Top 5 Man Cave Themes
The early man cave was not a pretty sight. It largely consisted of a hand-me-down sofa, a battered TV, an old fridge full of beer and manly snacks. Fast forward to the 21st century and the once simple concept has taken on a life of its own, as has the one-upmanship that building your man cave involves. These days, the modern man needs a testosterone-fuelled theme and a host of gadgets to boot. With this in mind, here are our top five man cave ideas:
These days, many serious gamers are finding that playing in the living room just won’t cut it. After all, no-one a wants a child or dog to cross in front of you at that crucial moment! This also makes it hard to enjoy the new sound system in all its glory.
If you want to host a poker night or indulge a bit of entertainment with Royal Vegas, then a man cave is the obvious answer to this problem. And in your dedicated man cave, there’s no need to choose between the PS4 and XBOX One – why not buy them both?! If you have the cash, you can buy an 84” inch TV from LG for £6000 – bargain! To make the cave complete, you’ll need at least two gaming seats or rockers.
Sports Fan Cave
This is without the most popular man cave theme. If your wife doesn’t want you to display that signed, full-size Eric Cantona poster in the bedroom – no problem! Just put it in the man cave. This is also your chance to rescue your sports shirts and equipment from storage and put them where they belong! You can do a generic sports theme, but a shrine to a specific team is really the best way to show off all your stuff.
If you’re a film buff, create your own movie mogul man cave! While this is pretty family-friendly, it is also your excuse to install surround sound, a popcorn machine and motorised recliners with using up too much space in the house. While you could settle for an HDTV, we reckon a projector will make your movie mogul man cave that much more authentic.
While sci-fi geeks are not commonly known as the manliest of men, they still need their man caves and in case you missed it, geeks are now in fashion! The perfect nerd sanctuary is a place to show off memorabilia that might not be welcome in the house, which when we think about it is pretty much like any man cave really. If you’re a nerd with a hankering for a bit of peace and quiet, you will need a big-screen TV, shrink-wrapped first-edition comics and Star Wares figures unopened and in their original packaging.
Man caves and drinking go hand in hand, so why not be upfront about that fact with a full-on bar cave? You may want an Irish pub theme with Guinness on tap and wooden decor, or maybe you want to go a bit more refined with a wine cellar and a humidifier? When it comes to man caves, the choice is yours.