David Beckham, Piers Morgan, LeBron James, Dax Shepherd, Floyd Mayweather – man caves are popular among male celebrities! And why not? Life as a man gets stressful and everyone deserves a sanctuary in which to kick back and relax. But what makes a man cave? How do you transform your garage, basement, or even bedroom into your private oasis?
Here are some tips.
Make it Comfortable
You can’t relax in an uncomfortable man cave. So your first step in creating a man cave should be to make it as comfortable as possible.
Start with the basics – a comfortable place to sit. You’ll likely be spending a significant amount of time in your man cave so investing in a recliner, La-Z-Boy, bean bag chair, or even a futon or daybed is a good idea.
Then, think about temperature. Few things are as uncomfortable as a hot room or as unwelcoming as a chilly space. So make sure your man cave is comfortable temperature-wise by adding a space heater or air conditioner- whichever one applies depending on your location.
Make it Functional
Your man cave can be more than just a place to sit and watch TV. It can be your game room, your entertainment center, your arts and crafts studio- anything you want it to be!
So think about what you want to use your man cave for and make sure it’s set up accordingly. For example, if you want a game room, you’ll need a TV, gaming console, headphones, etc. Or, if you want an entertainment center, you’ll need at least a TV, and a sound system. And if you’re hoping to use your room as an arts and crafts studio, you’ll need things like a work table, good lighting, and storage for all of your supplies.
Make it Personal
A man cave is all about you so why not decorate it in a way that reflects your personality?
Do you love sports? Hang up jerseys, posters, and photos of your favorite teams. Are you a movie buff? Fill the space with memorabilia from your favorite films. Are you obsessed with cars? Nail a giant neon sign of a car to the wall.
No matter what your interests are, let your man cave be a reflection of you.
These days, man caves aren’t complete without some high-tech gadgets. And it’s not just about having a big screen TV.
If you want your man cave to be truly cutting edge, consider adding tech gadgets like:
- A sound system that can be controlled with your voice or smartphone
- A mini fridge that can be controlled with your smartphone
- A kegerator or wine cooler
- Smart lighting that can be controlled with your voice or smartphone
Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to creating the perfect man cave- a space that’s comfortable, functional, and personal. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!