8 ways to have a cool man cave
The man cave is where we go to relax and have some time to unwind after work or a stressful day. That space should reflect your personal flair and represent things you enjoy.
The big question: How should you decorate your man cave?
Whether it’s a spare room, basement or the whole house, there is something grand out there for you to add to your chamber. Check out this list of some of the coolest things I think should be in your man cave.
Furniture is a must for any man cave – for comfort and style. If you plan on inviting the guys over, you’ll need to have an appropriate amount of seating and table space. For a unique masculine feel, you can turn old beer barrels and large tires into tables and chairs with the right materials. Leather chairs are a classic that fit almost any style and are typically easy to clean if you maintain them properly.
Lighting is key to fitting the aesthetic you’re aiming for in your sanctuary. The right glow can create the perfect atmosphere.
Beer and bright neon lights. It honestly doesn’t get any better. These lights have always seemed like the epitome of cool since we were young. Well, now you can actually purchase one of your own. There are a variety of neon signs that will fit the style of your man cave. Visit this link to get your customized neon beer sign.
Retro, regal, or rustic man caves can all benefit from a neon sign showing your love of beer.
Liquor Bottle Lamps
For a simple DIY project, stuff some battery powered string lights down into used liquor bottles. This adds ambient lighting to your space and looks spectacular. Bonus – it is environmentally friendly to reuse items you’d normally throw away.
If you have a sink in your man cave, you can turn alcohol bottles into soap dispensers if you purchase or reuse pumps.
3. Accented Wall
This is an easy way to add some flair to the whole entire room. Using paint or wallpaper, there are so many different color and design options for any type of aesthetic you want to create.
Black walls with golden accents scream elegant and masculine. Textured wallpaper can add character to your walls or be used as background designs for shelves. You could even go all out and get chalkboard paint for your accent wall – easy way to keep score of ongoing games.
Shelves are a must have for displaying all your sport or gaming memorabilia and collections. Simple wooden shelves that attach to the wall are a budget friendly way to display your favorite collectables. However, there are some majorly creative ways to make your own shelves.
Tire Corner Shelves
I love this idea for rustic and masculine themed man caves. You will need some plywood and some tools, but a recycled tire ascending shelf is great for sprucing up an awkward corner.
Vintage Suitcase Shelves
Again, you will need some tools for this DIY shelf, but the results are well worth it. Vintage suitcases, sawed in half, are wonderous statement pieces for a old-fashioned vibe in your man cave.
5. Magnetic Wall Bottle Opener
A man cave wouldn’t be complete without a magnetic bottle opener. No more digging around in drawers for the bottle opener or hurting your hand trying to pry open an icy cold bottle. Hang it near your neon light sign for an aesthetic way to show your pals where to open their bottle. The magnet will hold onto the bottle caps for easy cleanup.
Don’t throw away all those bottle caps – glue them onto a piece of cut cork for a homemade coaster.
6. Wrench Wall Hangers
If you have old wrenches that you rarely use, why not put them to use again in your man cave? All you need is a screw, a drill and enough force to bend them into a hook shape. You can hang these directly on the wall or attach them to a wooden base board for extra appeal.
7. Wooden Serving Board
Another DIY project that boosts the rustic feel of your man cave. You can use large, dried hardwood stumps for this or purchase a slice of basswood from craft stores. You will really need to sand it down to ensure cleanliness and then soak it with multiple coats of mineral oil. This serving board is great as a base to put dinner plates on or even serving dry foods like crackers and cheese.
8. DIY Pallet Constructions
Pallets are a man cave must have. There are so many things we found that you can build with these. Constructing things with wooden pallets is a great way to dig into your tools and relax while creating practical pieces. The possibilities of what you can make seem endless, but the following are a start: Coffee tables, wall art, benches, shelves, and even barstools and bars.
To sum it up, you could really level up your relaxation by implementing these ideas into your man cave. It may take some time to perfect the layout, but the effort will be worth it. Grab a beer, sit back with your friends, and enjoy the sanctuary that you are creating for yourself.
This article was written by Lara Douglas, a young woman who loves interior designing and home decor. She is passionate about new trends and fashion forward home décor ideas. She regularly posts at Neon Signs Depot.