So you are not technically a bachelor anymore – you now share your home with your partner (and perhaps even a couple of little ones), but that doesn’t mean that you don’t still crave a relaxation space that is personal to you. If you are lucky enough to have a home with a spare room or a basement or attic that gets little use, perhaps you should convert the space and create your own mini bachelor pad in your home – aka a man cave.
To create the perfect man cave, here are some useful tips and ideas.
Pick a design style
The first step to creating the ultimate man cave is choosing a design style. Before you begin thinking about the colour scheme or types of furniture that you want to incorporate into your man cave, it’s important to decide on a design style. Are you a guy that loves ultra modern interior design? Are you mad about Swedish-inspired minimalist design? Do you prefer vintage-style decor? Think about the design styles that appeal to you most and pick one to use in your man cave. One of the most popular man cave design styles is minimalist, warehouse-style decor because it’s rustic, stylish, and tends to be an affordable option. Once you’ve settled on a design style, you can then think about the colour scheme, flooring choices, and furniture design. It’s important to pick a design style before anything else, as the entire room will need to fit around it.
Personalise the space
All the best man caves are personalised spaces, because it’s personalised features that make all the difference to the style of a room. To ensure that your man cave is somewhere that you look forward to spending time in, personalising it is crucial. Think about your personal tastes and take the time to have a browse online to find some interior design ideas that fit them. Remember, the more creative you can be, the better. Quirky ideas like making surfaces or accent walls out of beer bottle tops, incorporating a unique bottle open that’s made out of another object, like a spanner, a clock made out of beer bottles, or a cork board made out of actual corks. The more creative you can be, the better.
Comfort is key
It’s not a man cave unless it’s comfortable. When it comes to the design of the space, aim to create somewhere that’s both smart and stylish, as well as comfortable and relaxing. Incorporate lights that can be dimmed – this is ideal for watching sports or movies. Invest in bean bags or floor cushions for lounging on. Treat yourself to a stylish sofa that’s also incredibly comfortable. Ensure you have air conditioning and heating in place. If you are going to utilise your man cave, comfort is key.
Focus on entertainment
A man cave isn’t just a space for relaxing in; it should also be somewhere where you can hang out with your buddies and entertain yourself. Think of your man cave like your own personal entertainment room. It should have a large TV complete with a 3D sound system and Blu-Ray DVD player, a PlayStation or XBOX, a pool table, football table, darts board, or air hockey table.
There you have it, your guide to creating an amazing man cave within your home.