10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men | Home Decor Tips

Looking for some ways to spice up your man cave? These man cave ideas will have you inspired to re-decorate your “cave” into the cool, refined, and rugged zone it was meant to be. Remember, you can still have a very masculine room without it resembling the dive-bar next door (no neon beer signs, no ripped vinyl seats). What you do need is some raw material here and there, some cleverly curated corners, and a few solid punches. The devil is in the details.

Black walls contrasted with good lighting in your men's office with exposed cement ceilings and floors make for sophisticated and elegant design for the bold man. | 10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men

– – – This article was originally published on DiyReady.com and is shared below with permission – – – 

Disclaimer – This is my favorite post I’ve ever written for DiyReady.com to date. I don’t typically get to put my own passion and interest into my topics, so this one was a real treat. Keep reading to see how I would decorate a man cave, if I had the time, money, and space for one. (But first things first, I need a man, someone find me a man).

10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men

1. Get A Giant Leather Chair

Whether it’s a leather couch, an armchair, or a throne; choose whatever size best fits into the space. Use real leather – the kind that gets better with age – just like whiskey.

Vintage Eames - Mid Century Modern Cabin | Carmel Leather Chair in Dark Den | 10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men -

An Eames Lounge Chair will add timeless comfort and style.

2. Paint Your Walls Dark Bold Colors

Painting your walls is a cheap and effective way to make a big difference.  Choose a bold color to make a bold statement.
How cool do these dark and mysterious rooms look below? I’m a big fan of gray and navy – which happen to also be classic neutrals and suit colors.

Dark navy walls make a bold impact in your men's office. A dark den or lounge with blue walls and authentic wood leather furnishings. | 10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men

The darker and bolder the walls, the darker and bolder the man.

Black walls contrasted with good lighting in your men's office with exposed cement ceilings and floors make for sophisticated and elegant design for the bold man. | 10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men

Be daring and go full-black. This works as long as you have a decent amount of natural lighting.

3. Include Man’s Best Friend

This aged oak barrel dog bed might be just what you were looking for.

oak barrel dog house | Diy Dog House for Man's Best Friend | 10 Man Cave Ideas For Real

This might be a man’s cave, but Fido still needs to feel welcome too.

4. Add a Cocktail Corner

Every good man cave is in need of a bar. Or at least a good bar cart. Provide a station where a drink can be crafted, shaken (not stirred), and downed in privacy…

Need some more inspiration? Just ask yourself: what would Mad Men do?

Mad Men Inspired Office Ideas | Mid Century Modern Bar Cart | 10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men

Draper’s go-to drink was Canadian Club – his favorite whiskey. Mix it into an old fashioned, or drink it straight up. Or do whatever you want, it’s your man cave.

5. Add a Few Of Your Favorite Things

Do you collect comic books? Vinyl? Quentin Tarantino movies? Sports Memorabilia?… Find some cool vintage or limited-edition pieces to add value and character to the space. Nothing over the top. This is not a shrine. However, a few action figures on the shelf make for cool design.

Comic Themed Men's Office. This dark black wall studio has a touch of superhero and comic decor paired with elegant modern furnishings to show taste and style. | 10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men

I love this Bachelor Pad with just enough comic-bookness to keep it clever, not cluttered. Tour the whole studio here, it’s awesome.

6. Make it Cozy

Your man cave has to be comfortable if it’s going to be lived in. Add some blankets, add some pelts (faux fur please), and get thyself a “smoking jacket” (velvet robe) and some slippers while you’re at it…

A fur throw, a fireplace, a leather chair, and a glass of whiskey. What more could you want in your man cave? | 10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men

I love a good pendleton blanket, they’re made of nice thick wool. Fur throws are great too because they add a touch of gender-neutral luxury and warmth.

Now sit back, relax, and be a man.

Here we have Clark Gable in a smoking jacket to sum things up.

Clark Gable In A Smoking Jacket | 10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men

All photos have been used and sourced from Diy Ready. Click through for sources.

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I left a few Man Cave ESSENTIALS out… like what TV your Man Cave Needs! Read the full post on DiyReady to get more entertainment & home decor tips.


Enjoy creating your very own man cave, your lair, your den… Whatever you want to call it, it’s yours, and ain’t nobody getting in the way of you in there. You are free to be a man.

How is your man cave shaping up? Tag me in your pics!

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2 thoughts on “10 Man Cave Ideas For Real Men | Home Decor Tips

  1. Pingback: 10 Ways To Land Craigslist Jobs: How To Be Seen & Heard On Craigslist | itsaLisa

  2. woah! I was googling “man cave ideas” and stumbled on this site.Where in the world can someone purchase comic strip wallpaper like in the pic? It is nice.

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