What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word solo pad?
More often than not, we tend to think of a solo pad as a messy place. A cramped, poorly lit environment filled with piles of clothes and a ton of old pizza boxes.
This perception is largely fueled by pop culture; a world where young adults live in spaces that are hardly the dream homes we envision.
The truth is that people today are more concerned with living in cleaner, sustainable and inspirational spaces than conforming to the stereotype. Just like any other home, solo pads should reflect the personality and preference of their occupants.
For this, you have to make informed decisions when you’re decorating your living sanctuary to make it warm, cosy and comfortable.
To achieve this vision, explore our design ideas for your solo pad.
Disrupt the monotony by adding a splash of colour
Most homes end up looking and feeling monotonous when you’re unimaginative with your furniture and accessory choices. Beak this cycle by choosing pieces that add a pop of colour to your space.
A good rule of thumb is to add one piece of furniture or accessory that fits within the overall colour palette of your living space to create a classy look. When you do, be mindful and choose a colour that complements your home or it may start looking a little mismatched or off-kilter.
You can also add colour by adding a bright racing stripe across the walls. While it’s not necessarily subtle, it can inject a youthful spirit into your living environment!
Introduce a sense of nostalgia to your space
While on the subject of furniture, we recommend adding pieces with a nostalgic, mid-century look and feel to them.
Infusing this sense of nostalgia is almost always a conversation starter whenever someone visits your home. You can also create a sophisticated and refined look and feel in your living space while adding a personal touch that gives you a sense of ownership and pride over your home.
Create a feature wall
A feature wall is another great way to channel your personality into your living space. When done well, a feature wall can create a more spacious feel, which is useful in traditionally small spaces like a solo pad.
You can use pictures, artwork, and decorative shelves to create your feature wall, which will be the focal point of your space. Don’t be afraid to experiment—mix and match the sizes of your pictures and artwork to create a unique perspective.
Another great idea is to add indoor plants, which can give your space a more natural look. If you’re feeling extra adventurous and experimental, try making your feature wall a chalkboard. This is great for artists and creatives who like to go the extra mile to personalise their homes!
Add mood lighting and accent lighting
Lighting is almost always the easiest way to create a specific vibe in your home. The possibilities for customisation are endless with lighting, given that there are many affordable options available today.
For instance, you can create a warm and cozy atmosphere by adding mood lighting. If you like a more colourful atmosphere, on the other hand, go for RGB lighting, which provides you with endless possibilities with colour mixing.
You can also use RGB as accent lighting to highlight the feature pieces in your living space.
Make the most of modern home design ideas to elevate your living space
Solo pads have a perception of being messy, cramped and boring. Break this stereotype by making your living space a reflection of your personality and lifestyle.
Don’t skip perfecting your home design to live the kind of life you’ve always dreamed of.