Man Cave Lamps

Man Cave Lamps

Unless you are planning on taking the name “man cave” very literally, you will probably want to invest in some cool man cave lamps. While it’s good to have the main lighting from the ceiling, lamps can be used for different types of lighting for different parts of your cave space. For instance, you could have a cool floor lamp next to or behind that luxurious sofa or armchair you have for reading, with a couple of trendy, well-placed table lamps to add a touch of drama to your bar area.

What we discovered when researching this topic was that there are two distinct categories when it comes to cool lamps for man cave environments – table lamps and floor lamps. For that reason, we have separated this post into three sections.

In the first, we will look at a selection of what we believe are the best table lamps for man caves, followed by the second looking at, you’ve guessed it, the best floor lamps for man caves. To complete the post we have put together a buying guide covering all the important considerations you need to make when buying cool man cave lamps.

Man Cave Table Lamps

1. Paladone PlayStation Icons Retro Gaming Lamp

Paladone PlayStation Icons Retro Gaming Lamp

 

First up we have this extremely cool table lamp for a man cave featuring the PlayStation triangle, circle, X and square icons. Not only is this very aesthetically pleasing as a piece of gaming history, it works rather well as a table lamp, producing a colourful, but nice and soft glow. PlayStation will always be remembered as the games console that really put gaming out there as something that wasn’t just for a select few, but that was something for the masses.

As the innovation is always something that we, and we are sure many others, have appreciated about Sony and the various PlayStation machines over the years, it seems fitting that this lamp doesn’t just come with a bog-standard lighting mode. There are three different lighting modes to be precise – normal mode, phasing mode and party mode.

For normal mode, the square is pink, the cross is blue, the circle is red, and the triangle is green, and it stays lit up with a constant and steady glow. For phasing mode, each icon will slowly light up and then phase through to the next and so on producing an awesome little light show. For party mode, and this is probably our favourite thing, get some music playing and watch the icons flash along with the beat.

As this is a reactive light, it does not need to be plugged into any device or appliance and will automatically work with any music being played. So, whether you are looking for the lamp to help light your way for everyday use or add a party atmosphere to a gathering, this is a great investment.

2. Reel Film Cells Retro Godzilla VHS Lamp

Reel Film Cells Retro Godzilla VHS Lamp

 

Are you a fan of old Japanese monster flicks? Godzilla is definitely the King of Monsters and with good reason, that radioactive fire from its lungs and his imposing stature. Is he a good guy or a bad guy? Either way, his majesty is celebrated in this amazing man cave lamp idea.

More than just featuring Godzilla in action, this light fixture also pays homage to another vintage piece of the movie world in the form of VHS tapes. Do we all remember those or our parents having them and how they would often get jammed inside VHS players, similarly to cassettes and you would have to wind them on?

Well if you have fond memories of watching VHS movies, maybe you even had some of the original Toho, this is perfect for you. Especially if you are trying to establish your man cave as a treasure trove of cinematic memorabilia and nostalgic pieces. As it features LED lights, you know it is much safer and more energy-efficient than other lighting options and offers a lifespan of more than 60,000-hours, depending on how long you use it and how regularly.

Did we mention it’s USB-powered? So you can either plug it directly into the wall if you have an appropriate adaptor, or your power bank, Xbox, PS4, TV, laptop or computer. What we really love about this lamp besides all of the above is the remote control that comes with it that allows you to quickly change its colours through blue, red, green, white, yellow and many others. There are also 4 different modes to choose from including multicoloured, pulsating and slow or fast flashing.

3. Pac-Man Lamp

Pac-Man Lamp

 

He may not breathe fire and may not be some world-beating giant (unless of course, you count his appearance in the mega-rubbish film Pixels), but Pac-Man surely is just as iconic as the King of Monsters. Ever since the game was first released by Namco/Bandai in 1980, the spherical byte eating yellow dude has remained one of the most popular video game and pop culture characters.

Many consider the game itself to be an almost satirical metaphor for all of our lives because the game is basically unwinnable. Yes, that’s right, you all enter into that agreement when you spend your coins and play, that it is indeed unwinnable. It just speeds up and gets more difficult and then you die. Yep, just like life.

Anyway, enough about the game, we’re here to talk about this awesome man cave table lamp. Not only does this make for a brilliant talking point where it just to sit there and illuminate your den, but it comes with 12 different easily identifiable Pac-Man sounds from the game and remote control to adjust the dimmer as necessary.

It’s not massive, like the Pac-Man in that awful film we mentioned at the outset of this mini-review, but at 21 x 21 x 21cm, it’s big enough that he will hold his own among the other great features, accessories and points of interest in your cave. Come on, you know you want it. How can you even say no to that winning smile of his?

4. Ywyn Creative Iron Robot Table Lamp

Ywyun Creative Iron Robot Table Lamp

 

If Pac-Man simply has too much yellow and flashiness, why not choose something with a world-weary look, a rusting, but still standing appearance of an old iron robot? Like this table lamp. As it is made from high quality recycled iron water pipes, you know this intriguing man cave table lamp will stand the test of time.

It is durable and water-resistant (as you’d expect) and not only that has been designed to save you money. That’s right, it’s an energy-saving light that can save you as much as 90% on your energy consumption.

We love how it sits on the edge of a table like it has the world on its shoulders like it is just looking for a friend who won’t see an old and unfashionably simplistic robot but see a loyal companion. In return for your companionship, this little chap offers an impressive-considering-the-size illumination that covers a total of area of between 5 sq. metres and 10 sq. metres.

Do you have a love and appreciation for all things steampunk? That’s what we think of when we look at this robot table lamp. It looks like a combination of otherworldly and nostalgic while maintaining a futuristic feel all at once.

There are no different lighting modes or any other controls. You simply turn the little guy on, and he will light whatever you put in his path for you. Considering the price for such an astoundingly designed piece, however, it really doesn’t need to do much else apart from sitting there, look pretty sweet and illuminating.

5. Paladone 3D Xbox Lamp

Paladone Xbox Lamp

 

A hot topic for debate within the gaming community has always been PlayStation or Xbox. Well, if you are not interested in the PlayStation table lamp we already highlighted and want to show your love and devotion to the Xbox and Microsoft, why not invest in this very cool table lamp. Designed to resemble that iconic X of the system’s logo, this lighting fixture can be powered by either battery or connected to a device or plug into your mains via USB connection.

