Book Collection Bachelor Pad Essentials For Men

Even if you’re not a huge reader of books, your bachelor pad should have at least a small library to showcase your interests. It doesn’t have to be much, but considering how many books there are in the world, chances are you’ll be able to find some that appeal to you. See the top 150 best books for men here.


7. Wine Glasses

Bormioli Rocco 18oz Red Wine Glasses (Set Of 4): Crystal Clear Star Glass, Laser Cut Rim For Wine Tasting, Lead-Free Cups, Elegant Party Drinking Glassware, Dishwasher Safe, Restaurant Quality


Many of us have drank wine out of a plastic cup at some point (sorry, Mom!) but do you really want to do that when you have a date over and you’re trying to make a great impression? Probably not. Even plain dollar store wine glasses are better than nothing.


8. Baking Sheet

Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware, Baking Sheet, 12-inch by 17-inch


Every bachelor pad should be stocked with a baking sheet. If you’re wondering what the heck that is, it’s basically what’s going to allow you to bake french fries and other foods without them cooking unevenly. They’re also useful for preventing grease and burnt pieces from getting all over your oven.


9. Faux Fur Throw Blanket

Best Home Fashion Faux Fur Throw - Lounge Blanket - Amber Fox - 58"W x 60


One of the best pleasures in life is slipping under a giant faux fur throw blanket – and even better if it’s with your partner. The texture of the blanket makes it ideal to use all seasons and it’s stylish enough to double as an accessory in the living room or as a comforter in the bedroom.


10. Dutch Oven

Calphalon Classic Nonstick Dutch Oven with Cover, 7 quart, Grey


No, a dutch oven isn’t what you’re probably thinking it is; this one actually goes in your kitchen and doesn’t happen in the bedroom. If you’re into making stews, chili, sauce, soup, and other dishes, a dutch oven is a great versatile item to have in your bachelor pad.


11. Bath Towels

100% Cotton Luxury Bath Towel - 30" x 58


Those scratchy, itchy bath towels that have holes and stains on them should quickly make a disappearance from your bachelor pad bathroom. If you’ve never had a really good set of luxury bath towels, you’re missing out, and so are any guests you have over. Treat yourself!


12. Hand Soap

C.O. Bigelow Hand Soap, Lavender


We’re fairly certain guests aren’t going to be too impressed with your daily-use bathroom soap that has all little pieces of facial hair stuck to it. Get some luxury hand soap so when guests come over, you can easily just change it out with your regular one.


13. Desk

Writing Computer Desk Modern Simple Study Desk Industrial Style Folding Laptop Table for Home Office Brown Notebook Desk


Any successful man knows that there’s no such thing as just doing the standard hours your employer sets. To get ahead in this world, you often have to do some work after hours. Rather than sitting on your couch, invest in an office desk so you can get some work done.


14. Candles

LA JOLIE MUSE Scented Candles Gift Set - 4 Natural Soy Wax Essential Oil Aromatherapy Candles, Small Stress Relief Glass Candle Sets Gifts, Votive Mini Decorative Christmas Candles Gift


When guys think candles, many automatically envision ones that smell of flowers and unicorns, but if that’s not your thing, there are plenty of fantastic-smelling candles that are perfect for your bachelor pad. Think firewood, cedar, and bourbon. Put a couple in the living room, in the kitchen, and definitely put one in the bathroom.


15. Shoe Tree

Woodlore Adjustable Men's Shoe Tree Pair,Cedar,Medium (8 - 9.5 M US)


Sorry, but no, you’re not supposed to just toss your dress shoes to the side when you come in the door. Getting a shoe tree can help protect your shoes from moisture damage so they’ll be able to last a lot longer. It’ll also help prevent the whole smell issue.


16. Chef’s Knife

Tojiro DP Damascus 2-piece Starter Knife Set


Kudos if you have skills in the kitchen, but if you want to go next level, you need a chef’s knife. If you’re going to spend money on any good knife, it should be this one. Whether you’re preparing fish or beef or cutting up vegetables, a versatile chef’s knife is a necessity.


17. Trash Can

simplehuman 45 Liter / 12 Gallon Stainless Steel Rectangular Kitchen Step Trash Can with Liner Pocket, Brushed Stainless Steel


Using a trash can might seem obvious, but we’re not going to get into how many guys only use a plastic bag instead. Your home shouldn’t be treated like a frat party. It’s best if you get a trash can (and don’t forget to clean it out once in awhile!).


18. Cooking Utensils

Miusco 5 Piece Silicone Cooking Utensil Set with Natural Acacia Hard Wood Handle


Get a good set of cooking utensils. Few things are sexier than a man who has what he needs to get things done in the kitchen. Have tongs to turn ribs, get a spatula to flip burgers, impress your date by offering up a taste of your homemade tomato sauce right off the spoon: you get the picture.


