Are you looking for man cave ideas? If you don’t know how to get started, you can read our blog post for inspiration. From selecting the right location to choosing furniture and accessories, there are plenty of aspects to creating your dream man cave to consider. Creating DIY furniture saves money and provides an opportunity for you to customise your space, while alternative you can buy second-hand furniture on Junk Mail for all your upcycling projects. Other interior ideas include adding a gaming section or setting up a creative space.
Select your space
Start by choosing the right space for your man cave. At the heart of your man cave is the idea that it occupies a dedicated space you can escape to. Ideally, the area should be away from busy rooms in the house. An American concept adopted locally, man caves are usually situated underground in a basement but we have ours located in garages or Wendy houses. Both will need wiring, lights, and floor covering before you can start setting up your man cave. Another option is to use a spare room in your home. If you plan to play loud music or practice your electric guitar, you can use sound-proofing techniques in the room. Spare rooms with an en-suite bathroom are another great option. Other options include using your garage or a walk-in closet.
Visualise your man cave
Once you’ve chosen a spot, start by walking through the area and imagining what you want your man cave to look like. Take into account the space and its function when you’re planning the layout. Select a focal point that you can draw inspiration from and mirror it to the surrounding area. A pool table or a piece of interesting second-hand furniture make an excellent focal point. You’ll need to decide on an overall look before you start decorating. You can also find inspiration from your interests and hobbies. If you’re passionate about sports, you can plan your man cave around this theme. Likewise, if you’re mad about music, you can find man cave ideas that relate to this theme. Other ideas to consider include creating a game area with a ping pong table and video games. You may want to get creative by adding a pottery wheel or by setting up a desk where you can write a novel.
Furniture and accessories
No man cave is complete without the right furniture and accessories. The furniture and accessories you choose will have to fit in with the overall look of the room. These features should contribute to the aesthetics and functionality of the space. A comfortable couch makes an excellent addition to any man cave, and a recliner is also a must-have when it comes to creating a space where you can relax and unwind. You can also consider adding a large screen TV for watching sports and movies as well as for playing video games. DIY furniture adds character to your room and it provides an affordable solution for decorating your man cave. Adding sports memorabilia and wall art help to personalise your space and to make it your own.
Setting up your entertainment
Entertainment is a vital aspect of any man cave. To create the ultimate entertainment system, you’ll need the right cables and a TV. Consider investing in a projector to watch movies on. A bar makes a great accompaniment to your entertainment area and it’s an excellent option if you plan to entertain guests. A mini fridge is a convenient addition to your bar area and installing a sink is advantageous. Add some bar stools to create a space for socialising.
Now that you’ve read about our man cave ideas, you can get started on creating the ultimate space to retire to after a busy day. It’s important to take your personal requirements and interests into account when you’re designing your man cave, so head on over to Junk Mail to see what’s available.