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.
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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.
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.
3. Include Man’s Best Friend
This aged oak barrel dog bed might be just what you were looking for.
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?
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.
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…
Now sit back, relax, and be a man.
Here we have Clark Gable in a smoking jacket to sum things up.
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.