A man cave is a hallowed space where lads can retreat and enjoy a game of cards or watch the footy in peace. Often a spare bedroom, den, garage or basement, a man cave is an awesome addition to any home. So, if you’re looking to deck out your man cave, here are some simple styling tips to help you along.
Pick a style
Traditionally, man caves feature pool tables, poker tables and neon beer signs. They are inspired by local bars and taverns and surrounded by exposed brick or stonewalls for the ultimate masculine look. While this is still a great go to, you can take inspiration from other spaces such as cigar lounges or media rooms.
For a cigar lounge style opt for dark wooden furniture and burgundy, olive or chocolate hues. Invest in a nice whiskey decanter and matching glasses and dark leather couches.
For a media room look, opt for neutral greys or stone colours, with an exposed stone feature wall for you to place a big flat screen. Invest in comfy recliner chairs and surround sound speakers for the ultimate ma cave escape.
Think about lighting
When it comes to ma caves there are lots of lighting options. Opt for fun decorative lighting such as neon beer signs or retro lamps or get creative with some colourful pendant lights. Install enough overhead lighting so you use the space, but remember to keep it on the dimmer side (after all it is a cave).
Frame your memorabilia
While there may not be a place in the lounge for your 2008 signed Queensland Maroons State or Origin jersey, your man cave is the perfect place to show it off. By enlisting the help of a custom memorabilia service you can frame your most treasured items, while ensuring they are protected from sun damage and other deterioration.
Want to transform your man cave? At Innovate Interiors we specialise in custom memorabilia framing for autographed pictures, sports jerseys, veteran medals, concert tickets and more. With our custom memorabilia services, you can transform your collectables into gorgeous decorative pieces.