Guys, does your man cave make you feel tired rather than inspired?
Maybe that room in the house that’s all your’s didn’t exactly turn out the way you envisioned it. Maybe just the thought of having to decorate a room in the house that’s all your own intimidates you.
Maybe, like most guys, you took the minimalist approach.
And, while you might consider yourself a minimalist, that doesn’t mean that your man cave shouldn’t be comfortable, livable, even awe-inspiring. After all, this is a room dedicated to you and all things manly.
Decorating your man cave doesn’t have to be tough. With these tips, you can decorate a man room that all of your buddies will envy.
Manly Centerpieces Set the Tone
The first item of furniture every man room needs is a desk or coffee table. This is the center piece of your room. So, it’s important to choose a piece of furniture that’s high quality.
Whether you choose a desk or coffee table as your center piece is up to you. If you plan on using your man cave as both a place to relax and a home office, then a desk would be the obvious choice.
If it’s to be used as more of a lounge or game room, a coffee table is a great way to delineate space and will help you anchor the room with a seating area. When selecting a desk or coffee table for your man cave, try something sophisticated like this modern coffee table for a bold, masculine look.
Choose the Right Seating for Your Man Cave
Next, you’ll need some seating and that old, second hand sofa or office chair just won’t do. Remember, we want to keep things masculine, tasteful and comfortable and nothing goes better with cognac and a cigar than leather seating.
A great leather sofa to go with your coffee table or high backed, leather office chair for your desk will truly have you feeling like a king. Seating is one of the most important elements of any room, so it’s important to keep quality in mind.
Making a Case for Shelving
All of those leather bound books of your’s need to go somewhere, so don’t forget to include some shelving in your man cave.
A nice, sturdy bookcase can really elevate the look of your room while giving you a place to show off your books, model car collection, sports memorabilia and other accessories. Shelving is also a great way to accent your room, make it look larger than it is, and remedy boring wall syndrome.
It’s All in the Details
No man cave would be complete without an area rug to pull together all of the elements of your space. Select a rug in bold geometric shapes and neutral colors and you won’t go wrong.
A few select pieces of wall art will help you to put the final touches on your man cave and provide you with a space that you can enjoy spending time in.
With these design tips in mind, you’ll be able to create a man cave any guy could feel proud of, now all you need is a sign that says “no girls allowed”.