How to Give Your Man His Space
Ok ladies, for those of you that live with your man and are not too keen on his collection of deer heads or affinity for all things Chicago Blackhawks, then let me help you create his very own man cave, that you and he can be proud of.
With the way in which a man cave is usually done in mind, there are plenty of ways to make this hideaway both agreeable and full of style. I always start with what is most important to your man and 9 out of 10 times it is comfortable seating. So with that in mind, I start with smart seating. Do we need a sectional? Can we get away with a cool reclining chair? Do we need Barstools? Comfortable, durable and stylish seating is my jumping off point.
Next, of course there will need to be a TV for gaming and/or sports watching. Try and get him the size he wants, if it can work in space and not be too obnoxious (ladies, you’ll thank me later) because really this is all men truly care about. He gets his big TV, then you have more of an opportunity to get what you want in the rest of the house. It’s a win-win.
Lastly, without getting too “theme-y,” I organize what he loves and treasures into a gallery wall. I recently did one wall of really cool wallpaper for a husband that was a huge Star Wars fan. It was a black and white Star Wars print that gave this aficionado a fun way to bring his subject matter and style together. Then I put cool shelving to display his collection. He loved it…his wife loved it. I took what used to be a contention in the house and made it beautiful.
I have also once hung a wall of guitars in a cool gallery wall display. Not only helped with function (getting them off the floor), but added a cool punch of color to the room.
Sometimes wall paint comes into play, but really comfort and function is most important. I usually just choose a nice neutral paint color as the canvas, so collections and/or artwork can be the stars of the room.
No matter who you are or what you like, I believe every person needs a space where he or she can relax, breathe and be joyful in. Man Caves are no exception.