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How to decorate a Man Cave for the whole family

How to decorate a Man Cave for the whole family

The idea of a man cave is to have a space in your home dedicated to whatever hobbies or interest the man of the house loves. But as traditional roles in the family have changed, so has the idea of a man cave. While it is typically still a room dedicated to the man’s hobbies, it is also usually a place the whole family can spend time together. It is the main family room with the biggest TV and nicest gaming system. With that in mind, it is important your Man Cave is decorated in a way that is comfortable for the whole family.

Choose a location

The nice thing about a Man Cave is it can go pretty much anywhere. You can put it in the garage, a backyard storage shed, the attic, the basement, or even a large closet. Of course, you should definitely try to get the largest space possible, especially if you really want a multi-purpose space that can be used by everyone in the family without stepping on each other’s toes. You can definitely put a family-friendly man cave in any room though, even if it isn’t finished yet or doesn’t have plumbing to the area.

Layout the room

The next thing you want to do is take that space and figure out exactly how you want it laid out. Measure the space to figure out how much room you have. Then, decide whether you are going to use furniture you currently have or if you are going to buy new things. If you already have furniture, you’ll want to figure out how that furniture will fit in the space. New furniture is a little easier because you are able to pick pieces that fit the space a little nicer.

You need to decide what you want in the room. Do you want a TV-watching area with couches? Do you have bean bags you want on the floor? Do you have a poker table or a foosball table you are going to set up? Are you going to put a wet bar in the space so you can easily snack while watching the big game? Then, layout the space according to those items and how they can fit in the area you have picked out.

Designing the walls

One of the ways you can make the space more inviting to the whole family is by having decorations on the wall that make the room feel more inviting. Man caves used to have nothing on the wall or if they did, it was pictures of half naked women. That isn’t going to make everyone feel comfortable, so you want to put things up that work for everyone. Make sure you put up a fresh coat of paint and baseboard radiator heater covers to make it look clean and fresh. Then, put up iconic movie posters or art that is themed towards the type of man-cave you have. If your man cave is dedicated to video-gaming, put up decorations related to gaming. If your man cave is dedicated to football, put up stuff from your favorite team. Whatever you do, put things on the wall that remind you of what you love and will make your whole family feel comfortable and invited into the room to play with you.

Source: CapeCod.com




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