The ultimate man cave has changed a lot in recent years. No longer do men have to live with second-hand furniture, torn posters of retired sports stars, and shag carpeting. Anyone can have it renovated to reflect their interests and style preferences, and this makes for a wide range of amazing choices.
If you’re looking to revamp your man cave but don’t know where to start, here are some of the design trends to help you get started!
Space can be an issue for your man cave, but many of the best trends now help to maximize the room you have. If you don’t have the square footage for a full-on man cave bar, adding a built-in alternative can be just as great. More space means more amenities, and you can even add some of the comforts of the movies like a popcorn machine.
A popular trend that maximizes both fun and space is the mini-bar. Whether it’s for personal use or to entertain your friends, a small wooden bar top with shelving set up below and behind it will make the man cave complete. Round it out with a sink to wash glasses and a mini-fridge for your beer. If you’re low on space, you can even have the bar top swing up and down as needed!
One of the more popular man cave designs is keeping things thin, sleek, and simple. It should be decked out with smooth surfaces from hardwood furniture and floors, one or two carefully-chosen pieces of artwork instead of posters, and solid colour patterns using black, brown, grey and white.
A popular choice for this type of design is natural wood. Wood with lighter grain colours, such as maple and oak, are very popular, but depending on your preferences, darker wood like walnut is great, too!
Made For TV
To truly enjoy the man cave, you need a comfortable setting for watching sports, movies, and your favourite shows. Flat-screen TVs can easily be mounted on the wall to help you make the most of your space, but the rest is up to you. Most man caves now have to accommodate multiple video game systems, a state-of-the-art sound system, new TV tech like Apple TV, and several remote controls. The best way to organize and make sense of all this is with a wooden entertainment unit.
The entertainment unit should be low to the ground and of a darker colour, preferably a dark oak or black. If you know how much shelving you will need, you can have one made customized to your needs. But don’t forget that shelving might be needed for your mini-bar and to hold memorabilia, too! The best man caves have plenty of storage space to prevent cluttering.
What never goes out of style, both in the man cave or other parts of the house, is the raw power brought by natural, live-edge wooden furniture. Whether it’s an end table, low table, or a bar top, live edges provide a modern-rustic aesthetic that never goes out of style. You’ll never want to leave the comforts of your man cave again!