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What a Man Cave Really Needs

Researchers have found that humans are hardwired to need personal space.  Furthermore, everyone deserves a place of his own to entertain, pursue hobbies, or just put his feet up after a hard day’s work. You need a man cave. Here are some interior decorating ideas for creating your own.

Man Cave Interior Decor
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Get a Big TV

Choose a TV that works with the space you have. Generally, a 40” or 42” screen is optimal. If your seating is more than 9 or more feet away from the screen, though, you might want to bump up to a 50 incher. If you don’t know what to pick then you can get advice from company like Audio One. As far as types of screens; if you’re primarily going to be using the TV as part of a home theater system, you’ll want to look at front projection TVs. If, however, the TV is for sports watching, gaming, or just watching some nightly TV, an LCD screen is probably your best choice.

Get Great Interior Décor with Neutral Furniture

You need seating. The key to picking the right sofa is to go with something that’s classic and monochromatic, i.e. only one color. For a larger space, look for a sectional couch that will give you a lot of versatility. If your space is smaller, look for a classic style like a Chesterfield, for an old timey drawing room feel, or a rustic style sofa that will give your space the feel of a hunting lodge. Pair it with a matching recliner and your seating is taken care of. Finish up with a nice card table that can double as a workspace.

A Great Man Cave Needs a Bar

You don’t need a full-sized bar to have a great man cave. Bar carts are nice, compact options. Couple that with a kegerator or a mini-fridge, and you’re good to go. If your space is size-limited, setting up a nice drink tray with a few of your favorite liquors and an ice bucket will give you a drink service area that has a classic feel.

Add a Touch of Class to the Décor with Rugs

Look for a design that incorporates the colors that you’re already using in the room. If your man cave will double as a workshop, choose a rug made out of an industrial fabric that will be durable and easy to clean. Otherwise, go for a rug that has a nice, thick pile.

Add Art to the Interior Décor of Your Man Cave

Combine pieces that are particular to your tastes—sports memorabilia, movie posters, and so on—with pieces that are classically masculine—i.e. taxidermy animals, neon beer signs, maps, fishing paraphernalia, etc. Experiment with what works best in your room and don’t be afraid to pull it all down and start again.

Author Information:
Mike Pantoliano is a rock climbing enthusiast who lives in the Pacific Northwest with his dog Space.

Are you planning to create a man cave of your own but don’t know where to start? Then you should take a look at EiEi Home’s Interior Designers & Decorators.

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