What’s more, you can also have it simply placed on a stand or mounted to one of the walls in your man cave. What looks like a simple white light with a striking black X is deceptive, as it can actually change colour between white and green, the two colours most closely associated with Xbox.

We even think if you are a fan of both the PS and the Xbox, you could invest in this alongside the PlayStation to make your man cave a real gamer’s hideaway. For the environmentally-conscious of you, the light is made of what is known as BDP or biodegradable plastics. These are completely natural and include components such as plants, starch, orange peels and corn oil. It basically means that when you are finished with this little beast of an Xbox table lamp for your man cave, it will break down and decompose without generating waste. Compared to more traditional plastics made from lots of chemical fillers that are often toxic to the environment when it comes to the plastic being melted down.

That means you can basically have a clean conscious knowing you are not adding to the damage.

Man Cave Floor Lamps

1. The Rue Colour Changing Minimalist LED Corner Floor Lamp

The Rue - Colour Changing Lamp

 

You could be forgiven for thinking that this was just a stand and was missing the actual lighting fixture or bulb, but what you see in the image is what you get. This very minimalist corner light is ideal for both man caves that already have a lot of stuff in them and lots of standout pieces, and those hideaways that are more on the simplistic side.

Although there is also a warm white version, we decided to draw your attention to the colour-changing model because this just adds a bit of pizazz and is great for completely altering the mood of a room, particularly if you are having a specially themed party or event.

The designers and manufacturers have made a name for themselves creating some truly bespoke and very high-quality lighting fixtures and this is no exception. This is a modern piece for a modern age, and it is controlled therefore via the companion app. As well as giving you the ability to change the colour, you can also control the brightness level and can even alter the colour based on the mood you want to achieve.

Compared to other colour-changing lights out there that tend to just offer 4, 5 or maybe even 10 different colours to choose from, this really stands out. It comes with a bit more than 10 colours. A bit more is apt if you consider more than 16 million colours as a bit more and 300 multi-colour effects.

With that in mind, you are unlikely to ever get bored with this striking floor lamp.

2. MiniSun Retro-Style Black and Copper Metal Floor Lamp with White Marble Base

Retro Style Black and Copper Metal Floor Lamp

 

Do you have a retro-themed man cave? Then you probably won’t want something quite as futuristic as the piece above. Instead, why not consider this awesome piece from a company called MiniSun. It shares a sense of minimalism with the above, but with the solid white marble-effect base and the copper and black finish on the stand, it feels like it has been taken in a time machine from some big country mansion in upstate NY in the 1950s or something.

We really love the fact that there is no elaborate lampshade, and that the bulb is left exposed, as it adds to the rustic, yet the sophisticated charm of the fixture. In keeping with its vintage feel, there is just the one simple control found at the base in the form of a footswitch that turns it on and off.

Considering its relatively low price, we think the fact that it comes with a 6-Watts LED Filament Giant Globe Amber Light Bulb, that produces illumination with a warm white temperature of 2700K, also made by MiniSun. Standing at 153 cm high with a diameter of 26 cm, it is tall enough to provide areas of your man cave with adequate light, but not so cumbersome that it will take up too much floor space.

It can easily be hidden in one of the darker corners or behind that special armchair you have to chill out on. Just try not to look at it too much or you may find yourself a little hypnotised.

3. HOMCOM Modern 4-Tier Open Shelves Soft Light Floor Lamp

HOMCOM Modern Shelf Floor Lamp

 

The next man cave floor lamp idea we have is made from the greatly respected HOMCOM brand and is an interesting piece, to say the least. Is it storage or is it a light, when does one stop being one thing and becomes the other thing? We’re not really here to discuss the philosophy behind the design. All we know about this funky man cave floor lamp is that it functions well as a shelving unit and lighting fixture.

What do you get for your investment in this interesting piece of furniture? Three shelves for storing or displaying items on and on top a beautiful lamp that emits a very welcoming and warm glow. To turn it on and off it utilises a conventional ball chain switch. It is made from high-quality MDF, which although is not really as good as natural solid wood, is still very durable and sturdy.

We love the smart melamine finish it has to it, that not only makes it look better than the average storage unit but helps increase its durability and makes it easier to clean and look after. It is important to note that this will need to be assembled once it has been delivered to your home, but as it is quite quick and easy to do.

There is not a lot else we can say about it. If you are stuck for space a little and looking to make the best use of what you have available, this is a great option.

4. Nautical Replica Hub Beautiful Vintage Spotlight Floor Lamp

Beautiful floor lamp vintage model theme spotlight

 

Last, but by no means least in our list of the best man cave floor lamps we have this decorative lamp made with high-quality brass and aluminium, with a vintage nickel colouring. It looks like something a little steampunk, with a tripod-style stand. It’s the mixture of those vintage metals that really make this stand out along with its leftfield design.

Have you ever wanted to have your own spotlight? This is your chance. Whether you actually use it for those drunken karaoke nights you plan on having in your den, to highlight a piece of artwork on your wall or one of your pieces of memorabilia or even just as a curious talking point, this will give your man cave a unique look and feel.

Just like the spotlights, you would get at the side or front of a stage or on a model photoshoot, the head is completely rotatable and adjustable, so you can position it at just the right angle.

It may not be to everyone’s taste, but that is the thing that we really love about researching for this site and writing about man cave accessories and features, the uniqueness of different people’s dens. Having said that, we are quite sure this will turn a few heads and you may have to tell your mates where you got it from, as they are going to want it for their own man caves or other parts of their home.

Conclusion

There you go, man cave dwellers, our pick of the best man cave lamps available. There is more than enough variety and different styles to choose from here that you should have no trouble finding one that matches your personal taste, preference and the décor of your den. We would even suggest that you could invest in more than one of these lamps and use them to light up different parts of your cave in different ways.

As everything about man caves, from the design and layout to the décor, it really is up to you what you do for lighting. We just hope we have been helpful in your search for the best lamps for man caves.

 

Man Cave Clocks

Man Cave Clocks

We live in a day and age where much of our lives and what we do is influenced by time. Therefore, regardless of where you are in your home, you need to have access to a clock or some other timepiece. Sure, you have your smartphone and other devices, but when it comes to your man cave, you may not want to be looking at your phone or tablet.

