With people spending so much time at home these days, it can be a little hectic. Your spouse needs help with the chores, and your kids are asking for help with homework. When all that’s done, we know that guys may need their own space to retreat to for a little R&R at the end of the day. Here are some of our best tips for designing the perfect man cave for you.
1. Design for Your Interests
The best part about this space is that your man cave can be completely customized to you. Do you love movies? Install a giant movie screen, projector, and plenty of comfy seating. Do you want somewhere to go for peace and quiet? Sound-proof the walls and maybe store some headphones. Do you like to have a drink while you watch sports? Build a home bar with bar stools and pub tables in front of the big screen TV.
2. Make a Statement
Whether the space is just for you or you plan to invite guests over, build a statement piece that will make anyone say “wow!” right when they walk in. You might choose an elegantly designed bar with backlighting to highlight all the best drink choices, an aquarium wall swimming with colorful fish, or a well-lit display of your rare baseball cards from childhood hanging on the wall. Whatever it is, make it personal to you and make it amazing.
3. Choose the Best Textures
The man cave is just for you, so you want to make sure you choose materials that are comfortable for you. Maybe you like the sleek look of shiny, laquered wall units and rich leather. Maybe you want a soft and cozy microfiber couch for endless hours of binge-watching. Maybe you like the feeling of outdoors and want a lot of exposed wood pieces. Whatever makes you feel the most relaxed and comfortable is the right choice.
4. Get the Right Lighting
You’ll probably get up to a variety of activities in your man cave. From watching a movie to playing cards with friends. Consider how you’ll most frequently use the room and install the lighting to match. Dimmer switches are a great choice because you can go from light to dark for any activity. Add pendant lighting above the pool table to easily line up your next shot. Bring a floor lamp over your favorite arm chair for some quiet reading time.
5. Shop with California Stools, Bars, and Dinettes!
One of the easiest choices to make when creating the perfect man cave is to select your furniture from the wide variety of options at California Stools, Bars, and Dinettes! No matter what your personal taste preferences are, we’ve got the right furniture for you. Start your design inspiration by shopping online or come visit us in one of our stores! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and get you set up for the perfect place to relax and get away from it all.