While it may be tempting to just plop an armchair and TV into a room and call it a day, you can ensure your space will reach its full potential by starting with a plan. Measure your room and draw a rough sketch so you can visualize placement of furniture, the TV, a fridge or any other large objects you plan on incorporating into your man cave. This is especially important if you’re working with a smaller space, as you want to make sure everything fits!
When choosing furniture for your man cave, comfort is key! This is your place to kick back and your seating should reflect that. If space allows, a cozy sectional sofa is a versatile piece that seats a large group. If your man cave is on the smaller side, a love seat and a couple of plush armchairs will do the trick. Make sure you also include a coffee table or a few small side tables to hold plates or drinks.
When it comes to beverages, you may want to include a bar in your man cave. You can repurpose an old buffet or dresser, take a custom approach and build your own, or save some time and buy a pre-made bar from the hardware store. Whichever options works best for your budget and space, make sure you stock your bar with glassware, a mini fridge to keep your drinks cool and all your favorite beverages!
Now is the time to make your cave look good! Don’t be scared away from decorating – this is an opportunity to design a space that reflects your hobbies and the things you love. The easiest way to accomplish this is to choose a theme – sports, log cabin, your favorite brand of beverage or even a decade or era – and bring in a few pieces that fit. Or, display your collection of vintage baseball cards, an autographed jersey, your bowling league trophy or favorite guitar.
Once you have everything put together, you’re ready to settle in and kick your feet up in the man cave of your dreams.