You probably go to your man cave to escape from the world for a little while. In that case, you need a wall clock. Besides, it can have the dual purpose of completing the overall look and feel of the room and, at least with the more intricately designed and special timepieces, can add an interesting focal point.

The great thing is that although there are some clocks designed for man caves, most are just designed for general rooms around the house and can, therefore, be used anywhere. You may be a little bowled over by the choice out there. That is why when we put this guide to man cave clocks together, we decided to split up the different models into different categories, including:

  • Alcohol-Related
  • Superhero
  • Neon Clocks
  • Retro

So whatever décor and furnishings your man cave has, there are bound to be a wall clock that meets your unique taste.

Alcohol-Related

For the first section, we want to highlight some great clocks for your man cave that have an alcohol-related theme. Although most of these iconic designs would look great regardless of how your man cave was kitted out and decorated, they would match up nicely with the bar area, if you have one.

1. Guinness Retro Metal Wall Clock

 

Simple, but striking is what we would say the first alcohol-related clock for man cave we have to discuss, thanks to its Guinness branding. Resembling a bottle top, it features all the crucial elements of the brewery’s logo, with the harp between the date it was established, the Arthur Guinness signature and the bold white type Guinness Draught letter in the middle.

With a diameter of 40cm, we feel this is big enough and love more than anything the detailing around the edging that completes the bottle top look. It has just hours and minutes hands, so it’s not accurate to the second. But with its good looks, we’re assuming you’d pick this one for aesthetics more than its timekeeping abilities.

2. Authentic Vintage Large Jack Daniels Wall Clock

 

Are you more of a whiskey fan? If you like good American bourbon whiskey, you will appreciate this cool man cave wall clock, that is again made to resemble a bottle top, and emblazoned with authentic Jack Daniels branding. In addition to the memorable brand name, it also features the Old No.7 Brand and Tennessee Whiskey logos you’ll find on the bottle labels. With the same sizing as the previous, it’s not too big, but not too small and the edging crimped at regular intervals to give it that retro bottle cap look, this would be perfect in any man cave décor.

3. BottleClocks Bombay Sapphire Gin Clock

 

Moving onto the stronger end of the drink’s cabinet for the next of our man cave clock ideas we have this quirky, but well-executed Bombay Sapphire Dry London Gin option. BottleClocks have gone a step further than just featuring the instantly recognisable branding of the drink but designed the entire clock to resemble a bottle in the light blue that is associated with the gin. Not only that, but even more impressively it has been made from a recycled bottle of Bombay Sapphire and the original label.

We think this would suit the bar area of any man cave or specifically a fan of this tipple who was looking for a bit of colour to add to their special hideaway.

4. BottleClocks Bud Clock

 

Would a list of alcohol-themed ideas for man cave wall clocks really be complete without Budweiser? We don’t think so, and fortunately, the clever folk at BottleClocks have taken old Budweiser bottles and recycled them to transform them into epic wall clocks that ooze cool.

It has everything that a genuine Bud bottle does because it is one. That dark amber-orange colouring, the red and white label with black lettering and every other little detail. Just as with the Sapphire Blue model above, we love that these have a sustainable edge to them. So, if you want to help the environment while giving your man cave some American Charm.

Superhero

The next category of man cave wall clocks we wanted to showcase was superheroes. There seems to be no escape from caped crusaders, meta-humans, mutants and aliens who save the day from supervillains. Many of the biggest movies and TV shows have been centred around superheroes. Who is your favourite? We really like Batman. We can guarantee you, though, there is probably a wall clock for the superhero you love, regardless who it is

1. Vintage Vinyl Batman Theme Clock

 

The detail on this first man cave wall clock with a superhero spin is impeccable. Made from a recycled 12-inch vinyl record, it depicts the Gotham skyline with Wayne Tower in view and the Dark Knight stood on top of a building to the left and the Bat-Signal shining in the night sky at the right.

An incredible bat symbol has also been cut into the vinyl towards the bottom. Whether it’s Batman you particularly like or DC superheroes or costumed crimefighters, in general, are your thing, then this will give your man cave that extra touch of cool you didn’t realise it was missing.

2. DC Comics Batman Wall Clock

 

Perhaps it is Batman that you love more than any other lycra-clad hero, but you want a close-up with more detail image of the Dark Knight. If that is the case, then check out this awesome DC Comics wall clock featuring Batman standing strong and mighty on what looks like the edge of a tall building in Gotham City. His cape is blowing in the wind and his muscles are well-defined.

It really looks like it has just been taken off the pages of one of his famous comic strip adventures. The clock face is framed with a blue border and the clock hands and hour markers themselves are Batman-inspired utilising the iconic black and yellow colouring associated with Gotham’s finest.

3. Batman Vs Joker 12-inch Vinyl LED Wall Clock

 

Another 12-inch vinyl record-based wall clock is what we have next featuring again the caped crusader and his most prolific archenemy, the Joker. While the Clown Prince of Crime takes centre stage with the clock face sitting in his head and Bats standing atop of his spiked hair.

This just has a very dramatic feel to it that really highlights the push and pull of the strange relationship they have.

Aside from the precise detailing in the design, the thing we really like and think you will like about this clock is the fact that the background colour can be altered through 7 different choices and there are also 3 different flash speeds. Rather than just being a working timepiece, these added features make it a statement piece and something of a focal point for your man cave.

4. Avengers Black Vinyl Wall Clock

 

Rounding out our superheroes wall clock section we have Marvel’s finest, who were recently the focal point of the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster series of films, The Avengers. This is another 12-inch vinyl record recycled into a wall clock and depicts Earth’s Mightiest Heroes standing side-by-side ready for battle.

From left to right, we have the silhouettes of Hawkeye, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and Black Widow and the team’s logo carved out of the record below the clock face. Although we’ve focused mainly on DC’s most popular superhero (and perhaps the most popular across the different comics and brands), we felt we needed to represent the Marvel crowd too. So, if you are more on the side of Marvel, or like them all, this is a great choice for your man cave.

Neon Clocks

If you have a had a look at what’s out there, you will see that many man caves tend to have a neon man cave clock. These are definitely an eye-catching way to make sure you always know the time, even when you are amidst a heavy-duty gaming sesh or a Netflix binge-fest. Therefore, they deserved their own section.

