My husband asked me to look up some man cave ideas for him to use in the bonus room over the garage that we have deemed as "his" space. I'll be honest, I was happy to oblige because I love researching and planning interior decor projects large or small. Plus, this gave me an excuse to install some new laminate wood flooring in the room like I have been wanting to for years now. Anyways, when I was searching for inspiration photos, I came across this fun design. Of course their room is much larger and loftier than ours, but I really like the "bones" of the design. More specifically, I think that the curved man cave bar is super cool, and I love the use of classic wood panelling throughout the space. It is boyish yet classy all at the same time.
I really wanted to give my husband something extra special for his 40th birthday so I have been on a mission to find man cave ideas that could transform the bonus room over our garage into a awesome retreat for him away from the kids and I. I particularly liked the style of this room because it features higher end finishes than your typical bar-style man cave decor. The cool painting techniques they used on the walls and on the ceiling give it an upscale look and I really like the vintage baseball theme that they chose. Not only that, but I am loving the vinyl plank flooring they chose because, again, it gives that lived in old pub sort of vibe to the space. That is definitely something I am going to add to my list of projects to get done for the new room.
For his birthday, my husband asked me for a space away from the kids that he can spend time alone or with his buddies. This sounded like a fun (and understandably needed project) so I set out on the hunt for cool man cave ideas that we could use in our currently unused basement rec room. We settled on these photos as our "inspiration" space because he loved the classic leather man cave furniture (and mostly the pool table) and I like how neutral and elegant the space is just in case we need to use it as a guest room or overflow entertaining space later. In my opinion, the key to the success of this design, is the interior paint colors they chose. The mixture of tan walls with dark brown trim gives that classic pub look, and is classic enough to please me but "masculine" enough that he feels like he has his own decor. The next additions were the fun part. He loved man cave ideas that incorporated a movie theme, so we added framed posters of his favorite films to the large accent wall and installed beautiful wood panelling around the gas fireplace to match the trim.
What could be more fun than hunting around for man cave ideas to trick out my basement. The answer is nothing! I have had the best time looking around for mens room decor that will make the bonus room I just finished off really wow my buddies when they come over. So far this is by far my favorite design that I have come across because it features a giant pool table as the centerpiece and the rest is decorated in rugged country style accents like exposed brick, dark wood trim, and a lot of rustic plaid. I have to work on building up my man cave accessories to rival this room, but the rest I think is totally doable in the size space that I have. I think I am going to install some brick veneer panels in order to give the look of original exposed brick like this house has.
I decided to turn my basement into an awesome hangout space where I could have a little bit more fun with decor than in the main living areas of my home. In this space, I want to use some cook man cave bar ideas that I saw when I was watching HGTV shows this weekend as well as a dedicated area to play pool and a great lounge space for chilling and watching movies. I really liked how this guy created a really open space for his man cave but kept things cohesive with the cool stone wall coverings and slate flooring. Even though there are several zones for different activities, the whole space looks very unified. I also love the man cave wall decor he chose -- displaying the jerseys like that was a brilliant way to show off his collection and also bring some color and design to the walls. As I plan out my room, I think that I will use a lot of these man cave ideas in my own space, but with a slightly different color palette. Rather than a lot of the beige that he used, I prefer darker tones like browns and greens.
I have been trying to find some man cave ideas to covert the extra space in our garage to a room that I will use more. I am loving so many of the garage man cave ideas I have seen because they manage to disguise the fact that these spaces were actually once an unused bay out there. I think that the key to most of these designs, is disguising the elements that make it look very "garagey." For example, in this case, they covered the steel support column in cool wood paneling and tiled the floors in a nice neutral material that looks better than the old gruby cement. My favorite part of the space is the brick veneer wall that they made as a focal point. It would be so easy to add that because you can just buy the faux brick in large panels at Lowe's and could easily put it up in a few hours.