Admittedly, the idea of a man cave to any female secretly makes us cringe inside. The man cave is about more than sports, drinking beer and playing pool. This popular culture term has been stereotyped to the point that it has gained a negative perspective, particularly with the ladies.
Let’s be honest, male or female we all need our own space to escape and unwind. We believe that your personal space should also represent you as an individual.
Gentlemen, here are some tips to help create a space and claim it as your own while crushing the negative perception of the “Man Cave”.
- Showcase your collections + prized possessions
Everyone has different interests and hobbies that can influence their personal space. Your space should speak to you and your needs, whether your interest lies in sports, movies, cars, music, games, art, books, or all of the above.
Incorporate your collections and treasures into your space to make it your own.
Take a look into the world of an Avant-Garde collector, this room speaks to a person with an adventurous spirit. Although it is not for everyone, it is indeed the perfect space for this individual person and an excellent example of masculinity.
2. Infuse your personality, no matter how quirky it may be
Infuse your personality into your space and create a theme.
You want to showcase your items and let them stand out, but it’s important not to go overboard. Cluttering or overcrowding the space will make it look unorganized and chaotic, losing the impact you want to create.
3. Create masculinity through materials and colour
You can make a space masculine through the use of materials and colour, not just the 60” wide screen tv and bar. Create a room with rich textures, deep colours, clean lines and functionality.
Add layers by incorporating textures through finishes such as brick and wood. Adding industrial fixtures into the space like lighting and shelving also helps to integrate the feeling of masculinity.
Adding old and new elements, such as combining old brick with more contemporary elements such as the furniture tie together a space.
Here are some picks we think are the perfect addition to your “Man Cave”!
The Woodlark Sofa, a beautiful industrial piece made of leather and iron is a great addition to your space which can be easily moved around with its metal wheels. If you’re looking to get some work done or enjoy a book, the Melton Task Lamp is an adjustable and flexible urban industrial piece which fits perfectly in your space with its small size. To accesorize your “Man Cave” (and add a little comfort to your feet after a long day of work!), the Ronruth Area Rug will add a modern touch to your space and is also available in a variety of colors! The Carnegie Clock and Basham Painting are also perfect accessory pieces to add to your walls.
Hope you’ve been inspired to recharge and unwind from the outside world with the perfect “Man Cave”.
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