1. ADV PRO Man Cave Cowboys Personalised Your Name Pub Neon LED Wall Clock

 

First up we have a neon man cave clock from ADV PRO. You can use your own name or nickname for the message on the clock as a way of letting all visitors know it is your special dwelling. We also like the humorous element to the rest of the message noted on the clock face where it reads “Bring Your Own Beer. What Happens in the Man Cave, Stays in the Man Cave”.

It is not the biggest but does shine brightly, with a diameter of 25cm. Obviously, the neon element is also important. There are several great colours to choose from and each clock is made to an extremely high standard using the best Line, Surface and 3D engraving tech.

2. SOVIYAS LED Open Sign with Free Business Hours Sign, Numbers Stickers Pack and Closed Sign

 

Okay, so the next neon wall clock is one that is more often used for businesses and official establishments. However, if you are looking to give your man cave a unique and quirky look, the neon Open sign is perfect. It’s not actually a clock, we are aware of that, but in the pack that you receive the neon sign, you also get a Business Hours sign that you can display.

This won’t help tell the time but will inform anyone looking to enter your man cave, whether it’s possible or not.

It’s just another way to give your man cave a bit of personality and to really make it stand out from other man caves and, crucially, the other rooms in your home, so it feels like its own little world. Who hasn’t, after all, wished they could make it clear whether your room was open for business or not? We certainly have!

3. SuperDuperDecor Gamer Play&Win Neon Wall Clock

 

Do you use your man cave for gaming? You may well appreciate this 23cm diameter neon wall clock with a gaming theme. It features a hand grasping a games controller with various controller buttons around it at the centre of the clock face. Below this image are the words “Gamer Play&Win” and it is very colourful.

All the numbers are present and correct with the 12, 3, 6, 9 all slightly bigger than the others and there are three hands to help keep accurate time. Bright and colourful, it is a fun accessory, but might not suit man caves that are ultra-serious in décor and atmosphere.

4. MKD Neon Rim Wall Clock

 

Perhaps cars and all things related to them are your big passion in life. If so, the MKD Neon Rim Wall Clock is just what you need to symbolise your love and devotion to automobiles in your man cave.

It is illuminated with blue neon LED lights and resembles the shape of a tyre and rim. Even though only the 6 and 12 are visible, the minutes and seconds are marked out to help make it easy to keep the time. Overall, this wall clock has a very awesome, exposed and mechanical look and feel to it.

Retro

Is the overarching theme of your man cave, its décor and furnishings all things vintage and retro? Then, the following wall clocks will be of great interest to you. We have tried to pick out those that give that distinct air of sophistication and feel like they’ve been taken out of history books.

1. Outpicker 16-inch Large Wall Clock with Arabic and Roman Numerals

 

The first retro man cave wall clock we’ve picked out for our guide is a real stunner of a timepiece. Made from top-quality wood and features gold-brushed imitation iron Arabic and Roman numerals minutes and hours hands and the special quartz movement pieces.

Why do we say the quartz movement utilised by this clock is special? It’s because it has been designed to keep time accurately without making that irritating ticking noise. Perfect for big movie nights and Netflix show binge-fests.

It really feels like this clock could have been in an old factory or on a street corner in some forgotten part of the past.

2. Foxtop Silent Non-Ticking Retro Wall Clock

 

Next in our guide, we have this simple, subtle, but nonetheless attractive, vintage classic. Who hasn’t been to someone’s house or a café and seen a clock just like this one from Foxtop on the wall? With a 23-cm diameter and a bright red colour, it does exactly what you’d expect it to.

It’s an especially perfect choice if you are looking for a wall clock that is not going to draw attention towards it and away from the elements you want to take centre stage. It will keep the time well and looks good doing it, but is not intricate, complex or too outlandish.

3. Designo 60cm Antique Metal Wall Clock

 

The last retro man cave wall clock is the last man cave wall clock we want to highlight in this guide and is from a company named Designo. This resembles one of those clocks you are likely to see in a huge town centre and has traditional Roman numerals, a clear background and a minute and hours hand.

With a 24-inch diameter, it is reasonably sized and easy enough to read from any angle or any point in a room and has been made to an extremely high standard. There is just much to love about this clock and little to dislike.

Conclusion

You don’t need to be searching for your phone or tablet every time you are chilling out in your man cave and want to check the time if you invest in one of the wall clocks above. We hope our handy categories help you to find the right one for you, no matter whether you are looking to decorate the walls in your gamer’s paradise, add an authentic upmarket bar or traditional pub feel to the drinks area or something a little different.

 

Man Cave Shelves

Man Cave Shelves

In the past, when guys spoke about their man cave or their partners and spouses referred to them, it often meant the shed, garage or maybe even that little cupboard in the hall that they use to store their stuff. It hardly ever meant an actual room that could be lived in and used for much more than storage. It’s only been in the last couple of decades that having man caves as actual rooms in houses has become so popular. There are many reasons for this popularity.

As well as just having space in your home where you can chill out and watch what you want to watch and play what you want to play, you will want to use your man cave for storing and safely displaying your stuff.

Without any thought or planning, though, just storing your stuff loosely around your man cave will quickly turn your peaceful retreat from the rest of the house and world into a dumping ground or storage facility.

That’s why you need some kind of storage like man cave shelves, for instance. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of different options out there to choose from. To help you make sense of what’s available, we are going to look at some of our favourite man cave shelving options. Each has been specifically chosen because they have something unique or special about them, whether it’s the design, the capacity or the way they are used.

1. For That Retro Look – Love-KANKEI Decorative Rustic Wood and Iron Floating Shelves

 

There is something about the combination of tough iron and beautiful solid wood. Classy, but very masculine with an almost-industrial, rustic and vintage feel. That’s why we wanted to highlight this set three floating shelves from a company called Love-KANKEI as a shelving option for your man cave if you like all things vintage and a little rustic.

The wood used in the three shelves you get in this set is the stunning and very eco-friendly and sustainable Paulownia from the Foxglove tree (also known as the Empress or Princess tree). That in itself makes these shelves stand out from the crowd, as too often cheap laminate, MDF or composite wood is used. While it’s true they are inexpensive, which is great when you are on a budget, they don’t tend to be quite as durable or even good-looking.

