Whether it’s a basement, a garage, or the spare bedroom in your home, there is no better place to escape from life’s stresses than a man cave. And while you may think that all the cool things you need for your paradise are already on hand, here are five ideas for enhancing your man cave:
Get some new furniture.
Your old couch and chair might be comfortable enough for watching TV or playing video games with friends but if you plan on spending any time reading those books from college that have been gathering dust since graduation day then they’re not going to do.
The perfect set-up would include an armchair with one side pulled out into a recliner so that you can relax even more. You’ll also want a bookcase, preferably one with glass doors so everyone gets to see your extensive collection of hardcovers that you haven’t seen since college.
While most people would agree that a comfortable place to relax is key for any man cave, not everyone may realize just how important new furniture can be. After all, what’s the point of having a space to yourself if you’re just going to sit on the same old couch or chair that you use in the living room?
By getting some new furniture specifically for your man cave, you can create an even more enjoyable and relaxing environment. An armchair with one side pulled out into a recliner, for example, will make it easier to relax and stay put for a while. And a bookcase with glass doors will show off your impressive collection of books or DVDs – and give your friends something to chat about.
Upgrade the lighting.
Man caves generally don’t get great natural light so you’re going to need the man cave equivalent of chandeliers. Track lighting can provide the kind of overhead lighting you need to make sure your place doesn’t look like the setting for a horror movie. And don’t limit yourself to that. Go ahead and install recessed lighting as well so you can highlight your mounted deer head or your trophy fishing collection with ease.
Good lighting is essential in any man cave. After all, you want to be able to see what you’re doing when you’re watching TV, playing video games, or just relaxing with a book. And if your man cave happens to be in a dark basement or garage, then you’re going to need some good overhead lighting.
Track lighting is a great option for man caves because it provides plenty of light and can be easily directed where you need it. You might also want to consider installing recessed lighting, especially if you have a lot of mounted deer heads or other trophies on the walls.
Don’t neglect the walls.
Your man cave might look awesome but if your walls are bare then it’s not in the same league as a real man cave. Take some inspiration from nautical-themed restaurants and bars in ambiance lighting in the form of wall sconces or even small recessed lights. Put them behind your mounted deer head or under the glass on one of your tank tops so that they stand out. You can also install some cork board or even a pegboard to display all of your favorite pictures, sports memorabilia, and concert tickets.
You can also look for decorations from a collectible memorabilia store. These decorations are perfect for pop culture fans. They can also become the centerpiece of your man cave and show visitors something about your personality.
Add the finishing touch with an HDTV mounted on the wall.
Whether it’s for watching football or catching up on reruns, you are going to want an HDTV in your man cave. You’ll also need to hook it up to a surround sound system so that you get the full effect when watching sports at home.
An HDTV is the perfect addition to any man cave. Not only does it provide a great viewing experience, but it also adds a touch of luxury and sophistication. With an HDTV in your man cave, you’ll be able to watch your favorite sports teams, movies, and TV shows in style. And with a surround sound system, you’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of the action.
Add some plants for an extra touch of class.
Not everyone thinks plants are masculine but there is something undeniably classy about adding houseplants to your man cave. There are options like bamboo, which can be used to create everything from wall art to installation accents.
Men’s man caves are a place where they can escape from everyday stress and relax in peace. If you want to make your man cave even more enjoyable, then consider enhancing it to make it a comfortable place for you to stay in.