I was recently asked to join the fun “Man Cave Makeover” campaign of Man Crates, a new company that ships awesome gifts for men in custom wooden crates that he has to open with a crowbar. Very cool. Though I am not compensated for this post, I thought the idea of decorating a man cave in our own, mine and TD’s, personal style would be fun. I asked my husband for his wish list and came up with this post.
My husband. TD, agreed that if he were to have a man cave, in the distant future he wouldn’t want it to look like a typical man cave with cheap neon signs, dark furniture and and wood. (I guess they call it caves for a reason!) He just wanted a comfortable and bright space, that was also hardworking and multifunctional, where he wouldn’t have to worry about breaking or spilling anything. Think sturdy, easy-to-clean and difficult to stain materials like tile walls and flooring, cement surfaces, and industrial hardware, and tasteful modern. Here’s what I came up with! I hope you love it as much as TD did!
The grass green color and the cooler slate grey tones are what make this TD’s ideal room. TD loves watching sports: football (soccer), American football, tennis, etc. And one thing they have in common are the green fields/courts. It is also his favourite colour. Wouldn’t pop’s of green look so fresh all white and grey room?
Inspiration credits » kitchen | industrial | football | bike | stool | canvas | white | wood | slate | steel | grass
Many people avoid this amazing
noncolor because they say white is hard to keep clean. In my experience, it is quite the opposite because when white gets dirty it’s so easy to stain remove (magic eraser, bleach, etc.) without worrying about lightening. If the stain won’t go away, it’s also easy and more affordable to paint over, because white is cheaper than other paint colors. All you need to do is note down the shade of white so you can get the same one. And if you don’t have the exact shade, it’s no biggie. No one will even notice.
On the Lust List
Most foosball tables are, frankly, hideous but I can live with this white foosball table.
Order custom-made beer or wine bottle suspension lights.
Massage chairs don’t need to be dark and hideous. I love the look of this designer massage chair.
A concrete bar with white tiles is easy to clean and takes a lot of wear.
Playful and practical turf coasters.
Bar displays save space by storing beverage and glasses on the wall. I absolutely love functional wall decor like this:
I find this shelving and wall art for spirits inspiring and fun too! As with all floating shelves, care must be taken when DIY-ing so that the floating shelves are stable, surfaces are balanced and breakage is prevented during use.
By the bar, some hanging planters with herbs for mixing drinks and garnishing light snacks like mint, coriander, sage, basil, etc.
It wouldn’t be a dream man cave without the requisite massive TV. For that, my pick would be the this curved TV, simply placed on a slab of floating marble.
I wish we had the space and resources to create this mancave, but we usually stay in apartments so space is always an issue. I am a firm believer in aspiring and visualising, because perhaps the Universe will listen and we might have it one day. You never know!
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