Capable of holding a maximum of 18kg, each shelf in this set is a different size and therefore perfect for a wide variety of items. It doesn’t matter if you are very handy or really prefer flatpack items or those that require little to no assembly and installation at all, as these floating shelves are very easy to put up. Everything you need is included in the price, along with the wooden boards and iron brackets, you also get the fixings and full instructions.

2. For That Classic Country Rustic Feel – AGSIVO Wall-Mounted Wood and Metal Wire Floating Shelves

 

Are you looking to give your man cave a little of the rustic charm a traditional rural cottage offers? This next set of two floating shelves, this time from AGSIVO might be just the trick. Although these do not feature natural wood, the MDF featured has been constructed to a very high standard.

The shelves have an almost aged and weathered look that stands out all the more thanks to the black metallic wiring brackets and backing. With the set you get a small and large shelf, giving you a lot of room to play around with.

Obviously, if you need more than just two shelves for your man cave, you could invest in more. They do not require any hard or labour-intensive installation, which along with their extremely affordable price tag, makes superb value for money.

If simply knowing that they were made to a very high standard with top-notch materials isn’t enough, consider the fact that they come with a very reasonable guarantee. This shows that the company are willing to put their reputation on the line and their money where their mouth is.

Over and above any other reason why you should invest in these shelves, we think they look very smart, with that country rustic charm.

3. For Geometric Design Fans – Invero Wooden Grey Cube-Shaped Floating Shelves, Set of 3

 

Perhaps you are interested in less conventional-looking storage shelving for your man cave. That’s when you might want to consider something like these cube-shaped shelves from Invero. Rather than just featuring a piece of a wooden board with metallic or wooden brackets, these are, well, cube shaped. Perfect if you are a bit of a geometry fan.

In the set you get three different sizes, a small, a medium and a large cube shelf and mounting them to the wall couldn’t be easier. You can either use the special hidden mounting hardware or special clips located around the shelves. We really like the design and feel it helps to make whatever you keep on the shelves really stand out.

Thanks to their unique shape, they are also more versatile than the average shelf. You can place things not just inside the cube, but on top of the cube too. As long as you are careful not to overload it, that is.

Do you have a collector figure of Batman or some sports memorabilia you want to really show off? Well, these cube shelves can be used like little frames. We also think if you got some cool decals you could put them on the wall before mounting these shelves and then the shelves would look like trendy little picture frames that could be used for storage purposes too.

4. Simple but Effective – aimu Wooden Floating Wall Shelves, Set of 3

 

Sometimes you don’t want anything arty, fancy or too complex. Sometimes you just want something plain and simple, but effective. Sometimes you need a set like this classy, simplistic, but very effective from aimu.

They are just three sturdy, flat shelves of differing sizes made from high quality (E1 grade) MDF that are ever-so smooth and eco-friendly with invisible brackets that allow your eyes to enjoy the views of your cool collectables, books and important heirlooms (or whatever you want to display) without the obstruction you get with clunky and cumbersome eye-sore metal brackets.

With a small, medium and large shelf in the set, there is a degree of flexibility to them. Whether you are looking to just use them as bookshelves to display all your fantasy novel collections or football-related biographies, figures and other memorabilia or simply photos of all your family and friends, you can.

Although they are definitely understated, they are far from unattractive or unappealing. If the décor in your man cave is already a little outlandish, having simpler shelving can be a great way to add more subtlety to the room and allows whatever you display and store on them to really stand out, rather than the shelves themselves.

5. The space-saving multipurpose option – Halcent Wooden Floating Shelves Rack with Hanging Rail

 

Moving on we have this great mountable floating wall shelve rack from Halcent. Aside from the fact that it is pleasing on the eye, with the strong metallic brackets and beautifully finished wooden boards, it has a multipurpose design that makes it suitable for a wide variety of places around a home, including your man cave.

There are two generously sized shelves, with the bottom being slightly wider than the top, giving you plenty of space to store and/or display key items. The thing that really made us sit up and take note of it though was the railing below with hanging hooks attached.

Is space an issue in your man cave? The combination of storage shelves and a hanging rail may be just what you need to get some of the items in your hideout out of cupboards or other places and onto the wall.

What’s more, if you have a bar area or another oar in your man cave devoted to one particular thing, you could use this as extra storage space. For a bar, you could place all your spirits and drinks that you don’t want to put in your man cave fridge on the shelves and hang utensils and other important accessories on the rail.

That is just one of any number of examples of how you could put this shelving unit to good use in your man cave. We’re sure you could think of others!

6. For using the corners – Love-KANKEI 5-Tier Wooden Corner Shelf

 

We’re back with the Love-KANKEI brand responsible for one of the other great shelving options in this guide. This time it’s for something quite unique. Often, the corners in rooms are not fully taken advantage of. When space is at a premium, if your man cave is smaller, or you are quickly running out of options around the main walls and want to keep the floor clear enough so that it doesn’t feel cramped or claustrophobic, you should look to the corners.

Torched-finished wooden shelves are contrasted with exquisitely designed powder-coated metal brackets that have leaf-like patterns. Although each individual shelf is relatively small, they can still hold 8.8-pounds and are set at 10.2-inches between one another, making them ideal for displaying an array of different items.

Like all of the shelving solutions we’ve featured in this guide, this leafy corner shelving unit is very easy to install, requiring nothing too specialist – a drill and some appropriate fixings. High-quality materials have been used in its construction, but even if you do have any issues or difficulties, the company offer what they call a “100% satisfaction service”, meaning they will do anything they can to rectify any problems you have to ensure you are happy with their product.

7. Inman Home 12-Inch Solid Oak Floating Shelf

 

From a company called Inman Home, we have another very subtle and simple affair, made from high-quality solid oak and benefitting from fully concealed brackets, to give that perfect illusion that is floating. With all the products we’ve featured, we have tried to ensure there is something unique about them. Or else, what’s the point? You’re just going to be looking at a boring list of shelves that are all the same.

The thing we feel makes this shelf stand out is not just the hidden brackets, but the little raised bit of wood along the front that will stop items falling off it. It really doesn’t look like much, but this shelf can actually hold a total of 48.5-pounds. Is 12-inches too small for your needs? Don’t worry, as there are 5 other sizes available – 16-inch, 20-inch, 24-inch, 32-inch and 36-inch. You can also choose between the standard thickness of 4-inches or the newer, thicker option of 5-inches.

When you consider the fact that it is available for an extremely reasonable price and is very easy to assemble, can you really pass up on such a sturdy workhorse of a shelf?

