As a guy, chances are you already have your place where all of your stuff lives. Weare talking about that special little corner of the world which you can call your own. The area where the collection of stuff you’ve amassed over the years – from sports memorabilia to action figures and other knick-knacks – is tucked away to enjoy.
The manned space isn’t a place where a guy does his best work. It’s the area around our home that we’ve made into an even better space for us to do everything from getting ready in the morning and watching TV at night. Whether you need some upgrades or you’re just making small changes, these 4 tips will help get you started on upgrading your man space.
Personalize The Space
Every man has his style. When it comes to man space, the possibilities are endless as far as designating spaces for everything you want to store. One man may have a designated section for his games and electronic equipment while another man may prefer compartmentalizing his man space by using bookshelves with cabinets below them for storage of DVDs or CDs, sports cards, knickknacks, etc
Just like women decorate according to their lifestyle, men should do the same with their man space. If you’re all about fitness, there are many ways to incorporate an area that’s just your style into your man cave design. On the other hand, if you are into gaming, there are plenty of pieces of furniture that can facilitate your need to game. There are many creative man cave ideas to be found online, so you might as well start seeking them out and get inspired. Take time to imagine what kind of function each area would serve in your life and then build the most ideal room you can dream up for yourself.
Your man space is the perfect opportunity to showcase your style. Even if you’re making small changes, give it a little thought and try to make the changes in areas that will have the most impact on how you use your space daily.
Make It A Hangout Place
Just because you have a man’s space, doesn’t always mean it should be a solitary area where only one person uses it. Incorporating a communal aspect of your space can bring you more motivation and inspiration. There are several ways you can turn your man space into a place where the guys in your life will want to “hang out.” A basic way is by installing a bar cart for refreshments that anyone in the group can share.
You should also think about your seating area. Listening to music or watching television is great, but it’s an activity that should be shared with friends. A sectional sofa would be perfect for this area. There are even models that can seat up to 8 people. If your man space is large enough, you can even get a couch that has recliner chairs attached to it.
If you are looking for something with a little more impact, turn your man space into a mini-theater by installing a projector screen. A great addition to any man space, an accomplished home theater installation will help bring your friends together in one place where they can watch highlights of sports games, new trailers from upcoming movies, and just about anything else. It’s the perfect way to share your love of entertainment with the people you care about.
No matter how big or small your budget might be for decorating your space, there are always ways to incorporate some hands-on elements without busting the bank. Whether it’s creating unique lighting fixtures out of repurposed items or building a custom table for the center of your space, there is always some way you can get creative and do it yourself.
One idea that is both easy and effective is to turn old frames into wall art. You don’t have to be an artist or even good at drawing to create unique pieces of art for your man space. All you need are some basic tools and what you might already have laying around the house. It takes only 10 minutes to transform an old frame and it will add just the right touch of interest to any blank wall.
Another great way to incorporate hands-on elements into your design is by turning an unfinished piece of furniture into something more than just a functional storage solution. This rustic-style side table will add a rustic feel while adding plenty of storage options to your room design.
Utilize Multi-Function Pieces Of Furniture
When it comes to equipment and tables, some pieces fulfill more than one need at a time. They’re perfect for having multi-purpose functions within your room design since you can save yourself from making another trip back and forth from the house every time you need to use them. To get started with this concept, look for a few key pieces of functional furniture that can serve dual purposes in your area.
For example, a large piece of furniture placed near an entertainment center is ideal for storing all types of media players along with any peripherals like game controllers, speakers, and headsets. You could also create extra seating during parties by using ottomans that can be turned into additional stools with the simple addition of a tray table on top. A storage ottoman with an upholstered seat can also come in handy for storing games, DVDs, TV remotes, snacks, and refreshments without cluttering the rest of your space.
In addition to having great storage space for other products in your area, a bar cart can be used as an extra serving surface and holder for snacks and drinks during parties and gatherings at your man cave. It doesn’t matter if it’s round or square; what’s important is that it’s big enough for you to fit everything onto it so everyone has access to refreshments easily.
Remember that your man cave is your personal space so you can design it however you want. Even if it’s not to code or doesn’t follow the rules, it’s all about creating a safe and fun environment for everyone who enters. By following these four simple tips, you are sure to be able to transform your man cave into the perfect place to relax with your buddies while watching sports games or just kicking back after a long day at work.
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