Guest Picks: A Man Cave a Woman Could Love
20 ways to create a space for him that doesn't sacrifice style
We're in the midst of March Madness around here, which means basketball 24/7. This has me thinking how nice it would be if I could create my husband his very own man cave. These two words make most women cringe, but I think the right mix of pieces can be found to design a manly room that even we girls could feel happy about. Here are 20 "masculine" products that I would like to use to design a man cave in our house.
— Emily from Emily A. Clarke
— Emily from Emily A. Clarke
A classic Chesterfield sofa in blue for under $1,000? At this price, it might be fun to arrange your room with a pair of these beauties.
Every man cave should have a touch of humor. The mustache craze continues with this cute poster.
Since the TV is usually the focal point of any man cave, shouldn't it have a beautiful console on which to sit (or hang above)? This one is the perfect marriage of modern and rustic — and provides ample storage for DVDs, games and anything else you want to hide away.
A big piece of colorful artwork is a great addition to any man cave. It gives you a nice color palette to work from and would mix well with more personal momentos, sports posters, etc.
Yes, bean bag chairs are for grown-ups too! Great for lounging and extra seating, this one comes in a beautiful worn leather.
I love the sleek, modern look of this floor lamp. And, its metallic finish gives it a nice industrial feel.
Isn't it a requirement that every man cave have a recliner (or two)? That being the case, this sleek version would make a wonderful — and comfy —addition to your space.
These little cubes are so versatile, and look great in a bold pattern. I would use two or even four to serve as an impromptu cocktail table or as extra seating for the big game.
I would add a round table for game night, cards, etc. This one just happens to have a great midcentury design with cool gold legs.
A set of these chairs would be great around a round game table. They're sleek and masculine at the same time.
This light is made of woven twisted vines and is sure to be a great conversation piece. It would add a ton of texture and is definitely not a girly chandelier!
This large square tray would be perfect to use for drinks or snacks, especially sitting on a cocktail ottoman.
Even a man cave deserves a little color. I would add a pair of these abstract chevron pillows in tangerine.
I love the vintage appeal of these fishing weights. They are perfect as door stops, paper weights or for accessorizing tabletops and bookshelves.
End tables are a must for drinks (and remotes). This one is small enough to be tucked into a tight spot. Plus, it's in a fun color and costs less than $100!
Guys love their fans, and this one has a lot of vintage charm. It's a great way to accessorize a console table and keep cool all at once.
A striped throw is a great (and not overly-feminine) way to add pattern to any sofa or chair. And, it will keep you warm — if he ever invites you to watch TV in his man cave.
These faux deer antlers in silver are perfect for accessorizing your guy's space. I would use them on a TV console for a great sculptural element.
Ideabook published on April 1, 2012.
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