Man Cave Shelves Buying Guide

Shelves can be a tricky thing to invest in. They are much trickier, certainly, than a lot of people think they are until they start researching and looking into them. Even with something so seemingly straightforward, there is a lot that can go wrong. You’ll know this only too well if you have tried to set up shelving and accidentally overloaded them and have to deal with the unattractive issue of holes in your wall where it has fallen down, pulling at the fixings and everything else in the process.

That’s why we thought we would put this buying guide together, to help address any of the issues that you could potentially face when buying man cave shelves. In it, you will find some helpful advice about the different aspects of man cave shelves you need to consider before settling on any for your special hideaway.

What Are You Going to Store or Display on Them?

Before you actually start looking at different designs, sizes, brackets and materials, you must think about what you are actually going to display and store on your man cave shelves. We would suggest that you make a list. That might seem like a lot of effort and work, but if you are determined to have the coolest, most useful and relaxing man cave possible, you need to put some leg work into the planning and preparation stages.

Obviously, unless you have bought all you will ever need and want, you are going to accumulate more stuff after your man cave is complete and fully decorated. Take that into consideration and make sure that the shelving solutions you choose are versatile enough to meet your changing needs.

Materials and Construction Quality

We’ve not really put this guide in any order as to which of the factors is the most important. Having said that, two factors that should be somewhere near to the top of your list are the materials it is made from and the construction quality of the shelves. You don’t want to waste your money. We know that much for sure.

Which is why you need to remember that while most shelves for man caves look the same or very similar, they are not all made equally, to the same standards or even using the same materials.

When it comes to choosing the right material, you need to consider what you are going to use the shelves for – that is, what you are going to display and store on them. If, for example, you are only going to store lightweight trinkets and ornaments on them, then you can get away with shelves that are not quite as tough as those you would need for heavier and bigger items such as books and drinks bottles etc.

You need to also be aware that the price of shelves is affected by the materials used. Most commonly you will have the choice between MDF and other laminate/composite style imitation wood shelves and those made using solid wood. Although the latter is more expensive than the former, solid wood does make stronger, more durable shelves. So, for heavier and bulkier items, you will always be better with solid wood.

Type of Brackets

In line with the above, another factor you need to give some serious consideration to when choosing shelves for your man cave is the type of brackets used. Although you may like the subtle and streamlined design of shelves that have hidden brackets and mounting hardware, you need to be cautious that they are going to be strong and durable enough.

Highly visible brackets can also add a nice decorative touch to the walls of your man cave and are much easier to keep an eye on. Looking at the customer reviews on sites like Amazon is usually the best way to assess whether the brackets are any good or not.

Size

To help with clarity between this point and the next, when we say size, we are referring to the width and length of the shelves. Although this is probably a given, we felt it was worth talking about for a moment. The size of man cave shelves is something you need to consider for several reasons. As well as making sure you have enough space to store and display at the items you need to, you need to make sure you have enough wall space.

The last thing you want is to have generously sized shelves that fit everything on them but make it harder for you to manoeuvre around your man cave. Remember, your man cave is meant to be like a sanctuary, not a room that gives you headaches and makes you feel claustrophobic.

Load Capacity

Last but not least, we wanted to highlight the importance of considering the load capacity of shelves for your man cave. Like other factors, when deciding what’s right you need to take some things into consideration. The heavier and bulkier the items you have to place on your man cave shelves, the greater the load capacity needs to be. On the other hand, for lighter items, you won’t need shelves that have a high load capacity.

Don’t just look at what others do. Think about what you need for your setup and the items you want to store, and you can’t go wrong.

Conclusion

Choosing shelves for man caves can be very stressful. You don’t want to waste money on products that don’t do the job they were designed for well enough or cause more issues than they solve. You especially don’t want to buy shelves that actually damage your special place of refuge.

However, it doesn’t need to be quite as much of a headache as you think. With proper planning, we have hopefully helped show how you can choose the best man cave shelves, while also providing some great options as inspiration.

 

Man Cave Chairs

Every good man cave needs some great seating solutions. Obviously, you could just simply get some two or even three-seater sofas. But, you probably want to make sure your man cave is every bit as unique as you are. To achieve that you need to think a little outside of the box.

We have already covered the subject of man cave barstools, so if you are looking for seating solutions like that or for your bar area, check out that post. However, if you are looking for the main seating options or don’t like the idea of having stools, stick with us.

Rather than spend hours searching through pages and pages of listings looking for those awesome and cool, quirky and even a little sexy, but ultimately comfortable seats, we have put together a guide to the best of the bunch.

1. COSTWAY Folding 360-Degree, 4-Position, Swivel Chair

 

First on our list, we have this awesome Folding chair from COSTWAY. Made from top-quality steel and covered in soft and luxurious padding, this has been made with comfort and practicality fully in mind. It can be set to 4 different angles, so that it is always set to the very best position, no matter what you are doing.

As well having an adjustable seating angle, it can also swivel through a full 360-degrees, meaning no matter where it is placed in your man cave, the user can always be involved in the conversations, games or watching something on the big screen.

Maintaining and storing it when it is not in use is also incredibly easy. Thanks to the inclusion of an easy-to-remove base cover made from breathable fabric, keeping it clean and smelling fresh so that your man cave doesn’t stink is no huge task.

When it comes to storing this man cave chair away when you don’t need it, it can be folded up and put somewhere out of the way without taking up too much space. All in all, there is nothing we can really say that this chair lacks, it’s a reliably comfortable and durable seat that’s perfect for your man cave.

 

2. Yaheetech Single Padded PU Leather Recliner Armchair with Adjustable Leg Rest

 

While the model above resembled something a bit more contemporary, the next man cave chair we want to highlight is the more traditional recliner armchair from Yaheetech. It may look like a lot of work is involved putting it together, but trust us, it’s as easy as pie as it only comes in 2 individual parts – the base part and backrest. These take minutes to put together, meaning from the moment it arrives you can be sat on it and enjoying the R and R it provides in no time at all.

The chair frame is constructed from a tough and durable composite wood, that has been covered in easy-to-clean (it can be wiped down) PVC and PU leather that is also water-resistant. With a maximum capacity of 120kg or 265-pounds, it can accommodate most guys.