19. Toilet Bowl Brush

mDesign Compact Plastic Freestanding Toilet Bowl Brush and Holder for Bathroom Storage and Organization - Flip-Open, Space Saving, Sturdy, Deep Cleaning, Covered Brush - Bronze


Are you planning on reaching your hand in your toilet to scrub it with a paper towel? We didn’t think so. Having (and using) a toilet bowl brush is a must to ensure any guest who goes to your bathroom isn’t going to be subject to seeing some unsavory grossness in your toilet.


20. Cast Iron Skillet

Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet 3 Piece Set (10, 8 inch & 6 inch Pans) Best Heavy Duty Professional Restaurant Chef Quality Pre Seasoned Pan Cookware For Frying, Saute, Cooking


We’re going to change your life by telling you to get a cast iron skillet. It has a non-stick surface that also retains heat so you won’t be scraping away at burnt pieces when you’re trying to prepare a meal. If you don’t already have one in your bachelor pad, it’s a must.


21. Coffee Table

Industrial Pipe and Wood Coffee Table Live Edge Rustic Vintage (Honey Pine)


There’s nothing wrong with a regular coffee table, but a live edge wood one? It’s a masculine touch of décor that’s an attention-grabber. The coffee table will hold up well to everyday use and will make anything you put on it look even better. Combine it with a leather couch for an ideal pairing.


22. Suit Hangers

STSUNEU Hanger Gugertree Wooden Extra-Wide Shoulder Suit Hangers, Wood Coat Hangers Pant Hangers, Retro Finish, 6-Pack


You want your suits and dress shirts to last as long as possible and look great during the duration you have them. Wood suit coat hangers can help make that happen better than wire hangers not to mention they look better in your closet.


23. Steak Knives



Steak is beautiful, juicy, delicious, and here you are ripping it apart with just any random knife. Get some steak knives and watch how much your whole steak-eating experience improves. Besides, using one means you’re less likely to accidentally send pieces flying across the room while cutting them.


24. Flatware

Ikea 900.430.76 Fornuft 20-piece flatware set, stainless steel


You’re not a caveman, so if you’ve been skipping using flatware at home, it’s time to upgrade. Every bachelor pad needs a set and they’re not even expensive. There’s also practically zero thought involved in the buying process, so have at it and let’s leave the plastic flatware behind, shall we?


25. Pillows

Iso-Cool Memory Foam Pillow, Gusseted Side Sleeper ,Standard


Another one of life’s greatest pleasures is luxury pillows. They’re not just for you, either. Do you really think any date is going to want to stay over when they feel like they’re sleeping on a rock? No. High-quality pillows make a difference, so this is one item you don’t want to scrimp on.


26. Waiter’s Corkscrew

Chef Craft 21318 1-Piece Waiters Corkscrew, Black and Silver, 4-1/2-Inch


There are a lot of fancy ways that people open wine and beer bottles, but you know what’s just as great? Just having an actual opener for both. When you have people over, do you really want to fumble around trying to figure out how to open all the drinks in their hands? We didn’t think so.


27. Office Chair

Herman Miller Embody Chair: Fully Adj Arms - Graphite Frame/Base - Standard Carpet Casters


You can’t exactly sit on top of your desk while you’re working, so don’t forget to get an office chair. You’re probably going to spend at least a few hours a week sitting in it, so make sure it’s comfortable as well as stylish. Look into leather!


28. Television

Samsung Electronics QN55Q7F 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart QLED TV (2017 Model)


It’s cool if you watch movies on your computer, but do you really want to have to crowd around it when you have a date or your buddies over and you’re trying to watch the game? A flat screen TV is one of the best gifts that you can buy yourself.


29. Mug And Bareware

Gentlemen's Hardware GEN082 Sportsman's Outdoor Camping Enamel Mug, Navy


Gone are the days of drinking out of red solo cups. You should have a small collection of mugs and glasses in your bachelor pad for you and your guests. At least stock up on some good-quality bar-ware and a few coffee mugs to add to the whole adult vibe.


30. Pet Bed

Furhaven Pet Dog Bed | Deluxe Orthopedic Mat Ultra Plush Faux Fur Traditional Foam Mattress Pet Bed w/ Removable Cover for Dogs & Cats, Gray, Large


No bachelor pad is complete without a designated spot for man’s best friend. If you have a pooch, a dog bed is a must. It’ll make them feel like they have their own little space when they’re not trying to crawl in your bed or steal the warm spot on the couch.


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