Top ten man caves
Remodel your basement, refine that ‘office’ in your house, or re-decorate the space you already have. However you choose to make your man cave, there are plenty of options on the way you style it. From football heaven, to a modern sci-fi fantasy, the sky is the limit for your cool new space.
Hard Rock Hangout
Where would Jimi Hendrix hang out? What kind of chair would Bruce Springsteen sit in while he played the guitar? Think of your favorite rock star and base your cave around him! Line your walls with cool posters and organize your favorite albums along the wall. Adding a game station to this space can boost the flair factor. You and your friends can become pin-ball wizards or add an old Atari console to bring you right back to the 1970s. This lair would be the perfect place for your record player. Bright colors reign supreme in this cave, think psychedelic dreamy with an edge. Inspiration: this, this , or this.
Refined Old Hollywood
This is a room to impress your friends with. It’s a home theater, a bar and a comfortable place to chill. Add a projector and a screen to build your home theater, plus comfy seating and old movie posters to show off that you’re a real movie buff. This is where you can put your movie collection on display! You can even theme the room as one of your favorite movies, popular themes include: Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, and The Avengers. Inspiration: this, this, or this.
Whether you’re hunting big game, or just hunting for a place to sit down and relax, this is the spot for you. Think of nature when designing this spot. You’ll want brick, exposed beams, or at least warm earthy colors on the walls. This would be a great spot to add a beer cellar, and an even better place to add a pool table or dart board. This cave is a backwoods paradise. Inspiration: this, this, or this.
Turf It Out!
If your favorite season is football season, why not make it a year round event? This man cave is filled with your favorite team memorabilia as well as a big screen to watch the game. Comfy seats, a bar and a mini kitchenette to put together all your favorite tailgating snacks. Line the floor with fake turf, line the walls with posters, and line the bar with your favorite beer. Ready! Set! Drink! Inspiration: this, this, or this.
What happens here, stays here.
Well…maybe not, but you can still have a wild night in your Vegas staycation dream cave. You’ll need: a poker table, a bar, a roulette wheel, cards, and a good poker face. Dark colors and bright lights! You can harken back to those speak easy days or give it this, this, or this.
Dreaming of that island vacation? Bring it to your basement! You can follow this guide to build your own tiki bar. Island themes mean you’ll need cool tiki cups for your drinks, mood lighting, and leis for all your guests. If you already have a fireplace in this space, this would be a great room to highlight it. If not, you can add one for not as much as you think. Fake ones like these, add the mantle without the actual fire. If you don’t want to get into that much work, another option is to add in a shuffleboard floor like this, to add a vacation vibe. Inspiration: this, this, or this.
Your ideal Saturday night is beating your best friends in the videogame of your choice. What a better way to do that, than in your gamer cave. Set up multiple screens and multiple seats for the best view of all the action. Dark colors and minimal lighting will make sure you only focus on what’s happening on the screen. Set up a mini fridge for your drinks and snacks and you’ll never have to leave again. Inspiration: this, this, or this.
Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. Theme your man cave like your favorite television show bar. That might actually be the Cheers! Bar, or maybe you’d rather go to Moe’s from The Simpsons, Snakehole Lounge from Parks and Recreation, MacLaren’s from How I Met Your Mother, or Paddy’s from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Basically, it’s just a regular bar, so you’ll need to have a few key elements from the show to really tie it together. Inspiration: this, this, or this.
Drive home with the windows down as you feel the hum of the engine and know that your cave embodies everything you love about old cars. The history, the sportsmanship, the craft. Your cave should be themed as whatever your favorite car of all time is. That includes memorabilia, and pictures of your dream car and maybe even…your car front and center. This cave can be made in your garage, so that your baby has a place to sleep where it feels at home. Add a T.V. to watch your favorite old races or the new ones on today! Inspiration: this, this, or this.
Give Her All She’s Got, Captain!
This cave is a sci-fi fantasy room. Pick your poison: Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Doctor Who, and Back to the Future, are just a few of the many possibilities for this room. Think dark colors and neon lights, you’ll need a T.V. to watch your favorite shows and movies, plus seating and somewhere to put all of your collector’s items. Take the plunge and make your dreams come true! Remember, fear is the path to the dark side. Inspiration: this, this, or this.