As this is a recliner chair, it can be adjusted to suit your mood and what you intend on doing in it. When you want or even need a more relaxing seating position, you can simply push the backrest gently and then the footrest pops up and can be stopped at any angle up to 90-degrees. You can even have the backrest back and the footrest up so that you can lie back. This is especially great for those times when you have an audiobook or podcast to catch up on.

 

3. X-Rocker Pro Series II 2.1 Wireless Bluetooth Audio Chair

 

The first bona fide gaming chair in our list is the Pro Series II 2.1 Wireless Bluetooth audio option from the hugely successful manufacturer, X-Rocker. Smart and sexy, it consists of a strong steel frame and is covered with durable imitation leather that is easy to clean and extremely comfortable. With an ergonomic design, the armrests provide enhanced comfort that works in conjunction with the swivel and tilt functionality the chair offers to take your gaming experience to the next level.

It has been designed to hook up to either your home theatre, DVD/CD/MP3 Player or Games console-setup, depending on which appliances and devices you use in your man cave. With a headphone jack and wireless connection, the sounds coming from your device can be patched through to the speakers located close to the headrest and the subwoofer to provide those bass-heavy tones that round out the full sound of whatever you are playing or watching.

Suitable for children, teens and adults, this is perfect for whoever is spending time in your man cave with you or those hallowed times when you get a bit of peace and quiet to yourself.

Although it may look complicated, there is only a little assembly involved in putting this baby together.

 

4. HOMCOM Executive High Back Recliner Armchair with Footstool

 

Next from the furniture manufacturer called HOMCOM, we have this armchair and Ottoman-style set that will give your man cave a sophisticated and executive or managerial look and feel. Made from a toughened metallic frame to make sure the chair is stable and retains its shape, it is upholstered in a stylish polyurethane leather that looks great and is easy to maintain.

Along with the brown reclining armchair, you also get a matching brown ottoman-style footrest. Like many of the great man cave barstools we have already featured on our site, this armchair offers full 36—degree swivel action, meaning no matter whether the chair is placed, you can still stay abreast of the action on the screen. To get it set at just the right angle, as it’s a recliner armchair, you can tilt it through a maximum of 135-degrees. The addition of the ottoman footrest is like the comforting and luxurious icing on an otherwise sweet and tasty cake. The maximum capacity for the armchair is a generous 160kg and 20kg for the ottoman footstool.

Again, the finished armchair looks very impressive, but don’t worry as like most of these models it is very easy to put together with limited experience or the need to source specialist tools. What we especially love about this is the very competitive and affordable price tag.

 

5. i-eX Elite Black Faux Leather Bean Bag Gaming Chair

 

i-eX is a notable name in the world of gaming chairs and that’s why we’ve featured them and their intriguing offering next. The Elite Bean Bag gaming chair is every bit as fun as it is effective for providing you with a gaming experience you won’t get with a traditional chair. It’s a great seating solution for anyone who has a more laidback approach to what gaming and entertainment in their man cave should be like.

Designed and built right here in the UK, it has a reclining high back and a bucket-style seat. One thing that sets it apart from conventional bean bag chairs is that the faux leather covering has a panel of high-end foam affixed to it on the back and seating sections to give it more structure and extra comfort. It will look and feel like a race car seat.

As the seating is covered with imitation leather it is extremely easy to maintain and keep clean. You can just use a damp, rung-out cloth to wipe clean any muck and stains and it will look good as new. Different it may be, but at the price, it retails for, it is a cool and fun bargain addition to your man cave seating arrangements.

 

6. Original Lazy Bag Sitzsack XXL, 400-litres

Another bean bag, you may be thinking, but the Sitzsack from Lazy Bag is a one-off that actually resembles a giant scatter cushion. It does not have as much structure or rigidity as the model above, but that’s part of its charm. Measuring at 180 x 40cm and constructed from skin-friendly and durable cotton, this is a must for any man cave where the emphasis is on the rest and relaxation.

Due to the flexible filler material used in this bean bag, it is extremely versatile and can be put into an array of useful and quirky shapes.

What we found especially ingenious about the design of this bean bag is that the EPS bead filling is contained in a separate internal bag. That means the outer bag can be removed and washed to ensure your bean bag is in fine condition at all times, even if you’ve done a lot of partying or a late-night gaming sesh with lots of messy snacks and drinks. For a similar price to the above, this awesome bean bag is backed by a 30-day guarantee that allows you to try it out and if you are not satisfied with it within that period, you can send it back for a full refund.

 

7. More4Homes Regal 10-in-1 Faux Leather, Recliner, Rocking, Heated, Massage, Gaming Swivel Armchair

 

All the best man caves are very versatile and flexible places that are designed to meet the needs of their users. What you like to do in yours will probably be different, even if only slightly, to someone else. Hence, it makes sense to invest in seating that can be adapted and adjusted to meet your changing needs and moods.

We’re not sure any man cave armchair on the market comes close to being quite as versatile as this bad boy from More4Homes. As part of the Premier collection of products offered by the company, this has 10 unique and practical features that make it ideal for just about any man cave setting and use.

It works as a rocker, recliner, massage chair and offers 360-degrees swivel and a heated section for those cold days during winter. With a pillow-filled and quilted backrest, left and right-handed drinks holders and two storage pockets, it really has it all.

Okay so it can’t be connected up to any wireless or have audio patched through it, but it does offer a little something to make it extremely practical for its modest price tag.

Whatever you are planning to do, this is the perfect and luxurious companion you need.

 

8. Lestarain Vintage Leather Upholstered Armchair

 

In the words of Monty Python “now for something completely different” with the upholstered dining room-style chair for man cave from Lestarain. To say that these have a very classy, if unique, appeal and charm, would be something of an understatement and a disservice to the time, effort and craftsmanship that the team at Lestarain have put into them.

The frame, including those slender, but firm and durable legs are made from top quality steel, while the seat is upholstered with some of the best vintage leather. These elements combined with the impeccable finish that has been achieved on them makes them a must-have for anyone looking for something a little leftfield of the traditional armchair.

These are definitely more conversational and better for sitting close together or in a circle while you chatter than sitting back and watching or playing something on the big screen. Although more practical than others in our guide, there has not been a compromise made on how comfortable they are.

