Your Man Cave is your retreat from the world—a place where you can be yourself and kick back and relax, surrounded by the things you love. This means that the perfect Man Cave will be as individual as the man who owns it. That said, there are elements that will be found in virtually all of them, such as some form of entertainment, decorative pieces, and, of course, Man Cave furniture.
Your Man Cave can be relatively simple. It might simply be a comfortable spot where you can enjoy watching your favourite sports, TV, and movies. It could just as likely be a game room or a spot for you and “the guys” to get together and have a few beers. Other Man Caves might be a bit more ambitious, themed to reflect your passion for your favourite football team or other form of entertainment.
Simple or extravagant, small or large, your Man Cave is going to reflect your interests and personality. Let’s look at some possible ideas for your own space.
Man Cave Movie Room
Probably the most popular type of Man Cave, the home theater is all about entertainment. Typically furnished with a big screen TV or a projector, along with a great sound system, this room may be your private viewing room or may be the spot where family and friends gather to watch together.
In addition to the actual entertainment system, you are going to want comfortable seating. Theater seat risers with two or even three rows may be part of your vision if you are trying to recreate the movie theater experience and anticipate having groups of viewers. Deep, plush, reclining chairs are often popular, though some might enjoy having a cuddle couch to recline with a loved one for a private viewing of the latest romantic drama or comedy.
Media cabinets can make a great addition to this sort of room, allowing you to store your Blu-Ray collection neatly in an easily accessible spot. Toss in a couple of tables to hold snacks and pizza boxes, and you are good to go.
Sport Room Furniture
Are you a sports fan? You may choose to make a Man Cave devoted to your favourite sport, or even sports in general. This is what some people think of as the “definitive” Man Cave, and it tends to be a popular variation.
While home theater rooms are often in the home’s basement, the sporty Man Cave can just as easily—perhaps even preferably—be located elsewhere. Imagine transforming a shed or unused garage into your sports centre. You could simply roll up the garage door or step outside to throw some burgers and hot dogs on the grill while watching the game.
Fancy seating to recline in or stools lined up along a bar with beer on tap work equally well.
Licensed goods and man cave furniture comes in all shapes and sizes, allowing you to make your Man Cave a veritable shrine to one or more of your favourite teams. It would be simple to line your walls with an assortment of sports paraphernalia. Framed photos are popular, as are signed jerseys, bats, and gloves. You can even find football- or baseball-shaped bean bag chairs if that’s your thing. Just don’t forget a table where you can chow down.
This kind of Man Cave can take virtually any form you can imagine, from a clubhouse to a sports bar. Whatever you choose, it will probably become a favourite hangout for you and your buddies. You might even have trouble sending them home.
Game Room Ideas
Another popular choice for a Man Cave is a game room. This might be a dual-purpose room, with the big screen TV used for movies or video games in equal measure. Like the home theater, this room is probably going to focus on comfort, with chairs suitable for a couple of hours of binge-watching or intense online gaming sessions.
Of course, video games aren’t the only kind of gaming. Your Man Cave game room might be your spot for your weekly poker game, in which case you’ll have it set up with a table and chairs more suited to taking your friends to the cleaners.
If poker isn’t your thing, you might choose to go with a pool table or foosball. You could even set up a collection of old-school arcade games for a flashback to the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Your Man Cave might take a completely different direction from any of the above. Are you a collector? Maybe this will be your spot to hang out with your collection. Line the walls with anything form rare comic books to shelves full of action figures from your childhood. Nostalgia has driven a variety of old toys to record prices and many adults today are collecting playthings from decades past, as well as newer items that may increase in value in years to come. Display cases are a must for this kind of Man Cave so that your prized possessions can be properly staged for viewing.
This kind of Man Cave can, of course, be combined with any of the above. Collections of sports cards signed memorabilia, classic movie posters, and more can all be displayed. In short, anything that you enjoy and are proud of is suitable.
These are just a couple of quick examples of what you might do with your Man Cave. Ultimately, it can be anything you want. Just remember that to be able to thoroughly enjoy your space, you need a comfy spot to kick back and relax. Check out our selection of seating, or better yet, create your own!