Aside from super temporary stays or when you’re the random Craigslist person, your home should be a representation of you. You work hard, so you deserve a place that makes you feel like you can finally, truly relax after a day of running on the hamster wheel that is late stage capitalism.
So, how do you make a space your own? That depends on the person. If you’re on a budget, and who isn’t, one of the easiest ways is to shake things up with your décor choices. Essentially, not **totally** necessary items that serve both form and function. These pieces will inject personality into your room(s), creating an aesthetic that reflects who you are beyond having the same damn IKEA coffee table as everyone in our generation.
I’ve scoured Amazon to bring you some of the best apartment décor pieces that will help a bro out in terms of decorating his bachelor pad, love nest or parents’ basement. And considering how much I’m paying in NYC rent, I’m sincerely jealous if you fall into the most latter category.
Who among us couldn’t use another shot glass? They either disappear or break, or somehow wander off into the night, never to be seen again. This lil’ guy also looks cool as hell on display, which is one of the most important things to consider when purchasing a drinking tool.
If you want a literal swinging bachelor pad, this will do the trick. I have a friend who has one of these in his living room and he always uses it for prime Instagram content and introspective drinking. So it’s like a hobby and a chair, all in one!
Show ’em how you really feel with a candle that truly has the Midas touch. Hey, if you’re going for a candle that gives off a nice ambiance while emoting, this will definitely do the trick.
Don’t let your half-opened bottle of wine go the way of the dinosaurs (crickets). But seriously, this at least acknowledges that you know enough about wine to keep it from spoiling and the velociraptor is a nice touch.
The ultimate party tub for all your backyard or indoor drinking adventures. This is a leg up from filling your bathtub or sink with ice, and it’s a nice nod to your fraternity days while acknowledging that you can actually afford drinking accessories now.
Don’t just dump your ingredients in the glass you’ll be drinking out of, make a proper cocktail in a mixing glass that you’ll be able to proudly display for years to come. This one comes with lead free glass and most importantly, is dishwasher safe.
Yes, succulents are uber trendy right now. Almost painfully so. But hey, they look good, are cheap to replace, and require little to no effort. Buy a pack and stick them around the house in planters you like and voila, it appears you have a green thumb.
If you want to impress guests, a marble wine cooler is the simplest trick. You’ll want to cool your white wine while entertaining in the summer, and when you’re not using it it can double as a vase or a place to store cooking or grilling utensils. How versatile!
Changeable Letter Board
Fuck with your roommates or overnight guests with a board that warmly welcome or discourages them from entering your premises. Suggestions include ‘redrum’, ‘how dare you’ and ‘ignore the raccoons, they’re harmless’.
A handsome and utilitarian leather basket that corrals all your magazines and reading materials of the moment is a serious upgrade from just tossing it all on the coffee table. It’ll also save on cleaning or “where did I even put that” searching time.
Who among us wouldn’t want to display a badass drinking horn or cup on their bar cart? It has that Viking-inspired aesthetic without being cheesy or too obvious.
At first glance it looks like something on your girlfriend’s “cabin crush” shabby chic Pinterest board, but then you realize what’s really going on here. Of note, this is only the pillow cover so you have to purchase an insert separately.
Want a pet but don’t want to take care of it? Enter living organisms that demand less energy than that dog you always wanted. Shrimp, algae, and microorganisms are encased in salt water and you never have to feed them or change the tank. All you need is a source of light, and to keep your apartment at room temperature.
Okay, this may not be the most mature thing on your bar cart but it still looks damn cool. Star Wars is never going out of style, and proudly displaying your nerdom is a badge of honor.
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