After all, who really wants to sit and chill in a man cave with a chair that’s uncomfortable and actually painful to sit on? We’ll assume that no-one answered with “me” to that question. They are easy to put together and come with full instructions. If we had to pick out one downside it would be the fact that they are only capable of accommodating a maximum weight of 100kg.

 

9. ANGEL HOME & LEISURE New Queen Anne Fireside High Back Wingback Leather Chesterfield Armchair

 

Perhaps you have a more particular and acquired taste. Perhaps the décor and theme of your man cave take its inspiration from a more traditional study. If so, you will want to check out this awesome fireside chair from Angel Home and Leisure. It looks like a classic Chesterfield-style high back wingback armchair and has that deep red colour (referred to as Ox Blood).

If one piece of furniture managed to look classy and sophisticated while providing an extremely luxurious place to rest your bottom, it’s this man cave chair. It also represents great value for money, thanks to the materials used in its construction. A frame made from durable and robust hardwood is coupled with the Polyurethane leather upholstery ensure that this is one seating solution for your man cave that will stand the test of time.

Yes, it is a lot more expensive, there is no way of getting around that fact. However, as we said above, the key here is value. This chair is worth every last penny of its high price ticket. Exquisite, this is a real stand out furniture piece that will undoubtedly become one of the focal points – if you want it to be.

 

10. 1home Bonded Leather Tub Armchair

 

Keeping with the more traditional study look and feel, the final product in our guide is this beautiful, high end, but actually very affordable armchair. Made from a frame of high-quality wood and covered in a top-grade PU leather with a nice lacquered finish for a smart and elegant look, this is definitely more subtle than other pieces we’ve featured throughout our list.

That doesn’t mean it’s any less special or wrong for your man cave. We all have individual tastes and preferences, which is why we felt we couldn’t overlook this little thing. We really like that it suggests luxury and the fact that it is designed for everyday use and can be easily cleaned, we believe makes it all the more attractive.

Although it may look a little firm, we’ve read a lot of reviews that suggest it is very comfortable thanks to the padded filler used for the cushioned seating part and backrest. One of the best things about such a small and compact piece of furniture, aside from the fact that it is easy to move around, is that it is easy to put together. Assembly is, quite literally, as simple as screwing on 4 legs. That’s really all there is to it.

 

Man Cave Chairs – Buying Guide

We know it’s not rocket science and many of you will simply skip by this part of our guide to chairs for man caves, especially if one of the models we featured above catches your eyes. However, for those of you who need some help in addition to a set of reviews, we wanted to make sure you were well-informed about the ins and outs involved in buying chairs suitable for your man cave.

In this buying guide, we will highlight the considerations you need to make that will help you not only choose an appealing piece of furniture but one that will fit in with the but for those of you that won’t we wanted to make sure you were fully informed of all the ins and outs involved in buying chairs suitable for your own little area within your home.

Style

One thing you will notice if you run a search for man cave chairs in Google or look at the available options on Amazon, you will find that there is a wide variety of different styled products out there. Obviously, we don’t know what you are planning for your man cave or what your existing space looks like, which is why we tried not to focus on one type of chair in our list.

That’s why although some are similar in design, many are unique and almost standout pieces that would undoubtedly become focal points for your home.

This is one of those things therefore that comes down to what you like. It is important to have an idea in your mind of what you would like, keeping the existing or future décor in mind.

Size

Size is always something you should think about when choosing any furniture. You need to consider two aspects when bearing in mind size, though. As well as thinking about how many people you are likely to entertain in your man cave, both on special occasions and on normal everyday occasions, you need to factor in the available space you have.

You may find a wingback fireside chair, like the one featured in our list, that you absolutely love, but don’t have the floor space for it. The last thing you want, even if you are fortunate enough to have quite a wide and generously sized man cave, is elaborate armchairs and other seating options that take up too much space and leave that special area of your home just for you feeling cramped.

Materials

We live in a world where everything seems to be driven by consumerism and the throwaway culture that it has resulted in. This has meant that because people don’t expect things to last very long, many more products are made and sold that don’t stand up to the test of time. While this suits a lot of people, if you are looking to buy furniture that you consider to be an investment, you want something that is made to a higher standard.

One of the best ways to tell if a product is of a high standard, and this goes for man cave chairs and anything else, is by taking a look at the materials used in its construction. Solid wood furniture is always a better investment than metal or plastic, but you will find that many products feature a combination.

Aluminium and steel are great choices and just about any hardwood.

With regards to the fabrics used in the upholstery of man cave chairs, leather is always going to be top of the pile. Armchairs and other items of furniture that feature a lot of genuine leather, though, will be more expensive than those that use Polyurethane leather or another common type of faux leather.

Having said that, imitation leather is better than no leather at all. As well as looking great, it is also easy to maintain and keep clean.

To Recline or Not

Something that a lot of guys probably think of when they picture man caves, think of those lazy boy-style chairs with the full recliner mode, sitting back playing video games and watching movies. If that is you, then you will want to invest in a chair with some kind of recliner adjustability. We are firmly in the “to recline” camp.

Linking back to earlier in our guide, you need to think about the size and how much more space a recliner chair will take up. Remember, you need to factor in not just the space for the chair when it is fully erect and set normally, but when it is fully reclined. Not forgetting the fact that some include full footrests that pop-up and extend, increasing the length of the chair.

Price

The reason we’ve left the price to last in the factors you need to consider when buying a man cave chair is that contrary to popular belief, we do not feel it is the most important thing. Obviously, you will have a budget in mind, but when you let the price alone direct your buying decisions you could end up with a dud of a product.

Take for example, if you come across a chair that seems to be available for a much lower price than other products out there. On the one hand, you may be thinking about how great it sounds and how affordable it is. Be cautious though, because rather than it being a generous offer from the manufacturer, it could actually be a sign that the chair is lacking something that the more expensive chairs have, that you really need.

 

Conclusion

So, there you go, that’s our look at man cave chairs. Seating is obviously a very important component of any room in your house. When it comes to your man cave, though, you will want to get everything just right. And because of that we know you will already be spending a lot of time thinking about the various seating options open to you, we have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to pick out a chair or chairs for your man cave.

One thing we neglected to mention in our buying guide is that it’s important to have fun. Remember, your man cave is designed as a place for you to escape and enjoy yourself, and as an extension of that, the planning, preparing, designing, building, decorating and furnishing stages of getting your man cave just the way you want it should be an enjoyable experience!