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Best Ideas For Bachelor Living From Our Favorite K-Dramas

Watching these dramas can inspire one to spruce up the proverbial man cave a.k.a. the bachelor pad

There’s no shortage of male role models in K-Drama not just in terms of values and fashion but also when it comes to home inspiration.

Thankfully, the leading men in the stories that unfold in Korean setting are also gifted with impeccable taste in their homes from the overall theme that reflect their character’s personality, their dominant color of choice, the aesthetic décor and unique finds that define who they are and their character development as the story progresses.

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Who said being a man means having to deal with neutral colors and standard masculine tropes?  Men are certainly not boring creatures. Break the barriers and be inspired by the male leads of these Korean shows as they get adventurous with their abode.

Elevate the style of your bachelor living with some of these refreshing and creative home ideas from our favorite K-Dramas.

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Take cues from Chief Hong Dusik (Kim Seon Ho) of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha and marry traditional look with your personality. His home might initially strike you as very traditional Korean one but a closer inspection will allow you glimpses of his hobbies and interests through his displays: cameras for photography, books for reading, vintage turntable for music and wine cooler for chill drinking. All of these details make for a unique, homey ambience. It will also inspire interesting conversations and ice-breaker when you entertain guests at home.


Shop Chief Hong’s home's look:

Retro Camera

Fujifilm X-A3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II Lens - intl

  • Retro Camera

Vintage Record Player

Retro Record Player 33/45/78RPM Gramophone USB Turntable Disc Household Portable Gramophones Home Decorative Tool

  • Vintage Record Player

Wine Cooler Refrigerator

12 Bottle Compressor Wine Cooler Refrigerator w/Lock | Large Freestanding Wine Cellar For Red, White, Champagne or Sparkling Wine | Digital Temperature Control Fridge Glass Door Black

  • Wine Cooler Refrigerator

Yumi’s Cells

Kim Yumi’s boyfriend Goo Woong (Ahn Bo Hyun) is a game developer who’s also a neat freak. While he lives solo in his bachelor pad, he defies the norm of going for neutral, masculine color. He’s not afraid to put colors in his apartment—his couch is cerulean green which was also color-coordinated with his Venetian window blinds. To entertain a guest, best to share Goo Woong’s decision to have a pour over coffee maker which functions as a manual drip brewer.

Shop Goo Wong's Look:

Pour-Over Coffee Maker

Dolity Pour Over Coffee Maker Heat Resistant Glass Manual Drip Brewer Coffee Pot

  • Pour-Over Coffee Maker

Colorful Couch

Nordic Fabric Single Small Sofa Living Room Small Apartment High-Profile Figure Bedroom Storage Organizer Office Couch

  • Colorful Couch

Colored Venetian Blinds

1-Inch Colored Vinyl Venetian Window Blinds

  • Colored Venetian Blinds

My Roommate is a Gumiho

Mysterious Professor Woo Yeo (Jang Ki Yong), who is actually a gumiho (a mysterious creature in Korean folklore who appears as a nine-tailed fox), has acquired enough wealth in his many lifetimes that it is no surprise he can afford some luxuries for his home. For instance, he spruced up his home with a Nordic chandelier that looks premium but very modern as well. Woo Yeo’s home appears cozy too with the help of the brick wall aesthetic to give off some cottage core vibe.

Shop Professor Woo Yeo's Look:

Modern Chandelier

LED Chandelier

  • Modern Chandelier

Faux Brick Wall Covering

Wall-covering For Living Room Bedroom Background Wall Stickers

  • Faux Brick Wall Covering
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Record of Youth

Aspiring actor Sa Hye Jun (Park Bo Gum) finally made it big after his humble beginnings. When he reached stardom, he did not move out of his family’s house but chose to renovate a part of their home downstairs and converted it into his bachelor pad. Hye Jun appears to love the Nordic aesthetic and goes for a minimalist look. He seems to have a penchant for lines in the interiors as evident in his French glass partition, window blinds, in his Nordic wooden floor lamp and even his contemporary carpet.


Shop Sa Hye Jun's Look:

Nordic Tripod Floor Lamp

Real Wood Floor Lamp Sitting Room Sofa Floor Lamp Nordic Contracted Solid Wood Creative Tripod Vertical Lamps

  • Nordic Tripod Floor Lamp

Contemporary Area Rug

120 cm x 160 cm Modern Carpet for Living Room

  • Contemporary Area Rug

Welcome To Waikiki

Welcome to Waikiki is a cult favorite and for a number of reasons. Apart from its stellar cast and hilarious storyline, at the heart of the funny K-Drama is the iconic guesthouse which explodes in color and modern tropical aesthetic making it look bright yet cozy, warm and comfortable to live in. Lead actors Kim Jung Hyun, Lee Yi Kyung and Son Seung Won, heck even its season 2 male lead Kim Seon Ho, made it look like a bachelor’s dream pad complete with a bar at home. From the title itself, the house is Hawaii-inspired infusing the modern-boho aesthetic that gives off a beach house vibe. Consider the brightly colored walls and furnishings.

Freshen up your home by shopping the look:

Neon Graphics

LED Light Neon Sign Hello Good Vibes USB Rainbow Wall Hanging Christmas Led Neon Lights For Bar Room Bedroom Party Wall Decor

  • Neon Graphics

Pendant Lights

Dining Room or bar lights

  • Pendant Lights

Casual Sofa

American-Style Simple Modern Small-Sized Casual Gues

  • Casual Sofa

Boho Accent Pillowcase

Tufted Woven Decorative Cushion Cover Hand-made with Tassel

  • Boho Accent Pillowcase

Her Private Life

Who could ever forget one of K-Dramaland’s favorite boyfriends—Ryan Gold (Kim Jae Wook)? An aloof artist turned supportive boyfriend to her girlfriend Sung Deok Mi’s (Park Min Young) fangirling habits is the gold standard for every K-drama and K-pop fan. As an artist himself, Ryan Gold’s dwellings is nothing short of fabulous. It is elegant, marked by the dominant royal blue walls, paintings and artworks adorning the house as well as gold accents to complete the sophisticated look.  The blue-and-gold color combination works well for a man of his stature.

Shop Ryan Gold's Look:

Wingback Chair

  • Wingback Chair

Blue Wallpaper

Peacock Blue Wallpaper

  • Blue Wallpaper

Modern Gourd Table Lamp In Gold

Modern Gourd Table Lamp In Gold

  • Modern Gourd Table Lamp In Gold

Metal Wall Decor

Metal Wall Decor with Square Frame Metal Leaf Wall Art Decor Gold Framed Leaves Artwork

  • Metal Wall Decor
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