The Ultimate Man Cave Manual
The appeal of a man cave cannot be denied: Every guy needs that place to unwind away from it all, a haven of comfort, entertainment and escapism. If you're thinking of transforming some of your space into a man cave, we have some great inspiration and advice to help you on your journey.
Choose Your Theme
Center Your Design Around Your Seating
Comfort is king. Rule over your cave with well-made, linger-longer seating for you and your friends, whether you're chilling, napping, or on the edge of your seat watching a pivotal game. Plan on adding a recliner or two, along with a sofa or sectional. You can even combine them by choosing a sofa or sectional that includes recliners. Treat yourself to one that checks all the boxes, like this three-power sofa and loveseat with recliners that also has USB connections so you can conveniently charge your phone and devices right there.
In chocolate-hued leather, this sofa and loveseat set features lay-flat power reclining, cupholders, and USB charging, for the ultimate addition to any man cave.
The color of your seating can blend into your theme, too. For instance, if you're creating a baseball-themed man cave, this comfy 7-piece sectional in an inviting beige reminds one of the color of baseballs. Batter up!
With seven pieces and enough room for all your bros, this leather sectional with a chaise offers the ultimate man cave relaxation in a baseball-hued beige.
Keep It Cozy
Make plans to keep your man cave's temperature stable so it's ready for year-round relaxation. You may need to add air conditioning for summer enjoyment, or heating during cold months. You can also add ambiance to your space with a fireplace insert. No man cave is complete without fire, right? This contemporary-styled fireplace insert console adjusts from a roaring fire to a subdued flame, along with heat if you need it.
Add warmth and ambiance to your man cave with this fireplace insert console that boasts clean lines and a transitional, modern, or contemporary look. It heats up to 1,000 square feet and features 125 flame effects, with or without heat.
Showcase the Big Show
Of supreme importance is a first-rate entertainment system for that big game, golf tournament, movies or video games. And you'll need a place to hold it. This modern-flair, gray media console comes in three pieces so you can easily maneuver it into a basement or hard-to-reach man cave space. It has plenty of room for your TV, surround sound, speakers and electronics. This one even boasts a spot for a fireplace insert at the bottom. Display sports memorabilia and more on the shelves.
This on-trend, three-piece gray entertainment console with a modern, masculine vibe has room to hold all your man cave essentials. Enhance that cave comfort appeal by adding on a fireplace insert.
If you prefer a clean, more closed-storage look, this rich-looking walnut finish entertainment center holds the perfect blend of drawers and open shelving.
If your space doesn't accommodate a full-sized entertainment center, no worries! A media console may be just the ticket. It can hold your TV and entertainment essentials. Some feature shelves, while others give you extra closed storage. This white finish media console lets you tuck away your electronics and keep everything in order. The neutral color fits well with most decor styles.
Crafted from maple, birch, and oak wood, this on-trend media console center fits up to a 98" TV, and its closed storage keeps your man cave looking neat and uncluttered.
The size of your entertainment center or console will also need to align with the size of your TV. Keep in mind the space of your man cave when choosing the right size of TV. You'll want it big enough to catch all the action, but keep your seating far enough for comfort and optimal viewing.
Outfitting the Bar
Enjoy brewskies with your buds? Or maybe a good craft beer or small batch bourbon is more to your taste. You might want to consider adding a bar with seating to your space. You can keep your spirits and brews in one place and ready to share. If room and budget allows, you might want to look at getting your man cave plumbed for a wet bar or mini kitchen for all the comforts of home within easy reach. With an assortment of bar seating and pub tables, you'll find the perfect place to relax with a beverage.
With a compact design to fit behind the sofa, a sofa bar table and stools will keep eyes glued to the game. If you're looking to outfit your wet bar, these barstools offer comfort and style. Or if you're aiming for a pub set, you'll have space for snacks.
The Devil Is In the Details
Next, it's time to think about what goes on your man cave walls. You could go with a minimalist approach and leave them bare, or peruse online selling sites for items representing your favorite team or activity. If you're into music, consider hanging your instruments on the wall to showcase your skill while keeping them within easy reach when inspiration strikes. Baseball fanatic? Hang a few Louisville Sluggers on your wall with shadow boxes containing signed baseballs. Whatever sport is your go-to, you can find banners, team logos, jerseys, and other fantastic accents.
Art is always a welcomed element to any man cave. Framed paintings or photos of your favorite players, race car drivers, or teams are always a good choice. Frame and display photos of memories or bucket-list adventures. Or, you can enjoy more broad-range art on your wall. This acrylic-framed "dude" art print pretty much says it all.
Leave no doubt who lays claim to the space with this "dude" wall art. It makes a great gift for the guy in your life and is the perfect accent for any man cave.
Make Your Room More "You"
There's no one-size-fits-all man cave. Give some thought to your interests and home decor style - you may be into painting or playing music, savoring cigars, watching sports or sipping whiskey. Personalize your space. Add a pool table, foosball, or arcade games to add ambiance and entertainment. Most of all, furnish it with items that let you relax, unwind, and enjoy.